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In this March 12, 2014 file photo, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate Dunford as next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat hardened commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a key period of transition.

2015-05-05 11:47:45 -0600

A relative of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leaves federal court in Boston after testifying Monday, May 4, 2015, during the penalty phase in Tsarnaev's trial. Tsarnaev was convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 people in April 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming he was tortured in a Russian camp during the Russian-Chechen war in the 1990s, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.

2015-05-05 09:15:03 -0600