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For September 20, 2011 – Death row inmate denied clemency, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' officially repealed, Facebook to launch major profile redesign...
• Death Row inmate Troy Davis denied clemency: "The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has denied clemency for death-row inmate Troy Davis."
• Some gay service members ready to celebrate 'don't ask' repeal: "The reactions range from gloom-and-doom predictions to big countdown parties and smaller celebrations to ho-hum business-as-usual as the U.S. military changes its rules Tuesday and allows gay men and lesbians to serve openly."
• S&P downgrades Italy on weak economic outlook: "Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut Italy's sovereign credit rating late Monday, saying the nation's weakening economic growth and political uncertainty have dented its financial stability. S&P now rates Italy's credit at A, down from A+, and kept its outlook on the country as negative, the agency said in a report issued Monday."
• FBI: 2010 sees further decline in violent crime: "Violent crime in the United States declined 6% last year, according to statistics compiled by the FBI and released Monday. Despite difficult economic conditions, the 2010 figures show a continuing decline in violent incidents nationwide, which have been dropping annually since 2006."
• Facebook to launch profile redesign: "Facebook plans to roll out a major redesign of user profiles at its f8 developer conference this week, Mashable has learned. Details about the redesign are sparse, but two sources familiar with Facebook's plans (who have asked to remain anonymous) have told us that the redesign is "major" and will make Facebook profiles nexuses for consuming content."