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We're All Journalists Now

Janet Ritz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Janet Ritz

In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.

Carjack Victim: Boston Bomb Suspects Let Me Live Because He 'Wasn't American'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime

A man who claims to have been carjacked by the men authorities suspect were responsible for the Boston bombings told authorities that the duo spared h...

Bombing Suspects' Aunt Reportedly Threatened After Saying Her Nephews Were Framed

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

The aunt of the men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon claims she has received threats since telling the media she thinks her nephews may have b...

Suspect Discussed Boston Bombing At College Campus In Days After Attack, Students Say

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

Following the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spent several seemingly typical days on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmou...

Report: Tsarnaev Brothers May Have Been Planning Trip To NYC

Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

The Boston bombing suspects may have been planning a trip to New York when they carjacked a Mercedes Benz SUV last Thursday. A senior United States...

Elise Foley

Patrick Leahy Has Tough Words For Chuck Grassley | Elise Foley | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) chastised some of his Republican colleagues on Monday for saying immigration r...

Amanda Terkel

Boston Bombing Suspects Did Not Have Gun Licenses | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Boston bombing suspects engaged in a deadly firefight with police last week, possessing six bombs, handguns, a rifle and more than 2...

The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

It all began in Boston -- when a group of brave colonists resisted the yoke of a despotic king and sought freedom. Protecting Tsarnaev's constitutional rights is the best tribute we could give to the storied legacy of that great city where our freedoms and rights first took hold.

Reactions To Boston Bombing Suspects' Race

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

Last week was a hard one for the whole country, as took a toll on us all. Many of us were glued to the TV for most of the week, waiting for news, t...

Conservative Paranoia Creates Common Thread On GOP Positions

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Liberals and civil libertarians shouldn’t yet be saying that there’s utterly no way that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be declared an “enemy combatan...

And Hate the Sinner Too

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The individual who, motivated by irrational hatred, chooses to murder innocent victims is irretrievably wicked, has cast off the image of God from his countenance, has irreversibly compromised his humanity, and has forfeited his place in the global human community.

Boston Bombing Prosecutor Known For Aggressive Record

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

By Ross Kerber and Hilary Russ BOSTON/NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - As the top federal law enforcer in Massachusetts, U.S. Attorney C...

A Love Letter to Boston

Anne Theriault | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Anne Theriault

Boston, what I really want to say is thank you. Thank you for helping us when we were down. Thank you for saving my great-grandfather. Thank you for my life. I've never met you, but I love you.

Freedom Restored

Heidi Legg | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Heidi Legg

Harvard Square bustled with students and grandparents and families roaming to nowhere, satisfied to simply gather and share with others outside in the power of numbers.

Republicans Raise Questions On FBI Handling Of Boston Suspect

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

* FBI had questioned one of the suspects in 2011 * U.S. lawmakers wonder why agency didn't take more action * FBI says i...

You Are Truly Boston Strong

Jamie El-Erian | Posted 06.21.2013 | Crime
Jamie El-Erian

They say that adversity is the true test of character. Well, what happened last week was much, much more than an adversity. Yet it demonstrated that the people of Boston and its surroundings sure know how to step up when called upon; and they did so with enormous courage and dignity.

Boston Stronger

Linda Flanagan | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

The bombing in Boston is an opportunity to reflect on one of literature's enduring themes, man's inhumanity to man. But perhaps there's another way to process these events.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Dem Sens Call For Death Penalty For Boston Bombing Suspect | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said federal prosecutors should seek the death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Duri...

Michael McLaughlin

Watertown: 24 Hours In The Absurd Media Cocoon | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

BOSTON -- The series of shootings, explosions, and ensuing security clampdown and eventual street parties here will always be talked about by those wh...

Praying For The Dead, For Peace And For Our Persecutors

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

But we are called to do something more by Jesus: pray for them, love them, forgive them. As he said, if we pray only for those who do good to us, "what are you doing more than others"? Yes, it is hard. For me, it's almost impossible.

The Missing Chechen Context on the Boston Tragedy

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

While there are no links between Chechen insurgents/jihadists/terrorists and Al Qaeda, there is a long and bloody record of Chechen terrorism against a dominant state that may have inspired the two Chechen American brothers to carry out their senseless act of terrorism against a country that gave them refuge from their own war torn homeland.

Understanding the Tsarnaev Brothers

Lorenzo Vidino | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Lorenzo Vidino

Over the next few days we will learn more about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, from their childhood in Central Asia and their arrival to America up to the last days before and after their alleged attack against the Boston Marathon.

Republicans Urge Obama To Label Boston Suspect 'Enemy Combatant'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

Republican lawmakers issued a statement Saturday urging President Barack Obama to treat Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings...

State GOP Lawmaker Suggests Using 'Torture' On Boston Bombings 'Punk'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) suggested using torture on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, in a tweet Friday night. ...

Obama: 'Americans Refuse To Be Terrorized'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke about the "resolve and resilience" of Boston during his weekly address on April 20. "On Monday, an act of terror wound...