Boston bomber's mother's intercepted phone calls

BOSTON

Russian-born Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has undergone a transformation in recent years.

In photos of her as a younger woman, she wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a rock star. She went to beauty school.

But after becoming inspired by a family friend, she began wearing a hijab and praying daily. One acquaintance says she cited conspiracy theories about 9/11 being a plot against Muslims.

Tsarnaeva says she's no terrorist, just someone who found a deeper spirituality.

She says she's tired of "all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children."

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