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'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

The question is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. Read more »

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Kerry seeks to ease Arab concerns of Iran deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to... Read more »

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them. Read more »

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Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. Read more »

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APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern... Read more »

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Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Moscow Thursday for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. Read more »

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Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her... Read more »

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Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of... Read more »

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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the... Read more »

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Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 11 people

Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 11 and wounding many others, officials said. Meanwhile,... Read more »

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Indonesia rejects Australia offer of swap to stop executions

Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a... Read more »

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UK's Cameron called 'chicken' for refusing TV debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head TV debate with the opposition leader before the U.K's general election, prompting calls of cowardice Thursday from... Read more »

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Study shows significant link between children's lung function, pollution levels

A study tracking 2,000 children over two decades in Southern California shows that children's lung function improved significantly as pollution levels decreased. The study shows pollution control... Read more »

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for... Read more »

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Islamic State is Muslim like Irish Republican Army was Catholic

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said Islamic State militants terrorizing the Middle East are a distortion of “genuine” Islam much as the Irish Republican Army was a... Read more »

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Facebook posts griping about job lands US contractor in Emirates jail

A hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail. Read more »

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How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done. Read more »

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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by... Read more »

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House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official... Read more »

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'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it. Read more »

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Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter. Read more »

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress... Read more »

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Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance

Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance and undermined his... Read more »

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Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

China's official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and... Read more »

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8-year-old Nevada boy killed while crawling through space in gate

An 8-year-old boy apparently crawling through a space in an automatic gate died after being struck by the metal arm that opens the entryway to the suburban Las Vegas housing community where he... Read more »

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