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Philadelphia abortionist Kermitt Gosnell spared the death penalty

(RNS) Prosecutors had asked for the death penalty because Dr. Kermitt Gosnell was accused of killing more than one person and because his victims were particularly vulnerable. But Gosnell’s advanced age made his execution unlikely before his appeals were exhausted.

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Democrats add support for gay marriage to convention platform

CHARLOTTE (RNS) On the night the Democrats became the first major U.S. political party to endorse gay marriage, some convention delegates remembered how it used to be — back in high school, back in the closet, back in the days when, as one said, “you're scared because it's not OK to be who you are.” By Rick Hampson.

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