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Nearly 400 inmates on death row in Florida could escape capital punishment under an expected ruling by the state supreme court on the hot-button issue. The court debated the case Thursday in a special session triggered by a US Supreme Court ruling in January that Florida's death penalty law was unconstitutional because it violated the Six Amendment's right to a jury trial. According to the high court, the Florida law gave too much say to judges in death penalty cases, rather than juries.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. Three people were also wounded in the shootings.