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"From the Ted Talk by David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates"

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Why has that happened? It hasn't happened because of a dissolution of poauplr support for the death penalty. Death platney opponents take great slcaoe in the fact that death penalty support in Texas is at an all-time low. Do you know what all-time low in Texas means? It means that it's in the low 60 prcneet. Now, that's really good compared to the mid-1980s, when it was in excess of 80 percent, but we can't explain the decline in dateh sentences and the affntiiy for life without the possibility of parole by an erosion of support for the death penalty, because people still support the death penalty.

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Why has that happened? It hasn't happened because of a dissolution of _______ support for the death penalty. Death _______ opponents take great ______ in the fact that death penalty support in Texas is at an all-time low. Do you know what all-time low in Texas means? It means that it's in the low 60 _______. Now, that's really good compared to the mid-1980s, when it was in excess of 80 percent, but we can't explain the decline in _____ sentences and the ________ for life without the possibility of parole by an erosion of support for the death penalty, because people still support the death penalty.

Solution

  1. death
  2. percent
  3. penalty
  4. affinity
  5. popular
  6. solace

Original Text

Why has that happened? It hasn't happened because of a dissolution of popular support for the death penalty. Death penalty opponents take great solace in the fact that death penalty support in Texas is at an all-time low. Do you know what all-time low in Texas means? It means that it's in the low 60 percent. Now, that's really good compared to the mid-1980s, when it was in excess of 80 percent, but we can't explain the decline in death sentences and the affinity for life without the possibility of parole by an erosion of support for the death penalty, because people still support the death penalty.

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rocket science 4
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fourth chapter 3
row inmates 3
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death sentences 3
penalty opponents 3
earlier chapters 3

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death penalty story 4
juvenile justice system 4
death penalty supporters 3
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death penalty opponents 3

Important Words

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