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Locked away: Massachusetts Prison officials are evaluating former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. That’s his first stop after being sentenced to life in the prison without the possibility of parole after he was convicted in the 2013 murder of his onetime friend Odin Lloyd. His new home will be Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center — a maximum-security prison, about 40 miles outside downtown Boston. It’s a far cry from the NFL career and $40 million contract he used to enjoy.


Tell me why: The U.S. no-fly list isn’t so hush-hush anymore. Americans on it will now be able to get information about why they’ve been banned from flights and will also be able to dispute their status. Before, they had no recourse. The ACLU challenged the old way of doing things, saying violated the constitutional guarantee of due process. The number of people on the no-fly list is classified, but an official with knowledge of the government’s figures told CNN in 2012 that the list at that time contained about 21,000 names, including about 500 Americans.


Who owns us?: Move over, Beijing. Japan now owns more U.S. government debt than any other country. China’s been the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries for the past six years, but Japan inched ahead in February, if only by a little bit. For those keeping score, the Treasury Department says Japan owns $1.2244 trillion in U.S. government securities compared with $1.2237 for China. What’s a few billion among friends anyway?

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