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Georgia Carries Out First Execution of Female Convict in 70 Years

A woman convicted for the 1997 murder of her husband has been executed in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, despite a flurry of last-minute legal maneuvers and a personal appeal by Pope Francis to spare her life. Kelly Gissendaner died by lethal injection early Wednesday morning at prison facility outside the capital city, Atlanta.  The 47-year-old Gissendaner was the state's only female on death row, and the first to be executed by the state since 1945. Gissendaner was...

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