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Jury Selection to Resume in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

After two days off due to heavy snow, jury selection is set to begin again in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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    Jury Selection to Resume in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
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    In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

    Jury selection is back on in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a two-day delay because of heavy snow.

    Tsarnaev is charged in the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Jury selection in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial began Jan. 5.

    Jury selection was canceled Monday and Tuesday after a snowstorm dumped up to 2 feet of snow on Massachusetts. On Wednesday, Judge George O'Toole Jr. was expected to question 21 prospective jurors individually.

    Tsarnaev's lawyers have argued that he cannot receive a fair trial in Boston because of the emotional impact of the bombing and the personal connections many people have to the marathon and the injured.

    O'Toole has rejected three defense requests to move the trial.