Slashed with knife: Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was injured in a knife attack this morning in Seoul. Lippert was slashed on his right cheek and hand while giving a speech. The suspect in the attack is a 55-year-old man who opposed the joint South Korea-U.S. military drills that started earlier this week.
Report released: The Justice Department released its report on Ferguson yesterday, in which it declined to charge police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s killing. But the department also found systemic racial discrimination by the Ferguson police and courts against blacks. Attorney General Eric Holder cited racist emails, illegal searches and the use of excessive force against African Americans as part of the “highly toxic environment” that helped the city become a powder keg after Brown’s death last summer.
BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL
‘It was him’: Those were the words of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyer yesterday, admitting — on the first day of his trial — that Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, bombed the Boston Marathon in April 2013. If his guilt is not in question, his lawyer said, the reason why he did it is. The defense insists Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hopelessly under the influence of his older brother. The prosecution said the Tsarnaev brothers simply wanted to kill as many people as possible. Tsarnaev faces 30 counts, 17 of which carry a possible death sentence.
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