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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Transfered to a Prison Hospital

April 26, 2013 The U.S. Marshall's service announced on Friday morning that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect has left the hospital where he has been for the last week, and transfered to a prison hospital on a nearby military base. CNN reports that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now at Federal Medical Center Devens, located...

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New York Fleet Week Is Officially Scuttled by the Sequester

April 24, 2013 The evil sequester has claimed its latest victim as the U.S. Navy has announced a full retreat from the annual Fleet Week celebration in New York City next month. Originally scheduled for the last week of May, the Navy now says they aren't just scaling back, but will actually be...

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Tsarnaev Says They Got No Outside Help, Brother Was 'Driving Force' In Attacks

April 23, 2013 Despite speaking only one word during his initial hospital hearing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still saying a lot to investigators about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. According to government sources who have revealed details of the interviews to CNN's Jake Tapper, Tsarnaev has reportedly pointed the finger at his...

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A Video History of Obama as Consoler in Chief

April 19, 2013 Like most presidents, part of Barack Obama's job has always been to speak up for the nation in times of grief, a role he's become all too familiar with in the last year. Known throughout his career as an eloquent speaker, those skills are never more called upon than after...

We're One Step Closer to On-Demand Organ Transplants

April 16, 2013 Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have successfully "grown" a kidney in a laboratory environment and transplanted it back into a healthy animal, raising the tantalizing possibility of a future with organs grown in lab dishes—and a potential end to donor shortages. So far, the technique has only been...

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North Korea Sure Is Acting Like It Wants to Start a War

April 5, 2013 The situation on the Korean peninsula is not getting any better today, as the North continues to posture as though it's ready to start a war. Reports arrived on Friday morning that Pyongyang has loaded two mid-range ballistic missiles onto mobile launch platforms, which they promptly hid somewhere along the...

Half of All U.S. Rivers Are Too Polluted for Our Health

March 27, 2013 A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency found that the majority of rivers and streams in this country can't support healthy aquatic life and the trend is going in the wrong direction. The report labels 55 percent of the nation's water ways as being in "poor" conidtion and another...

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The CIA Has an Undercover Female Boss

March 27, 2013 A day after Julia Pierson became the first woman director of the Secret Service, it was learned that the head of the CIA's most secretive division has its first female chief as well. Except no one will get to meet her, because like everyone else in her department, she's an...

New 'Cosmic Blueprint' Lets Us Look at the Earliest Days of the Universe

March 22, 2013 Scientists at the European Space Agency have released the "oldest" picture we have of our universe, revealing a map of cosmic radiation that shows what our skies looked like at the very earliest moments of creation. Of course, nothing like planets or stars existed back then since the universe was...

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Three Dead in Murder-Suicide at Quantico Marine Base

March 22, 2013 Authorities in Quantico, Va., have lifted a area-wide lockdown after a Marine who shot and killed two co-workers was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. The suspect, who was not yet identified, shot two people at around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday night at Marine Corps Base Quantico. After a standoff...

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