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Thorny US legal questions swirl in case of suspect

Federal prosecutors Sunday were poised to bring criminal charges against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, launching a process legal specialists said would unfold during many months and involve a number of critical, emotionally charged decisions.

Carmen Ortiz, the US attorney in Massachusetts, declined to say Saturday when charges would be brought, or which crimes would be included, but said her office was “formulating the charges.”

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