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Jury selection set for friend of marathon suspect

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BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers representing a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to pick a jury for his federal trial on obstruction of justice charges.
   
Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth several days after last year's attack. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure cooker bombs exploded near the marathon's finish line.
 
Jury selection began Monday.
 
Prosecutors said Tazhayakov and another friend took Tsarnaev's backpack containing fireworks after seeing Tsarnaev's photograph on the news and realizing he was a suspect. The backpack and fireworks were later recovered in a landfill.
   
Tazhayakov's lawyers say he did not try to impede the investigation.
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