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Oct 3, 2014

U.S., allies face ‘long fight’ against Islamic State, Biden says

By Scott Malone

CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – The battle to stop Islamic State militants’ advance in Syria and Iraq is going to be a “hell of a long fight” for the United States and its coalition partners, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday.

But Biden defended the U.S. decision to wait until last month to begin airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, which has already endured a bloody civil war that has killed 190,000 people.

Oct 2, 2014
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Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials

BOSTON (Reuters) – A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination.

The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a “very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults.”

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Sep 29, 2014

Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber’s friend

BOSTON (Reuters) – Jury selection is set to begin on Monday for the trial of the last of three college friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber to face charges relating to a visit the trio made to the suspect’s dorm room three days after the deadly attack.

The trial will focus on a visit Robel Phillipos, 21, and two Kazakh exchange students made to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s room, at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth on April 18, 2013, after the FBI released photos of Tsarnaev and his older brother, identifying them as suspects in the bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260.

Sep 25, 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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