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1:35 AM ET, April 23, 2013


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New York Times:
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
The 11 Most Mystifying Things the Tsarnaev Brothers Did  —  On Monday, it became official: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with “use of a weapon of mass destruction” and “malicious destruction of property resulting in death” for his alleged role in last Monday's bombing of the Boston marathon.
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
Here's Why Tsarnaev Was Charged With Using a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’  —  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, was charged today with using a weapon of mass destruction.  It's yet another circumstance where the legal and colloquial definitions of “weapon of mass destruction” are at odds.
The United States Department of Justice:
Suspect in Boston Marathon Attack Charged with Using a Weapon of Mass Destruction  —  Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Cambridge, Mass., has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property …
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
42 Million People Watched Last Hour Of Manhunt For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Washington Post:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using ‘weapon of mass destruction’
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Unsealed Complaint and Affidavit - U.S. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Discussion: Hot Air
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
The Conservative Paranoid Mind
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Biden to attend memorial service for slain MIT officer
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Greg Weston / CBC News:
Alleged terror plot thwarted by arrests in Ontario, Quebec  —  RCMP to outline joint operation involving CSIS, U.S. authorities and local police at 3:30 ET  —  Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce later today they have thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack …
Canadian police: 2 arrested in al Qaeda-supported terror plot
Greg Weston / CBC News:
Alleged terror plot targeting Via train thwarted
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Matthew Keys on Reuters firing: ‘I assume they were looking for an out’  —  Matthew Keys said his firing from Reuters “wasn't unexpected” — and while the company told him they “did not agree with” some of the coverage he did on his own about the Boston bombings and did not mention the indictment against him …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Reuters fires Matthew Keys
Michele McPhee / ABCNEWS:
Boston Bomb Suspect Eyed in Connection to 2011 Triple Murder  —  In the wake of the revelations about the violent nature of accused marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, investigators in the Boston suburbs tell ABC News they are probing whether he may have been involved in an unsolved grisly triple homicide …
Discussion: Politico
Susan Page / Associated Press:
USA TODAY Poll: Public support for gun control ebbs  —  WASHINGTON — Four months after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a USA TODAY Poll finds support for a new gun-control law ebbing as prospects for passage on Capitol Hill seem to fade.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Colbert Busch expands lead  —  PPP's newest poll on the special election in South Carolina finds Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch expanding her lead to 9 points over Mark Sanford at 50/41.  Green Party candidate Eugene Platt polls at 3%.  —  Colbert Busch's lead is on the rise for several reasons.
New York Times:
A Moment in Boston  —  “In front of us, there was a flash of glass and smoke that came across where we were walking on the sidewalk.”  —  Ms. Carmona and her husband, Paul, work on the organizing committee of the Austin Marathon.  She ran the Boston Marathon in 2011, but this year was supporting Paul …
Discussion: Poynter and
Rand Paul:
Sen. Paul Issues Letter to Majority Leader Reid Regarding Consideration of Immigration Bill  —  In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, focus should be on National Security  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul today issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top Opponent Of Immigration Reform Totally Loses It During Immigration Hearing
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rubio: Immigration bill should take Boston attack into account
David Carr / New York Times:
The Pressure to Be the TV News Leader Tarnishes a Big Brand  —  Like a lot of Americans, when I woke up on Friday morning and found out there was a manhunt in the Boston area for the remaining suspect in Monday's bombing at the marathon, I turned on CNN.  —  It's a common impulse, although less common than it used to be.
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
‘This Is CNN?’  Stewart Destroys His Favorite Target After A Chaotic End To A Terrible Week In Boston  —  Another week of The Daily Show brought another round of Jon Stewart eviscerating CNN for its Boston Marathon bombing coverage Monday night.  The host picked up where he left off last week …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and The Raw Story
Associated Press:
Havens, First Woodstock Singer, Dies of Heart Attack  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday at age 72.  —  Havens died of a heart attack in New Jersey, his family said in a statement.  He was born in Brooklyn.
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
White House Correspondents' Dinner terror deja vu  —  Two weeks before Conan O'Brien was set to headline the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner, a deadly terrorist attack took place on American soil, riveting the nation's attention and sending the country in mourning.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jill Colvin / Politicker:
Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bombing  —  Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.  (Photo John Moore/Getty Images)  —  In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country's interpretation …
Daniel W. Drezner:
Meet the revisionist George W. Bush — pretty much the same as the old George W. Bush  —  The George W. Bush presidential library is having its coming-out party this week.  Five years after the end of the Bush administration, it's about time for a push to recalibrate our historical understanding of George W. Bush's legacy.
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