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After Boston Marathon bombings, tears and questions remain

The federal government charged the 19-year-old today with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200. If convicted, Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

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Texas explosion aftermath: Willie Nelson to hold benefit show

A fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 17, killing 15 and injuring hundreds more.

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Texas fertilizer plant inspection long overdue

Last night an enormous explosion rocked this small town situated near Waco, killing 15 and injuring hundreds.

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Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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Massey exec cops a plea in mine explosion that killed 29

A high-ranking official at Massey Energy Co, will plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards as part of a plea bargain.

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Insurance companies getting FEMA to pay their post-Sandy bills

Anger is growing in Brooklyn as thousands in the New York area are told by their insurance companies that they're not covered for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

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Oil platform explosion: Another disaster in the Gulf

It seems that, for the Gulf Coast, which has already endured the tragic BP oil spill, the hits just keep on coming.

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Mother Nature shakes up presidential elections

Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.

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Frankenstorm calls to mind Romney’s opposition to federal disaster aid

So Romney wants to dismantle FEMA, turn it over to the states, or, as he said during the primaries, privatize disaster relief altogether.

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