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The Fate of The Boston Bomber: Bostonians Will Have Their Say

Thursday, April 09, 2015

After being found guilty on 30 counts, Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may now face the death penalty. That process begins next week, and it will be up to the jury to decide.

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: Remembering Boston

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A year ago today, no one knew what was about to happen, and for each runner, they knew it would be a momentous day. It was a momentous day for the whole city of Boston, the nation and the world of course.

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The Takeaway

BPD Commissioner on 2014 Marathon Security

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has run in the Boston Marathon 18 times, but will be sitting this year's race out to focus on security. He reflects back on last year's attack and how the city is preparing for the 2014 race.

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The Takeaway

Kansas Tragedy Marks Somber Start to Passover | What Does It Take to Become Resilient? | Tufts Marathon Team Returns To Finish What It Started

Monday, April 14, 2014

Is Ukraine Teetering on the Brink of Civil War? | Tufts Marathon Team Returns To Finish What It Started | Boston's Police Commissioner on Bouncing Back From the Marathon Bombings | Kansas Tragedy Marks Somber Start to Passover | Retro Report: The October 1989 World Series Loma Prieta Earthquake | ...

This American Life

#519: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Last May, a weird story made the news: the FBI killed a guy in Florida who was loosely linked to the Boston Marathon bombings. He was shot seven times in his living room by a federal agent. What really happened? Why was the FBI even in that room with him?

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The Takeaway

Diplomatic Damage Caused by Drone Strikes, In Defense of the DSM-5, Bob Woodruff's Advice for New Grads

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Drone Strikes and Diplomacy, from Yemen to Pakistan | National Security and the Muslim World | FBI Investigation of Man with Ties to Boston Bombing Suspect Ends in Shooting | In Defense of the DSM-5 | Wise Words for New Grads, from Bob Woodruff

The Takeaway

Obama Visits Mexico, Paying Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking, Is Immigration Reform Doomed?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Friends of Boston Bombing Suspect Charged | Major U.S. Companies Profiting from Labor Brokers Who Drive Down Workers' Wages | Could the Failure of Gun Control Legislation Portend Failure for Immigration Reform | Obama Visits Mexico, With Focus on Trade and Immigration, Not Drugs | Paying Pregnancy Women to Quit Smoking | Can Facebook be Used to Predict and Fight Obesity?

The Takeaway

'Top Secret America': How Safe Are We?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

After 9/11, the Bush administration vowed to do everything in its power to prevent another attack. But more than a decade later -- and after billions of dollars have been spent on counter-terrorism efforts -- are we safer? "Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings," a FRONTLINE documentary airing tonight, explores this question. The documentary follows the reporting of Dana Priest, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post.  

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WNYC News

How Vulnerable is Times Square to Attack?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Officials say Times Square was a possible target for the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. This revelation comes almost three years after an attempt to detonate a car bomb in the tourist hub. A security expert discusses the risk to the city landmark, as well as how the NYPD has sought to protect it.

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Freakonomics Radio

Running to Do Evil

Thursday, April 25, 2013

An interview with Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, whose younger brother turned him in -- and what it says about the Boston bombers.

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