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Three Killed As Boston Marathon Hit By Explosions (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

15/04/2013 20:31 | Updated 16 April 2013

Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left as many as 140 injured are being probed by the FBI in a "potential terrorist inquiry."

One of those killed in the blast is believed to be an eight-year-old boy.

Horrifying images of injured spectators and blood-splattered pavements were shown as television cameras broadcast footage of the blasts.

At least 17 people are critically injured, with a number needing amputations, reported the BBC.

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An explosion rips through the finish line at the Boston Marathon

Dr Natalie Stavas, who works at Boston Children’s Hospital, told the New York Times how she was nearing the finish line when she felt the blast, which came around three hours after the winners had crossed the finish line.

“The police were trying to keep us back, but I told them that I was a physician and they let me through,” she said.

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Footage of blood spattered pavements was broadcast

She described the serious injuries of one women she gave CPR to, saying "her legs were pretty much gone.”

Stavas said she applied a tourniquet to one man’s leg with someone’s belt after he had lost his foot. “He was likely in shock,” she said. “He was saying, ‘I’m OK'"

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Over 100 people are believed to have been injured

Participants were seen lying on the ground as the two explosions tore through the finish line, sending smoke and debris soaring into the air.

The headquarters for the race was locked down after the blasts and a Boston Marathon spokesman told Reuters that no one would be allowed in or out of the building.

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Later at a press conference, Boston police commissioner Ed Davis said there were "simultaneous explosions" that resulted in "multiple casualties".

Davis also said that a third incident had occurred at JFK library in the city but this was later confirmed as being unrelated.

There had been reports of a suspect being held at a city hospital were dismissed by Ed Davis, Boston's Police Commissioner, who told a press conference this morning that no suspect had been arrested.

Other cities soon responded to the events including New York where authorities put anti-terrorism vehicles in place around major landmarks while the White House was reported as receiving extra protection.

Pictures emerged on Twitter showing casualties lying on the pavement on Boylston Street in Boston - the main road through the east coast city - and debris blowing around them.

Another photograph appeared to show participants running down the street at the moment an explosion created a fireball, sending smoke into the air.

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The finishing line was packed with spectators

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick espressed his horror at the explosions. In a statement he said: "This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders.

"Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”

It's not clear whether or not there have been any British casualties although a list of competitors on the Boston Marathon website showed that 347 British runners were expected to line up for the race which involved 25,000 participants.

Runner Darren Foy, 40, from Southampton and his wife Sandra and their two children missed the explosions by just 30 minutes after he finished the marathon in three and half hours.

Speaking from the city, the chartered surveyor said: "We were on our way home when we heard something had happened and I was getting messages like 'are you Ok?' which I never get. It's all quite shocking really.

"We got home and we looked at the BBC online and saw there had been explosions but we are OK because I finished in three and a half hours and we were on the bus when it happened.

"We are staying five miles outside and I'm not intending to go back into the city for a few days.

"It's such a soft target. There are hundreds of thousands spectators on the streets and 27,000 runners, so we got off lightly."

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Emergency workers at the scene after the explosions

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the incident and we are trying to gather information."

Foreign secretary William Hague tweeted: "Appalled by news of explosion at Boston marathon. My thoughts are with everyone affected by it and all those waiting for news."

And the British ambassador to the United States added: "Awful news of explosions in Boston. Thoughts are with those injured or killed, and their families. Our team in touch with MA [Massachusetts] authorities."

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander also expressed his concern via Twitter, saying: "Horrified to hear reports of explosions at the Boston Marathon. My thoughts are with all those affected."

Labour leader Ed Miliband, who taught at Harvard University in Massachusetts, commented: "Appalling news from Boston. All of my thoughts are with the casualties and their families."

With the London Marathon just days away in which thousands of athletes and fun runners will be on the streets of the capital, the Metropolitan Police said it would be looking at security arrangements following the events in Boston.

"A security plan is in place for the London Marathon. We will be reviewing our security arrangements in partnership with London Marathon," said chief superintendant Julia Pendry.

Nick Bitel, London Marathon chief executive, said: "We are deeply saddened and shocked by the news from Boston. Our immediate thoughts are with the people there and their families. It is a very sad day for athletics and for our friends and colleagues in marathon running.

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The scene at the finish line immediately after one of the blasts

"Our security plan is developed jointly with the Metropolitan Police and we were in contact with them as soon as we heard the news."

A video of one of the explosions going off shows a bright orange blast and runners falling to the ground.

