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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber,has  asked a judge to lift some of the restrictions on him in prison that he says are unfair.

Lawyers for Tsarnaev say the conditions he is being kept in are overly harsh, have left him nearly totally isolated, and are impairing their ability to defend him.

Tsarnaev's lawyers filed a motion claiming he is confined to his cell except for visits from them and has "very limited access" to a small outdoor enclosure.

In their motion, his team said "Special Administrative Measures" were imposed on their client beginning in August, at the request of the US Attorney's office.

"SAMs," as they are known, are used in terrorism and other high-profile cases involving "substantial risk" with a defendant's communications or contacts.

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Jack Osbourne has started a petition urging Rolling Stone to donate all of its profits from the new issue featuring a Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover story.

The magazine ignited national outcry when it unveiled its August cover, humanizing the man allegedly behind the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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Seeing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a la Jim Morrison or Bob Dylan on the cover sparked more than a few boycott efforts, but Jack came up with an alternative.

His petition on encourages Rolling Stone to donate all profits, retail and ad-based, from the current edition’s sale to the bombing victims.

“Glamorizing a suspected terrorist on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine is not controversial, it’s just wrong," the son of Ozzy and Sharon writes.

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Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover story has inspired an ever-growing list of boycotts among retail outlets, including now by 7-Eleven stores.

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The chain is joining the outrage at Rolling Stone, which put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover with a piece on his life leading up to the Boston bombing.

A rep for 7-Eleven, Inc. says that it "will not sell the August 1 issue of the Rolling Stone magazine" inside any of its 1,700 company-operated stores.

There are another 5,900 franchised stores, and the rep says they'll also urge those franchise owners to pull the issue spotlighting the alleged terrorist.

CVS, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop have also boycotted the issue.

What do you think of the controversial Rolling Stone cover?


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With controversy swirling over the latest Rolling Stone cover - it features Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and teases how he "became a monster" - the magazine has come out with an online statement.

As an editor's note to the Web version of the story, Rolling Stone writes:

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. "

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The vaunted cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician.

But this week, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets the honors.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover

The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Boston Marathon bombing suspect above the bolded legend "The Bomber."

The subheading promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."

What it may reveal, however, is how a magazine can stoop to a new low. The RS cover quickly drew sharp, negative reaction on social media.

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court today, pleading not guilty to 30 offenses including use of a weapon of mass destruction.

In his first public appearance since being arrested on April 19, Tsarnaev leaned toward a microphone and said, "Not guilty," in a Russian accent.

The defendant then said not guilty repeatedly about a half-dozen more times.

It's not clear when he will face trial, or if he will eventually change his plea.

Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the death penalty for the 19-year-old Tsarnaev, yet it seems highly unlikely that they would not.

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According to The Associated Press, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is up and walking and told his mother in a recent phone conversation that he's innocent of last month's Boston Marathon bombings.

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The chat took place last week, with reports confirming that Tsarnaev walked without a wheelchair for the first time since his arrest.

It was also the first and only time he has talked to his mother since he and his brother fled Boston police and helped shut down the city just a few weeks ago.

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Hidden and bleeding inside a boat before his April 19 capture, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly scrawled a note on the wall.

He admitted to the April 15 attack and hinted at his motive, implying that what he did was in retaliation for American actions against Muslims.

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"When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," read the suspect's note, scrawled with a marker on the wall of the boat's cabin, CBS News reports.

Dzhokhar, 19, reportedly said he would not miss his slain older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, because he would soon join him as a martyr in paradise.

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Sarah Cook, an ardent supporter of the Free Dzhokhar Tsarnaev movement, explained Monday why the accused terrorist is, like, totally innocent.

Her comments, claims, excuses and rationalizations on TMZ Live must be heard to be believed ... and even then you might not believe them.

Cook, one of MANY teenage girls devoted to proving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's "innocence" online, fervently believes the Boston bombing suspect is innocent.

How could she possibly think that?

Well, for one, the "mainstream media" is distorting the facts. Plus he was unarmed in that boat, and trying to profess his innocence to cops (yeah right).

And the best argument of all?

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a growing fan base on Tumblr apparently.

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection" was a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader devoted to the British boy band heart throbs.

Now, it's devoted to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

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Jahar, as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends and Twitter followers call him, has amassed a pretty huge following for a man charged with terrorism and WMD use.

He has his own hashtag, #FreeJahar, on Twitter, while thousands of Tumblr and Facebook fans closely follow his case and discuss his "innocence."

Beyond the boilerplate Boston bombing conspiracy theories that claim he's the fall guy or the whole thing is a hoax, there are other reasons for his appeal.

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