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Current Event February 4, 2014

Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber


The 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing suspect could face the federal death penalty. Some victims of the bombings actively argue for capital punishment. The majority of residents in Massachusetts, where the bombing happened, do not support the penalty and it is not legal for state crimes. Listen to this story to learn what the bomber's fate might be. And then listen to this story about how a federal death penalty law trumps a state law that prevents it.

Civics/Government

Story Length: 2:25

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AIR DATE: 01/30/2014


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