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Lawmakers on both sides of the immigration debate have falsely claimed that “some” or “all” of the 9/11 hijackers were in the U.S. on student visas. Only one of the 19 hijackers came to the U.S. on a student visa. The rest arrived here on tourist or business visas. Read more»

Chechnya war protests in 2007

In the days following the dramatic manhunt in Boston for surviving terrorism suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, questions have multiplied regarding the significance of the Tsarnaev brothers’ Chechen roots. Thus far, it isn’t clear whether this connection played any role in their fatal attack on the city last week, but it will likely continue to be investigated in the weeks to come. Read more»

Patrick and Jessica Kensky Downes in an August photo from Jessica’s Facebook page.

Only the most seriously injured of the 188 marathon bombing patients remain hospitalized. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes, a 2003 UA grad, are among them. The couple was cheering runners near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the explosions threw them apart. Patrick and Jessica each lost the lower part of their left legs. Read more»

Federal authorities Monday charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston bombing and killing of an MIT police officer, with using a "weapon of mass destruction." (with complete document) Read more»

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

As an eighth-grader in a Cambridge public school, suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was quiet, friendly, spoke good English and seemed at home in his adopted country. While hundreds of police officers pursued the 19-year-old during a nationally-televised rampage across Boston Friday, a former classmate recounted memories of the refugee who, according to counterterror officials, became a U.S. citizen on an ironic date: Sept. 11, 2012. Read more» 1

A timeline of major events from the Boston Marathon investigations. Read more»

Boston is on lockdown as the hunt for a suspect in Monday’s Boston marathon bombing is ongoing. Waking up to the news this morning was being thrown into a sea of breaking updates, emergency warnings, and more than one conspiracy theory. To help you catch up, we’ve pulled together some of the best reporting so far, and who to follow for breaking news: Read more»

President Barack Obama delivered a moving speech of remembrance and resilience in Boston on Thursday honoring the victims of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. "We may be momentarily knocked of our feet," the president said, "But we will pick ourselves up. We will finish the race." Read more»

2010 Boston Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot (left) and and Deriba Merga top 'Heartbreak Hill,' about 20 miles into the race.

In Iten, it sometimes seems that everyone can run the marathon in under 2 hours and 15 minutes. In Kenya running 11 minutes slower than the world record just isn't good enough. Read more»