Footage from the aftermath of the incident shows much confusion with emergency services rushing to help the injured and taking bloodied spectators to a medical tent. Many ambulances could then be seen arriving to rush casualties to hospital.

"There are a lot of people down," said one runner quoted by AP news agency.

ABC Eyewitness News tweeted:

The explosions came around three hours after the winners had crossed the line.

The organisers of the marathon issued a statement on its facebook page, which said: "There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today's Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened."

Vice president Joe Biden, who was at a conference on gun control, said: "Apparently there has been a bombing. Our prayers are with those people in Boston who have suffered injuries. I don’t know how many there are."

The race was being held on Patriots' Day, celebrated as an official holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, which honours the first military actions - the Battles of Lexington and Concord - against the British at the start of the War of Independence, on 19 April 1775.

There was a 26-second period of silence before the race began to honour the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootinng in Newton, Connecticut last year. As runners passed mile 26, they were met by a marker with the Newtown seal in another display of dedication to those who were gunned down in the Connecticut hamlet.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Boston Marathon explosion

04/19/2013 2:30 AM EDT

GLOBE: Bombing Suspect In Custody, Another Remains On The Loose

One marathon suspect has been captured, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

Another remains on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police. Authorities have established a 20-block perimeter as they search for him.

Read more here.

04/19/2013 12:44 AM EDT

Unconfirmed Photo Of Suspect 2 In Boston Marathon Bombing Emerges On Facebook

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Just hours after the FBI released the first photos of suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, a new photo of Suspect 2 may have emerged.

David Green, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla., had just completed his first Boston Marathon, when he snapped a picture with his iPhone 4S, taken at 2:50, just after the two blasts ripped through the finish line area, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.

The FBI has not publicly confirmed this photo as Suspect 2, but Green told the Huffington Post that an agent told him, "this is probably the best we have right now."

The man who appears to be Suspect 2 is wearing a white hat with a "3" on the side as seen in the publicly-released photos.

Read more here.

04/18/2013 10:19 PM EDT

Boston Bombing Victim in Iconic Photo Helped Identify Attackers: Bloomberg

Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.

Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, Bauman was waiting among the crowd for his girlfriend to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. A man wearing a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hooded sweatshirt looked at Jeff, 27, and dropped a bag at his feet, his brother, Chris Bauman, said in an interview.

Read more here.

04/18/2013 9:04 PM EDT

Federal Law Enforcement Says Suspects Stayed To Watch Carnage: CNN Reports

04/18/2013 7:26 PM EDT

Right Wing Journalist Goes Ballistic During Press Conference

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BOSTON -- Moments after the FBI revealed images of two baseball cap-wearing men wanted for questioning about the Boston bombings, the press conference descended into a sideshow.

A journalist from a far-right wing website called Info Wars shouted out a question accusing the government of carrying out the attack that killed three, and maimed or injured 170 others.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Deslauriers ignored the allegation of a government conspiracy from reporter Daniel Bidondi, but the Alex Jones protege did not stop hollering.

"The FBI lies," Bidondi said. "We've got the proof," he said accusing the government of a "false flag" attack in which it staged the blasts and made them appear like the work of terrorists.

Bidondi found himself at the center of an media scrum with cameras and microphones pointed at his face after law enforcement officials left the podium in the Sheraton hotel.

Another reporter ridiculed Bidondi from across the room, telling him to shut up and calling him an asshole.

The excitement quickly dissipated as reporters returned to delivering the news about the official images of the suspects.

Bidondi has been a presence at other press conferences this week related to the bombing investigation.

--Michael McLaughlin / HuffPost Crime

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled Bidondi's last name. We regret the error.

04/18/2013 7:00 PM EDT

Is The Suspect's Hat A Clue?

04/18/2013 6:46 PM EDT

Facial Recognition Expert Reacts To FBI Photos

Dr. Ralph Gross, a facial recognition expert at Carnegie Mellon University, said the FBI photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are likely too grainy to be matched against a driver's license database or Facebook. But he thinks they may be just good enough for someone who knows the individuals to identify them.

"The resolution isn't particularly good. The one that's kind of best is unfortunately a side view -- and in general the face recognition software works best with frontal view," he said.

Research has consistently found, however, that people can spot people they know even in grainy, off-center photographs.

"Humans are actually very good at recognizing people that they are familiar with," Gross said. "Somebody that might know these guys, or might know the way they dress, might certainly be able to recognize them."

