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Jury selection in Boston bombing trial moves into arduous phase
BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will move into a more difficult phase on Wednesday after the court wraps up its initial screening of 1,200 candidates summoned to appear this week.
Appeals court to hear arguments on restrictive Texas abortion law
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Abortion rights advocates are set to ask a appeals court on Wednesday to declare unconstitutional a Texas law they say would shutter more than half the state's remaining abortion clinics.
Gunman fatally shoots one person, kills himself at Army medical facility in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot one person and then killed himself in an incident on Tuesday at a U.S. Army facility in El Paso, Texas, a senior U.S. Army official said.
Poland says received U.S. request for Polanski extradition
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish prosecutors plan to question filmmaker Roman Polanski after they received a request for his extradition to the United States over a 1977 child sex crime conviction, the prosecutor-general's office said on Wednesday.
Boehner survives conservative challenge, re-elected U.S. House speaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner narrowly won a third term as House of Representatives speaker on Tuesday, surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans that may signal a growing split in the party as it takes full control of Congress.
Sober monitors must attend Univ. of Virginia frat parties after rape report
(Reuters) - Fraternities wanting to throw parties at the University of Virginia will have to get three members to stay "sober and lucid" to monitor behavior and bedrooms, under new rules imposed after a media report of a gang rape at one of the gatherings.
Two suspects arrested in shooting of New York policemen
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men were under arrest on Tuesday in the shooting of two New York plainclothes police officers who were fired upon while responding to an armed robbery, authorities said.
Two U.S. lawyers file defamation suit against attorney Dershowitz
(Reuters) - Two lawyers representing a woman who claims to have had sex while a minor with prominent U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz filed a defamation lawsuit against him on Tuesday.
Texas seismologists investigate quakes near old Cowboys stadium
DALLAS (Reuters) - Seismologists installed a new earthquake-monitoring device in the Dallas suburb of Irving this week after a series of minor tremblors rocked an area near the site of the former Dallas Cowboys football stadium.
Los Angeles police recover stolen O.J. Simpson Heisman Trophy
(Reuters) - Los Angeles police have recovered a stolen Heisman Trophy honoring retired American football star O.J. Simpson that had been missing for over 20 years, officials said on Tuesday.
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