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    After 329 years, a woman accused of being a witch in Salem has been exonerated

    BOSTON — It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem "witch" who wasn't has been officially pardoned.

    Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and sentenced to death at the height of the Salem Witch Trials.

    Johnson was never executed, but neither was she officially pardoned like others wrongly accused of witchcraft.

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