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Boston bombing jury sees gory photos of blast victims

News crews photograph pieces of shrapnel taken from the body of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and presented as evidence in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial heard graphic testimony and saw autopsy photos of the second of the three people killed in the April 15, 2013 attack. Shrapnel from one of the homemade pressure cooker bombs set off by a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers punched through Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu's legs, causing the 23-year old to bleed to death within minutes, Boston medical examiner Katherine Lindstrom testified on Monday. "Her injuries were caused by debris hitting her body and going through her body," Boston medical examiner Katherine Lindstrom said. "They would have been very painful." Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with the bombing attack that also injured 264 people, as well as shooting Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier dead three days later as he and his older brother prepared to flee the city.


South African comedian Noah to replace Stewart on US 'Daily Show'

Trevor Noah is relatively unknown in the United States but has a big following online and in South AfricaSouth African comedian Trevor Noah will host iconic US late-night news satire "The Daily Show," whose anchor Jon Stewart announced last month he would step down, the program said Monday. The widely acclaimed Comedy Central program has been led by Stewart for the past 16 years, and become an influential source of news and views for a younger audience that those tuning into straight news broadcasting. "No-one can replace Jon Stewart. The South African comedian, who grew up in the Johannesburg suburb of Soweto, has became an occasional contributor to the "The Daily Show" last year 2014.


US Ebola patient's health improves again

Sierra Leone health officials check passengers at the border crossing with Liberia in Jendema on March 28, 2015An American healthcare worker who contracted the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has improved and is now listed in fair condition, hospital officials said Monday. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, "has improved from serious to fair condition," said a statement from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. In a statement released on Thursday, PIH co-founder Paul Farmer said that the man had, "in the opinion of some of the best doctors and nurses in the world, turned the corner," after his condition improved from critical to serious. The patient was evacuated from Sierra Leone on March 14 and brought to the NIH's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland just outside Washington for treatment.


U.S. defense chief sees military recruitment challenges ahead

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon hold a joint news conference in WashingtonBy David Alexander ABINGTON, Pa. (Reuters) - The U.S. military faces a challenge recruiting people with the high-tech skills it needs for the future as those who joined after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks leave the service and the U.S. economy creates more jobs, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.


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