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No Clemency for Oklahoma Death-Row Inmate: Oklahoma's Governor Mary Fallin denied a clemency request made by convicted murder Brian D. Davis despite recommendations for clemency made by the Pardon and Parole Board.  Cary Aspinwall of Tulsa World reports that the Davis is now set to be executed on June 25th at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.  The Pardon and Parole Board recommended that the death sentence be commuted to a life sentence without the possibility of parole, however, Governor Fallin denied the clemency request.

Newtown Photos Won't Fuel Gun Control Debate: Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut quickly shot down attempts made to have gruesome photos of the Newtown school shooting available to the public.  Shanta N. Covington of MSNBC reports that the photos won't be used as tools in the gun control debate in an effort to maintain privacy for the victim's families.  Newtown victim's family members have been very active on Capitol Hill in their quest to refine gun legislation in order to hopefully prevent future tragedies like the one they have experienced.   

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