An 8-year-old girl caught in a hail of gunfire in Jamaica Plain early this morning suffered two bullet graze wounds but is expected to survive, police said. Boston police spokesman Officer Stephen McNulty said the child's mother told investigators they were outside on Heath Street when they heard shots fired and ran home. She was unable to provide police with a suspect description, McNulty said.
The traumatized mother of an 8-year-old girl struck by one bullet and grazed by another hunched over and spread her arms to show how she tried to protect her children as they fled the gunfire in a Jamaica Plain housing project early yesterday morning. Taking shelter in a friend’s apartment, the mother, tears steaming down her face, recalled, “My daughter said, ‘Mommy, they shot me,’ but I thought she was joking. I said, no, no, they don’t shoot you, they’re shooting outside.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to grant a new trial for a teen killer, who argued he lost his right to a fair trial when the public — including his own family — were shut out of jury selection for two days. Justices, by a 7-2 vote, wrote that Kentel Weaver “has not shown a reasonable probability of a different outcome” to his 2006 conviction for first-degree murder had his defense attorney argued the point to the trial judge.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".