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What disturbs me most about the National Security Agency isn't so much what they might catch me writing, saying or doing, for I have nothing to hide. Rather it is the fact that they have the power to track my daily routine back to front. Not only can they track my every move in real time through my cell phone but also where I am likely to be after that. And of course they can also easily predict which routes I will likely take to get there.

Modern technology makes it dangerously easy for any government to abuse its power, perhaps to frame its political enemies for crimes they didn't commit or to advance a political agenda that justifies its uber-lucrative military and security industrial complexes.

Take the Tsarnaev brothers. Given government's new spying capabilities plus its new post- 9/11 surveillance powers, how can we assume that Tameralan and Dzhokhar were not being tracked and even followed as they fl ... Read more »
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If the Obama administration tries to seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it will face a long, difficult legal battle with uncertain prospects for success _ in a state that hasn't seen an execution in nearly 70 years.

Attorney General Eric Holder will have to decide several months before the start of any trial whether to seek death for Tsarnaev.
 
It is the highest-profile death penalty decision yet to come before the attorney general, who personally opposes executions.
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April 24, 2013 (Recap)
 
The Watertown man, who found Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in a boat in his backyard ending a week of terror for the region, told NewsCenter 5's Ed Harding exclusively that his one hope is to bring closure to the families of those killed and those who were wounded.
 
"I'm just glad," Henneberry said as he struggled to control his emotions. "I hate to use clichés. If people who were killed can get some (comfort), then I am at peace with it. If I help these people that lost people, if I can help them in their mind, then everything is good with me here. ... Read more »
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