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Judge denies defense request to move Boston Marathon bombing trial

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of Boston. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole said that despite extensive media coverage, it "stretches the imagination" to suggest that it will be impossible to find 12 fair and impartial jurors in a metropolitan area of five million people. O'Toole did delay the trial's start from November 3 to January 5, 2015. The defense wanted a longer delay to go over the large volume of information in the case. You can read more at CNN.