The FBI said the men should be considered armed and dangerous, and urged tipsters to call 1-800-CALL-FBI if they believe they have information that could lead to an arrest.

--Matt Sledge

04/18/2013 6:21 PM EDT

Daily News Doctored Photo

The New York Daily News reportedly doctored its front page photograph of the Boston bombings (see update below).

WARNING: LINK GOES TO GRAPHIC PHOTO

04/18/2013 5:37 PM EDT

Hi-Res Image Of People Of Interest

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04/18/2013 5:30 PM EDT

FBI Website Down

CNN reports that, because of a flood of traffic, the FBI's site is temporarily down.

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Richard DesLauriers \"somebody out there knows these individuals\". They are considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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Richard DesLauriers \"somebody out there knows these individuals\". They are considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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The FBI's Richard Richard DesLauriers unveils photos of two suspects.

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The FBI's Richard Richard DesLauriers unveils photos of two suspects.

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The press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. Watch it here.

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The press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. Watch it here.

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Law enforcement sources tell me that the FBI will soon release photos. #BostonMarathon

— Sari Horwitz (@SariHorwitz) April 18, 2013

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Law enforcement sources tell me that the FBI will soon release photos. #BostonMarathon

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From The Huffington Post's Michael McLaughlin ...

Christine Anastos and her therapy dog Windy comforted runners who dropped in to the Boston Athletic Association's offices today.

Windy, a black labrador who retired from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, was a big hit with the Marathoners.

\"I don't think there was a moment when someone wasn't petting her,\" she said about Windy,who was joined by a Newfoundland and boxer. \"All she has to do is be herself. She's so sensitive. She takes in all the emotion.\"

Anastos makes Windy available through Therapy Dogs International There are more than 100 therapy dogs available within a 20 mile radius of Boston, she said, so people should contact the group if they're interested.

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Christine Anastos and her therapy dog Windy comforted runners who dropped in to the Boston Athletic Association's offices today.

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The New York Post once again found itself in trouble after it published front-page photos of two men on Thursday who it said were being searched for in connection with the Boston bombings. The problem? They were completely innocent.

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The FBI press conference scheduled for 5 p.m. today is the first public briefing in two days, according to Fox News.

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The FBI press conference scheduled for 5 p.m. today is the first public briefing in two days, according to Fox News.

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UPDATE: FBI schedules 5 p.m. news conference to update public on Boston Marathon bombings probe.

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 18, 2013

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino pauses after speaking at an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled 'Healing Our City,' at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Authorities investigating the attack on the Boston Marathon have shifted their focus to locating the person who placed a black bag down and walked away just before the bombs went off. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race, which occurred near the marathon finish line, resulted in the deaths of three people and more than 170 others injured. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks during the 'Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service' dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 18, 2013. Obama is in Boston to mourn victims of the deadly marathon attacks, as investigators study images of a suspect who may have planted the bombs. No arrests have been made in connection with Monday's twin bombings near the finish line of the race, which sent metal fragments and nails into a crowd of thousands of runners and spectators, killing three people and wounding 180. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attends an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled 'Healing Our City,' where President Barack Obama spoke at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Authorities investigating the attack on the Boston Marathon have shifted their focus to locating the person who placed a black bag down and walked away just before the bombs went off. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race, which occurred near the marathon finish line, resulted in the deaths of three people and more than 170 others injured. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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FBI will most likely release photos of persons of interest in Boston bombings this afternoon - @petewilliamsnbc

— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 18, 2013

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FBI will most likely release photos of persons of interest in Boston bombings this afternoon - @petewilliamsnbc

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A local paper in Minnesota ran an unfortunately placed ad for a pressure cooker -- right next to a story about the Boston Marathon bombing, which was likely carried out using pressure cookers packed with shrapnel and explosives.

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A local paper in Minnesota ran an unfortunately placed ad for a pressure cooker -- right next to a story about the Boston Marathon bombing, which was likely carried out using pressure cookers packed with shrapnel and explosives.

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BOSTON -- Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney who managed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, will design and administrator of a new fund to help people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Boston Marathon Fund raises more than $7 million in 24 hours.

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Boston Marathon Fund raises more than $7 million in 24 hours.

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From The Huffington Post's Michael McLaughlin ...

BOSTON -- The sight of bright blue and yellow windbreakers and t-shirts have become an instant symbol of Boston's healing and unity since Monday's double bombing.

The flashy colors are worn mainly as the official gear of the marathon. Blue is for the 23,000 runners and yellow is for the thousands of volunteers. Adidas also produces versions of the merchandise that's available to the paying public.

