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To life in prison, James Holmes, the gunman in the 2012 shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. A jury spared Holmes the death penalty in the massacre that killed 12 people and injured 70 others.


With cancer, Former President Jimmy Carter. The 39th President, now 90, said a recent liver surgery revealed the cancer, which he said has spread to other parts of his body.


A new record for the 800-m freestyle, by Katie Ledecky, who swam it in 8 min. 7.39 sec. at the World Championships–her 10th world record in two years.


• Frances Oldham Kelsey, 101, FDA official who prevented thalidomide from reaching the U.S. market in the 1960s. The drug, used by pregnant women to combat morning sickness, caused birth deformities outside the U.S.

• Billy Sherrill, 78, producer who shaped country music in the 1960s and ’70s. He wrote “Stand by Your Man” with Tammy Wynette.

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