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GitMo, Unpopular, Morning After

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

GitMo: President Obama in a news conference renewed his call to shut the terrorist holding center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “It hurts us in terms of our international standing, it lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts, it is …

Wife’s Home Searched, Gay NBA

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 Bombers: Investigators say they found female DNA on one of the Boston Marathon bombs and they’ve taken a sample from Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow to see if it matches. Authorities searched the family home of Katherine Russell in Rhode Island and …

Parents Abandon Bomber Body

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bombers: The parents of the Boston bombing suspects have given up a plan to come to the US to recover the body of their dead son, Reuters reports. The news service says they spoke to the parents in a remote …

Tsarnaev “Jihad”, Ricin Arrest

Sunday, April 28, 2013

 Call Your Mother: The NY Times reports that the Russian warning about Tamarlan Tsarnaev in 2011 was the result of two intercepted phone calls with his mother discussing “jihad”, the term for religious war or struggle. The Times says the …

340 Dead in Factory, 9/11 Find

Saturday, April 27, 2013

World: Police arrested two of the factory owners in the Bangladesh building collapse. About 340 people are dead and 75 have been pulled from the rubble that housed five factories. Authorities ordered the arrest of the building and garment factory …

The Red Line, Bush Library

Friday, April 26, 2013

 Thin Red Line: The White House reports that with “varying degrees of confidence” US intelligence agencies believe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. But a statement said the US needed conclusive proof before taking action. …

How the Bomb was Made, Factory Collapse

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boston: Investigators told a House panel yesterday that the Boston Marathon bombs were triggered with the kind of radio-remote used for toy cars, leading some authorities to wonder whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev had instruction in more sophisticated bomb making. But the …

Bombers Alone, Shopped at Macy’s

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston: Investigators say that so far it appears that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects acted alone. But investigators are also following leads in Russia where Tamarlan Tsarnaev spent six months. Tamarlan bought large fireworks in New Hampshire. In the week …

Marathon Suspect Charged,

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

 Boston: Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, known as suspect #2, was charged by federal prosecutors yesterday as he lay in a Boston hospital bed. He’s accused of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and could …

Suspect Answering, Drunk While Famous

Monday, April 22, 2013

 Boston: ABC and NBC News report that Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and answering questions by handwriting. He is said to be unable to speak because of a gunshot wound to his throat.   Boston’s police commissioner says …