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Feb 25, 2015

U.S. high court ruling good for accused Boston bomber’s friend: lawyer

BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber convicted of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts may be exonerated due to a Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case, one of his attorneys said on Wednesday.

A U.S. jury in July found Kazakh exchange student Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of obstruction of justice for removing a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth three days after the April 15, 2013, attack.

Feb 24, 2015

U.S. Congress should allow force, not war against Islamic State: Rubio

By Scott Malone

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, on Tuesday said Congress should deal with Islamic State militants by authorizing use of military force that is not limited in duration or geography but stop short of making a declaration of war.

Speaking to voters in New Hampshire, which will hold the United States’ first 2016 presidential nominating primary, the Florida Republican said that placing too tight a rein on the authorization of force would be a mistake.

Feb 19, 2015

Accused bomber’s lawyers say cannot get fair trial in Boston

BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Thursday asked a U.S. appellate panel to override a federal judge and order his trial moved out of the city, saying an impartial jury could not be seated so close to the site of the 2013 attack.

U.S. District Judge George O’Toole has three times rejected pleas by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers to move the trial out of the city where the bombing killed three people and injured 264.

Feb 13, 2015

Liberals work to lure Elizabeth Warren into White House race

By Scott Malone

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – The scene in the New Hampshire office is one common to any nascent U.S. presidential campaign in the state that holds the country’s first primary contest: Young staffers peck away at laptops and unpack boxes of signs with their candidate’s name.

But the Democrat they are working for, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, adamantly denies plans to seek the presidency.

Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 12, 2015

Lawsuits say Harvard, MIT webcasts leave out deaf Americans

By Scott Malone

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – An advocacy group for the deaf on Thursday sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, saying the elite schools had violated laws by posting online video and audio recordings for public use that lacked accurate captions.

Two lawsuits charged that Harvard and MIT said the webcast recordings were intended to provide the public free access to the schools but were unusable by people with difficulty hearing because they either lacked captions or had captions that were so poor as to be unusable.

Feb 12, 2015
Feb 12, 2015
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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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