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Boston ex-mobster Bulger seeks judge's dismissal

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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger have asked a federal appeals court to order the judge scheduled to preside over his murder trial to step aside because of his close ties to the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns has twice rejected a defense request to recuse himself from Bulger's trial. Bulger's lawyers say Stearns should not preside at...

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