Tsarnaev admits to bombings, source says

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted to authorities that he and his brother were behind the Marathon bombings, and that his brother was radicalized in part due to US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were pictured in the upper-right of this photo taken before the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street.

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Two men who appeared to be Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a photo taken before the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street.

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Sean Collier, 27, had been described as someone who helped others since his childhood years in Wilmington.

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A private funeral Mass was held today for the youngest victim of the Boston bombings.

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An Algerian soldier stood near damaged cars used by Islamist militants during a siege at a gas plant in January.


Terrorism’s ‘homegrown wannabes’

The alleged Boston bombers may be a new kind of terrorist: young people who grew up in the West and for whatever reason became disenchanted with their adopted country.

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Harvard to shut research center where monkeys died

The university cited a difficult economic climate for biomedical research funding in its decision to shut down the research center.

Bulger says US has documents that can prove immunity

Attorneys for James “Whitey” Bulger demanded that government records detailing the connection between Bulger and federal law enforcement be handed over.

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Sen Max Baucus has decided to retire

Democratic Senator Max Baucus to retire

The powerful Senate Finance chairman, who steered President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul into law, has decided to retire.


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Small token of a Roman’s murderous ambitions

A coin issued by Marcus Junius Brutus, the most famous of Julius Caesar’s assassins, is the star in a new MFA gallery.

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Globe Talk | April 24

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Attend a talk and reception with journalist Priyanka Borpujari on how powerful corporations and the Indian government are displacing indigenous peoples and sparking a rebellion.