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The Briefing 04-25-13

1. Worldview Matters: the influence of Islam and local mosques on bombing suspects

Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties, USA Today (Oren Dorell)2. Bombing suspect re-awakens debate regarding death penalty and justice

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not face the death penalty, even for a capital crime, The Guardian (Alan Dershowitz)

3. Canadian plot a reminder of life in a fallen world

Canada: Suspects Appear in Court Over Charges in Derailment Plot, New York Times (Ian Austen)

4. Same-sex marriage arguments reveal moral confusion

Amid Much Tumult, France Approves ‘Marriage for All’, New York Times (Scott Sayare)

Gay Marriage Measure Advances in Rhode Island, New York Times (Erik Eckholm)

5. Boy Scouts unsustainable moral compromise draws criticism from both sides

The Boy Scouts failed fix, Star-Ledger (Editorial)

Scouting is for honor, not sex and politics, Washington Times (John Stemberger)