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Tsarnaev in spotlight at trial of college friend

About a month before the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told two college friends over dinner that “it was good to die like a martyr” and that he knew how to make homemade bombs with gunpowder, prosecutors said Monday.

On April 15, 2013, Tsarnaev sent a text message to one of the two friends about an hour after two deadly pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the Marathon finish line.

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