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Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been identified as the Boston bombing suspects, with authorities closing in on the latter following a shootout.

One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was killed with a bomb strapped to his chest after a violent standoff with police in Watertown, Mass., Friday.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Photo

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, is dead. His 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar (pictured) is on the run. Officials believe they know the second suspect’s location.

The city of Boston, as well as neighboring towns, are on lockdown after the suspects robbed a 7-Eleven, then shot and killed an MIT police officer.

The duo then hijacked a car at gunpoint, and engaged in a battle with police using gunfire and explosives. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled; his brother perished.

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For weeks, fear enveloped Kaufman County, Texas as two county prosecutors and one of their wives had been killed, and no one having an idea why.

Kim and Eric Williams

An arrest now brings the case back to an elected official who'd been booted from office and allegedly held a grudge against those who helped convict him.

Eric Williams, 46, the county's disgraced former justice of the peace, was targeted by his wife, Kim, also 46, who confessed the couple's role in the murders.

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Armed with explosives and guns, the Boston Marathon bombing suspects battled law enforcement officers in a Boston suburb early Friday morning.

The two men unleashed chaos and killed an MIT campus officer before police took one of the men into custody and the other fled, officials said.

The suspect taken into custody later died. Officials identified the man on the run as the "white-hat" suspect, referring to the photos released by the FBI Thursday.

Authorities warned he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

The standoff with the suspects in Watertown, Mass., erupted after the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer.

A transit police officer was also wounded in the Watertown firefight.

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A University of Maryland sorority girl recently penned an email to her (apparently underperforming) fellow Delta Gamma sisters that defies comprehension.

Sometimes, when sorority girls are "LITERALLY being so fucking AWKWARD" or "so f--king BORING" or a "g-ddamn c-ck block for the chapter," well ...

You gots to lay the smack down. Hard.

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The expletive-laden and CAPS LOCK-ridden email tirade, sent to the entire sorority chapter, is an all-timer. Hilarious, sad, scary, even offensive.

What prompted this? Evidently, the girls' inability to participate in Greek Week activities with fraternity Sigma Nu to the satisfaction of the board.

Their shortcomings? You're going to have to read for yourself, as an executive board member of the sorority (allegedly pictured above) let them have it.

UPDATE: The author, Rebecca Martinson, has since resigned. Her first name was initially changed in the version of the email that circulated below.

Read her entire email after the jump:

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Hyun Lee, a woman of Korean descent, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against CVS because she says an employee in southern New Jersey identified her on a photo receipt by racially insensitive term.

And we know what you're thinking: Who picks up photos at CVS anymore?!?

CVS Receipt

Through her lawyer, Lee said she noticed that her photo receipt referred to as "Ching Chong Lee," and she quickly brought up that fact with CVS public relations, which told her the employee would be "counseled and trained."

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Scientists have been on a search across the universe for Earth-like planets that could sustain life since the planet-finding Kepler spacecraft was launched on March 7, 2009.

Today, according to the New York Times, they've found the two most promising worlds yet: a pair of planets orbiting a star, now named Kepler 62, in the constellation Lyra.

Earth-like Planet

The new discoveries fall into the so-called "Goldilocks Zone," with temperatures able to sustain lukewarm water, which, as far as we know, is an important ingredient to life.

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Time has released its annual 100 Most Influential People list for 2013.

The Time list, presented in no particular order, is grouped into five categories of influence: Titans, Leaders, Artists, Pioneers, and Icons.

Jennifer Lawrence Gets Fancy

Among the ranks: Jennifer Lawrence, whose new film Catching Fire premieres this year, Lena Dunham, whose award-winning TV show Girls just finished its second season, and Grammy winner Frank Ocean.

Hit the jump for the full list:

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A fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas decimated the town (which is actually in Central Texas) last night, killing at least five people and injuring at least 160.

Celebrities took to Twitter to share their reactions:

West, Texas

Katy Perry: Reading all the news about Texas. It's a very sad time for lots of ppl. Let's send extra love & light out. Don't take anything for granted.

Pope Francis: Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families.

LeAnn Rimes: Prayers for everyone in TX tonight in the tragic fertilizer plant explosion outside of Waco.

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As many as 28 migrant workers working at a strawberry farm in Manolada, Greece were shot because they demanded to get paid, according to reports.

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After six months of unpaid work, the group demanded compensation, only to be fired upon. No fatalities among the Bangladeshi workers were reported.

According to Greek daily Kathimerini, the farm owners have a history in abusing migrants, informing them they were not going to get paid and to get back to work.

Then the strawberry pickers became involved in an argument with three Greek supervisors, one of whom opened fire and injured 28 migrant workers.

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Tommy Tucker, a Republican state senator in North Carolina, reportedly told a newspaper publisher to "be quiet" at a public hearing earlier this week.

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The tense hearing took place regarding proposed legislation that could shift public notification of local government actions online and away from print.

Things became heated at the meeting when a local newspaper publisher sought a recorded vote on the bill, the Raleigh News and Observer reported.

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