Waking up to discover that someone you thought you knew. may have done something unimaginable is a jarring experience, but it's what happened this morning all over Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing lived.
Brian Glyn Williams teaches Chechen history at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. That's the same college attended by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Williams had brief contact with him, when Tsarnaev was a high school student.
A guy in San Francisco watching events unfold in Watertown, MA a week ago posted an intriguing scenario on Facebook: "What if the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ended with a drone strike?" The post then went viral...in Pakistan.
Three friends of the younger Boston Marathon bombing suspect have been charged in connection with the case. Federal authorities say the three are charged with conspiring to obstruct of justice, and making false statements to federal investigators.
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