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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston on March 5, 2015.
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Boston Marathon Bomber Breaks

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor for the first time and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial before she was asked to step down to compose herself

An armed police officer stands guard on a road near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas.

Texas Shooter Identified

One of two gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas has been identified

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby princess.

The Royal Baby Gets a Name

The royal baby girl is named for her grandmother and great-grandmother, Will's late mother Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II

Comcast Internet TV Subscribers Earnings 2015

In First, Comcast Sells More Internet Than TV

Comcast has more high-speed Internet TV customers than paid-TV subscribers for the first time ever, a company executive said on a Monday earnings call. The change in Comcast's business mirrors larger shifts in the way consumers keep up with their favorite shows

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson officially launches his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in Detroit on May 4, 2015.

Ben Carson Launches 2016 Presidential Campaign

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson launched a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, promising to run a different kind of campaign and proving the point with one of the most unusual campaign launches in recent memory

Sleepwalking May Be in the Genes

New data shows that children were three times more likely to walk in their sleep if they had one parent who was, and seven times more likely to sleep walk if both parents had a history of it; sleep terrors are also likely to be hereditary, the study found

Republicans Hopefuls Speak At Iowa Faith And Freedom Coalition

Carly Fiorina Faces Tough Questions After Campaign Launch

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, said Monday that she's running for president in 2016, joining an increasingly crowded field for the Republican nomination. Fiorina is widely considered a long shot for the nomination

How McDonald's Plans to Make a Turnaround

McDonald’s laid out on Monday the broad outline for its strategy to shake off five years of underwhelming results and stem an accelerating exodus of its customers: Get a higher percentage of its restaurants owned by franchisees and reorganize its structure

Elephant Rhino

Elephants, Rhinos and Other Herbivores Face Extinction

The world's largest plant-eating animals like elephants and rhinoceroses are facing dramatic population losses due to poaching and resource destruction, with 60% of large herbivores threatened by extinction, according to a new study

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Puerto Rico Gov. Signs Order to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order Sunday to permit the use of medical marijuana, noting that research supports the use of the drug to relieve pain and symptoms from disorders that range from multiple sclerosis to glaucoma