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Dec 16, 2014

Gay veterans’ group says to march in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

BOSTON (Reuters) – The leader of a Boston group of gay U.S. military veterans said on Tuesday his organization had reached a deal to march in the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, which has long banned openly gay groups.

But at least one high-ranking official on the Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, denied a deal had been reached to end the stalemate, which this year caused a major sponsor pullout and the city’s first Irish-American mayor in 20 years to skip the event.

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Newtown victims’ families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack

BOSTON (Reuters) – The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school sued the maker of the gun used in the attack on Monday, saying the weapon should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

While the AR-15 assault weapon used in the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School was legally sold in Connecticut, the lawsuit contends that the weapon should not have been available to 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza. The AR-15 is manufactured by Bushmaster, a privately held company based in Windham, Maine.

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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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