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‘Marathon Monday’ Trademark Doesn’t Belong to the BAA, Board Rules

The Boston Marathon is the only major marathon held on a Monday. And though the Boston Athletic Association has put on the race every year since […]

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City of Boston Employee Wins $10.9 Million in Treasury Department Discrimination Suit

A Boston jury awarded a City Hall employee a $10.9 million verdict Friday in a discrimination and retaliation suit in Suffolk County Superior Court. Chantal […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in a landmark 5-4 decision. Overturning an decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of […]

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Martin Richard’s Family Speaks at Tsarnaev’s Sentencing

In federal court on Wednesday, the parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, eight-year-old Martin Richard, confronted the terrorist who blew their son’s body […]

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Lawyer On Boat Called ‘Naut Guilty’ Arrested for OUI

This week in regrettable boat names: A defense lawyer and alleged operator of a vessel named “Naut Guilty” was charged with an OUI after a […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death. Jurors reached the verdict after 15 hours of deliberation, exactly two years and one […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Fate Will Be Decided by a Series of Check Marks

A jury will soon decide the fate of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as the high-profile trial plods into its final days. Both sides […]

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The FBI Doesn’t Want to Protect the Tsarnaev Family Longer than It Has To

The FBI sounds tired of protecting the family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, some of whom are in town to testify in his defense, and their complaint […]

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Combat Surgeon Describes Martin Richard’s Painful Last Moments at Tsarnaev Trial

In a trial where pain is frequently the topic of testimony, in all its manifestations—amputations, flesh wounds, post-traumatic stress, death—it seemed superfluous to call upon […]

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Tsarnaev Defense Attempts to Discredit Middle Finger Photo

The prosecution made a splash in the first day of the sentencing phase of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by capping their opening arguments […]

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Sean Collier’s Death Spotlighted in Day 2 of Tsarnaev Trial Sentencing Phase

As soon as Officer Sean Collier found a steady job, he made two key purchases: a New England Patriots season ticket and a pickup truck […]

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Aaron Hernandez Is—Of Course—Getting Sued

In the endless legal saga of Aaron Hernandez, news that the family of Odin Lloyd will go forward with their wrongful death suit against the former […]

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Boston Wants a Tsarnaev Death Sentence Less Than the Rest of the Country

When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers moved to have his trial relocated out of the Boston area, they argued that public sentiment was so set against him in […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Phase Will Look Like Another Trial

It was said many times this week that the rendering of a verdict in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial would allow for “the real trial” or […]

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The Tsarnaev Jurors Had Good Questions for the Judge

If there’s no difference between “aiding” and “abetting” a crime, why are the jurors in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being asked to determine whether […]