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Boston Marathon explosions

Two explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon resulted in numerous casualties.

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Charges were filed against Boston bombing suspect Dzohkhar Tsarnaev today while he lay in his hospital bed, a federal court official said. The United States Attorney’s office for the District of Massachusetts announced that Tsarnaev was charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in U.S. resulting in death.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that Tsarnaev will not be treated as an enemy combatant. “He will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” said Carney. “We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under US law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. It’s important to remember that since 9/11 we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.”

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Neil Diamond surprised the crowd at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Acquaintances of the suspect are shocked that he returned to campus after the bombing.

Our colleagues at KDAF-TV in Dallas assembled this amazing montage of footage from an unprecedented week of news. From the Boston Marathon to the Ricin scare to the West, TX, fertilizer plant explosion to the flooding here in Chicago. This was a week we will remember for a long time.

Dean chats with Caryn Brooks,  Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, about the way the media handled the coverage of the recent news out of Boston.


Possible suspect identified in Boston bombing

Perhaps the only man in the world who can explain why the Boston Marathon bombings took place is sedated with a tube down his throat, unable to speak.

The dramatic end to Boston’s manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev came to an end Friday night after a man in Watertown noticed blood on his boat that was being stored on a trailer in his backyard. (No audio)

With the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings captured alive, the nation waits for answers as to why all of this took place.

The suspects wanted in connection to Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon are no longer a threat with one suspect dead and the other captured alive.

After a wild day of police chases, gunfire and a city-wide lockdown, police are reporting tonight that the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is over.

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