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Court overturns Boston bomber’s death sentence

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/31/20, 05:45 pm

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will spend the rest of his life in jail, but how he dies will depend on the jury in a new penalty phase trial, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found bias among the jurors who sentenced Tsarnaev for carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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Questions loom over French cathedral fires

International | Investigators say the latest blaze looks like arson
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/20/20, 01:01 pm

FRANCE: Police say arson likely caused the fire at the 15th-century cathedral in Nantes on Saturday that engulfed the Gothic structure’s interior. The fire comes just over a year after the Notre Dame blaze in Paris.

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Capital punishment resumes

Human Race | Supreme Court allows first execution by the federal government in 17 years
by The Editors
Posted 7/16/20, 04:45 pm


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