The 21st Show

Illinois Men Charged With Bombing Mosque; Spring Gardening; Chicago Tribune Layoffs


A Confederate flag flies outside a building on Main St., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Clarence, Ill. Michael Hari, a former sheriff's deputy accused of being the ringleader in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque emerges in court documents as a sometimes-threatening figure with anti-government views who also wrote books and attracted others into his shadowy group. Hari, allegedly intended for the attack to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S. He and two associates were charged Tuesday, March 13, 2018, with traveling some 500 miles from rural Clarence, Illinois, about 120 south of Chicago, to carry out the Aug. 5, 2017 pipe-bomb assault on the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. Teresa Crawford/AP

On The 21st: NPR's David Folkenflik tells us about the Chicago Tribune's most recent round of layoffs, and tells us about some of the turmoil within the company that owns it. Plus, now that spring has officially sprung, we dig into some gardening tips for experts and novices alike. But first, three Illinois men have been charged with detonating a pipe-bomb in a Minnesota mosque last summer.

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