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Boston Marathon Bombing Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty On All Counts

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A jury in Boston has found 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all counts related to the 2013 bombings of the Boston Marathon. The twin bombings, carried out with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded.

The jury convicted Tsarnaev on all charges, ranging from carjacking ...

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South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a traffic stop was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday.

The Post and Courier, a newspaper in Charleston, reports that officials said a video, which shows officer Michael Slager, 33, firing at 50-year-old Walter ...

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2 Illinois State Univ. Athletic Officials Among 7 Dead In Plane Crash

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The associate basketball coach and the deputy athletic director of Illinois State University were two of seven killed in a plane crash near Bloomington, Ill., in the early hours of Tuesday.

The university said Torrey Ward and Aaron Leetch were on a Cessna 414 that was returning from Indianapolis ...

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Coroner Says Illinois Teen Was Shot Twice In The Back By Police

Monday, April 06, 2015

An autopsy has found that a Zion, Ill., teenager who was killed by police over the weekend was twice shot in the back.

According to NBC Chicago, police were called to the scene because of an argument or a fight. Police said when they arrived, Justus Howell, 17, ran.

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Obama: 'Misjudgment' To Make Iran Deal Contingent On Recognizing Israel

Monday, April 06, 2015

In an interview with NPR, the president dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that Iran recognize Israel as part of a nuclear deal.

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Sarah Brady, Gun Control Activist, Widow Of James Brady, Dies

Friday, April 03, 2015

Sarah Brady, one of the country's most influential gun control activists, died of pneumonia on Friday. She was 73.

"In the history of our nation, there are few people, if any, who are directly responsible for saving as many lives as Sarah and Jim," Brady Campaign and Center President Dan ...

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Energy Secretary: Iran Deal Blocks All Paths Toward Nuclear Bomb

Friday, April 03, 2015

In an interview with NPR, Ernest Moniz says the deal has expanded the time it would take Iran to make a bomb significantly — from two months to a year.

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2 New York Women Arrested Over Alleged Bomb Plot

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Two New York women have been arrested on charges that they were planning a bombing attack.

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports authorities say the women, who are U.S. citizens, had allegedly bought components to make a bomb but had not yet picked a target. Dina filed this report for our Newscast ...

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Iran Reaches Framework Agreement With World Powers On Nuclear Program

Thursday, April 02, 2015

(This post was last updated at 8:08 p.m. ET.)

After a process that has tested international alliances and divided politicians at home, President Obama said that Iran and six world powers had come to a preliminary understanding about Iran's nuclear program. The framework agreement was reached after years of multilateral ...

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The Sen. Menendez Indictment In 5 Excerpts

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A federal grand jury handed down a 14-count indictment against Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors filed a 68-page indictment at a court in New Jersey that is just rife with accusations that Menendez traded his political influence for fancy gifts and hundreds of thousands of ...

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Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

(This post was last updated at 8:12 p.m. ET.)

Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has been indicted on federal corruption charges.

The indictment alleges that Menendez abused his office to benefit Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who was the senator's friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained ...

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11 Former Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Eleven of 12 former public school employees in Atlanta were found guilty of racketeering in what is thought to be the biggest cheating scandal in American education, NPR member station WABE reports.

One defendant, teacher Dessa Curb, was acquitted of all charges, according to WSB-TV's Richard Elliot.

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READ: Commutation Letter President Obama Sent To Inmate

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

President Obama commuted the sentence of 22 federal prisoners who were serving time for drug-related crimes.

Obama has done this in the past, saying that under current laws those inmates would have already been released.

Today, however, his senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, tweeted a picture of the letter ...

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Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena To 2 Secret Service Agents

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued subpoenas to two Secret Service agents, setting up a confrontation with the embattled agency.

The subpoenas are linked to an investigation into an incident in March, when two potentially drunk Secret Service agents appeared to bobble the investigation into a ...

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Despite Criticism, Arkansas Passes Religious Freedom Bill

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Despite criticism and protests, Arkansas legislators passed a religious freedom bill on Tuesday that is similar to the one passed by Indiana.

NBC News reports:

"Protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion in Little Rock on Tuesday morning. A final vote in the state House could come later in ...

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Nigerian President Concedes Election To Opposition Candidate

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has called his rival to congratulate him on his victory.

The AP reports that opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari's campaign said Jonathan made the call on Tuesday, after partial election results showed Buhari leading by close to 3 million votes.

The AP reports:

"An ...

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Despite Protests From Brazil, Trial For 840-Pound Emerald Will Continue

Monday, March 30, 2015

A trial about who owns a 840-pound emerald will continue despite international protest.

The ownership of the Bahia Emerald, as the massive rock is known, has been hotly contested for years. But in September, the stone became the subject of international controversy, when Brazil said all the ownership questions were ...

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Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution Drugs

Monday, March 30, 2015

The largest pharmacist association in the country has voted to discourage its members from participating in executions.

The move could make executions harder for states that have been ordering their drugs from compounding pharmacies. As we've reported, some states like Texas turned to the pharmacies after big pharmaceutical companies ...

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California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

Monday, March 30, 2015

The country's largest death row has run out of room.

As NPR member station KCRW reports, that's because a legal fight has meant that the state has not put an inmate to death in nearly a decade, leaving more than 750 of them on death row in the state.

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Prosecution Rests In Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Monday, March 30, 2015

After presenting emotional testimony about the the physical damage one of the bombs inflicted on 8-year-old Martin Richard, the prosecution rested in its case against admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

NPR's Tovia Smith is inside the court room and she's been Tweeting about the trial. She reports:

After that ...

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