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Did marathon bomber get fair trial? Court weighs arguments

Did marathon bomber get fair trial? Court weighs argumentsThe Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers urged a federal court to overturn their client’s death sentence, arguing Thursday that intense media coverage and signs of juror bias led to an unfair trial. The three-judge panel for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t render a decision on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentence but devoted a significant amount of inquiry into how two jurors were allowed to remain on the case, even after their social media posts suggested they harbored strong opinions. “You’ve got lots of qualifiable jurors in Boston,” Judge William Kayatta said in one lengthy exchange with prosecutors.



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Should 'The View' have a Trump-supporting co-host? Meghan McCain weighs in

Should 'The View' have a Trump-supporting co-host? Meghan McCain weighs inMeghan McCain struggles with representing all conservatives on 'The View,' but she doesn't necessarily think there should be a Trump-supporting co-host.



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US weighs releasing name sought in Saudi 9/11 suit

US weighs releasing name sought in Saudi 9/11 suitThe Justice Department is wrestling with whether to disclose a name sought by the plaintiffs in a long-running lawsuit that seeks to link the government of Saudi Arabia to the 9/11 attacks. Attorney General William Barr faced a Friday deadline for deciding whether to release the name or to invoke a rarely used state secrets privilege and refuse to divulge the information. “We make this request because the FBI’s response to the motion is being coordinated at the highest levels of the Department of Justice, and additional time is needed to finalize the FBI’s submission and the scope of the privilege assertions,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said in a letter.



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A psychiatrist who's worked with inmates where Jeffrey Epstein was held weighs in on his death

A psychiatrist who's worked with inmates where Jeffrey Epstein was held weighs in on his deathThe Justice Department confirmed Friday that a psychologist OK'd Jeffrey Epstein's release from suicide watch. An expert scrutinized the medical call.



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The Latest: Public weighs in on guns after Virginia shooting

The Latest: Public weighs in on guns after Virginia shootingA commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals after a mass shooting left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach is hearing from members of the public and special interest groups from across the ideological spectrum. The Virginia State Crime Commission was scheduled to hear hours of testimony from dozens of speakers Tuesday and then review bills introduced during a special legislative session in July. Members of the public and interest groups are expected to testify during a hearing before a Virginia commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals following a mass shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach.



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UPDATE 6-Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

UPDATE 6-Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good optionsDUBAI/LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said she would chair a meeting of Britain’s COBR emergency response committee on Monday morning to discuss the crisis. Little clue has been given by Britain on how it plans to respond after Iranian Revolutionary Guards rappelled from helicopters and seized the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday in apparent retaliation for the British capture of an Iranian tanker two weeks earlier.



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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good optionsDUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said she would chair a meeting of Britain’s COBR emergency response committee on Monday morning to discuss the crisis. Little clue has been given by Britain on how it plans to respond after Iranian Revolutionary Guards rappelled from helicopters and seized the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday in apparent retaliation for the British capture of an Iranian tanker two weeks earlier.



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UPDATE 2-Trump weighs ousting Commerce Secretary Ross – NBC

UPDATE 2-Trump weighs ousting Commerce Secretary Ross - NBCU.S. President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, NBC News reported nbcnews.to/2XPQJ4B on Monday. Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many noncitizens are in the country and ordered government agencies to mine their databases. Although Trump has previously been frustrated with Ross, in particular over some failed trade negotiations, the 81-year-old commerce secretary has so far kept his job.



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Military jury weighs sentence for U.S. Navy SEAL for posing with dead prisoner

Military jury weighs sentence for U.S. Navy SEAL for posing with dead prisonerA military jury was set to decide on Wednesday whether to punish a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader who was acquitted of murdering a captured Islamic State fighter but convicted of unlawfully posing for pictures with the detainee’s dead body. The seven-member jury found Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, 39, not guilty on Tuesday of most of the charges against him, including allegations he fatally stabbed the badly wounded Iraqi captive in the neck and shot at unarmed civilians, two of them wounded by gunfire from a sniper’s perch. The single offense of posing for unofficial pictures with a human casualty, in this case the remains of the Iraqi whom Gallagher was acquitted of killing, carries a maximum sentence of four months’ imprisonment.



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After months clamoring for Mueller's findings, Congress weighs what's next. First, a subpoena for everything

After months clamoring for Mueller's findings, Congress weighs what's next. First, a subpoena for everythingCongress is wrestling with how to respond to revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but will start by seeking more information.



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