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BOSTON (AP) — Some of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing are pleased with a jury's decision that the death penalty is the appropriate sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Sydney Corcoran nearly bled to death from his injury and his mother lost both legs. Corcoran says Tsarnaev "will go away" and he and other victims "will be able to move on."

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There are new questions about what may have caused the derailment of the Amtrak train in Philadelphia that killed eight people. The FBI will join the probe because the train's locomotive may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed. Investigators say an assistant conductor said she heard the engineer mention it. The engineer has told investigators he has no recollections.

LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — The United Nations is warning that thousands people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh are aboard ships that could become "floating coffins" if other countries don't accept them. Those who have reached shore have described killings, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea. Many are from the long-persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker in Tennessee. That's according to their attorney. Their 2013 convictions for sabotage were overturned and they were ordered resentenced on convictions for injuring government property. The activists have spent two years in prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton have reported that they earned more than $25 million combined in speaking fees since January 2014. Clinton's presidential campaign reported the income in a personal financial disclosure report filed with the Federal Election Commission. The report, required of every candidate for the White House, also shows Hillary Clinton earned more than $5 million from her 2014 memoirs, "Hard Choices."

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