\"This is my sport. This is my city,\" said Kim Stemple, a race volunteer wearing a lemon yellow jacket available on Thursday

\"We know each other. We're each other's best therapy,\" she said about other volunteers.

Griffin Schroeder donned the blue runners' jacket as he stood near a memorial on Boylston Street before heading back to Wisconsin.

\"It's out of respect,\" the 27-year-old said, adding that it's a symbol of completely the grueling event. \"It's a very important accomplishment.\"

The windbreaker is an open invitation to talk with other marathoners. \"I might ask someone if they finished the race. Or if I see someone we give a nod to each other.\"

Volunteer Susan Furgal of Brockton, Mass wept Thursday as she wore hers near the bomb site.

\"I had to make myself come back,\" she told HuffPost.

Others find simple comfort in displaying that they were a part of the marathon.

\"I just feel good wearing it,\" said Lene Henricksen, 51, from Denmark who was interrupted by the attack before finishing the 26.2 mile course. \"This should never happen again. The marathon should go on.\"

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Griffin Schoder wears the blue runner's jacket \"out of respect\" for the attack, but also because he's proud to have completed the testing race.

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Race volunteers Pat Cohen and Kim Semple embrace near the makeshift memorial of flowers and candles on Boylston Street

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The race was called off before Henricksen, of Denmark, got to the finish line. She had the misfortune of traveling to New York for last fall's marathon that was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.

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From The Huffington Post's Michael McLaughlin ...

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From The Huffington Post's Christina Wilkie: Relatives of bomb victims who remained in the Intensive Care Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Thursday were unable to watch President Obama's tribute to those killed and injured in the blast, but they were nonetheless very keen to know what the president said. One family member of a renect amputee sent a text to HuffPost during the speech that said, \"ICU has no TV's! How is it?\" By all accounts, it was a very good speech.

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\"This time next year on the third Monday in April the world will return to this city to run even harder.\"

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\"We will all be with you as you learn to stand, walk and yes run again. Of that I have no doubt, you will run again.\"

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\"Boston's your hometown but we claim it too. I know this because there's a piece of Boston in me.\"

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\"The day's beauty was shattered, the celebration became a tragedy so we come together to pray and morn ... but we also come together today to reclaim that state of grace. To reaffirm that the spirit of this city is undaunted and the spirit of this country will remain undaunted.\"

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Gov. Deval Patrick gives thanks

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Gov. Deval Patrick gives thanks

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (C) attend the 'Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service' dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 18, 2013. Obama mourns victims of the deadly marathon attacks, as investigators study images of a suspect who may have planted the bombs. No arrests have been made in connection with Monday's twin bombings near the finish line of the race, which sent metal fragments and nails into a crowd of thousands of runners and spectators, killing three people and wounding 180. Seated next to Mrs. Obama is Massachussetts Governor Deval L. Patrick. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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\"In our weakness we have been made strong, in our suffering we have been inspired to pray for others.\"

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\"The entire world is a narrow bridge but the important principle is to transcend somehow your fear.\"

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\"I saw people run toward the chaos ... I saw goot Samaritans who fed clothed and sheltered runners\"

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\"We have never loved [Boston] as much as we do today.\"

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\"We have never loved [Boston] as much as we do today.\"

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Watch it here

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President Obama has landed in Boston where he will attend an interfaith service for the victims, according to CNN.

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Obama as he leaves for Boston

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President Obama has landed in Boston where he will attend an interfaith service for the victims, according to CNN.


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As people lay badly bleeding in the smoke of the Boston Marathon bombings, rescuers immediately turned to a millennia-old medical device to save their lives – the tourniquet.

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Obama to \"play the role of consoler-in-chief.\"

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Obama to \"play the role of consoler-in-chief.\"

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ABC has rescheduled an episode of \"Castle\" featuring a bomb storyline, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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ABC has rescheduled an episode of \"Castle\" featuring a bomb storyline, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hillary Clinton on the bombings:

\"Like so many Americans and those watching around the world, we saw ordinary citizens alongside first responders rushing into danger to help. It was a tragic terrible day, but it seemed to exemplify what Patriots' Day really means, because we do better when we work together. Women and men, all of us across every line that is used to divide us.\"

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Hillary Clinton on the bombings:

\"Like so many Americans and those watching around the world, we saw ordinary citizens alongside first responders rushing into danger to help. It was a tragic terrible day, but it seemed to exemplify what Patriots'...Read More"},{"id":"352","created":"04/18/2013 9:43 AM EDT","title":"EMS Volunteer Tells His Story","tweet_link":"352_ems-volunteer-tells-his-story","entry_text":"

An EMS volunteer gives his first-hand account of his Boston bombing experience.

