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Boston Mayor Pleads Ignorance on 2013 Bombers’ Immigration Status

Brendan Kirby, ‘I don’t even know the situation,’ Mayor Walsh says when asked if Tsarnaev brothers were refugees. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Thursday professed ignorance about the immigration status of the two men implicated in the infamous and deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In a wide-ranging discussion about immigration on the “Howie Carr Show,”

Man charged with impeding marathon bombing probe

 A friend of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Friday with obstructing the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, of Quincy, was arrested at his apartment shortly after 5 a.m. He was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Boston on Friday afternoon. Matanov, a legal

Judge won’t toss statements by 2 Tsarnaev friends

 A federal judge on Thursday refused to suppress statements allegedly made by two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the deadly 2013 bombing. Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos declined to testify earlier this week during a suppression hearing in federal court over statements they made under questioning by federal agents. A third

Lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect:Tsarnaev Statements should be thrown out

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued Wednesday that statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds and without being told his rights. The lawyers said in a flurry of pretrial court

Boston Marathon bombing defendant Tsarnaev Says U.S. Should Allow Private Family Talks

 Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says U.S. prosecutors are wrongfully barring him from talking privately with his two sisters by suggesting the women may engage in “terrorist tradecraft.” The U.S. is exaggerating the risk of such meetings and shouldn’t be present when Tsarnaev, 20, meets with his siblings and defense-team investigators in prison, one

Boston Bomb Suspect Loses Bid for Evidence on Brother

 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, seeking to spare him from the death penalty, lost a bid to force the U.S. to turn over evidence that may show his older brother radicalized him and led the attack. The request for material about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a police shootout after the bombing,

Boston Marathon Bomber: Tsarnaev Sought Name Change as Tribute to Islamic Militant

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev applied to legally change his name to that of a venerated Russian militant leader just three months before the attacks, the Los Angeles Times reports. A previously undisclosed Jan. 23, 2013 Department of Homeland Security application reveals Tsarnaev sought “Muaz” as a new name, a tribute to Emir Muaz,

Big Suprise ! Russia Didn’t Share All Details on Boston Bombing Suspect, Report Says

 The Russian government declined to provide the F.B.I. with information about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack that would most likely have prompted more extensive scrutiny of the suspect, according to an inspector general’s review of how American intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have thwarted the bombing. Russian

Harvard issues report on marathon bombing response

 The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects culminated in a chaotic gunfight that placed police and the public in danger because it lacked coordination and restraint, according to an otherwise largely positive report released Thursday by Harvard University on the emergency response to the explosions. The shootout that occurred in the suburbs four days

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyers say FBI tried to make Tamerlan an informant

FBI pushed elder Tsarnaev to be informer, lawyers assert  Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asserted Friday that his older brother and alleged accomplice had been encouraged by the FBI to be an informant and to report on the Chechen and Muslim community, according to court records. “We seek this information based on

Marathon Bombing Defense Strategy: Older Brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev Could Not Be ˜Disobeyed’

 New motions filed by the defense team for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reveal how the attorneys may plan, at least in part, to show the younger brother was acting at the behest of his older brother, Tamerlan, in his role in the deadly dual bombing, saying Tamerlan may have been “all-powerful” in the

Marathon bombing suspect seeks records on brother

 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked a judge on Friday to order federal prosecutors to turn over evidence related to his family as they try to build a case that his older brother was the “main instigator” behind the deadly attack. The defense team is seeking a host of records from prosecutors, including