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Justice
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the biggest terror attack on U.S. soil since 2001, as jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing case now turn to the more difficult task of deciding whether he should die. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
Bank of America Corp. is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in which it will pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to resolve probes into its sale of mortgage-backed bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis more
R.I. Superior Court Judge Bennett Gallo on Wednesday ruled against the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association’s lawsuit opposing the welcome center planned for the grounds of The Breakers mansion. more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
Fourteen people will face federal charges Wednesday morning for allegedly sending toxic prescriptions across the nation that killed dozens of people, the Boston Globe reported. more
The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said he is pleased that a federal district court judge has struck down a state law that makes it a crime to circulate anonymous political literature. more
Thanks to a $16.5 million settlement between the federal government and several states, Rhode Island will receive $172,513 for its Medicaid program. more
When it comes to pay, the place for teachers to be is Rhode Island, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis compiled by Rasmussen College. more
The United States is preparing to sue Bank of America Corp. amid an impasse in talks to resolve government probes of the lender’s sale of mortgage-backed bonds before the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said. more
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