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Charges were filed in federal court in Massachusetts against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. As a US citizen, he will not be tried in a military tribunal. He was given Miranda warnings, and could face the death penalty. The US agreed to an arms sale with Israel. Federal officials postponed implementation of a policy change that would allow small knives on planes.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was reportedly captured on video placing a bomb; authorities are investigating the Tsarnaev brothers' possible links to Islamic extremist groups. US citizen Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was arrested at O'Hare airport as he attempted to fly to the Middle East to join the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front. Tounisi, from Aurora, Ill., is an associate of Adel Daoud, who tried to detonate a bomb in Chicago in September 2012.
The US promised to double its nonlethal aid to the Syrian rebels; all foreign aid will go through the rebels' Supreme Military Council. The State Department report on Human Rights Practices for 2012 said the democratic impulses that led to the Arab Spring are at risk of being crushed. The inquiry into the Boston Marathon bombings revealed that slain bomber Tamarlan Tsarnaev was considered a radical Islamist by the FBI, which had investigated him in 2011 at Russia's request.