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Week In Review: A Hearing, A Body And A Close Race

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, center, listens to opening statements during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing. (AP)

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, center, listens to opening statements during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing. (AP)

We discuss the week’s top stories, from a hearing in Washington on the Boston Marathon bombing, to the controversy over what to do with the body of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to new polls showing a tighter U.S. Senate race than some would have thought.

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Callum Borchers, business reporter for The Boston Globe.

Scott MacKay, political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio.

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WBUR, “So Markey leads Gomez 41 to 35 percent, but if you include leaners Markey has a bigger lead, 46 to 38 percent. However you count, the story remains the same.”

The Boston Globe, “The unmarked van carried the body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It glided out into the busy Main South traffic and past the throng of media vehicles that had been camped out in front of the funeral parlors for almost a week. The van belonging to Graham Putnam & Mahoney had arrived at the funeral home’s lot about 8:20 p.m. and had left a short time later without raising an eyebrow.”

WBUR, “The FBI did not initially share with Boston police the warnings it had received from Russia about one suspect in last month’s marathon bombings, despite the work of four city police representatives on a federal terrorism task force, Boston’s police commissioner told Congress on Thursday.”

Radio Boston, “Researchers analyzed recent data from the U.S. Department of Education and came up with this: colleges and universities are using financial aid, merit scholarships, and tuition reductions to attract wealthy students, forcing many poor students to pay more than they can afford and take on heavy debt.”

 

 


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