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Opinion

Farah Stockman

Tweets from a teen bombing suspect

It was a day of jarring juxtapositions: The president of the United States was briefed about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Marathon bombing.

Then there was that other briefing — more intimate, more bizarre — that took place among the teenagers who knew him. His inner circle of friends, whose Twitter accounts are full of comments about smoking weed, being bored with classes, and partying suddenly turned to shock at the allegations against him.

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