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4:41 PM ET, April 25, 2013

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Megyn Kelly / Fox News:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev vowed to die for Islam; judge may have prematurely stopped brother's interrogation, sources say  —  EXCLUSIVE: The mother of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew as early as 2011 that her son had been radicalized and sent text messages to family in Russia suggesting …
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list  —  The CIA pushed to have one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers placed on a U.S. counterterrorism watch list more than a year before the attacks, U.S. officials said Wednesday.  —  Russian authorities contacted the CIA in the fall …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Feds Further Investigating Role of Bomber's Wife  —  Law enforcement officials are carefully reexamining any possible role that Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, according to three federal officials with knowledge of the investigation.
Jonathon M. Seidl / TheBlaze.com:
MEGYN KELLY'S SURPRISE REVELATION: FBI WAS ‘SHOCKED’ TO SEE JUDGE ‘WALTZ’ IN AND GIVE SUSPECT MIRANDA RIGHTS  —  Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning …
Fox News:
Boston Marathon bombers' next target was Times Square, says Bloomberg  —  WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and wounded at least 176 on April 15, 2013.  Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, has been charged in the attack.
Boston Herald:
Patrick administration refuses to release Tsarnaev brothers' records  —  By:  —  The Patrick administration clamped down the lid yesterday on Herald requests for details of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's government benefits, citing the dead terror mastermind's right to privacy.
Washington Post:   Is the FBI focused enough on the real bad guys?
The Boston Globe:
2 separate watch lists named Boston suspect
Discussion: The Week
U.S. News:
Officials: Boston suspects discussed second attack in Times Square
Washington Post:
Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place
bigstory.ap.org:
Officials: Suspect described plot before Miranda
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Jawa Report
Associated Press:
Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes'  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the celebration surrounding the opening of son George W. Bush's presidential library Thursday, former first lady Barbara Bush brushed aside talk of a Jeb Bush run for the White House in 2016.
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USA Today:
Five living presidents toast new Bush library
Discussion: Guardian and Gawker
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama uses Bush library dedication ceremony to push immigration reform
Discussion: CNN
First Read:
First Thoughts: Re-examining Bush
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Yahoo! News and The Week
Politico:
Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption  —  Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
No, Congress isn't trying to exempt itself from Obamacare  —  There's a Politico story making the rounds that says that members of Congress are engaged in secret, sensitive negotiations to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.  —  Well, they were secret, anyway.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Congress: ObamaCare for thee, but not for we; Update: Boehner: Only solution is “full repeal”
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
Hagel: Syria likely used chemical weapons  —  ABU DHABI — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the intelligence community believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its people.  —  The intelligence community, Hagel said, has determined with “varying degrees of confidence” …
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
US believes Syria used chemical weapons, risks Obama's ‘red line’
Discussion: Politico
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Secret Tape: Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh “Problematic”  —  At a talk to college students, Republican pollster Frank Luntz would only chastise Rush Limbaugh and right-wing radio off the record.  —  Frank Luntz, the media-friendly Republican consultant and word wiz …
Maria Armental / The Providence Journal:
Body pulled from water in Providence ID'd as missing Brown student  —  PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A body pulled from the water Tuesday at India Point Park has been identified as that of Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University student last seen March 15.  —  A forensic dental examination confirmed the identification …
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Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
Body found in river confirmed as Sunil Tripathi - missing student wrongly linked to Boston marathon bombing
Discussion: Riehl World News
Brittny Mejia / Arizona Daily Wildcat:
‘You Deserve Rape’ sign causes controversy on UA campus  —  A student holding a sign that read “You deserve rape” ignited outrage across campus Tuesday, on the same day of a sexual assault awareness event, but administrators declined requests to remove him or his sign.
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
Mom wore a burka to go undercover in Egypt and take back her son, 12, who was kidnapped by his father and forced to live as a Muslim  —  A mother dressed up in a burka and flew to Egypt to take back her son who had been kidnapped by his father and forced to live as a Muslim.
 
 
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Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
A tale of two Scarboroughs: From rabid gun rights crusader to gun control advocate
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
House Majority Leader's Quest to Soften G.O.P.'s Image Hits a Wall Within
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The FAA fiasco  —  The air traffic controller furloughs …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Boehner-led cost-cutting saving millions in the House
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Amanda Filipacchi / New York Times:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McCain, Schumer warn House: Bill lacking path to citizenship a ‘nonstarter’
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Meredith Bennett-Smith / The Huffington Post:
Mars Rover ‘Draws’ Penis On Red Planet & NASA Picture Goes Viral (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Politico:
What we've learned about Bush since he left town
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