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Jake Gyllenhaal finally plays superhero in 'Stronger'

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings inspired moviegoers Saturday, walking the red carpet at the Toronto film festival for the premiere of "Stronger."

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Peace activist tries to calm Charlotte protests with free hugs

(Reuters) - A peace activist in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been offering police and protesters free hugs in an attempt to calm three nights of unrest that have engulfed the city in the wake of the fatal shooting of a black man by police.

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Al Qaeda chief urges lone wolf attacks, militant unity

CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on young Muslim men in the United States and other Western countries to carry out attacks inside there and urged greater unity between militants.

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Condemned Boston Marathon bomber may spend years in prison during appeal

BOSTON (Reuters) - Condemned to die for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to await his fate over the course of years, if not decades, locked up in grim prisons under extreme conditions while his lawyers appeal his sentence.

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Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death

BOSTON, May 15, 2015 (AFP) - A US jury on Friday sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, one of the worst assaults on American soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Social issues breed radical ideology

There is no empirical evidence that religion and ideology are primary motivators for violent extremism.

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UBS whistelblower Birkenfeld lodges request for return to Europe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./ZURICH (Reuters) - Ex-UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld, a whistleblower in a tax fraud case involving the Swiss bank for which he was awarded $104 million (67 million pounds) after serving more than two years in prison, has lodged a request to be allowed to return to Europe.

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U.S. police need to regain faith of communities, top officer says

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. police need to recapture the lost trust of minority communities, a problem vividly illustrated by protests after the police killings of two unarmed black men, said a veteran police chief tapped by President Barack Obama to address community relations.