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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.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.
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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
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Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts

A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.
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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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