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Prosecution in Boston bombing trial seen wrapping case on Monday
BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Monday with more testimony about the grievous injuries the blasts inflicted on the three people killed in the April 15, 2013, attack.



Students to fight gridlock at U.S. Senate simulator in Boston
BOSTON (Reuters) - The real U.S. Senate may be mired in gridlock, but officials hope a virtual one opening in Boston this week will allow students to show their elected elders in Washington how to get things done.

Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



New York state lawmakers reach budget deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement.

Two missing men likely found amid NYC gas explosion rubble: fire official
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two bodies found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, were believed to be those of two unaccounted for men, the city's top fire official said.



Firefighters gain on Montana fire that forced evacuation of ski area
(Reuters) - Firefighters in Montana on Sunday were working to contain a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds from a ski area as flames driven by high winds threatened to engulf the only road to and from the resort, officials said.