Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines: the prosecution rests it’s case in the penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial, several Massachusetts district attorneys hold off on using breathalyzer test results, Gov. Baker pushes for new fiscal oversight of the MBTA, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Obama trade barbs over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Armenian communities around the world today commemorate the anniversary of what many historians have called a “genocide,” including Watertown, Massachusetts — the third largest Armenian community in the country.
The bird is the red knot, a small shorebird that weighs less than a coffee cup. The ancient crab is the horseshoe crab, a creature that’s lived basically unchanged on this earth for 450 million years.
Jurors heard detailed, graphic testimony from three survivors of the bombing who each lost a limb in the attacks. They also heard from a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The alcohol breath test and its testing procedure are under review by Massachusetts State Police who question its reliability.
Why, as individuals, and as a nation, do we still find it so hard to talk about things like slavery?
We talk to Brandeis students and playwrights Julian Seltzer and Amanda Jane Stern about their new documentary play, “Coerced.”
There were some smiles in the courtroom Wednesday as the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial heard from Joseph Reynolds, the stepfather of Officer Sean Collier.
The question before the Tsarnaev jury is a secular one: do his crimes warrant execution? But for many people, the question is a deeply religious one. Where does the death penalty fit in faith?
Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Baker proposed new legislation overhauling control of the T — including a new fiscal control board that will claim financial oversight of the MBTA.
David Ortiz is in the news today, but not because of a dramatic encounter with a referee.
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