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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

A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians.... 3/4/2015 7:02 PM

US tamps down expectations for Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- 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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran.... 3/4/2015 6:58 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 6:51 PM

Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Police in Maryland say a man accused of firing at five public places, including a building at the headquarters of the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random.... 3/4/2015 7:04 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 7:01 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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