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Reaction runs gamut on Tsarnaev news

From Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s roommate in college freshman year to Governor Deval Patrick, reactions varied today to the news that federal prosecutors have decided to pursue the death penalty against Tsarnaev, the young man accused in federal court in April’s deadly Boston Marathon terror bombings.

Jason Rowe, 20, Tsarnaev’s former roommate at UMass Dartmouth, said he found out through a news alert on his phone. He said it brought back vivid memories of the bombings and the “seriousness of the situation and everything that happened.”

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