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Biden visits Boston: The alleged Boston Marathon bombers are “twisted, perverted” jihadists, Vice President Biden said at a memorial service for the MIT police officer allegedly killed by one of the accused bombers. And according to U.S. officials, the CIA requested that one of the suspected bombers be added to a watch list more than a year before the attack on the marathon.

Paul clarifies his stance on drones: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) clarified that he does not believe armed drones should be used in "normal crime situations" after appearing to suggest Tuesday drones could be used against an armed robber. Meanwhile, a Paul adviser has signed on with the American Crossroads super PAC, a move designed to better relations between the GOP group and conservative activists.

Giffords group launches gun ads: A group started by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband advocating stricter gun laws launched a round of radio ads critical of the senators who voted against expanding background checks for gun purchases last week.

Weiner says decision will come soon: Former congressman Anthony Weiner says he will likely decide soon whether to run for mayor of New York City. "It's a matter of days and maybe a couple of weeks. It can't be much longer -- I mean, just the pure logistics of getting things started," he told WABC-TV in New York. By the end of May? Weiner says he thinks it will be "sooner than that." Weiner also told RNN-TV that if reporters decide to look for other women with whom he exchanged personal messages and pictures in the past, they may find something. "I can't say that they are not going to be able to find another picture or find another person who may want to come out on their own," he said.

Keeping it cordial: George W. Bush said his relationship with Dick Cheney is "cordial," a somewhat tepid response to a question about the dynamic between the two men. In a recent documentary, Cheney talks about friction between the two of them during Bush's second term as president.

Kasich opponent launches bid: Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) is officially running against Gov. John Kasich (D). He's the likely Democratic nominee against the Republican, who polls show has dramatically improved his standing the last two years.

Jimmy McMillan is back: Is "the rent too damn high" in New York City? Find out in this year's New York City's mayoral race. The “Rent is Too Damn High” Party candidate Jimmy McMillan is back, and he's running. He's out with a new rap video, too:


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