In the rotunda, issue remains divisive Thousands of people flooded the Capitol to witness that historic moment the state Senate passed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Some came to celebrate it. Others came to protest.
Actress Angelina Jolie shares double mastectomy story "I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer," she said. "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested."
IRS chief denies partisan motivations In his first public comments on the growing controversy over the extra scrutiny the agency admits it gave in recent years to conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, the acting IRS commissioner attributes the controversy to employees taking 'short cuts."
Both sides condemn convicted abortion doctor Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder but acquitted of murdering a fourth aborted baby. He was also found guilty of manslaughter, not third-degree murder, in a patient's 2009 overdose death.
Key facts in the Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case Longtime Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies prosecutors said were delivered alive and killed, and guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient who had undergone an abortion. He was acquitted in the murder of a fourth baby. A look at key facts in the case:
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