““This is the most hilarious thing I’ve heard in my 64 years,” Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, as quoted by ISNA news agency. He added that any suggestion that Al-Qaeda is linked to Iran is “truly ridiculous.””

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U.S. Officials: Boston Marathon Bombers Motivated By Radical Islamic Beliefs; Still No Known Connection To Islamic Terrorist Groups

April 22, 2013

“The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said Monday after interrogating and charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.”

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White House Endorses Internet Sales Tax Legislation

April 22, 2013

“”The Administration strongly supports S. 743, which will level the playing field for local small business retailers that are in competition every day with large out-of-state online companies,” reads the Obama administration’s statement on the policy.”

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Canadian Authorities Arrest Two Men Accused Of Al-Qaeda-Backed Plot To Derail A Toronto Passenger Train

April 22, 2013

“The RCMP said it had arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto in connection with the plot, which authorities said was not linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.”

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Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Federally Charged With Using A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

April 22, 2013

“The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200 in what FBI investigators said evidence shows was a coldly calculated attack.”

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White House: Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Won’t Be Treated As An Enemy Combatant

April 22, 2013

“The surviving suspect in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, “will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” but rather will be prosecuted “through our civilian system of justice,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday afternoon.”

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Report: Boston Marathon Bombers Didn’t Kill Carjacking Victim Because He Wasn’t American

April 21, 2013

“Inside the car, the brothers “declared to [the victim] that they were the Boston Marathon bombers and would not kill him because he wasn’t American,” the report said. When the victim saw an opportunity to flee, he ran to a nearby gas station where he asked the owner to call 911, the report said.”

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FBI: Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Awake, Answering Questions

April 21, 2013

“Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions, authorities said. Investigators are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News.”

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Hospitalized in Serious Condition

April 19, 2013

“Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH’-kahr tsahr-NY’-ev), was hospitalized late Friday in serious condition.”

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Police Arrest Wounded Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect After Finding Him Hiding in a Backyard Boat

April 19, 2013

“Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been holed up in a boat in a Watertown neighborhood. The crowd gathered near the scene let out a cheer when spectators saw officers clapping.”

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Boston Marathon Bombers’ Aunt: They’re Innocent; Bombing Could’ve Been Staged

April 19, 2013

““My first reaction was anger,” she said. “How could this happen?” She said that if there was proof that her nephews were guilty, she would have no choice to believe it, but that she remained unconvinced. “I am suspicious that this was staged,” she said.”

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Report: No Indications Yet That Boston Marathon Bombers Had Connection To Any Extremist Group

April 19, 2013

“Another official said that investigators had not yet uncovered any indications that the men had any affiliation with an extremist group or groups.”

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Traveled to Russia For 6 Months in 2012

April 19, 2013

“Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev flew in and out of John F. Kennedy Airport last year and was out of the country for six months, and investigators said they want to know if he received any terror training while he was overseas, NBC 4 New York has learned.”

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect #2 Currently A Sophomore At UMass-Dartmouth

April 19, 2013

“UMass Dartmouth has closed its campus after bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was identified as a student there.”

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Kyrgyzstan Government: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Emigrated to U.S. in 2001

April 19, 2013

“UPDATE: Kyrgyz government official tells CNN Tsarnaev brothers left Kyrgyzstan for the US in 2001. – @IvanCNN.”

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