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Boston Bombings Suspect

Here's What The Boston Bombing Suspect's Note Said, According To Court Docs

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.22.2014 | Crime

After Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found bloodied and hiding in a boat in the yard of a house in Watertown, Massachusetts, last year, ...

Are Chechen Immigrants a 'Threat'?

Simon Saradzhyan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Simon Saradzhyan

In the wake of the Boston bombin, there is one question that should not be asked at all, and that is whether the horrendous attacks in Boston should prompt the United States and other countries to consider immigrants a security threat just because they belong to a certain ethnic group.

Alleged Bombers' Family Received $100,000 In Benefits: Report

Posted 04.30.2013 | Crime

The extended family of the accused Boston Marathon bombers received more than $100,000 in public assistance through a variety of government programs, ...

Tea Party Favorite Says Holder Spent Career 'Helping Terrorists'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) described on Tuesday the career of Attorney General Eric Holder as one that has abetted "terrorists," according to ThinkP...

Boston and the Dangerous Calls for 'Enemy Combatant' Status

Craig Martin | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Craig Martin

We should appreciate the potential ramifications of employing principles of LOAC to a domestic situation.

What's Changed -- and Hasn't -- in the Coverage of Breaking News

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Fifty years ago, in 1963, the media landscape was still dominated by the printed word, and by the imperative of getting the story right before it was published in early and final editions of America's newspapers.

Marco Rubio: 'Student Visas Are Not A Right'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claimed "student visas are not a right," which leaves room for "whatever restrictions" on student visas. "I don't like pr...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Dagestan and Chechnya: Why and How?

Jean-François Ratelle | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Jean-François Ratelle

hat is puzzling and remains unknown is how and why Tamerlan decided to turn to Islam, and then to terrorist activities.

It's Time to Reconsider U.S. Policies That Create Terrorists

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is one change that the United States could make in response to the terrorism threat that is never discussed. That is to consider the part U.S. policies have played in creating and sustaining it.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Not Be Treated As Enemy Combatant: White House

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an American citizen, won't be treated as an enemy combatant as some Republican members of Congress had sugge...

10 Things I Will Try to Remember About That Week in Boston

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Dedication, bravery and a willingness to help total strangers is the real story in Boston. Even though we are capable of causing great harm to others, we are also capable of extraordinary acts of goodness. We need to be reminded of that daily.

Cain and Abel and the Boston Brothers

Claudia Ricci | Posted 06.21.2013 | Crime
Claudia Ricci

Rather than hating the bomber, it seems better to me that we should love the lesson about choice that he so painfully teaches.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Did Boston Bombing Suspect Travel To Russia Under Alias? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have traveled to Russia under...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lawmakers Split On 'Enemy Combatant' Status | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) strongly rejected calls to declare Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant, arguing...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator: FBI 'Dropped The Ball' With Tamerlan Tsarnaev | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the FBI had dropped the ball in investigating Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, after ...

We Are One and We Care for Each Other

Liz Weeks | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Liz Weeks

Here in Auburndale, the world is a quiet place -- except for the near incessant sirens that can be heard in the distance, and there is not a soul on the streets. While the outside world may be eerily quiet with only the wind for noise, social media is keeping the students both at Lasell and around Boston banded together.

Friday April 19, 2013

Tony Woodcock | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Tony Woodcock

This terrible week will stay in our memories. It is with us now. Unresolved. A scream like the mighty dissonance of that Mahlerian scream in his 10th Symphony. But we will conquer its summit and plumb its depths.

PHOTO: Obama Looks For Answers In The Situation Room

Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was briefed on the latest developments on the situation in Boston on Friday, amid a massive manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the ...

What Boston Bombers' Chechen Ties May Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations

Anya Schmemann | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Anya Schmemann

Moscow has long claimed that Chechen rebels have close links with al-Qaeda, that Arab fighters joined Chechen fighters during the wars, and that some Chechen militants joined the fight in Afghanistan. These claims may receive additional U.S. attention after the Boston events.

The Boston Lockdown: A Living Nightmare

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Charlotte Robinson

Sometimes it's very emotional. I can feel my eyes fill with tears. Other times I just feel angry that my hometown is having to deal with this. It's not pleasant being confined in a lockdown.

A Night Locked Down at MIT

David Larson | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
David Larson

MIT students are perhaps some of the best people at dealing with stress. Our environment is all about being pushed beyond our comfort level. It's hard to destabilize MIT. But the loss of one of our own -- that's how you destabilize us. Upon hearing that phrase, "MIT officer dead," the night changed.

After Boston: Can You Have Faith Without God?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Should we have to adopt a belief we don't really hold in order to feel part of the larger American family who were collectively targeted on Monday, and who are grieving and searching for answers as part of one people?

Amidst the Lockdown

Diane Devlin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Diane Devlin

My husband Ronnie and I live in Watertown, in a complex of about 80 units, about two blocks from where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot last night. Our neighborhood is locked down very tight. Helicopters are above and have been circling, and no one is on the street.

Dave Jamieson

MIT Cop Killed 'Was Born To Be A Police Officer' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Crime

Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who was shot and killed during a confrontation with the two Boston Marathon bom...