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Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted; Could Face Death Penalty

Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted; Could Face Death Penalty

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston on July 10

Justice Kennedy At Center Of Gay Rights Decisions For A Decade

Justice Kennedy At Center Of Gay Rights Decisions For A Decade

Kennedy, who often serves as the swing vote on a divided court, has been a quiet if crucial figure in the stunning advance of civil rights for gay Americans over the past decade.

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

One of the Supreme Court’s most anticipated cases of its current term — a challenge to the University of Texas’ affirmative action admissions process — has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.

Spy Agency’s Collection Of Phone Records Reopens Controversy

Spy Agency’s Collection Of Phone Records Reopens Controversy

The controversial broadening of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s powers after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is under renewed focus after Wednesday’s report that the panel has given the National Security Agency the authority to collect millions of Verizon customers’ telephone records.

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA

By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested.

Updated: Videoconferencing used in Juneau homicide trial

Updated: Videoconferencing used in Juneau homicide trial

Witness testified that Rian Orr’s injuries appeared to be inflicted by another person

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case Dismissed

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case Dismissed

A federal judge in Louisiana has thrown out the central criminal charge against a former BP executive because prosecutors failed to prove he knew about a pending congressional investigation into oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.

Cleveland Kidnappings: Horrors Began With Offers Of Rides

Cleveland Kidnappings: Horrors Began With Offers Of Rides

The three young women who were missing for about a decade before being rescued Monday from a home in Cleveland where they say they were chained, tortured and sexually assaulted, have given police similar accounts about how their long nightmares began.

Bangladesh Rescuers Give Up On Finding Survivors Of Collapse

Bangladesh Rescuers Give Up On Finding Survivors Of Collapse

Several arrests have been made in connection with the collapse of an illegally constructed garment factory in Bangladesh last week that killed at least 380 people outside the capital, Dhaka. Meanwhile, rescuers say they have given up hope of finding anyone else alive.

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater Shootings

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater Shootings

Rejecting James Holmes’ offer to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, prosecutors in Colorado announced Monday that they will seek the death penalty for the young man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a mass shooting last July at a movie theater.