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BOSTON (AP) - A former Boston police detective has been sentenced to probation for lying to federal officials so he could fly armed on personal trips and allow a friend to avoid going through airport security. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 53-year-old Bruce Smith was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation and fined $7,500. Prosecutors say Smith flew with a weapon on about 28 trips from Logan International Airport even though he wasn't on police business.

BOSTON (AP) - Attorneys for Christian Indonesians living in New Hampshire are urging a federal judge to continue a hold on their deportation to give them enough time to fight their cases. Foster's Daily Democrat reports that a federal judge in Boston heard arguments Wednesday in the case of the Indonesians, who say they fear persecution if returned home.

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say a 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another teenager. Police tell The Enterprise the stabbing happened Sunday in Brockton. Investigators say the 15-year-old followed the 16-year-old boy before he grabbed an object on the street and stabbed the victim.

BOSTON (AP) - A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it rejects discrimination "in all forms." Vistaprint's CEO and founder sent a letter to its customers and partners on Wednesday in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the couple. Vistaprint says it's "incredibly saddened" by the incident and has reached out to the couple to express its outrage.

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