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Texas sees uptick in executions, death sentences in 2018

The state put to death 13 men this year. That's more than half the total number of people executed in the entire country: 25. Still, the death row population — both here and nationwide — is at a historic low.

The clock nears 6 p.m. at the "Walls" unit in Huntsville, where Texas executes its prisoners, on Jan. 26, 2017.

Executions, new death sentences went up, but remain low

The parole board, governor reduced a death sentence for the first time in more than a decade

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stopped fewer executions

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