What it boils down to is ‘Yes, we copied. Yes, we took it. Yes, we lied about it. Yes, we changed our story every time. It boils down to this: Who do you believe? Are you going to believe Robin Thicke, who told us all he’s not an honest person?

The Gaye family’s lawyer in the closing arguments of the “Blurred Lines” trial

The complete sordid 2-year history of “Blurred Lines”

A Boston jury has found Dzhkohar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts related to the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, meaning Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

Wearing a dark jacket over a blue shirt, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered the courtroom and took his seat next to his attorney Judy Clarke. As the verdicts were read, Tsarnaev did not react and has not looked at the jurors.

He slumped in his chair, however, after he was convicted of all 30 counts. The courtroom fell silent when the clerk asked all 12 jurors to affirm their verdict and they responded “Yes.” Judge George O’Toole reminded jurors they are “still active an active jury” because the second phase of the trial, the penalty phase, will determine whether Tsarnaev lives or dies. The penalty phase will begin “early next week,” the judge said.

TURKEY, Manisa : Relatives of a dead miner try on April 13, 2015 to find his name on a list, bearing the names of the 301 killed miners last year, at a special tribunal set up in a cultural center in Akhisar in western Turkey. Dozens of suspects will stand trial on April 13 in Akhisar, some 40 kms (25 miles) from the coal mining town of Soma where the disaster took place in May. Forty-five people are to stand trial, including eight former top managers from the Soma Komur group that ran the mine who have been accused of murder over the deaths of the miners, Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE                        

Each difficulty in life, each pain and each tear we shed is a form of MERCY. I like to look at it as an injection prescribed by our creator to be cured of the diseases of our hearts. It is through the hardships that we gain strength, patience and new insights. The trials and tribulations chip away at our flaws and shortcomings leaving us purified and ever more aware. This awareness leads us to be more grateful, more cautious and more wise. Embrace the difficulties with the anticipation of becoming a better person!
—  Halel Banani