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Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence overturned by appeals court

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two Boston Marathon bombers, is no longer on death row.

A federal appeals court overturned Tsarnaev's death sentence Friday, ruling that two of the 12 jurors who sentenced him to death in 2015 were unfairly biased.

Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, detonated two bombs at the marathon's finish line in 2013, killing three people and injuring 260 more.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police as the two attempted to escape justice, but Dzhokhar was captured.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted to the bombing, but his lawyers argued at the trial that he'd been coerced by his older brother. The jury did not see it that way and sentenced him to death.

 

Friday, the 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals tossed that ruling and ordered a new trial to redetermine Tsarnaev's sentence.

--New York Daily News

Trump campaign halts ad spending while it reviews strategy

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign halted radio and television advertising spending this week while it reviews its strategy under new campaign management.

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