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A federal prosecutor says a wealthy Russian businessman and associates made tens of millions of dollars by cheating the stock market in an elaborate scheme that involved hacking into U.S. computer systems to steal insider information about companies such as Miscrosoft and Tesla. Vladislav Klyushin is standing in trial in Boston federal court nearly two years after he was arrested in Switzerland while on a skiing trip. He's the owner of a Moscow-based information technology company with ties to the upper levels of the Russian government. Klyushin also has close ties to a Russian military intelligence officer who was charged in 2018 with meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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The husband of a Massachusetts woman who is accused of killing two of their three children and assaulting a third who later died says his family was the best thing that ever happened to him, and that he forgives his wife. Patrick Clancy’s statement appeared Saturday on a fundraising site to assist with medical bills, funeral services, and legal help. His wife, Lindsay Clancy, is facing two counts of murder and other charges after their 5-year-old daughter, Cora, and their 3-year-old son Dawson, 3, were strangled last week inside the family home in Duxbury. said. They were pronounced dead at a hospital. On Friday, the youngest child, 7-month-old Callan, also died.

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A Massachusetts prosecutor says a mother has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who allegedly was exposed to illegal drugs while the two were living in a car in Peabody. The 28-year-old woman was ordered held without bail following her arraignment Friday. She pleaded not guilty to the charge, as well as to a charge of permitting substantial injuries to a child. The prosecutor said the child was brought to a hospital on Jan. 18 after she appeared unresponsive. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. A message seeking comment was left for the woman's lawyer.

MCLA Arts & Culture announces a Winter Woes Clowning Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 4 to 21, at the MCLA Art Lab, 49 Main St. The class will culminate in an open session for invited guests and the public on Feb. 25.

Murray Hidary's immersive sound installation 'Distanced Together' is on view at Mass MoCA now through Feb. 4. "You can really interact with it however you need to. It really is a space for reflection, for catharsis, for healing and really reflecting on the experience we’ve all had over the last couple of years with the music as the soundtrack tracing the arc of the pandemic.”


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