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Dec 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014

Accused Boston bomber says satisfied with defense lawyers

BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in his first public appearance in more than a year, told a judge on Thursday that he is satisfied with his lawyers heading into the January start of his trial in the deadly 2013 attack.

Tsarnaev, 21, last appeared at U.S. District Court in Boston in July 2013, when he was charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with two homemade pressure cooker bombs at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. He also was charged with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later.

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Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014

U.S. appeals court denies prisoner’s right to tax-funded sex change

BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a lower-court decision that a Massachusetts prisoner suffering from gender identity disorder was entitled to receive a taxpayer-funded sex change operation.

The state’s prison system is not violating the prisoner’s rights under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects inmates from cruel and unusual punishment, by not providing gender reassignment surgery to Michele Kosilek, who was convicted of murder in 1992, the 1st U.S Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
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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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