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By now, the names Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are commonplace, but can you pronounce them?
We reached out to Brian Glyn Williams, professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, who has become a prime source of information on Chechen history and who served as a source of information for a paper Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote on the subject three years ago.
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A runner from Florida may have captured a higher-resolution photo of one of the Boston Marathon suspects on his iPhone. David Green of Jacksonville, Fla., told CNN he took the picture and posted it to his Facebook page on Monday. CNN broadcast the photo Thursday night as Piers Morgan interviewed Green.
The image shows marathon spectators fleeing shortly after the bombs exploded. Green, who...Read more »
A factory explosion in West, Texas has left as many as 15 dead, according to police (click here for updates: http://bit.ly/11gt8mN). Below is a YouTube video that the user says shows the explosion on camera.
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Today marks 10 years since then-President George W. Bush announced the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq. CBS News has uploaded video of that address, which you can view on YouTube by clicking here: http://bit.ly/XYXlce
Smoke rises from the Trade Ministry in Baghdad after it was hit by a missile. (March 20, 2003) Photo Credit: AP
While the announcement is 10 years behind...Read more »
What's more exciting: advancing to the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tournament semifinals, or partying with a former leader of the free world?
CBS Sports reports Bill Clinton surprised the Louisville men's hoops team in the locker room Thursday after a big win over Villanova.
Sophomore Chane Behanan documented the visit and posted some group shots on Instagram.
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Jorge Bergoglio claimed the title of Pope Francis in Vatican City Wednesday, becoming the Church's 266th pontiff.
Newsday, which first hit the stands in 1940, has been around to cover the elections of six new popes.
Check out the paper's front pages from those historic days below.
Today's Newsday cover:
Newsday's cover from April 20, 2005, the day after Pope...Read more »
Chris P. Bacon was born without the use of his hind legs. Dr. Len Lucero, a vet in Clermont, Fla., used toy parts to make the piglet a 'wheelchair.'
Watch a YouTube video of the little guy below (he's already attracted more than 500,000 views).
If you can't view the video on this page, click here: http://bit.ly/XaGw72
It's Marco Rubio's swig of water -- not his policy ideas -- that many people will remember from his GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
It wasn't so much that he took a drink, but more of how he did it: Rubio awkwardly crouched down and moved to his left, trying not to break eye contact with the camera. Click here to watch video of the sip heard...Read more »