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Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.... 3/4/2015 5:55 PM

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage had seemed to be crumbling under federal court pressure, but it regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban on issuing licenses to gays and lesbians remains legal, despite federal court decisions to the contrary.... 3/4/2015 6:10 PM

Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry challenged critics of a nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran to come up with a better alternative Wednesday, in a spirited rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims that the emerging pact would leave Tehran just a step away from making atomic arms.... 3/4/2015 4:00 PM

France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him.... 3/4/2015 6:01 PM

Winter's last hurrah? Storm could be season's last big snow
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter's last significant snowfall for the East Coast.... 3/4/2015 6:47 PM

Suspect in NSA building shooting arrested in Maryland
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 6:07 PM

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.... 3/4/2015 6:38 PM

Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 6:20 PM

LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."... 3/4/2015 5:53 PM

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