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National & World Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.
National & World Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.
National & World Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane? Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane? (Video)
So far no one has any explanation why the Germanwings co-pilot would apparently crash a jetliner.

Investigators say Lubitz had to have known what he was doing: he kept over-riding a security pad outside the cockpit as the pilot banged on the door.

Passengers saw it all.

"We can hear them screaming before the very last moments - just before the impact," said Brice Robin, a French prosecutor investigating the crash.
National & World Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program
The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.
National & World Air Canada plane 'abrupt' landing injures 25 Air Canada plane 'abrupt' landing injures 25
An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.