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CAIRO (AP) — The ousted Islamist president of Egypt now faces a death sentence on charges linked to the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012. Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was ousted by the military in July 2013 following days of mass street protests. As is customary, the judge referred his death sentence on Morsi and more than 20 others to the nation's top Muslim theologian, or mufti, for his non-binding opinion.

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) could become the nation's first terrorist executed in the post 9/11 era, but it will take a few years of legal appeals to find out. A federal jury yesterday imposed the death sentence, rejecting the defense contention that he was a youth under the influence of his radicalized older brother.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Reinforcements are on the way to the Embattled capital of Iraq's Anbar province where Islamic State group extremists currently hold a lot of ground. An Iraqi military spokesman vows that IS will be pushed out of the city "in the coming hours." The spokesman U.S. airstrikes are supporting the battle.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI is now in on the Amtrak derailment investigation with questions being raised about whether the train was hit by some object just before the crash that killed eight people. The revelation came at a National Transportation Safety Board briefing yesterday evening. NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt declined to speculate about the exact significance of a projectile.

BEIJING (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry he's hoping for positive consequences elsewhere if a nuclear deal is sealed with Iran. Kerry says he hopes believed an Iran agreement could have "a positive influence" on North Korea to restart its negotiations because it would show that giving up nuclear weapons improves domestic economies and ends isolation.

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