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New Jersey has become the first state in four decades to outlaw the death penalty, causing celebration among many in the state who are against it. The state Assembly voted 44-36 on legislation to replace the practice with life in prison. Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine said he will sign the bill.
The State Department probably houses the largest branch of the fan club Red Sox Nation in Washington.
The coming end of the baseball season is sad for many but especially for hardball fans in the presidential election world where night broadcasts and box scores provide a little break from their 24-7 routine.