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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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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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