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WASHINGTON _ The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation for what he called attempts to "stonewall” congressional investigations of the events leading up to the Boston Marathon bombings.

In opening the panel’s second hearing on the attacks, Representative Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, criticized the FBI for not appearing before the committee. The FBI interviewed the alleged bombers two years before they set off a pair of explosives at the April 15 finish line.

"The FBI has refused to appear, and continues to refuse this committee’s appropriate requests for information and documents crucial to our ... Read more »
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A motorcade carrying alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston
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Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev will be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday afternoon -- the first public court appearance for the teenager.

Dzokhar, 19, was found wounded in a boat stored in a suburban backyard after a massive manhunt and shootout with police in which his brother died last April. He's being tried in the Boston courthouse next to where reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is being tried for racketeering.

Attorney General Eric Holder will have to decide several months before the start of the trial -- if there is one -- whether to seek death for Tsarnaev. If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty, it could face a long, difficult legal battle in a state that hasn't seen an execution in nearly 70 years.

Holder, in making his decision, will get plenty of advice. ... Read more »
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