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Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell three months after the attack.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets — their vessels.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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