1. OFFICIAL CHARGES

    Tsarnaev Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

    FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. If the Obama administration seeks the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it would face a long, difficult legal battle with uncertain prospects for success in a state that hasn’t seen an execution in nearly 70 years. Attorney General Eric Holder will have to decide several months before the start of any trial whether to seek death for Tsarnaev. It is the highest-profile death-penalty decision yet to come before Holder, who personally opposes the death penalty.  (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

    FBI,via AP

    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court Wednesday and pleaded “not guilty” to 30 charges, including use of a weapon of mass destruction, which could carry the death penalty. The 19-year-old’s family gasped and cried when he entered the room, according to reporters, and before leaving the courtroom, Tsarnaev blew them a kiss. He hasn’t appeared in public since being wounded in an April 19 shootout with police that killed his brother, Tamerlan. The April 15 bombings killed three people and wounded more than 250. The trial is expected to take three to four months.

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