Tamerlan Tsarnaev by Johannes Hirn

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, of Chechnya, was identified as suspect #1, the man seen wearing the black hat in FBI photos. Tsarnaev died of multiple gunshot wounds during a gun battle with Boston police early Friday morning.

Tsarnaev and bombing suspect #2, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, both entered the country legally. They lived in Cambridge, MA, near Boston, for about a year.

According to Slate.com, photographer Johannes Hirn created this photo essay of Tsarnaev, who was a trained boxer and competed in the National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Boston suspects

Within hours after The FBI distributed photos and videos of 2 male suspects being sought in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, 1 bomber was dead and the other still on the loose.

The man known as suspect #1, wearing a black Bridgestone golf cap in the FBI photos, was dead of gunshot wounds and shrapnel injuries during a harrowing police chase in Boston late last night. Suspect #2 is still on the loose after stealing a police SUV, according to Boston news affiliates who report the suspect threw grenades, IED’s and shot at police who returned fire.

“We believe this man to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people.”

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is having a difficult time finding maternity wear that allows her to express her unique personality without looking slutty. The expectant mother showed up at a Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California today, wearing an outfit with a revealing, peek-a-boo mesh oval shaped cutout over her baby bump.
Photo: MAP / Splash News

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Usher arrives at his hotel

R&B crooner Usher Raymond was seen arriving at his downtown NY hotel today. He was dressed smartly in a blue suit and matching shoes. Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond was once again fodder for the blogs when her 4-year-old son, Naviyd, snapped a photo of his genitals and allegedly uploaded the image to his mother’s Instagram page. When Tameka was alerted to the photo, she deleted the image and replaced it with one of the little boy in tears — presumably after she’d placed him in time out.

The photos touched off an outcry on social media from users who assumed the boy was with his father when he snapped the inappropriate photo. The question became: was Naviyd imitating his father? But Usher took to his Twitter account to proclaim his innocence. “Tameka,” he tweeted, indicating that Naviyd was with his mother when the incident occurred.
Photo: TNYF/WENN.com

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Beyonce Mrs Carter Show World Tour

R&B singer Beyonce wasn’t happy with the quality of the photos from the first 2 stops of her Mrs Carter Show World Tour. So she posted these photos on her personal Tumblr page. If you’ve seen one Beyonce concert shot, you’ve seen them all.

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  • Boston bombing persons of interest

    A Boston track coach and his teenage student are denying their involvement in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

    The men stepped forward to identify themselves after photos of them wearing backpacks went viral online Wednesday.

    The Smoking Gun identified the men as Yassine Zaimi, a 24-year-old track coach and Salaheddin Barhoum, a 17-year-old high school runner who works at Subway and posted photos to Facebook of his trip Monday. They were on Boylston Street, they say, to watch the race.

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    Christina Milian and Jas Prince

    Singer Christina Milian and her producer boyfriend Jas Prince were spotted driving up to the Staples Center in her red Bentley on Wednesday, April 17. The fact that she was driving him around says a lot about his confidence as a man. Christina attended the LA Lakers’ last regular season game. The Lakers, without injured guard Kobe Bryant, defeated the Houston Rockets 99-95 in overtime. NBA post season play begins Saturday, April 20. The Miami Heat, who take on Milwaukee in the 1st round of the playoffs on Sunday, are expected to repeat as NBA champions.

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    Obama Orders First Boston bombing suspect deported

    Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was taken into custody moments after 2 bombs rocked the Boston Marathon, is being deported back to Saudi Arabia.

    On Thursday, FOX News announced that Ali Alharbi, 20, was being deported back to Saudi Arabia on “national security grounds.” Ali Alharbi entered this country on a student visa.

    The deportation announcement came hours after President Obama met with the Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister at the White House. The meeting was not originally on Obama’s schedule, according to Fox host Sean Hannity. The Saudi national’s hasty deportation is being called “highly unusual”.

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    College professor fired

    A Florida college professor has been fired after a school investigation found that she ordered students to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections.

    The Board of Trustees at Brevard Community College (BCC) voted to fire professor Sharon Sweet. “The board voted 3-1, with one member absent, to dismiss professor Sweet,” school spokesman John Glisch told Campus Reform Wednesday afternoon.

    “The termination took effect immediately, ending pay and benefits for Sweet who had been suspended with pay under provisions of the United Faculty of Florida collective bargaining agreement with the college, pending the board’s decision,” the school added in a press release.

    Sweet had been placed on leave without pay while the investigation was ongoing.

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    Color correction

    One of the problems that we bloggers encounter on a daily basis is how to edit photos that are dark, have poor contrast and horrible skin tones. Most photo wire services usually don’t color correct photos for copyright and journalistic reasons. So it’s left up to the individual blogger to color correct our own photos — which most bloggers don’t know how to do.

    A quick Google search yields thousands of websites offering tips on color correcting your photos. But most of the tips are tedious and too complicated for the casual user to understand.

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    TEXT

    Almost 20 years after a fire killed 25 children in David Koresh’s Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, a fertilizer plant exploded near Waco, killing up to 15 people and injuring over 160. The plant, in operation since the 1950’s, supplied fertilizer to farms.

    A resident sitting in his pickup truck near the plant captured the fire and the horrific explosion on his cell phone. The man’s daughter, who was also in the truck, can be heard screaming in terror.

    The explosion occurred as firefighters battled a roaring fire at the plant for over 30 minutes. The blast leveled nearby homes and a school in West, TX, a small farming community with a population of 2,500. Elderly residents of a nearby retirement home were evacuated safely. The shock waves measured 2.1 on the Richter scale, a machine that measures the magnitude of earthquakes.

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    CNN drops the ball

    CNN drops the ball

    From CNN Anchor John King reading the news off his cell phone, to bungling contributor Fran Townsend citing sources who probably don’t exist, CNN dropped the ball again.

    Yesterday, CNN reported that an arrest had been made in Monday’s bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon. 30 minutes later, the once mighty news leader retracted its report, leaving millions of viewers wondering if CNN still employs editors who fact check the news before it goes out over the air.

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    Boston marathon bombings persons of interest

    The FBI has released photos of 2 persons of interest in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings that left 3 people dead and 183 injured.

    Local 2 News in Boston emphasized that authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the men seen in these photos. The FBI bulletin does not describe the men as suspects in the bombings.

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    La La Anthony and Mariska Hargitay

    Reality TV star La La Anthony is everywhere these days. The ‘Full Court Life’ star Instagram’d this photo of herself posing with ‘Law and Order’ star Mariska Hargitay today. Hargitay, 49, who is rumored to be a lesbian, recently adopted a black infant. La La made a guest appearance on the popular cop drama. La La also posted pics of The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, 57, her son Kiyan Anthony, 5, posing with NBA legend Michael Jordan, 50, and her lesbun cousin Dice hugging The View co-host Sherri Shepherd, 45.

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  • Boston Marathon bombings

    A suspect has been arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings that left 3 people dead and 183 people injured on Monday. The FBI ID’d the “dark skinned” man in CCTV video footage taken from a camera outside the Lord & Taylor department store near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. According to The Boston Globe, the FBI have video footage of the bomber dropping a bag containing an IED bomb near the spot of the 2nd of 2 explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon.

    The photo above shows the Boston police reacting to the first explosion near the finish line while smoke plumes from a 2nd bomb can be seen in the background behind them.

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