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Accused Boston bomber's brother researched fireworks, guns: expert

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BOSTON - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan, researched radio transmitters, fireworks and gun stores in the weeks leading up to the 2013 attack that killed three people, a computer expert testified on Tuesday.

Armed man caught after taking hostages at Pennsylvania firehouse

- An armed suspect believed to be a former firefighter was apprehended on Tuesday after taking four firefighters hostage inside a suburban Philadelphia firehouse, officials said.

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U.S. top court says medical providers can't sue states over Medicaid funding

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.

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Florida jogger wearing headphones killed by train

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida jogger wearing headphones was struck and killed by an Amtrak train, apparently unable to hear the conductor sounding the horn, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Albanian police chief quits, Interpol officers arrested

TIRANA - Albania's chief of police resigned and two Albanian Interpol officials were arrested on Tuesday after it emerged that an extradition request issued by Belgium for an Albanian lawmaker belonging to the ruling coalition had been suppressed.

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Prominent gay rights advocate to argue landmark U.S. marriage case

WASHINGTON - Lawyers advocating for a right to gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday they had chosen Mary Bonauto, a longtime champion of gay legal rights, to argue the landmark case on April 28.

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Suspect in massive Los Angeles arson fire seen in video: L.A. Times

- A suspect who sparked a massive arson fire last year that gutted a multi-story apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles was captured on surveillance tape reviewed by authorities, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

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Admitted Connecticut prom killer enters insanity plea

MILFORD, Conn. - A 17-year-old Connecticut boy who admitted nearly a year ago that he stabbed a female classmate to death in a school hallway hours before their junior prom pleaded not guilty due to insanity on Tuesday.

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Armed prisoner who fled Virginia hospital captured in Washington

WASHINGTON - An armed prisoner who fled a suburban Washington hospital with a guard's gun on Tuesday was recaptured in the U.S. capital after a nine-hour manhunt, police said.

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Mother charged with murdering toddler son in NYC bathroom

- A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said.

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