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Top headlines for Wednesday, March 4th

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL BEGINS

Prosecutors say suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle." His lawyers will seek to portray him as the impressionable younger brother of the attack's mastermind, Tamerlan.

2. INVESTIGATORS: FERGUSON, MISSOURI, RIFE WITH BIAS

The Justice Department finds troubling patterns of racial discrimination in the city's police force and legal system.

3. WHERE A MINING EXPLOSION MAY HAVE TRAPPED DOZENS

A miner is killed in the war-torn east of Ukraine in a blast that occurred at a depth of more than 3,000 feet.

4. U.S. SEEKS ONLY UNDERSTANDING WITH IRAN BY MARCH, NOT AN ACTUAL AGREEMENT

A senior U.S. official is tamping down expectations that negotiations will result in a formal, preliminary deal.

5. ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ORDERS HALT TO GAY MARRIAGE

Resisting numerous federal rulings, the court instructs the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

6. HILLARY CLINTON USED A 'HOMEBREW' SERVER FOR OFFICIAL EMAILS

Records reviewed by the AP show that the presumptive presidential candidate used a private email address that traced back to an internet provider in her New York state home.

7. WHO WILL FACE MORE FRATRICIDAL FIGHTS

After securing funding for homeland security, House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team will face more confrontations with rebellious conservatives within the GOP.

8. WHICH CEO GOT THE TOUGHEST JOB IN AVIATION

Christoph Mueller, credited with reviving Ireland's Aer Lingus, has taken on the challenging task of turning around Malaysia Airlines, still reeling from the twin disasters that beset it last year.

9. MASSIVE JAPANESE WARSHIP IS FOUND 70 YEARS AFTER IT SANK

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team discovered the wreckage of the Musashi after an eight-year search.

10. PLAY BALL! QUICKLY!

Major League Baseball introduces its new pace-of-play initiatives during spring training games in Arizona and Florida.

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