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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is due in federal court for the first time in nearly 1 1/2 years as a judge holds a final hearing before his trial next month.Tsarnaev hasn't been seen i ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international ...more

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Just days before he killed a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hairstylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes.He told them they would see it on the news.Kaar ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer was killed and three were wounded Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber they were pursuing detonated his explosives-laden vehicle, an official said.The Taliban issued a statement claiming res ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT DROVE OBAMA'S DECISION ON NORMALIZING WITH CUBAThe president was driven in part by realizing that the policy toward Cuba was is ...more

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government has rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying conditions demanded by the guerrillas' are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.The Revolutionary Armed For ...more

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A driver hit a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church as a Christmas service ended, killing three people — including two women in their 80s — and leaving up to nine others injured, police said.Ambu ...more

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia.Amnesty International says nine Bulgarians, a Slovak and a Finn — all sup ...more

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.He also promised n ...more