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Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

After 14 hours of deliberation, a jury has sentenced Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. The jury’s verdict marked the first time in the post 9/11 era that federal prosecutors have won the death penalty in a terrorism case. A years-long appeals process is expected. If Tsarnaev’s conviction is not overturned, he is expected to be put to death by lethal...

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Boston Marathon Bomber Could be Heading to Supermax Prison

If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Boston marathon bombings, he’s likely to serve his sentence in Colorado. The Supermax Prison in Florence, Colorado is the highest security prison in the nation. Experts say Tsarnaev would likely live in a soundproof cell, with no human contact; spending 23 hours a day in the cell, the other hour in a caged recreation cell–alone. Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts against him Wednesday. Seventeen of the counts carry the possibility for the death penalty. The penalty phase of the trial could begin as early as next...

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Top 20 U.S. Cities For Tech Startup Funding

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. In the first nine months of the year, venture capitalists poured $24 billion into tech startups around the country. About half of that funding went to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to the National Venture Capital Association. Here are the top 20 metropolitan areas receiving such funding through Sept. 30, ranked by funding amount. The figures include tech startups for software, business services, networking and telecom,...

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10 Quick Fixes for Healthy Weekday Dinners

With cooler evenings and busier schedules, it seems like the whole family is hungrier than ever at suppertime these days. How can you get everyone fed, healthy, and happy — fast — without wearing yourself out? Be prepared and creative with these ten quick, easy shortcuts. 1. When you have a little downtime, sauté large batches of onions and garlic in a minimal amount of oil. Cool and freeze in flat, shallow containers so you can break off a piece easily. Adds fast flavor to purchased soup, tomato sauce, omelets, or just about any main course. 2. Speaking of...

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New Ebola Fears

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An ill doctor in southern Nigeria exposed dozens of people to the Ebola virus by continuing to treat patients before his death, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday as it announced the toll across West Africa had surged above 1,900 fatalities. Officials in Nigeria had believed that Ebola was largely contained within Africa’s most populous country after a sick traveler from Liberia brought the disease to Lagos. However, a man who had had contact with the ill visitor later evaded his surveillance and traveled to the oil hub of Port Harcourt where he triggered a...

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