A Girl Who Dated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Calls Him A "Hands-y Teenaged Boy"

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May 3 2013 8:35 AM

Opening Act: Hands-y Teenaged Boy

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In this handout provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, a collection of fireworks found inside a backpack that belonged to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is displayed. The backpack was recovered by law enforcement agents from a landfill in New Bedford, Massachusetts on April 26, 2013.

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"He wanted to go further than I did, and that made me uncomfortable, and I realized that that's not the kind of person that I wanted to be around," she says. "I don't think that's necessarily being a terrorist. I think that's just called being a hands-y teenaged boy."

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.