Sundown: Boston Suspect Caught on Camera
And Anne Frank’s stepsister says she would have been a Belieber
• Multiple news organizations – including the Associated Press, CNN, and Fox News – reported that authorities had arrested a suspect in the Boston bombings. That has turned out to not be true, but Boston officials are still saying investigators may have found images of a suspect on video recovered from surveillance cameras at a Lord & Taylor near the blast site. [Boston Globe]
• On The New Yorker‘s Daily Comment blog, Amy Davidson explains exactly why we should all be troubled by the rush to turn a 20-year-old Saudi student injured in Monday’s attacks into a suspect. [TNY]
• A new poll shows former congressman and hypothetical New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner coming in second in the Democratic primary field, behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Statistician Nate Silver says that’s actually a terrible sign for a politician with near-total name recognition. [FiveThirtyEight]
• Anne Frank’s childhood friend Eva Schloss, whose mother married Otto Frank after the war, thinks Anne probably would have been a Belieber. [Telegraph]
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