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bigstory.ap.org:
Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical  —  You are here  —  Home » Government and politics » Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical  —  FILE - This combination of undated file photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
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Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits  —  By:  —  Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Boston bomb suspect's name was on classified government watch lists  —  (Reuters) - The name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was listed on the U.S. government's highly classified central database of people it views as potential terrorists.
Washington Post:
Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say  —  The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to U.S. officials familiar with the interviews.
Kevin Cullen / Boston Globe:
Source: Marathon bombing suspect admitted to authorities that he and brother detonated bombs  —  A source told the Globe that the desperate Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, told their carjacking victim, 'We just killed a cop.  We blew up the marathon.  And now we're going to New York.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Alex Jones Downplays Connection To “Boston Bomber”  —  Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly listened to the conspiracist radio host.  “My show is anti-terrorism.”  —  Via: The Lowell Sun & Robin Young, File / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Alex Jones is not surprised that the media is reporting …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Gateway Pundit and Gawker
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Limbaugh: Boyhood Pictures Of Tsarnaev Show Media Trying To Do To Him ‘What They Did To Trayvon’
U.S. News:
Search of Tsarnaevs' phones, computers finds no indication of accomplice, source says
Discussion: Riehl World News and The Reaction
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Washington Post:
Charges dropped against Miss. man in ricin case as FBI searches second home
Discussion: Daily Mail, The Week, The Fix and Power Line
Tupelo Daily Journal:
Tupelo home being searched in ricin case, according to resident
Joe Picard / The Hill:
Charges against ricin suspect dismissed; no evidence found
Discussion: Politico
FBI:
New York Man Charged with Internet Extortion and Cyber Stalking … A 21-year-old Great Neck, New York man was charged in a criminal complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan with Internet extortion and cyber stalking, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.
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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Young Republican who worked for Ryan, Gingrich arrested over alleged nude photo scheme
Discussion: Riehl World News
NY Daily News:
Former Romney campaign intern busted in nude-pics blackmail scheme
Discussion: Reuters
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Reid Tests GOP Outrage Over Airport Delays With Plan To Pay Down Sequestration For Five Months  —  Amid GOP complaints about airport delays caused by sequestration, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he intends to promptly introduce legislation to use war savings to pay down automatic …
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
After Demanding Senate Pass A Budget, GOP Refuses To Enter Budget Negotiations
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Hill
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Gun Vote and 2014: Will There Be an Electoral Price?
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Reid will try to replace sequester with war savings from Afghan drawdown
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Turbulence at The Times  —  One Monday morning in April, Jill Abramson called Dean Baquet into her office to complain.  The executive editor of The New York Times was upset about the paper's recent news coverage — she felt it wasn't “buzzy” enough, a source there said — and placed blame on Baquet, her managing editor.
Oren Dorell / USA Today:
Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties  —  Terror suspects, fugitives and radical speakers have passed through the Cambridge mosque that the Tsarnaev brothers are known to have visited.  —  BOSTON — The mosque attended by the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing …
John Hudson / FP Passport:
Ron Paul fans furious over Rand Paul's drone flip-flop  —  Ron Paul's vibrant fan base is in open rebellion today over Rand Paul's perceived reversal on domestic drone strikes.  The Kentucky senator, whose famous 13-hour Senate floor filibuster did much to strengthen his ties …
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton hits the speaking circuit  —  Hillary Clinton's next chapter — the paid speaking circuit — begins today.  —  The former first lady, senator and secretary of state has overnight become one of the most in-demand speakers in the world — as a a reported $200,000-a-pop fee attests …
Discussion: msnbc.com
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  37.4 Million iPhones Sold; 19.5 Million iPads Sold  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share.
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93%  —  An Uneven Recovery, 2009-2011  —  OVERVIEW  —  During the first two years of the nation's economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28% …
Jim O'Sullivan / The Boston Globe:
In final debate, records attacked  —  SPRINGFIELD — The final debate of the Senate Democratic primary devolved into an exchange of insults and character allegations Tuesday night, as Representatives Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch abandoned collegiality for a heated confrontation with one week remaining in their contest.
Discussion: First Read
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News poll: Majority says legal immigration should be reduced  —  While most voters favor citizenship for illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements, there is widespread agreement that new border security should come first.  —  In addition, more than half say we should cut the number …
Discussion: National Review
 
 
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