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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 […]

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Former One Fund Critic Indicted for Fraud

A woman known for criticizing the way the One Fund doled out money to victims of the Boston Marathon is now receiving criticism from the Fund […]

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Powdered Alcohol, Approved Nationally, Is Still Banned in Massachusetts

The federal government just approved the sale of powdered alcohol products, but before you run out to the liquor store to get some, know that the […]

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How to Get Away with a Missing Murder Weapon

They searched houses, they recovered impounded cars, they sent divers to the bottom of a Connecticut lake, but investigators never turned up the .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic they believe […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial Gets Underway with Opening Arguments

What drove Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Boylston Street? Why the backpack, the shrapnel, the wounded, the dead? As the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial opened today, prosecutors and his lawyers […]

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Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyer Proves Deflategate Jokes Have Jumped the Shark

You know Deflategate jokes have probably jumped the shark when they start going over as badly as did the one made by Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer […]

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The Paris Attacks Won’t Delay Tsarnaev’s Trial

The Paris terror attacks won’t have an effect on the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, or, at least, not on its timing. […]

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Sen. Hedlund to Bring Back ‘Roadrunner’ Bill During New Legislative Session

Just like in the cartoon series with Wile E. Coyote, perhaps nothing will kill the “Roadrunner” bill. After failing to garner enough support to turn […]

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Group Continues Push to Get Cops to Wear Body Cameras

While Mayor Marty Walsh is in no rush to force Boston Police officers to wear cameras strapped to their chests, a group dedicated to bringing more accountability […]

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Why Judges Hate Relocating Trials Like Aaron Hernandez’s

Judges have been pretty loathe to move the trial locations of Massachusetts’ most famous accused criminals out of the counties where the alleged crimes took place […]

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Pussy Riot Takes Trip to Cambridge Police Department After Harvard Appearance

After speaking at a special engagement at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics on Monday night, members of the punk feminist collective Pussy Riot made their […]

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Attorney General Tells Market Basket CEOs to Mind the Law

After receiving an “uptick” in calls from Market Basket employees concerned about their legal rights as workers, Attorney General Martha Coakley teamed up with New Hampshire’s […]

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Yes, If a Cop Stops You On Your Bike, You Should Give Them Your Name

Officers in Boston and beyond have been cracking down on cyclists who run red lights, squeak through stop signs, and fail to obey the general […]

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Massachusetts Liquor Stores Can Soon Sell Alcohol Before Noon on Sundays

Governor Deval Patrick, who’s wrapping up a final stretch of signing legislation that’s spilling out of the State House doors this session, inked a bill […]

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No Shark Fin Soup For You

Governor Deval Patrick is sinking his teeth into a new law that will put an end to the possession and sale of shark fins in Massachusetts. […]