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The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial continues this week, opening a new chapter in the story that began on an April afternoon in 2013, when two homemade bombs exploded on the last leg of the Boston Marathon. Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justiceby Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, provides a thrilling account of the investigation and manhunt that followed, and paints an indelible portrait of the fortitude of a great American city.

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Anti-abortion demonstrators gather outside the US Supreme Court

Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of the most divisive and bitterly fought issues in American political life.

The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that enshrined a woman's right to an abortion, saying that individual states can now permit or restrict the procedure themselves.

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Sixteen states vying for the early slots in 2024’s presidential primary calendar pitched their case to the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday and Thursday, touting their history, diversity, economies, and electoral competitiveness in the general election.

State party officials, a governor, lt. governors, an attorney general, members of Congress, senior staff and party strategists touted their electorates, industries, heritage, and features that would propel presidential candidates and draw national scrutiny, which pleased the officials on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC). But the panel’s leaders also probed whether Republicans in otherwise promising states would seek to impede a revised Democratic primary calendar.

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