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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev's attorneys are trying to overturn the sentence, arguing that the jury was not impartial during his trial. AP hide caption

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RK workers depart a bus on their way to the job site at a new airport under construction in Salt Lake City. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Inspector General's report on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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YouTube announced changes Wednesday to its anti-harassment guidelines. The company has faced criticism in the past for failing to enforce its rule. Danny Moloshok/AP hide caption

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate education committee on March 28. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers

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Mexican artist Fabián Cháirez stands next to his painting of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, straddling a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink hat, at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City on Dec. 11, 2019. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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The scene found in Indonesia shows, among other things, hunters confronting a wild buffalo with ropes and spears. Adam Brumm/Nature hide caption

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44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., right, gives his opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., left, looks on. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Emergency responders gather Wednesday morning behind police tape outside a kosher supermarket where a shootout left three bystanders dead one day earlier in Jersey City, N.J. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The impeachment proceedings against President Trump have featured testimony by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on a key cellphone conversation with Trump regarding Ukraine. Sondland is seen here being sworn in last month. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Kentucky state authorities say Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry coerced colleagues to support her election campaign, made inappropriate advances toward an attorney and had sex in a courthouse office. Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts hide caption

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President Trump has signed an executive order that will broaden Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to apply to discrimination based on anti-Semitism. He is seen here signing the order at a Hanukkah reception at the White House. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark proposal that would give 2 million workers paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child, in what worker advocates call a hard-won victory. Richard Sharrocks/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Workers Poised To Get 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's person of the year for showing "what it might look like when a new generation leads." She's seen here at the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid on Wednesday. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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