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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Charged In Hospital Bed

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Should Bombing Suspect Be Treated As An Enemy Combatant?

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Obama Visits Boston Service As Investigation Continues

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Video Shows Man Leaving A Bag At Scene Of Boston Attack

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Boston Police Ask For Public's Help In Bombing Investigation

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Maggie Gallagher has been an outspoken opponent of gay marriage for the past decade. She debated the issue at Saddleback College this month with John Corvino (right), a gay-marriage proponent who is also a personal friend. The Lariat/Robert Cody Shoemake hide caption

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Annie Dookan, a former Massachusetts crime lab chemist, is accused of falsifying evidence in as many as 34,000 cases. The state's criminal justice system is now reeling as former defendants are challenging their convictions and hundreds have already been released. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Bernie McDaid keeps a framed photo of his meeting with Pope Benedict by his front door. "It was a tough moment," McDaid says. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Attorney Rick Gray, representing more than 400 districts mostly in poorer areas of the state, is congratulated Monday in Austin following a ruling in a consolidated six-lawsuit case contending the school finance system violates the Texas Constitution. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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