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National & World Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand (Photo Gallery)
Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week - but refused to say exactly what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.
National & World Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.
National & World Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.
National & World Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program
The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.