Friday, April 19, 2013


One of many updates of the manhunt for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect is here.

The other suspect was shot dead.

Police said one suspect is dead and a manhunt was underway for a second suspect after a police officer was killed at MIT and the suspects led police on a chase and into a violent confrontation involving explosions and gunfire in Watertown, Mass. a about 10 miles west of Boston.

The suspects were linked to the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured 176 near the race finish line Monday.They are brothers, law enforcement officials said Friday morning. The one still at large was identified by law enforcement authorities as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge.Law enforcement officials said they believe Tsarnaev may be strapped with explosives. They are taking extreme precautions in Watertown and other nearby suburbs

5:45 PDT: Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tonight.

God help us all if this is the future of education in this country.

Inferior curriculum, no way to know if cheating is going on, and teachers who are little more than call center workers.

Got news for you: Michelle Rhee is the end result of a thirty-year war waged by neoliberals saying public schools are no good simply because they are public.

It has nothing to do with teacher "quality" but is an attempt to destroy public institutions for private gain.

John Merrow should know better, but he doesn't. After all, he was one of Rhee's biggest cheerleaders.

Obituary: McPaper founder Al Neuharth, 89, has died:

Allen H. Neuharth, the newspaper visionary and former Gannett chairman who founded USA TODAY, helped create a museum dedicated to news and became one of the industry's most influential and sometimes controversial figures, died Friday at his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89.

"As a journalist, I had a wonderful window on the world'' Neuharth wrote in "Plain Talk," a final column he said should be published in USA TODAY after his death. "For nearly 50 years as a reporter and editor, I tried to tell stories accurately and fairly, without opinion."

It was fitting that Neuharth would try to have the last word, even on the topic of his own passing. The longtime newspaperman, media executive and columnist died after sustaining injuries in a fall at his home.

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