The prosecution wrapped up its case in the dramatic racketeering trial of reputed Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. Scores of witnesses have included law enforcement officials, relatives of the ... more 
The prosecution wrapped up its case in the dramatic racketeering trial of reputed Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. Scores of witnesses have included law enforcement officials, relatives of the 19 people whose murders are linked by indictment to Bulger, and his alleged partners in crime. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter dated July 23rd to his Russian counterpart this week that self-proclaimed NSA leaker Edward Snowden would not face the death penalty if he were sent home.Holder also said Snowden would not be tortured and would have all the protections of the U.S. civilian court if he were to come home from the Moscow airport where he has been hiding out. Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of imprisoning and raping three women for a decade, has pleaded guilty and agreed to serve life without parole ? sparing the city an agonizing trial and perhaps the women from reliving their nightmare on the witness stand. less 
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Fri, Jul 26, 2013 1:43 PM EDT