The number of Americans asserting their right to carry concealed guns has exploded – from less than a million a few decades ago to as many as 11 million now. There's evidence that gun prevalence can deter crime, but preventable tragedies perturb.
A jury on Monday found Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies. He's waived his right to appeal the verdict, and prosecutors are dropping the death penalty.
Bashar Assad almost certainly crossed a 'red line' by using sarin or some other chemical weapon against his own people, President Obama said in April. The casualty toll from the latest suspected use suggests sarin henceforth will be associated with Syria and Mr. Assad.
He's more than a track coach: He's a counselor and a friend, listening to a life story.