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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows death row inmate Ronald Post. Post, the Ohio inmate whose 450-pound weight became an issue in his death penalty case, has died seven months after being granted clemency, officials said Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)
A woman wears an anti-death penalty tee-shirt during the 20th annual Starvin' for Justice fast and vigil against the death penalty in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2013.
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Supporters look on as Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, sitting third from right, signs a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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Bangladeshis protest to demand the death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Kader Mullah in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Feb. 11, 2013
WYATT MCSPADDEN FOR TIME
Texas District Attorney Ronald Earle supports the death penalty, but has doubts
Rolando Cruz attending the National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty November 14, 1998 in Chicago, IL.
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Bush has called for stronger anti-terrorism legislation, including expanding the death penalty
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THE TEXAS RECORD:
Bush has presided over about one-fifth of all executions since
the death penalty was reinstated in 1976