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Five myths about Russia

Actually, President Putin isn’t on Team Trump.
  • Oct 7, 2016

At the Boston Marathon bombing trial, harrowing testimony and detail about the explosive devices

Some of the most frightening details from the trial so far.
  • Mar 26, 2015

Prosecutors’ focus on Tsarnaev’s radicalization gets lost in translation

As the prosecutors present notes and messages of the Boston bombing suspect, the defense pokes holes in the narrative.
  • Mar 26, 2015

‘This year I lost too many of my loved relatives,’ Tsarnaev wrote

A 2013 note from the Boston bombing defendant, trying to explain his failing grades, is entered into evidence.
  • Mar 25, 2015

Taxi driver pleads guilty to lying to Boston bombing investigators

A 28-year-old taxi driver named Khairullozhon Matanov pled guilty to four counts of lying to investigators in the Boston bombing case on Tuesday. In exchange for his guilty plea Matanov, who has been in jail since last May, will likely be sentenced to 30 months behind bars on top of the time he has already […]
  • Mar 24, 2015

At Boston Marathon trial, a focus on Tsarnaev in his own words

What is the difference between a screed and a lament? A manifesto and a prayer? In the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, standing trial in the Boston Marathon bombings, it is all in the reading.
  • Mar 16, 2015

In Boston Marathon bombing trial, the defense is often silent

For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense to succeed in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, it needs to turn the adversarial process into a non-adversarial one.
  • Mar 9, 2015

Video captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moments before a blast at the Boston Marathon

A description of the infamous video that showed Dzhokhar near the Boston Marathon finish line.
  • Mar 6, 2015

Man who lost son, and tended to his other wounded kids, testifies in Boston bombing trial

William Richard, composed throughout his nearly hour-long testimony, describes the day of the bombing and seeing one son mortally wounded and a daughter with her leg nearly torn off.
  • Mar 5, 2015
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