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The elder Boston marathon Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a secret midnight service at an undisclosed location after a mystery benefactor came forward – ending weeks of controversy.
According to federal officials the body was taken from the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlor and entombed under cover of darkness outside of the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, where his remains have laid since last Friday.
The burial location was approved by Ruslan Tsarni, the terror suspects outspoken uncle, who has been attempting to find a cemetery that would accept his nephew for burial.
’As a result of our public appeal for help a courageous and compassionate individual came forward to provide the assistance needed to properly bury the deceased,’ said Worcester police in a statement this morning.
’His body is no longer in the city of Worcester and is now entombed.’
The body was finally buried one day after Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme pleaded for help in burying Tsarnaev – who was killed in a firefight with police on April 19th in Watertown, just outside of Boston.
’There is a need to do the right thing,’ said Gemme said. ’We are not barbarians. We bury the dead.’
The statement did not say where his body now rests.
Peter Stefan, the director of the funeral home had previously expressed his strong desire to find a proper burial site for Tsarnaev despite protests outside the funeral home and the refusal of Cambridge to take his body for burial.
(From left), Lisa Taurasi, Lucy Rodriguez and Luis Barbosa, all of Worcester, Mass., hold protest signs as they stand across the street from Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday evening
Fiona Gilley, (left), and her sister Nairi Melkonian, both of Worcester, hold signs urging compassion while they stand on the other side of the street from protestors in Worcester
Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst with the Worcester police force said the body was no longer in Worcester and is now entombed. She did not disclose where the body was taken.
Tsarnaev’s body had been at the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors for a week.
Meanwhile, Tsarnaev’s widow continues to face questions from federal authorities and has hired a criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases.
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TAMPA - UPDATE: Restaurant will no longer offer lion on its menu.
(WFTS-TV) PREVIOUS REPORT: A small south Tampa restaurant is causing quite the stir over a unique item offered on their menu: lion.
For $35 dollars taco lovers can try lion, as in, the king of the jungle.
“I thought the lion was good,” said patron Lee Weiner. “It didn’t taste too gamey to me, similar to steak.”
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(ABC NEWS) When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story.
ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.
White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.
(TODAY) A crane lifted the last of a 408-foot tall spire on top of One World Trade Center on Friday, a capstone to an emotional 12-year effort to replace the twin towers destroyed by terrorists.
The 18-piece silver spire will top out the tower at a symbolic 1,776 feet, a nod to the year America signed the Declaration of Independence. The new building is just north of the original towers, now the hallowed ground known as Ground Zero.
“This really is a symbolic moment because this building really represents the resiliency of this country,” Port Authority Vice Chair Scott Rechler told TODAY’s Matt Lauer, who earlier had made his way up the 104 floors to witness the process. “These people, the thousand men and women who have worked here tirelessly, really as a tribute for the people that perished on 9-11 right on this site.”
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Vaccination continues to be heralded as one of the top achievements in medicine while all of the evidence to the contrary continues to be ignored.
Earlier this week, The New York Times ran a 1500-word puff piece lauding the work of top Merck vaccine “pioneer” Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman. Here’s a quote:
“To a remarkable extent, we owe our well-being, and in many cases our lives, to the work of one man and to events that happened 50 years ago this spring.”
The article goes on to say some credit Hilleman with having saved more people than any other scientist in the entire 20th century. It is true that Hilleman helped to define and legitimize the vaccination campaign in this country.
But nowhere among the 1500 words did the article mention where Hilleman openly admits SV40, AIDS and cancer viruses in contaminated Merck vaccines were knowingly unleashed upon the American public…
Despite the fact that the FBI was accused of hiding information from judges when obtaining authorization for use of the secretive “Stingray” cell phone tracking device, a judge has ruled that the use of the device by federal agents was lawful.
This case could quite unfortunately have wide-ranging effects on how the government conducts the type of dragnet surveillance enabled by the Stingray device…