Sunday, April 21, 2013

First Slice 4/21/13: Boston bombings suspect might not be able to talk

Posted By on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Some lawmakers have called for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, in white cap, to be considered enemy combatant
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  • Some lawmakers have called for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, in white cap, to be considered 'enemy combatant.'
One of the hundreds of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who sifted through mountains of photos, footage, and tips and who helped catch Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev watched the same video clip 400 times.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, wants the feds to prosecute Tsarnaev, a U.S. citizen, as an "enemy combatant." The controversial move might give the government more leeway in obtaining intelligence without reading the suspect his Miranda rights. (11 Alive autoplay warning.) Obtaining information might be difficult regardless. Tsarneav reportedly suffered a throat injury that will make it difficult for him to speak.

Dante Stephensen, the train-car-loving, mustachioed owner of Dante's Down the Hatch, gives an intimate look at his life and times in Atlanta. He plans to close the landmark fondue restaurant, where he also lives, at the end of July.

State food service workers protested in downtown on Saturday. They claim they were wrongly denied unemployment benefits over the summer.

A complex pilot project in southwest Georgia that, if successful, could be used as a bargaining chip in the ongoing tri-state water war with Alabama and Florida, is expected to kick off next month. Environmentalists say the controversial project could pollute groundwater and are urging lawmakers to push for conservation measures.

Oh, to be a state lawmaker.

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