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A Philadelphia abortion doctor faces the death penalty after he was convicted today a first degree murder accused of killing 3 babies shortly after they were born. NPR's Jeff Brady reports on the jury's verdict moments ago in Dr. Kermit Gosnell's trial.

Dr. Gosnell was found guilty for 3 of the babies, have found not guilty of murder on the first degree for the 4th baby and then found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the female patient who died on his care.

That's NPR Jeff Brady reporting. Prosecutors argued that the 72-year-old doctor routinely performed illegal later term of abortions beyond Pennsylvania's 24 week limit. The case became a flashpoint on the national debate over abortion.

The justice department has reached the biggest drug safety settlement today with a generic drug maker, the U.S subsidiary of an Indian pharmaceutical company has pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges including making false statements. NPR's Kerry Johnson reports the company will pay 500 million dollars to settle criminal and civil claims.

The deed was Ranbaxy Laboratory involves generic drugs made at two manufacturing plants in India. Prosecutors in Maryland say the company violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act by importing drugs that did not conform to good manufacturing standards. U.S inspectors found incomplete testing records and faulty program for assessing the safety of the drugs. Ranbaxy's U.S subsidiary also alleged made false statements about some of those tests. Authority say their plead deal with the generic drug maker its the largest of its kind. Ranbaxy will pay 150 million dollars in criminal fines and forfeiture and 300 million dollars to settle civil claims under the False Claims Act.

The war in Syria was high on the agenda when president Obama met today with British Prime Minister David Cameron. They say they are making a big push to find a diplomatic solution. NPR'S Michele Kelemen has the latest.

Prime Minister Cameron says there is no more urgent task than getting Syrians to the table to agree on a transitional government. "Syria's history is being written in the blood of her people and it is happening on our watch. The world urgently needs to come together to bring the killing to an end."

The British Prime Minister came to Washington after what he describes as very good talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria. President Obama says everyone including Russians are interested in seeing a Syria that is not engaged in sectarian war and not an outpost of extremism. Russia, the U.S and others are planning for a Syria conference in the coming weeks. Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Washington.

Before the closing bell, Dow was down 25 point at 15,092.

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The U.S supreme court is siding with Monsanto in a fight over genetically engineered soybeans. The justices unanimously rejected an Indiana farmer's argument that cheap soybeans purchased from a grain elevator not covered by the Monsanto patents, even though most were also genetically modified to resist Monsanto's Roundup weed killer.

Retailers are coming up for a better month for sales. The commerce department says sales rose at 0.1% in April as more people purchased cloths and cars. Business stockpiles were flat in March and sales fell sharply ,the commerce department say today sales drop more than 1%, reversing the previously month's gain.

Barbara Walters is stepping down from ABC news after nearly 40 years with network. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports the veteran TV anchor announced the news today on The View.
芭芭拉·沃尔特斯在美国广播公司工作了近40年后宣布即将退休。据NPR新闻的内达·乌拉比报道,这位经验丰富的电视主持人今天在《The View》节目上宣布了这一消息。

Barbara Walters is apparently the kind of workaholic whose retirement will include continuing to executive produce The View. That's the show she created 17 years ago when and where she made her announcement. "I'm perfectly healthy, this is my decision I have been thinking about it for a long time. " Walter is a path breaker, the first women to anchor a network morning show and an evening network newscast. Everyone who is anyone in the latter part of 20th century sat down across Barbara Walters. Including Fidel Castro, Monica Lewinsky and New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg. He appeared as part of her announcement. "Why I was in the neighborhood, and you always being my idol." True to form , Walter started asking him about his own retirement. Neda Ulaby, NPR news.
芭芭拉·沃尔特斯显然是那种工作狂,她在退休后会继续担任《The View》节目的制作人。这是她17年前创立的节目,也是她宣布声明的地方。“我很健康,这是我考虑了很长时间后做出的决定。”沃尔特斯是一名开路者,她是第一位主持早间电视节目和晚间电视新闻节目的女性。芭芭拉·沃尔特斯在20世纪后半部分采访的都是重要人物。包括菲德尔·卡斯特罗、莫妮卡·莱温斯基以及纽约市市长迈克尔·布隆伯格。布隆伯格在沃尔特斯宣布退休声明的这天做客节目。“我怎么会在旁边,你永远是我的偶像。”像往常一样,沃尔特斯开始询问布隆伯格的退休计划。NPR新闻,内达·乌拉比报道。

At last glance, Dow is down 25 points. NASDAQ up 2 and S&P 500 gaining slightly.

I'm Lakshmi Singh,NPR news.


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