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U.S. couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder


DENPASAR - An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. | Video

Boston bomber's sentencing trial on death penalty begins Tuesday

BOSTON - Prosecutors and defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday will begin making their cases on whether or not he should be sentenced to death for the 2013 attack and its aftermath. | Video

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U.S. Catholic bishop in child pornography case resigns

VATICAN CITY - Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who remained in office for three years after he was convicted in 2012 of shielding a priest who took pornographic pictures of girls, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Baltimore mayor says still questions on death in police custody

- Baltimore's mayor promised on Tuesday officials would conduct a thorough, transparent investigation to answer questions about the death of a black man in police custody.

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Day five of New York jury deliberations in 1979 child murder case

NEW YORK - Jurors weighing murder and kidnapping charges against a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz returned to a New York courtroom on Tuesday for their fifth day of deliberations.

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Obama administration sets agenda to modernize energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to modernize the country's aging energy infrastructure and make it more resilient to challenges ranging from extreme weather to changing domestic energy production.

Amnesty International condemns U.S. failure to act on torture report

WASHINGTON - Amnesty International on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama's administration of granting "de facto amnesty" to people involved in a CIA program that detained and tortured militants captured after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

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U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students

NEW YORK - A "Saturday Night Live" skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy's dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media.

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Alabama woman joins Islamic State in Syria: media

- A 20-year-old woman from a Birmingham, Alabama suburb has left the United States to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, local broadcaster WIAT reported on Monday.

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Americans say cellphone cameras not changing police conduct

NEW YORK - Americans are evenly divided on whether the widespread use of smartphone cameras will improve police behavior and think it has done little to change police conduct so far, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

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