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Week In Review: ‘Whitey,’ Rakes, Flemmi, Tsarnaev

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev raises his hand from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev raises his hand from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

In the trial of admitted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, Stephen “Stippo” Rakes had waited decades to tell the public how Bulger forced him to sell his liquor store. Until his body was found in Lincoln on the day he was originally scheduled to testify.

Bulger’s closest partner-in-crime, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi takes the stand.

And heated controversy over the cover of the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine, featuring a flattering photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Guests

Peter Canellos, editorial page editor at The Boston Globe

John Carroll, communications professor at Boston University, author of the blogs CampaignOutsider.com and ItsGoodToLiveInATwoDailyTown.com


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