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Maddow explains why Dzhokar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the so-called “public safety” exception to Miranda laws. Under the exception, a suspect like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not informed of his right to remain silent so that police and investigators may find out if there are more…

Bill Maher: ‘That bullsh-t about the Senate and the Second Amendment’ should be rewritten

Real Time host Bill Maher called for what he called a “Page 1 rewrite” of parts of the Constitution on Friday, arguing that the country’s founding fathers intended for it. “The Constitution, contrary to the beliefs of so many Tea Baggers, was not brought to us directly by Jesus,” Maher…

Multiple ‘chemical bombs’ explode at Michigan middle school

Parents in Bangor, Michigan received automated alerts on Friday that at least three explosive devices had gone off at Bangor Middle School. Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Ron Parker confirmed that at least two homemade devices had exploded in a locker at the middle school. Parker said that the simple devices…

UPDATED: Boston bombing suspects’ parents, aunt say authorities are setting them up

An aunt of the men suspected of carrying out Monday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon on Friday said that she had a hunch that the FBI may have staged a photo of her nephews at the scene of the crime, and she also had doubts about the official story behind…

Patients of ‘dirty’ Oklahoma oral surgeon test positive for hepatitis and HIV

Test results came in Thursday for more than 3,000 of the 7,000 patients potentially exposed to infectious diseases through the practice of an Oklahoma oral surgeon who did not use proper sterilization techniques. According to Oklahoma City’s KFOR News, of Dr. Scott Harrington’s tested patients, dozens are coming back positive…

Grassley: Immigration reform could make terrorists ‘eligible for benefits’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Friday said that Monday’s tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon was a reason not move to quickly to pass a bipartisan proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. “Given the events of this week, it’s important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration…

Uncle of suspects on what was behind Boston bombings: ‘Being losers!’

On Friday, the uncle of two brothers suspected of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon earlier this week called on his nephews to “turn yourself in, and ask forgiveness for your crimes.” During a press conference outside his Boston home, Ruslan Tsarni was asked by reporters what provoked nephews, Dzhokhar…

Pat Robertson advises Christians to ‘flee from evil’ video games

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday warned Christians that they should “flee” from any video game containing “evil.” In a letter to the TV preacher, a viewer asked if it was “safe for a Christian to enjoy video games that have magic in them, if the person playing the games is…

Sen. Durbin: ‘Gang of Eight’ found balance on immigration

After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators formally rolled out a sweeping immigration overhaul today. The gang of eight’s bill would establish a pathway to citizenship…  …

UPDATED: 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as new information becomes available. Further below, you’ll find AFP’s live coverage. Reload this page for updates. Watch this livestream from CBS Boston below: Watch this livestream from WHDH Boston below: Update from The Raw Story, 10:12 p.m. EST:…

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