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Lawyers For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Want Trial Moved To D.C.

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are making a second push to move his trial to Washington, D.C.

Tsarnaev's lawyers say a defense expert who analyzed polling data and media coverage found that among Massachusetts residents there's "an overwhelming presumption'' he's guilty. They say their analysis shows people in Washington are less likely to assume his guilt.

The lawyers filed new materials to support a change-of-venue request they made in June.

The 21-year-old Tsarnaev is awaiting a November trial on federal charges in the deadly attack. He has pleaded not guilty and, if convicted, could face the death penalty.

Prosecutors say he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, placed two bombs near the 2013 marathon finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

NPR

Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.
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Is Virginia The Birthplace Of Southern Barbecue?

We speak with two food writers about tracing the roots of barbecue to local Powhatan Indian slow-cooking.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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