Since the FBI named Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother the primary suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing last week, investigators, journalists, and the public have scoured his life for clues behind his motivations. They've questioned his friends and family members, dug into his school records, interviewed his mechanic, and even extrapolated his sleeping habits from his Twitter account. The timeline below shows the important things we know about his life. Check back for updates as his prosecution unfolds.
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The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.