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Boston Marathon bomber's wait on death row likely to be a long one

At 21, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is about to become the youngest, most notorious inmate on federal death row.<p>After convicting the Russian immigrant last month in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a jury on Friday voted to sentence him to death for his role in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since …

Marathon bomber likely to appeal over Boston trial site

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's appeal of his death sentence is likely to focus on the judge's refusal to move the trial out of Boston and the prosecution's barrage of heartbreaking testimony from more than a dozen victims of the attack.<p>While the case will probably take …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Is America ready for marijuana moguls?

<i>The CNN Original Series "High Profits</i>" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> At first blush, Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire seem like any other small business owners -- polite, hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there's the potential for things to get a little awkward …

Cannabis

US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to …

Africa

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Migrant boats: Italian coast guard rescues thousands from Mediterranean over weekend

Video, shot by the Italian coast guard, shows thousands of migrants being rescued from the sea as they attempted to cross from Libya to Italy<p><b>Part of this video has no sound.</b><p><b>Almost 6,000 migrants</b> were rescued and ten bodies recovered from the sea by the Italian coast guard and navy over the weekend …

Lebanon suicide blasts hit Iran's embassy in Beirut

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1029000/1029583_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522200100_4fe4a1e6d1caa497c150261bfcf259c7<p><b>At least 22 people have been killed and more than 140 injured in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital …

Middle East

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

U.S. traffic deaths up for first time since 2005, safety agency says

Traffic deaths are on the rise for the first time in many years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.<p>The agency said Thursday that highway deaths rose by 1,082, or 3.3%, to 33,561 in 2012, compared with the previous year.<p>Most of the increase, 72%, came in the first …

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Ontario’s Wynne signals province could intervene in Ford situation

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne opened the door to intervening in the "truly disturbing" situation involving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.<p>Ms. Wynne said she would consult with other party leaders in view of achieving unanimous support for any move, noting the "extraordinary and unique nature" of the …

Iran nuclear talks begin in Geneva

United Nations Security Council members will be pushing Tehran to accept constraints on its nuclear programme<p>Negotiators from Iran and world powers including the US and Britain on Thursday embarked on two days of talks in Geneva aimed at brokering a deal to end the long-running dispute over the …

Six killed in gas leak at coal mine in Spain

A mining disaster in Spain has left six people dead and five others in hospital.<p>There was no explosion. It is thought victims were overcome by methane gas after a leak at the pit in the northwest of the country.<p>Distraught friends and family gathered at the site in Santa Lucia near the city of …

Deputy kills 13-year-old carrying fake rifle

A sheriff's deputy mistakenly thought he saw a teen carrying an assault rifle on a California street this week and shot him dead, authorities said.<p>It turned out the 13-year-old boy was carrying two fake guns, a replica AK-47 and a fake pistol, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's office said. The …

Gold Grows On Eucalyptus Trees

Australian researchers confirm that deep-rooted Eucalyptus trees pilfer gold from ore deposits underground and transport them into their leaves.<p><b>There's gold in them thar trees. Eucalyptus trees, that is. Australian researchers have found that microscopic gold particles from underground ore deposits</b> …

School is a prison — and damaging our kids

Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become productive and happy adults. Many have qualms about how well schools are …

Jamaican athletes could be excluded from Olympics

• Wada seeking audit of Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission • 'The current position is unacceptable'<p>Jamaican athletes such as Usain Bolt could face exclusion from the Olympics after the world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation's drug testers they must prove quickly they are meeting …

Alleged Silk Road founder ordered to New York to face charges

FBI shut down online drug marketplace when they arrested Ross Ulbricht on October 1 at a small branch library in San Francisco<p>A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a California man charged with operating a notorious online drug marketplace known as Silk Road to be sent to New York to face …

40 percent of your chicken nugget is meat. The rest is...

Nuggets: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-131951615/stock-photo-nuggets.html?src=3PVDe-pbfgQcx-loQVmiIA-1-15">Tim UR</a>/Shutterstock; …

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

Painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts Isabella d'Este, discovered in Swiss bank vault<p>It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.<p>But a 500-year-old mystery was apparently solved today after a painting …

Hello Siri. Mind If I Call You Susan Bennett?

The voice of Siri has been unmasked. CNN’s Red Chair uncovered the dulcet tones of Apple‘s personal assistant, and she is voice-over artist Susan Bennett, from Atlanta. She takes her place in the pantheon of Siri voices, alongside Jon Briggs and Karen Jacobsen, whose voices are what British and …

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