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The question of why he did it, however, is where the defense disagrees. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was influenced by his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, defense attorney Judy Clarke said.
Posted: March 5, 2015, 1:13 am
The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown.
Posted: March 5, 2015, 12:42 am
The Ferguson Police Department has demonstrated a pattern of racial discrimination, the Justice Department said Wednesday. But while some experts say the numbers alone tell only part of the story, the 102-page report merely reaffirmed many residents' beliefs.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:11 pm
Myth or Fact? Coffee is good for you
Posted: March 4, 2015, 10:29 pm
When a truck carrying a woman and her young son spun out of control and crashed, witness Randy McCaffrey sprang into action. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 6:50 pm
A California man fell to his death after he became detached from his harness while paragliding. CNN affiliate KEYT reports.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 6:48 pm
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling tracked down the people that cyberbullied his daughter on social media.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 6:34 pm
America's Skid Row resides in downtown Los Angeles, where the nation's biggest concentration of homeless people sleep and live on public sidewalks.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 6:29 pm
The U.S. Navy doesn't just do stuff "for fun," says the command master chief of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, but what 30% of the ship's crew will be up to over the next year or so can at least be termed pretty cool. And it will certainly be unprecedented.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 6:28 pm
Here are some of the names you might be hearing about as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes on trial in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 5:58 pm
New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district the biggest in the United States to add the religion's holy days to its calendar.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 5:56 pm
The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- this morning in the Supreme Court.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 5:56 pm
Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 250 others. A fourth person, an MIT police officer, was killed three days later during the manhunt for the bombing suspects.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:46 pm
CNN's Ann O'Neill on what happened, what matters and what's next at the Boston Marathon terror trial.
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Feds raided more than three dozen "maternity hotels" where foreign women give birth, allegedly for the sole purpose of having a U.S.-citizen baby, authorities said. KTLA reports.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:11 pm
The jury chosen to decide the death penalty case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev includes 18 people from across the socioeconomic spectrum, but the group is almost exclusively white.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:10 pm
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with killing three people and injuring 260 others at the Boston Marathon. Now he's fighting for his life, Alex Field reports.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:10 pm
They might be over 65, but these former burlesque dancers haven't lost the charisma that made them so desirable in their heyday.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 3:53 pm
Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay."
Posted: March 4, 2015, 3:26 pm
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Hours after gunfire rang out near the National Security Agency, the FBI said a suspect has been arrested for a series of shootings in the Washington-Baltimore area.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 2:53 pm
In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 2:15 pm
Unbelievable #weaselpecker photo stuns experts! CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story behind the nature photo of the ... year?
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The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered probate judges in the state to stop issuing licenses for same-sex marriages.
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However excellent his photos have been over the course of his long career, there's little doubt that Charles Moore will always be remembered and honored for his work on the 1960s civil rights movement.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 12:42 pm
A photography teacher at a Southern California high school appears to have committed suicide by hanging herself in a classroom.
Posted: March 3, 2015, 4:47 pm
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On the basketball court, Karl Turk forgets that he walks with a limp and a cane. He'll get so caught up in the moment that he'll gesture with his hands to make a point and his cane will go flying. He's in the zone.
Posted: March 3, 2015, 2:36 pm
A high school student organized a prank where the principal held a bucket as students dropped thank you notes inside. KWCH has the story.
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Raise your hand if you are ready for spring and some warmer weather.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:42 pm
Help CNN bring change to bottom-of-the-list places. John D. Sutter is tackling five topics you selected.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:41 pm
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A man suspected of killing two people during a "street race" has turned himself in to Los Angeles Police. Henry Gevorgyan, 21, surrendered to authorities Saturday night in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that left two onlookers dead.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:53 pm
The fatal feud started with a quarrel on Facebook, devolved into a planned brawl at a park, and ended with a 14-year-old girl dead.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:36 pm
An Illinois man has used his wood sculpting skills to create an "Incredible Hulk" snow sculpture. CNN affiliate KTVI has more.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:18 pm
I owe the America I know to my father and those who toiled long ago in the fields of our past. I owe my success to those who dreamed of a better tomorrow.
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For five years, George Brainard was the official photographer for The Kontinentals, a car club based in Austin, Texas.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 2:20 pm
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Rachel Miller's son John is profoundly disabled. But Jeff Hancock looked past John's disabilities and trained him to be an athlete.
Posted: February 21, 2015, 2:26 pm
What? Not enough snow, ice and cold for you? You say you STILL need some "Frozen" references in your life?
Posted: February 21, 2015, 2:20 pm
For more than 80 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been designating one film the best motion picture of the year. Some of the winners have become classics, while others have been forgotten by all but trivia diehards.
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