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Aspen Candidates Open Their Books

Aspen candidates turned in their first campaign finance filings this week. Skippy Mesirow outraised all other candidates with a reported $12,605 in donations. He lost in his first campaign for city council two years ago and has set himself up as the young candidate with fresh ideas, and his spending is in line with that. He has purchased campaign apps, software, a texting service and slew of facebook ads. His financial supporters include developers John Sarpa and Peter Fornell, as well as...

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The grisly week that began at the Boston Marathon Monday left one police officer dead.

As police closed in on the bombing suspects Thursday night, law enforcement officials say two officers were shot. One, transit police officer Richard Donohue, is in critical condition at Mount Auburn Hospital.

The other, Sean Collier of the MIT campus police, was pronounced dead Thursday night.

MIT says Collier had gone to respond to a report of an altercation on campus Thursday evening. Soon, word came over the police radio that he had been shot.

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Witness To A Manhunt In Your Own Backyard

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Week Of Hardship Strains City Of Boston

Apr 20, 2013

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People in Boston can speak for themselves. And do. Loudly, bluntly and often with humor that bites.

It's a city that speaks with both its own broad, homebrew, local accent — although no one really pahks thea cah in Havahd Yahd — and dialects from around the world. It is home to some of America's oldest founding families, and fathers, mothers and children who have just arrived from Jamaica, Ireland, Bangladesh and Ghana.

There are people in Boston who dress in pinstripes and tweeds, and tattoos and spiked hair. Sometimes, they are even the same person.

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Isn't it nice to be able to say time for sports?

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In Boston, The Search For Answers Begins

Apr 20, 2013

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People who knew Dzhokhar Tsarnaev just have a hard time squaring the man they knew, with the violence in Boston. Sierra Schwartz went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school with the suspect, who's now in custody.

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