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Amid a continuing cover-up of the FBI killing of Ibragim Todashev, US immigration officials are detaining Tatiana Gruzdeva, Todashev’s roommate, and preparing to deport her from the country on charges of overstaying her visa. Civil liberties groups believe Gruzdeva has valuable information about Todashev’s interactions with the FBI.
Todashev, an acquaintance of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was allegedly a key witness in the bombing. He was shot and killed by an FBI agent on May 22, after being interrogated in his apartment for many hours by investigators. He had been been repeatedly questioned in the days and weeks before his death. The WSWS needs your support!

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There has been no official investigation into Todashev’s murder, though government officials and media sources gave wildly conflicting a ... Read more »
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WASHINGTON — Representative William R. Keating on Wednesday called on the new FBI director to "answer pressing questions” about the investigation into the Boston marathon attacks, renewing his call for the bureau to be more forthcoming about what it knew of the alleged bombers and when.

In a detailed letter to James Comey, the Bourne Democrat and member of the Homeland Security Committee called on the FBI to share all it knows about Russian warnings about the late Tamerlan Tsarnaev; clarify what intelligence may not have been adequately shared soon enough with law enforcement officials in Boston; and any loopholes that have been identified in the multiple federal databases of potential terrorist suspects to which Tsarnaev’s name had been added prior to the attacks.
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Rolling Stone's "Boston Bomber” issue got a rash of bad publicity and retailers like CVS and Stop & Stop pulled it from shelves after a "Boycott Rolling Stone” campaign gained steam on Facebook. But the controversy doesn't seem to have hurt newsstand sales.
Retail sales of the issue jumped 102 percent over average per-issue sales for the past year, according to Magazine Information Network. Figures are based on point of sale data from 1,420 retailers from July 19 to July 29. Among those retailers, 13,232 copies were sold, more than double the magazine's average sales for the prior year.
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Florida’s law enforcement commissioner has refused to investigate the fatal shooting of a Chechen man in Orlando by a Boston FBI agent, days after the top prosecutor in Massachusetts also declined to look into the case.

In a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union, which urged the state officials to investigate the shooting last week, the commissioner said the FBI and the Justice Department are handling the inquiry.
"This is an active federal investigation,” said Gerald M. Bailey, commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in a brief letter to the ACLU of Florida released today. "It would be inappropriate for FDLE to intervene.”

Bailey’s refusal to investigate leaves only the F ... Read more »
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BOSTON — GateHouse Media Inc., the parent company of several Massachusetts-based community newspapers, on Wednesday submitted a letter to federal district court objecting that the public docket maintained in the criminal case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is missing entries.

According to the letter, "a review of the docket sheet for this case [United States v. Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev] indicates that numerous entries have not even been listed.”

"Wide swaths of court records have been omitted in their entirety from the docket lis ... Read more »
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