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An EMS volunteer gives his first-hand account of his Boston...Read More"},{"id":"351","created":"04/18/2013 9:38 AM EDT","title":"More on one of the victims","tweet_link":"351_more-on-one-of-the-victims","entry_text":"

The Chinese student killed in the Boston Marathon blasts grew up in an intellectual family in a northeastern Chinese city with gritty, industrial roots, and graduated from a highly competitive high school that routinely sends students abroad.

More here

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The Chinese student killed in the Boston Marathon blasts grew up in an intellectual family in a northeastern Chinese city with gritty, industrial roots, and graduated from a highly competitive high school that routinely sends students abroa...Read More"},{"id":"350","created":"04/17/2013 11:40 PM EDT","title":"President Obama Signs Massachusetts Emergency Declaration","tweet_link":"350_president-obama-signs-massachusetts-emergency-declaration","entry_text":"

The President today declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from explosions on April 15, 2013, and covering eligible activities through April 22, 2013.

The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named James N. Russo as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT: FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@DHS.GOV

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The President today declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from explosions on April 15, 2013, and coverin...Read More"},{"id":"349","created":"04/17/2013 11:32 PM EDT","title":"2 'Possible Suspects' in Boston Bombing","tweet_link":"349_2-possible-suspects-in-boston-bombing","entry_text":"

Source: 2 men seen in images near finish of #Boston Marathon are of \"high interest\" & are \"possible suspects.\" on.cnn.com/15fOGEd

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 18, 2013

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Source: 2 men seen in images near finish of #Boston Marathon are of \"high interest\" & are \"possible suspects.\" Read More"},{"id":"348","created":"04/17/2013 9:38 PM EDT","title":"Boston Marathon Runners Organize Online To Finish Race","tweet_link":"348_boston-marathon-runners-organize-online-to-finish-race","entry_text":"

Boston runners won't let Monday's events stop them from finishing their marathon. That's the message being made loud and clear in a pair of Facebook events following the Boston Marathon bombing.

Read more here.

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Boston runners won't let Monday's events stop them from finishing their marathon. That's the message being made loud and clear in a pair of Facebook events followin...Read More"},{"id":"347","created":"04/17/2013 9:37 PM EDT","title":"Recently Married Couple Wounded In Boston Bombing","tweet_link":"347_recently-married-couple-wounded-in-boston-bombing","entry_text":"

Patrick and Jessica Downes, a recently married couple, each \"sustained amputations below the left knee,\" according to an email sent to friends. It said Patrick had a successful surgery Wednesday and was out of the intensive care unit. Jessica was in surgery and may be in jeopardy of losing her remaining foot.

Read more here.

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Patrick and Jessica Downes, a recently married couple, each \"sustained amputations below the left knee,\" according ...Read More"},{"id":"345","created":"04/17/2013 8:19 PM EDT","title":"Vague Reports Plague Investigation","tweet_link":"345_vague-reports-plague-investigation","entry_text":"

BOSTON -- False hope that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had been arrested dominated news reports for much of Wednesday, two days after explosions rocked the elite road race, killing three people and injuring more than 170.

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BOSTON -- False hope that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had been arrested dominated news reports for much of Wednesday, two days after explosions rocked the elite road race, killing three people and injuring more than 170.

Read More"},{"id":"344","created":"04/17/2013 8:17 PM EDT","title":"Amazing National Anthem At Bruins Game","tweet_link":"344_amazing-national-anthem-at-bruins-game","entry_text":"

WATCH

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WATCH

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BOSTON -- For nearly three hours Wednesday afternoon, the federal courthouse overlooking Boston Harbor was swarmed by hundreds of reporters, cameramen and spectators waiting for a drama that never unfolded.

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BOSTON -- For nearly three hours Wednesday afternoon, the federal courthouse overlooking Boston Harbor was swarmed by hundreds of reporters, cameramen and spectators waiting for a drama that never unfolded.

