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    Father tells jury about boy’s death at Boston Marathon

    BOSTON | With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son’s pale, torn…

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    Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

    NEW YORK | The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. The rate for boys and young men increased since 2007, too.…

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    For Northeast, a brutal winter redefines ‘enough is enough’

    NEW YORK | Forget the winter of our discontent. For Northeasterners enduring one of the coldest, snowiest seasons in decades, it’s the winter of our exasperation, full-on funk and enough-is-enough rage. From slush-covered Manhattan intersections to snow-choked Boston streets, moods are…