LATEST ON BOMBING SUSPECTS!!
Police Shootout With Suspected Boston Bombers In Watertown Caught On Camera (VIDEO) from the Huffinton Post
"The two suspects wanted for the Boston Marathon bombings engaged in an explosive shootout with police overnight Thursday and into Friday in Watertown, Mass. The incident left Suspect 1 dead."
Ruslan Tsarni, Uncle Of Marathon Bombing Suspects, Says They 'Deserve' To Die (AUDIO) from the Huffington Post
"Ruslan Tsarni told the station that he'd lived with suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Cambridge for about 10 years. In an emotional interview, he said he realized that his nephews may be responsible after reading a report on AOL.com. Tsarni was also shocked but "not sympathetic" to learn that 26-year-old Tamerlan had been killed."
Boston Bomb Suspect's Dad Tells Him to Surrender, Warns ' Hell Will Break Loose' if Son Dies from ABC News
"The father warned, however, "If they killed him, then all hell would break loose." "If they kill my second child, I will know that it is an inside job, a hit job. The police are to blame," the father told ABC News. "Someone, some organization is out to get them.""
Great. I think we can begin to get inside the mentality of the two suspects when you hear the nutiness of their father.
The Story Behind the Bombers (Christopher Dickey, Eli Lake, Daniel Klaidman) from the Daily Beast
"Did al Qaeda ideology inspire the attack or were the two brothers driven by other motivations? Christopher Dickey, Eli Lake, and Daniel Klaidman report on the latest."
UP-FRONT ECONOMY NUGGET!!
China Local Authority Debt ‘Out of Control’ (Simon Rabinovitch) from the Financial Times [of London]
"A senior Chinese auditor has warned that local government debt is “out of control” and could spark a bigger financial crisis than the US housing market crash. ... “We audited some local government bond issues and found them very dangerous, so we pulled out,” said Mr Zhang, who is also vice-chairman of China’s accounting association. “Most don’t have strong debt servicing abilities. Things could become very serious.” The International Monetary Fund, rating agencies and investment banks have all raised concerns about Chinese government debt. But it is rare for a figure as established in the Chinese financial industry as Mr Zhang to issue such a stark warning."
WHO CALLED IT?!
Why Some Small Colleges are in Big Trouble (Jon Marcus) from the Boston Globe
"Money is tight. Competition is brutal. Are some Massachusetts schools on the road to ruin?"
Why the Senate Vote May Signal 2016 Problems for the Gun Lobby (Ronald Brownstein) from the National Journal
"... the vote suggested that, after years in which gun-control has been sublimated as a political issue, support for expanding background checks and possibly further steps has again become a political norm in almost all of the blue-leaning states that underpin the recent Democratic advantage in the race for the White House."
On immigration, Republicans Grab Tea Party Monster by the Tail (Greg Sargent) from the Washington Post
"The regular care and feeding that more “responsible” Republican officials give to the right’s delusions are complicating the party’s efforts to moderate on other fronts, too."
The MarcoPhone (Ed Kilgore) from Washington Monthly
"I’m having trouble feeling bad for Rubio getting a taste of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a Tea Party delusion. But it’s a real enough problem for him if he wants to ride the two horses of “Latino candidate” and “Tea Party candidate” to the White House. "
DOG RECUE VIDEO NUGGET!!
Lost Dog Dora Reunited with Family after Seven Months! from YouTube
"Dora was reunited with her family at Collin County Animals Services in Mckinney, TX."