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This fall, voters in California may get to weigh in on two very different ballot measures on capital punishment — one to ban the death penalty and another to expedite executions. California still sentences convicted murderers to death, but there hasn't been an execution there since 2006. That's when a federal judge suspended capital punishment. On a rare tour of San Quentin State Prison, NPR found death row inmates stuck in high security limbo.
Dr. Osama Abo El Ezz is a general surgeon at a hospital in Aleppo, Syria. He says the humanitarian situation is grim and doesn't believe the cease fire will change anything. Nevertheless, he says he will keep working in Aleppo.
Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch met in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. It's the first time a pope has met with a Russian patriarch since eastern and western Christianity diverged in the 11th century and have since evolved somewhat independent of each other.