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Bombing suspects originally plotted July 4 attack

BOSTON -- The brothers suspected in the bombing of the Boston Marathon initially envisioned themselves as suicide bombers who would strike on the Fourth of July, according to a new report.

Two law enforcement officials told The New York Times that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who survives, admitted the plans two days after he was captured in a suburban Boston backyard on April 19.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also confessed that he and his older brother had watched online sermons of radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki before carrying out the attacks, according to the Times sources.