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Bin Laden son in law seeks to have statements suppressed in U.S. trial

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son in law peppered U.S. officials with questions on Tuesday about his interrogation earlier this year as they seek to have those statements suppressed as evidence in his upcoming trial. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, described by U.S. authorities as a spokesman for al Qaeda, faces trial in federal court in New York in January on charges he conspired to kill Americans. He has pleaded not guilty.

Boston arrest sparks debate over reading of rights

The arrest of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect has ignited debate over a legal exception that allows police to interrogate individuals without reading them their rights. The suspect, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old naturalized US citizen, was in hospital to receive treatment for injuries he sustained during a shootout with police on Friday. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the seriously wounded Tsarnaev was "not able to communicate yet," hinting that he may not have been questioned so far.

Boston arrest sparks debate over reading of rights

If prosecutors want to use what a suspect says in police custody at trial, they must prove the individual was informed of his or her Miranda rights, understood them and voluntarily waived them.

U.S. public defender says will represent Boston bomb suspect

By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Public Defender Office said Saturday it will represent Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, once charges are filed. Miriam Conrad, head of the Boston office that represents criminal suspects who cannot afford a lawyer, said via email that "we have been informed that we will be appointed after charges are filed."

UPDATE 2-U.S. top court to review free speech of HIV/AIDS groups

* US appealed ruling striking down part of 2003 law * Funding linked to prostitution, sex trafficking policies * Court to also review Miranda rights case, four others (Adds other cases throughout) By Jonathan Stempel Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the government can require groups that receive federal funding for overseas HIV/AIDS programs to have explicit policies that oppose prostitution and sex trafficking.
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