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Tsarnaev goes on trial in Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle."...

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Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling
The probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage....

Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing back against the Israeli prime minister's assertion that a developing nuclear deal with Iran should be scrapped....

Police: Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st scene
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Police say they arrested a suspect in several Maryland shootings after spotting his car near the scene of the first incident....

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street....

Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too....

Lawyers: Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move....

Man killed by LAPD stole French identity, stirring questions
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Skid Row, keeping those he encountered in the dark about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or even that the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier....

Searches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country....

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