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The Evolution of the Death Penalty

Today's map was created by The New Republic back in March and resurfaced this week after the botched execution in Oklahoma. The map takes us from the era of hangings, through firing squads, electrocution, lethal gas, and lethal injection—the method of choice for almost all states where the death penalty remains.

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly.

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20 Facts About The Muppets (Featuring The Muppets!)
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In this very special List Show, Kermit and Miss Piggy (and other surprise guests) helped Elliott Morgan run through Muppet history.

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