More than 300 amendments were submitted for possible inclusion in a sweeping immigration reform package – at least 100 of them from two Republicans, Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Here are eight notable changes GOP lawmakers want to see in bill, as the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up amendments between now and Memorial Day.
The trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, charged with obstruction of justice in the Boston Marathon bombing case, is shedding new light on the mind-set of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the surviving alleged bomber.
Khairullozhon Matanov, a Kyrgyzstan citizen, is accused of lying to investigators about how well he knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev and misleading officials about the extent of his contact with the Tsarnaev brothers in the days after the bombings.
An FBI agent shot and killed Ibragim Todashev last May during questioning about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Leaked reports from a Florida prosecutor and the federal Justice Department suggest that no charges will be filed.
Tightened security for the Boston Marathon, to be run April 21, includes more police and a bigger list of searchable items, officials said Monday. Last year, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line, with devastating impact.