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Rolling Stone magazine has put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, drawing criticism from those who feel it glorifies the alleged bomber. The story is described as "How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster." Thecover spotis typically a place for rocks stars and celebrities.

Five revelations from our new cover story, "Jahar's World," about Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev:http://t.co/HerRnNCtfh

- Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 16, 2013

Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays found on a beach of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Residents and visitors first spotted the dead rays Tuesday on the Chachalacas beach in the town of Ursulo Galvan.

At least 20 children died and many others were sick after eating a free school lunch that was tainted by a heavy dose of insecticide, Indian officials said Wednesday. It was not immediately clear how chemicals ended up in the food in a school in the eastern state of Bihar, though one official said the food may not have been properly washed before it was cooked.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress. The Fed is currently spending $85 billion a month buying financial assets in the hope of keeping long-term borrowing rates low and stimulating the U.S. economy. Investors want to know how much longer that policy is going to remain in place.

Egypt has sworn in a new Cabinet. No members of the Muslim Brotherhood are represented.

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