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The Associated Press posted a video on YouTube of the white smoke that signaled a decision had been made.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Vatican tweeted the big news within minutes of Francis’ balcony appearance.
Read an interview at BeliefNet with Brian Glynn Williams, a historian of Islam, who says that “Islam is not the driving machine behind the Chechen resistance.”
The New Republic has a site with links to key background resources on Chechnya and the role it may have played in the lives of the Tsarnaev brothers.
The Family Research Council, a leading advocacy group for social conservativism, drew fire for an email that seemed to blame liberal values for tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing and gun attacks.
Read a New York Times story on the two brothers and what may have led them to abandon fairly normal lives for acts of terrorism.
Read an April 19, 2013 article in the New Republic about the influences on the Boston Marathon bombers.
Read an April 22, 2013 essay at Wired.com that examines extremism under the lens of psychology.