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Driver Hijacked By Tsarnaev Brothers Helped Police Trace Them

A 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur tells The Boston Globe his harrowing story of a 90-minute ordeal at gunpoint by suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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FBI Criticized For Failing To 'Connect Dots' In Boston Case

The failure of the FBI and the CIA to keep track of Tamerlan Dsarnaev in the months preceding the Boston Marathon bombing has prompted criticism that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials ignored important warning signs. The case is reminiscent of criticism leveled at counterterrorism officials after Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's shooting rampage at Fort Hood Texas in November 2009 and after the al-Qaida-directed attempt to blow up a civilian airliner on Christmas Day of that year. In both cases, counterterrorism officials subsequently acknowledged that mistakes had been made. Whether authorities missed important evidence of Dsarnaev's intentions, however, is far less clear. Veteran intelligence officers say resource and legal constraints make it very difficult to follow suspicious individuals closely unless their behavior is genuinely alarming.
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Will Chemical Weapons Change U.S. Policy Toward Syria?

The White House now believes Syria has used chemical weapons. But President Obama has shown no inclination toward military involvement in another Middle Eastern war.
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Investigators Probe Bombing Suspect's Actions In Russia

Some big questions remain unanswered in the Boston Marathon bombing case. One of them is: What did Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the older brother — do when he visited Russia last year for six months. U.S. investigators are in the Russia Republic of Dagestan trying to get answers.
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Should Air Traffic Controllers Be Included In Furloughs?

As air travelers grumble about delayed flights, congressional Republicans have a new talking point: It's all President Obama's fault. They argue that he could make cuts in less critical parts of the FAA budget, but wants to inconvenience the public to force Congress to undo sequestration.
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Muslim Family Values

Many Muslim people were hoping the Boston bombers didn't share their religion. However, the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is indeed Muslim, according to family members. Host Michel Martin speaks to Muslims from different ethnic backgrounds about the conversations they're having at dinner tables and in their neighborhoods.

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