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Daily Reader: Edition #136

It has been one week since the Boston Marathon Bombing. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. In today's Daily Reader, we highlight 3 articles that reflect on what we've learned from this terrible attack.

1. After Boston: Why the terrorists can’t win
Washington Post, 4/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15 (on first page)

Washington Post: After Boston: Why the terrorists can’t win

Terrorists, as the word suggests, want us to live in fear or terror of them. This essayist argues that we can't let them win. Read more and learn vocabulary words like conceivable, grievous, icon, mislead, paranoid, speculation, and urbanized.

2. After Boston: Toward a New, More Balanced Outrage
The Atlantic, 4/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

The Atlantic: After Boston: Toward a New, More Balanced Outrage

This past week has been filled with immeasurable terror, pain, suffering, and anger. Where do we go from here? Read this writer's opinion and learn vocabulary words like compromises, discernible, impervious, peril, surveillance, sympathy, visceral, and zealots.

3. Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights?
Slate, 4/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Slate: Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights?

This journalist takes on a controversial issue – the legal rights of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and other alleged terrorists, murderers, and criminals. Read more and learn vocabulary words like apprehended, conviction, denounced, interrogate, invoked, precedents, and relevant.

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