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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

It this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements in front of U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right rear, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev, depicted seated second from right between defense attorneys Judy Clarke, third from right, and Miriam Conrad, right, is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

BOSTON (AP) — It didn’t take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them.

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Illinois holds off Nebraska for badly needed win, 69-57

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice (24) drives past Nebraska’s Tai Webster (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — In his last game in his hometown arena, Rayvonte Rice started slow.

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Landeskog leads Avs to 3-1 win over Penguins

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, makes a stick-save of a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday night to halt the Penguins’ four-game winning streak.

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Colorado State alone in 3rd, tops Nevada 78-62

RENO, Nev. (AP) — J.J. Avila scored 27 points and Colorado State took over sole possession of third place in the Mountain West Conference with a 78-62 win over Nevada Wednesday night.

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Construction of 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

TOKYO (AP) — Demolition of Tokyo’s old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, the venue’s management group said Thursday.

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