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  • Updated: October 7, 2013 - 7:30 PM
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mourning for his father: Mohammed Moses grieves by the grave of his father, who was killed Sunday by a suicide car bomb attack near an elementary school in the village of Qabak, just outside the town of Tal Afar, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad. Deadly attacks in Iraq killed dozens on Sunday, including 13 children slain when a suicide bomber detonated himself near their school.

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Bombing suspect to face state charges

A Massachusetts court on Monday issued a default arrest warrant for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he can be arraigned on state charges in connection with the killing of an MIT police officer. Tsarnaev, 20, is in federal custody and has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction. He faces a potential death sentence if convicted. He is accused of helping plant two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.Tsarnaev is unlikely to appear in state court until the federal case is resolved.

Washington

Three arrested in killing of fellow soldier

Three active-duty soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of another soldier, and police said they are no longer investigating the killing as a hate crime as race does not appear to be the motive, authorities said Monday. The three soldiers were booked into the Pierce County Jail on Monday and are being held in connection with the killing of Tevin Geike, 20, the Lakewood Police Department said in a statement. Formal charges are pending.

FLORIDA

Casey Anthony asks judge to block deposition

Attorneys for Casey Anthony have asked her Chapter 7 bankruptcy judge in Orlando to prevent her from having to answer the questions of a woman suing her for defamation, Zenaida Gonzalez. Gonzalez’s attorneys scheduled Anthony for a deposition on Wednesday. But in a new motion, Anthony’s attorneys argue that Gonzalez’s claim lacks merit, and the deposition was scheduled without their consultation.

argentina

President faces surgery for blood in her skull

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