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7:50 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 …
Jonathon M. Seidl /
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Judge Made Miranda-Rights Call in Boston Bombing Case  —  FBI Wanted to Question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Further Under Public-Safety Exception  —  A federal judge made the call to advise the Boston bombing suspect of his Miranda rights, even though investigators apparently still wanted to question …
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list
The Boston Globe:   2 separate watch lists named Boston suspect
U.S. News:
Officials: Boston suspects discussed second attack in Times Square
Washington Post:   Is the FBI focused enough on the real bad guys?
Officials: Suspect described plot before Miranda
Discussion: Hot Air and Jihad Watch
Noah Shachtman / Wired:
Syrian Blood Tests Positive for Sarin Gas, U.S. Spies Say  —  The U.S. intelligence community has uncovered strong evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.  Several blood samples, taken from multiple people, have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, an American intelligence source tells Danger Room.
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” …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
McCain: White House looking for excuses not to intervene in Syria
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
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.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama uses Bush library dedication ceremony to push immigration reform  —  Speaking at the dedication of The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Obama used the opportunity to call on Speaker John Boehner to “bring home” an immigration measure, while giving a nod to his predecessor's work on the issue.
Discussion: CNN and The Reaction
First Read:
First Thoughts: Re-examining Bush
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.
Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
Body found in river confirmed as Sunil Tripathi - missing student wrongly linked to Boston marathon bombing  —  Officials in Rhode Island have confirmed that the body of a man that was found in a river running through the city of Providence is that of a student mistakenly linked with the Boston bombings last week.
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.
Economic Policy Institute:
Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market … Executive summary  —  This paper reviews and analyzes the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) labor market and workforce and the supply of high-skill temporary foreign workers, who serve as “guestworkers.”
James Kirchick / The Daily Beast:
The Ron Paul Institute: Be Afraid, Very Afraid  —  The former presidential contender is back, this time as head of a new ‘institute’ for ‘peace’ comprised of anti-Semites, 9/11 truthers, and dictator lovers.  James Kirchick reports.  —  In December 2011, when Ron Paul was leading …
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Wall Street Journal:
Unemployment Hits New Highs in Spain, France
Discussion: MoneyBeat
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Judiciary to start piece-by-piece approach to immigration reform
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
A tale of two Scarboroughs: From rabid gun rights crusader to gun control advocate
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World News
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
House Majority Leader's Quest to Soften G.O.P.'s Image Hits a Wall Within
 Earlier Items: 
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The FAA fiasco  —  The air traffic controller furloughs …
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Boehner-led cost-cutting saving millions in the House
Discussion: ABCNEWS and National Review
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Different Places Have Different Safety Rules and That's OK
Amanda Filipacchi / New York Times:
Wikipedia's Sexism Toward Female Novelists
Discussion: The Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Meredith Bennett-Smith / The Huffington Post:
Mars Rover ‘Draws’ Penis On Red Planet & NASA Picture Goes Viral (PHOTO, VIDEO)