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Terrorism expert says Tsarnaev note uses jihadi material

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombers fired 56 bullets at police during a violent confrontation days after the 2013 attack, a ballistics expert testified Tuesday during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Cousin of Aaron Hernandez takes stand in his murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has taken the stand in the murder trial after being ordered by the court to do so, but she has repeatedly said she can’t remember.

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Georgia Tech’s Bamford named new AD at UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has selected a high-ranking athletics administrator at Georgia Tech with New England roots to be its new director of athletics.

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Olympic bid group seeks to bolster public support

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders of the state Legislature announced Monday they would jointly hire an outside consultant to advise them on the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, saying they wanted to assure that hosting the games wouldn’t unfairly burden taxpayers.

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Man who bought gun found near Hernandez home gets immunity

Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez looks over his shoulder during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Dominick Reuter, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony in the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck from the New England Patriots to a Florida man. Prosecutors say the money was used to buy guns.

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