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Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Trial Was Far From Impartial

The jury that convicted the accused in the Boston Marathon bombing was biased before the trial even started, a wave of suicides is sweeping through a town in California and an activist works toward getting women to “free the nipple.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Want Obama to Join the ‘Fight for $15’ to Raise Minimum Wage

The effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is gaining momentum, and two of American progressives’ biggest allies are doing what they can to get the executive branch behind the movement.

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The Obamas’ Net Worth Is as Much as $6.9 Million

The first family almost qualifies as 1 percenters, with a 2014 adjusted gross income a bit shy of the $521,411 that would put them among the richest segment of Americans, according to financial disclosures released Friday.

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Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, an attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

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Study Shows Gender Equality Prevailed Among Prehistoric People

A review of the way gatherer-hunters live in our own time suggests that the gender inequality observed today did not exist for the vast majority of our evolutionary history.

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Sen. Warren’s Critique of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Prickly Obama on Defense

The senator’s unyielding criticism of the proposed trade treaty has driven the president into uncharacteristic contortions as he defends what he alleges to be “the most progressive trade deal in history”—a deal that contains certain elements he won’t allow the public to see.

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Five Big Banks Pleading Guilty to Felony Charges Will Continue Business as Usual

“For most people, pleading guilty to a felony means they will very likely land in prison, lose their job and forfeit their right to vote,” writes Dealbook at The New York Times.

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Critics: USA Freedom Act Will Codify Government Data Collection

Legislative critics of the USA Freedom Act, which was celebrated by privacy advocates as it passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, say the law will merely adjust and codify the government’s practice of bulk telephone data collection, rather than end it.

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The Real Reason the Amtrak Train Derailed

The blood of the people who died in the Amtrak accident Wednesday is on all our hands; new research explains why people tend to be healthier during summer; meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un has executed his defense minister for falling asleep during military rallies, among other reasons. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Cuba’s Had Cancer-Suppressing Drugs for Years, but Thanks to the Trade Embargo, We Haven’t

One of Cuba’s most incredible discoveries, a lung cancer vaccine, is about to cross U.S. borders.

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