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Former Massachusetts state lawmaker's appeal to US Supreme Court is denied

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BOSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi's appeal of his corruption conviction, effectively closing the door on an appeal of the case itself. DiMasi's lawyer, Thomas Kiley, said he was disappointed that the petition to review the conviction was rejected. "Today closed a chapter, but we will pursue other avenues open to us,"...