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Jury reaches verdict in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev penalty phase

msnbc.com — A jury reached a verdict Friday in the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The verdict is expected to be read in court at 3 p.m. ET Tsarnaev was found guilty last month on all 30 criminal counts against him for his role in the bombings, which left three people dead and 260 injured.

Obama on rift with Elizabeth Warren: It's not personal

msnbc.com — President Obama said Thursday that the rift between himself and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over a contentious trade deal is a matter of policy differences and not a personal dispute. Members of his own party have accused the president of calling out Warren by name over a trade deal Obama favors.

House votes to end NSA surveillance program

msnbc.com — The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of cell phone data from the American public. The USA Freedom Act passed overwhelmingly in a 338-88 vote. The Senate could take up the bill as early as next week, according to NBC News' Frank Thorp.

Garland shooting: What we know

msnbc.com — New details have surfaced about the two alleged gunman who opened fire Sunday night outside of a "draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. A security guard on duty was wounded in the shooting. The two gunmen, who police say were armed with assault rifles, were shot and killed by a traffic cop on the scene, according to police.

What we know so far about the charged Baltimore cops

msnbc.com — Six Baltimore police officers were charged Friday in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died while in police custody after suffering a severe spinal cord injury. Five of the six officers have been taken into custody, according to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby: Officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

msnbc.com — The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray have been criminally charged, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday at a press conference. Mosby's announcement was met with cheers from those in attendance. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died April 19 of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Obama condemns violence in Baltimore

msnbc.com — President Obama said there was "no excuse" for the violent rioting Monday on the streets of Baltimore, which saw looting and fires break out after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody a little over a week ago.

US government admits killing two hostages in al-Qaida strike

msnbc.com — Two hostages of al-Qaida - one American and one Italian - were accidentally killed in a U.S. counterterrorism strike in January near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the White House said Thursday. "Our hearts go out to the families of Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by al-Qa'ida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an al-Qa'ida hostage since 2012.

Senate passes anti-human trafficking bill, clearing way for Lynch vote

msnbc.com — The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed an anti-human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a full vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. The anti-human trafficking bill passed 99-0, according to NBC News' Frank Thorp. Texas Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was the only senator to miss the vote.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich 'more and more serious' about 2016 bid

msnbc.com — Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich says he is seriously considering a 2016 bid for the White House, but he's not yet ready to officially jump in the race. "All my options are on the table here, and I'm more and more serious, or I wouldn't be doing these things," Kasich said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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May 27, 2015

RT @iamsakuma: Nebraska's vote to override the governor's veto and abolish the death penalty was as down to the wire as you can get on.msnbc.com/1GECX4j

May 27, 2015

RT @zackroth: Breaking: Thousands in TX being disenfranchised by widespread & chronic voter registration failures voting group sez.http://t…

May 20, 2015

David Letterman leaves behind legacy of comic gold on.msnbc.com/1KjHjA2 Great photos and words by @at_howard and @OliviaKestin

May 18, 2015

RT @irin: "My wife always jokes that if we got divorced it would be unconstitutional.” msnbc.com/msnbc/did-ruth…

May 18, 2015

Jeb Bush says business owners should be able to refuse service to gay couples over religious beliefs on.msnbc.com/1KgepAW

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