Abortion Doctor Murdered in Kansas

A Kansas doctor who performed abortions was shot and killed this morning at his church. Dr. George Tiller, 67, ran a women’s clinic in Wichita and was one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions. The clinic has been the center of many protests since it opened and in 1993 he was shot in both arms by Shelley Shannon, a pro-life supporter. Police say they have a suspect in custody, but no further details have been released, CNN.

Millvina Dean, the last Titanic survivor, has died in her sleep at the age of 97. Dean was only nine weeks old when she sailed on the famous ship that sunk in 1912, killing 1,517 people, BBC News.

55 pilot whales were found stranded on a beach near Cape Town in South Africa yesterday. 20 have been returned to the water and bulldozers are being used to help save the others, but some did not survive and others were put down. Pilot whales are actually members of the dolphin family and are generally between 16-20 feet long, BBC News.

In one of the biggest upsets in French Open history, the number one player in the world, Rafael Nadal, was defeated today in the fourth round of play by Sweden’s Robin Soderling. Nadal was competing for his fifth straight French Open title and had never lost on the court, ESPN.

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