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Marathon bomber formally charged with 30-count indictment

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged by state and federal prosecutors on Thursday with a 30-count indictment that included using weapons of mass destruction, car-jacking, illegal use of a firearm during a violent crime and killing four people. “What we allege is that they [Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev] took these acts […]

SCOTUS decision a win for same-sex marriage

In a major victory for gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court  issued a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, opening the path for gay married couples to receive federal benefits they were denied under the act. The 5-to-4 ruling deemed the law unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the Fifth […]

Democrat Ed Markey defeats Gabriel Gomez for U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Ed Markey edged out Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez on Tuesday to win the special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s former U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts. Markey gathered 642,988 votes and 54.8 percent of the vote to defeat Gomez, who received 525,080 votes and 44.8 percent of the vote. Richard Heos, candidate […]

Sluggish voter turnout in Mass., Boston for Senate special election

Even though Democratic candidate Ed Markey and Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez campaigned until the end of the day, few voters went to polls to cast ballots in the Tuesday special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. Voters had to deal with high temperatures on Tuesday in order to cast […]

IRS extends tax date by three months

In light of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday the Internal Revenue Service announced a three-month tax filing and payment extension to taxpayers in Boston and others affected by the explosions. “In the wake of the tragedy, there are a lot of things that people need to be worried about that come before filing your tax […]