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# 1  Boston Marathon Bomber convicted on all chargesbostonbomb
A jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of 30 different crimes many of which could earn the man the death penalty.  Tsarnaev could be sentenced as early as Monday.

#2  Wichita approves lighter punishments for marijuana
In a city-wide election this week, Wichita approved lighter penalties for first-time marijuana possession.  The State currently penalizes offenders with up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.  Wichita has reduced that to only a $50 fine.

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#1 No permit required for conceal and carry in Kansascarryandconceal
Governor Sam Brownback signed  a no permit conceal and carry law into effect in Kansas.  Now Kansans no longer need training to carry concealed weapons.  Kansas joins 5 other states with no permit laws.

#2 Garissa University Massacre
At least 147 people died when al-Shabab militants stormed a Kenyan college near Somalia.  Four gunmen were killed by security forces and one is reported to have been arrested.  The militants rampaged through the campus shouting “We are al-Shabab” and targeted Christian students.

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#1 The Islamic State is joined by Boko Haram
ISIS accepted the African group’s pledge of allegiance. This comes just as the Nigerian army, foreign mercenaries, and a regional alliance have been taking back land gained by Boko Haram. The video of the Islamic State’s acceptance has yet to be verified.

#2 NASA launches MMS MMS_mission
Last night, NASA launched the Magnetosphere Multiscale Mission. The $1.1 billion project is set up to study magnetic reconnection. The launch consists of four satellites that fly in a pyramid shape. The results from this launch could help scientists discover how energy from magnetic fields is transferred into kinetic energy and heat.

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#1 Department of Justice rules everyone is right
The DOJ announced Wednesday that while it was not charging officer Darren Wilson with any civil rights crimes, but it did say the police department in Ferguson does engage in civil rights violations. The reports cited black residents made up more than 90 percent of those charged with “manner of walking along roadway.” In addition, the Ferguson police dogs have only bitten 15 people, all of them black.

 

#2 Han Solo crashes Millennium Falconford
Harrison Ford was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries after his vintage two-seater plane crash landed on a Los Angeles golf course due to engine trouble.

 

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