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Boston bomber’s lawyers ask judge to exclude hospital statements

BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Wednesday asked a judge not to allow statements the defendant made to the FBI while handcuffed to a hospital bed with his jaw wired shut to be read at trial since he did not have an attorney present.

Federal investigators questioned accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after his arrest without advising him of his right to counsel, citing a provision of U.S. law that allows them to do so to learn of any risks to public safety.

May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014

New Hampshire court allows ‘COPSLIE’ license plate

BOSTON (Reuters) – A New Hampshire man has the right to drive around the New England state with a license plate reading “COPSLIE,” the state’s top court ruled on Wednesday.

The state Supreme Court upheld a challenge to Department of Motor Vehicles’ rules, finding they were unconstitutionally broad by allowing officials to deny requests for vanity license plates that “a reasonable person would find offensive to good taste.”

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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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