Let Me Start: Bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev (L), 26, is pictured in 2010 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo...
Tamerlan Tsarnaev (L), 26, is pictured in 2010 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo...
: Reuters

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, was charged Monday and could face the death penalty. The younger Tsarnaev says he and his brother were motivated by religion, but had no help plotting or executing the attacks.

Law enforcement officials are defending their actions in the face of questions about whether the FBI missed the opportunity to track Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Officials say they didn’t have the legal authority to monitor the elder Tsarnaev brother before and after his return from his six-month trip to Russia last year. The FBI interviewed the elder Tsarnaev brother in 2011, after a tip from Russian intelligence that he was a follower of radical Islam, but the FBI concluded he posed no terrorist threat.

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The Boston Marathon bombings are being used by some in Washington as a reason to put off immigration reform.

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Let Me Start: Bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone

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