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Bulger prosecutors want criminal checks on jurors

Federal prosecutors in the upcoming racketeering trial of Massachusetts’ reputed gangster Whitey Bulger (BUHL’-jur) want to do criminal background checks on potential jurors. In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors cited the case of convicted killer…

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Christie unveils buyout offer to NJ flood victims

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced plans to use $300 million in federal funding to buy out homeowners whose properties have flooded repeatedly, especially during Superstorm Sandy. Christie announced the buyout plan Thursday, just…

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Wisconsin wildfire started by logging operations

Prosecutors announced Thursday they won’t file charges against loggers whose equipment apparently started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin, concluding there was no criminal intent or negligence. The fire began Tuesday afternoon in the woods…