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Boston bomber wanted life, brother wanted death, attorney says

His lawyers contend he should be spared capital punishment because he was a pawn in a scheme led by his brothers.

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Bud Light brewing up controversy with new labels

The beer maker says it is sorry for a slogan printed on bottles as part of its "Up for Whatever" campaign.

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Immigrant removals continue to decline under Obama

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade.

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Poll: Americans evenly split on gay marriage case

The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will likely decide whether state laws banning same-sex marriage are constitutional.

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Economy stalls in first quarter as weather, low energy prices bite

Economic growth braked more sharply than expected as harsh weather dampened consumer spending but there are signs activity is picking up.

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‘Baltimore Mom:’ Rioting son ‘knew he was in trouble’

Toya Graham, who was captured on video smacking her teenage son for participating in the Baltimore riots, says she was "shocked" to see her son in the crowd.

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Police enforce curfew in Baltimore, disperse protesters

Thousands of police in riot gear and National Guard troops dispersed protesters with pepper spray a day after the city was shaken by fires and violence.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 29

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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NFL giving up ‘distraction’ of tax-exempt status

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors, death toll climbs

International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people, as experts warn the death toll could top 10,000.

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Baltimore mayor criticized for riot response

Hundreds were arrested and dozens injured, as looters broke into businesses and set more than 100 fires.

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Divided Supreme Court wrestles with gay marriage

The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.

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Boston bomber’s lawyer urges ‘unrelenting punishment’ over death

Convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are urging jurors to reject the death penalty, saying "no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes."

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PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake

Rescue and relief efforts are underway after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

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Death toll climbs as Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief

Thousands began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday after two days of powerful aftershocks and shortages of food and water.

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Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped in the past two weeks to $2.58.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 27

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Supreme Court appears on the cusp of declaring right to gay marriage

Based on the court's actions during the past two years, a sense of inevitability is in the air.

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Maine Minute 5/22

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Heat the WGAN Maine Minute for May 22nd.

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WGAN’s Interview With Marpheen Chann

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WGAN's Cody O'Connor took a moment to speak with Marpheen Chan who is a political activist that was involved in and spoke at yesterdays "We Are Maine" rally in Portland in protest against cuts to general assistance...

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Panel Backs Bill Aimed at Boosting Maine Vaccination Rates

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A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to increase vaccination rates in Maine.

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Boston Man Gets Prison for Taking Three to Work as Prostitutes

GENERIC COURT LARGE

Federal prosecutors say a 28-year-old Boston man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of women for prostitution.

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Maine Legislature Could Vote on Raw Milk Bill Next Week

GENERIC MILK COWS

The sponsor of a Maine proposal to loosen the restrictions on raw milk sales in the state says the measure could go before the full Legislature for a vote soon

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