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A memorial at the site of the first explosion in the Boston Marathon bombing. Defense attorneys say too many people in the potential jury pool have some kind of personal connection to the case. Andrew Burton /Getty Images hide caption

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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

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Potential Jurors Screened For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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This combination of undated photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. During a gunbattle with police days after the Boston bombing, Dzhokhar ran over and killed his older brother. AP/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young hide caption

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Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Court Appearance In Pretrial Hearing

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Nina Park, also known as Elle L. Cool Jam, is a member of the Cosmonaughties roller derby team in the Boston Derby Dames league. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

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Justice Department Numbers Paint Different Picture Of Sexual Assault

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Senate Panel Looks At Taking Sexual Assault Investigations Off Campus

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Sexual Assault Activists Worry 'Rolling Stone' Fallout Could Stunt Progress

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Obama's Immigration Action Brings Joy, Sadness For Undocumented Irish

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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

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To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

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A group of professors at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., has slammed the school's new sexual assault policy, saying it gives victims an unfair advantage. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

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