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  • NATION

    Man tied to gun said ‘bomber’ his friend

    Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother.

  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used unattributed work of scholars in his master’s thesis.

  • WORLD

    Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Some of the hottest tickets in town – to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game – were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users’ accounts to make big money by fraudulently...

  • WORLD

    Typhoon rains hit China

    The second typhoon to hit China in a week quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it reached the country’s heavily populated southeastern provinces on Wednesday after passing across Taiwan overnight.

  • WORLD

    Officials: U.S. knew 3 days before Mosul fell that Islamic State was moving forces

    The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State’s offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government’s insistence that it could handle the threat, two top U.S. architects of Iraq...

  • WORLD

    Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s locations.

  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called “a hailstorm” of measures to restrict citizens’ ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party’s base before the midterm elections.

  • NATION

    Retailers scale back sales expectations for this year

    A projected strong second half of 2014 won’t be enough to offset the hit retailers took from harsh winter weather, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday, lowering its earlier sales forecasts for the year.

  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    Within hours of David Perdue’s GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.

  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    Rep. Paul Ryan to unveil anti-poverty plan

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will shift this week from his years-long focus on cutting federal spending to an anti-poverty proposal that seeks to overhaul the safety net but also leave in place existing levels of funding.

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