End-of-Day Wrap-Up: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty

The Boston Marathon bomber is found guilty on all counts, familial legacies help—and hurt—presidential candidates, and more.

The shoes of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor J.P. Norden read "Boston Strong" as he stands at the finish line on the one-year anniversary of the bombings in Boston. (Brian Snyder/Reuters )

What's Happening: A Guilty Verdict in Boston

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bomber, was convicted of all 30 counts, including 17 capital crimes. Defense attorney Judy Clarke tried to convince the jury that Tsarnaev had helped carry out the attacks because he had been manipulated by his older brother Tamerlan.

What happens next: The jury will reconvene for a second phase of the trial to determine if Tsarnaev will receive the death penalty or spend his life in prison. Tsarnaev is expected to be sentenced by early summer.

Reactions: Families of the Boston Marathon bombing victims expressed their relief at Wednesday's verdict. Others who were injured in the bombing say Tsarnaev's conviction will help them move forward from the trauma of the attack.


Lincoln's statue at the Lincoln Memorial. Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the bloodiest domestic conflict the United States has ever known, with nearly 2 percent the American population perishing in the fighting. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)

Outstanding Question

Is a famous name in politics a bonus or a burden? Rand Paul is running for president, and the libertarians who once backed his father, Ron Paul, will provide a crucial power base for the campaign. They may also cause problems as the Kentucky senator tries to broaden his appeal. Jeb Bush, of course, has two related ex-presidents, and two mixed legacies, to contend with. And Hillary Clinton will face this same problem: how to use the political skills of a very, very famous relative without being overshadowed. Depending on who gets the nominations, dynastic legacies could be just as important as demographic changes.

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"If you have a food craving, and you don’t fulfill that craving, and you scratch yourself, your child will be born with a beauty mark in the shape of that food."
—An Israeli mother explains the superstition about how children get birthmarks to Olga Khazan


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