Tovia Smith

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Campuses Consider Following New York's Lead On 'Yes Means Yes' Policy

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

This week, New York became the second state to enact an affirmative consent law, meant to combat campus sexual assault. The law requires all colleges and universities to have a policy that "only 'yes' means 'yes' " - stricter than the old-time "'no' means 'no.' "


After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Advocates concede it may be more challenging to rally public support and dollars for causes that may be less obvious or visceral than marriage.


Family Of Suspected Terrorist Killed By Boston Police Call For Investigation

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Family members are demanding an investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Boston man believed to have been plotting a terrorist attack on police.


Sister Helen Prejean Says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Genuinely Sorry'

Monday, May 11, 2015

The jury in the Boston Marathon bomber case is just days away from starting its sentencing deliberations. The defense rested its case on Monday after Sister Prejean testified.


#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Friday, May 08, 2015

Also in this week's #NPRReads, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's elementary school teacher recalls the Boston bomber, a profile of Ohio's governor, Judaism in South Dakota and putting a face on the refugee crisis.


Boston Marathon Bomber Gets Emotional During Relatives' Testimony

Monday, May 04, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared to tear up as his relatives from Russia testified Monday.


Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jurors deciding the fate of convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will hear more from defense attorneys. They are making the case that Tsarnaev does not deserve the death penalty.


Tsarnaev Defense Urges Jury To Spare His Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

The sentencing phase in convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial continues on Monday. The defense will start making its case that he should not be put to death.


Live Tweets: Day 3 Of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial's Penalty Phase

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Boston jury is weighing whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death for his crimes.


Boston Bombing Jury To Hear More Testimony Before Sentencing Tsarnaev

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jurors in the case of convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hearing arguments about whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole.

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Sentencing Phase In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The sentencing phase in convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins Tuesday. The jury will have to decide whether to sentence Tsarnaev to the death penalty or life in prison.


Bostonians Mark 2nd Anniversary Of Marathon Bombing

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bostonians marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombing Wednesday, all while awaiting the sentencing phase of convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to begin.


Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with 30 counts, and he's expected to be found guilty of most of them. The defense said there would have been no attack if it hadn't been for his older brother, Tamerlan.


In Closing Argument, Prosecutor Says Tsarnaev Wanted To 'Punish America'

Monday, April 06, 2015

The defense and prosecution in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev delivered closing arguments Monday.


Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.


Defense Rests Case In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial will continue Monday with closing arguments.


Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Monday, March 30, 2015

Federal prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday. Medical examiners revealed the autopsy results of an 8-year-old boy who was the youngest person killed in the bombing.


Prosecutors In Boston Marathon Bombing To Wrap Up Their Case

Monday, March 30, 2015

Emotional testimony is expected before the government rests its case against admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The defense team's goal is to convince at least 1 juror that he doesn't deserve to die.


Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three weeks into the Boston Marathon bombing trial, defense attorneys will soon get their turn. Before sentencing, they'll be limited in what they can say to defend admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarneav.


Tsarnaev's Former Best Friend Takes The Stand In Boston Bombing Trial

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two starkly different pictures of admitted Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, emerged at his trial in Boston Tuesday when his former best friend went under cross-examination.