Newswire Linkfest April 23

Boston Bombing Aftermath

*Boston Bombing Suspect’s Bedside Hearing

*Here’s Why Tsarnaev Was Charged With Using a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

*42 Million People Watched Last Hour Of Manhunt For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

*Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings

*Lawmakers vow bombing investigations

*Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bombing

*Boston bombing could prompt US, Russia cooperation

*Reddit apologises for online Boston ‘witch hunt’

Rafia Zakaria: The Tragedies of Other Places

Reuters – Analysis: Alienation draws some vulnerable immigrants to jihad

US Domestic News

*Immigration reform could be bonanza for Dems

*National security concerns in wake of bombing may delay immigration bill

*Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

*After West Fertilizer Explosion, Concerns Over Safety, Regulation and Zoning

*USA TODAY Poll: Public support for gun control ebbs

*Poll Finds Americans Less Concerned About The Environment Now Than When Earth Day Began

*EPA balks at State’s ‘insufficient’ review of Keystone XL route

*Flight Delays as Political Strategy

*US State Department: USA to maintain presence in Afghanistan and Central Asia after 2014

*US arms deal ratchets up Middle East tension

*Obama to find new foreign-policy challenge in Mexico

*As Bush library opening puts his presidency back in the spotlight, his approval rating is up

WP – Fine Print: Costly overlap in the military

The New Yorker – The Underground Recovery

Washington Examiner – Examiner Editorial: Obama’s crony capitalism posts more pitiful results

Commentary – John Kerry’s Shameful Moral Relativism

National Journal – Let’s Not Talk About Climate Change

Global News

*Alleged ‘al-Qaeda-supported’ plot thwarted by arrests in Ontario, Quebec

*Canada alleges Al Qaeda plot from Iran, but Tehran’s involvement unlikely

*Terror plot: Toronto Muslim leader tipped off RCMP: CBC

*Anger in Lebanese streets as Syria border fighting rages

*Influx of Syrian refugees raises tensions in Jordan as resources are stretched

*Israeli official: Syria’s Assad used chemical arms

*NATO should consider how to respond to Syria chemical threat-Kerry

*Iraq: 36 dead after raid on Sunni protest site

*Taliban Say Foreign Prisoners in Good Health

*In Pakistan, a rare Christian retaliation against Muslim violence

*Ahmadinejad’s ally could pose new challenge to Iran’s ruling clergy

*Libya car bomb wounds French embassy guards

*Burma: the EU has been too quick to lift sanctions

*Japan threatens China over disputed islands landings

*China bird flu death toll rises to 22

*U.N. detects possible signs of past North Korea nuclear test

*Nuclear North Korea entreats Mongolia for help in feeding its people

*Colombia, FARC start new round of talks in Cuba

*France legalizes gay marriage after harsh debate

* Time for Growth: Austerity Has ‘Reached its Limits,’ Barroso Says

Other News


*Grim rise in suicides by baby boomers


*More female servicemembers reporting sexual abuse

*Steubenville football coach renewed for two more years on school board

*Indian rape: ‘something terrible happening in our society’

*Rejecting the ‘Leftover Women’ Label (A perfect example of society dictating to women what they must feel, think and like)


*Web censorship: the net is closing in

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