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May 13, 2014

Friends of accused Boston bomber to seek relocation of trial

BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for three friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with hampering the investigation into the deadly 2013 blasts are due in court on Tuesday to ask a judge to dismiss the charges or move their upcoming trial out of town.

Attorneys for the three men, college friends of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, are also expected to argue that some of the charges against their clients are too vague and to seek to forbid prosecutors to read some of their early statements to police at the trial, set to begin in June.

May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

IMF’s Lagarde backs out of planned graduation speech at U.S. college

BOSTON (Reuters) – The managing director of the International Monetary Fund on Monday canceled a planned commencement speech at one of the most prestigious U.S. women’s colleges after students protested honoring an organization that supports “patriarchal systems.”

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, said that Brown University president Ruth Simmons would instead address graduates on Sunday after students circulated an online petition asking that Christine Lagarde, a French politician who has headed the IMF since 2011, be un-invited.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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