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U.S. man convicted of al Qaeda support says his free speech was violated

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Massachusetts man convicted a year and a half ago of conspiring to support al Qaeda have claimed that prosecutors prejudiced the jury with videos of beheadings and that the judge who sentenced him violated his right to free speech.Full story

Mass. lawmakers approve summer tax-free weekend

Massachusetts shoppers are one step closer to another summer tax-free weekend. Full story

Report shows Mass. economy slumps in 2nd quarter

The Massachusetts economy slowed sharply during the second quarter and failed to match the pace of growth on the national level, according to an economic index released Wednesday. Full story

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