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Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell received his third life sentence today, according to the Associated Press. Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were born alive and then killed at the clinic where Gosnell performed illegal late-term abortions. He received two life sentences yesterday in a deal that allowed him to avoid the death penalty. Gosnell also received another two and a half to five years in jail for the 2009 death of a patient from an anesthesia overdose. Federal drug charges are pending against Gosnell. Alleged prescription drug trafficking is what originally attracted the attention of federal agents and led to the discovery of the abortion clinic's ilegal practices.
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"I cannot convey strongly enough his frustration, anger and disappointment over these troubling allegations and the breakdown in discipline and standards they imply." - Defense Department spokesman George Little, on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's reaction to news another U.S. service member working in a military sexual assault prevention program had been accused of a sexual crime. The Army sergeant first class in the latest incident has not been named, but is being investigated for sexual assault, pandering, abusive sexual contact and maltreatment of subordinates. Earlier this month, Air Force officer Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, in charge of the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, was arrested for allegedly groping a woman in a parking lot.
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