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Immigration and terrorism

Immigration | Aftershocks of the Boston bombings reverberated all the way down to Capitol Hill, influencing debate on immigration reform
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 4/20/13, 09:40 am

WASHINGTON—The initial round of formal hearings over the newest immigration overhaul push occurred Friday, with the Boston Marathon bombings casting its large shadow over the congressional proceedings.

The ongoing situation in Massachusetts first led to an absence at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing over the bipartisan 844-page immigration reform bill: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, expected to be the day’s key witness, canceled her appearance in light of Friday’s manhunt for the remaining suspect in the attacks.

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Scrips vs. bloods

Boston Bombings
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/20/13, 08:41 am

It looks like two of our biggest gangs, Scrips and Bloods, will be debating the causes of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Sleeping easier

Boston Bombings | Relieved and grateful Bostonians applaud the apprehension of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
by Leigh Jones & Mickey McLean
Posted 4/19/13, 10:33 pm

UPDATE (10:33 p.m.): Following the capture tonight of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect in the backyard of a Watertown, Mass., home, residents of the neighborhood lined the streets to cheer on members of the various law enforcement agencies who helped make their community safe again.

“Tonight we can sleep a bit easier,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who will now be responsible for prosecuting the case.

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