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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that no federal civil rights charges will be brought against the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown last August.

Michael Doyle
Lawmakers on Wednesday began investigating Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of personal email while she was secretary of state, following the disclosure that Clinton kept a server linked to her New York home to allow her exclusive email access.Paul Richter
Federal prosecutors Wednesday portrayed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an anti-American terrorist who had "murder in his heart" when he planted a pressure-cooker bomb near a group of children at the end of the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago.Richard A. Serrano
On Wednesday, a divided US Supreme Court took up King v. Burwell, a potential blockbuster case. The high stakes involve billions of dollars in tax subsidies and health-care insurance plans.Warren Richey
An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials said. An injured miner reported seeing five bodies.Nataliya Vasilyeva
His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle."Denise Lavoie
Iraqi army forces and Shiite militia fighters on Tuesday pressed their assault on the city of Tikrit, seeking to encircle Islamic State strongholds on the second day of the government’s largest offensive yet against the militant group that has seized large portions of Iraqi territory.Anne Barnard
For the second time in four years, Georgia has decided to put a moratorium on executions after questions surfaced about the origin and effectiveness of increasingly hard-to-get lethal injection drugs.Rhonda Cook
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday predicted an average price of $58 per barrel of oil in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016, spelling more bad news for the oil-loving Alaska budget.Alex DeMarban
The tensions between the United States and Israel over how to address Iran’s nuclear program and a politically divisive speech Tuesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to the U.S. Congress are playing to an eager audience in Tehran.Thomas Erdbrink