Read More"},{"id":"342","created":"04/17/2013 8:14 PM EDT","title":"Possible break in the case?","tweet_link":"342_possible-break-in-the-case","entry_text":"

Video footage ID's suspect, a Boston official tells the AP

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Video footage ID's suspect, a Boston official tells the AP

"},{"id":"341","created":"04/17/2013 7:40 PM EDT","title":"Boston Marathon Security Stays Secret","tweet_link":"341_boston-marathon-security-stays-secret","entry_text":"

BOSTON -- Officials have been mum about security preparations before the Boston Marathon, and the swift response after the bombings near the race's finish line Monday, instead focusing on who's responsible for the fatal blasts, not how they were able to overcome security at one of the most heavily guarded events in the city.

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BOSTON -- Officials have been mum about security preparations before the Boston Marathon, and the swift response after the bombings near the race's finish line Monday, instead focusing on who's responsible for the fatal blasts, not how they were able t...Read More"},{"id":"340","created":"04/17/2013 7:31 PM EDT","title":"Press Conference Cancelled","tweet_link":"340_press-conference-cancelled","entry_text":"

The Boston PD now says the FBI has cancelled the press conference.

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The Boston PD now says the FBI has cancelled the press conference.

"},{"id":"339","created":"04/17/2013 7:29 PM EDT","title":"Press Conference At 8 PM","tweet_link":"339_press-conference-at-8-pm","entry_text":"

The Boston Police Department says the FBI will make a brief statement at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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The Boston Police Department says the FBI will make a brief statement at 8 p.m. Eastern.

"},{"id":"338","created":"04/17/2013 7:00 PM EDT","title":"Reddit Thread Sparks Debate","tweet_link":"338_reddit-thread-sparks-debate","entry_text":"

It's unlikely that the people responsible for the Boston Marathon attack will be apprehended through social media -- the security footage from a Lord & Taylor department store appears to be the focus at this point -- but that didn't stop users on Reddit and members of 4Chan from offering their own theories of the crime this week.

Read more here

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It's unlikely that the people responsible for the Boston Marathon attack will be apprehended through social media -- the security footage from a Lord & Taylor department store appears to be the focus at this point -- but that didn't stop users on Reddi...Read More"},{"id":"337","created":"04/17/2013 6:48 PM EDT","title":"Newspaper Apologizes","tweet_link":"337_newspaper-apologizes","entry_text":"

Newspaper Yanks Build-A-Bomb Graphic After Reader Protests

The Detroit Free Press apologized online to readers Wednesday after publishing a graphic detailing how to make a pressure cooker bomb -- the same kind of device that news that may have been used during Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than 170.

Pointing out the ease in which \"a common kitchen utensil becomes deadly,\" the images and text shared information regarding the essential parts needed to build a pressure-cooker bomb and how it works, with instructions like, \"TNT or other explosives put in 6.3 quart (6-liter) pressure cooker, along with metal shards, nails, ball bearings to inflict maximum injury.\"

According to the media blog Romenesko, which published a blurred version of the graphic, the paper removed the image online after receiving furious comments from readers on Twitter and Facebook.

More

","short_text":"

Newspaper Yanks Build-A-Bomb Graphic After Reader Protests

The Detroit Free Press apologized online to readers Wednesday after publishing a graphic detailing how to make a pressure cooker bomb -- the same kind of device that news that may have be...Read More"},{"id":"336","created":"04/17/2013 6:03 PM EDT","title":"Flags At Guantanamo","tweet_link":"336_flags-at-guantanamo","entry_text":"

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Flags over Guantanamo's prison camps are flying at half staff today due to President Barack Obama's order to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Prison officials told reporters visiting Camp Six on Tuesday and Camp Five on Wednesday that the detainees were aware of the attack.

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Flags over Guantanamo's prison camps are flying at half staff today due to President Barack Obama's order ...Read More"},{"id":"335","created":"04/17/2013 5:50 PM EDT","title":"Earlier Today: Outside The Courthouse","tweet_link":"335_earlier-today-outside-the-courthouse","entry_text":"

\"courthouse\"

The scene outside the Moakley Federal Court House in Boston is reflected in mirror after a report that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was due to be brought in, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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The scene outside the Moakley Federal Court House in Boston is reflected in mirror after a report that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was due to be brought in, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. (AP P...Read More"},{"id":"334","created":"04/17/2013 5:07 PM EDT","title":"College Students Organize Fundraisers, Runs","tweet_link":"334_college-students-organize-fundraisers-runs","entry_text":"

College students have been organizing fundraisers and runs to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Some of the campuses include University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Syracuse University, University of South Carolina, the University of Kansas, Bryant University and University of Texas to name a few.

HuffPost's Tyler Kingkade reports:

Corey Leonardi ran the Boston Marathon with a group of BC students raising funds for the Campus School, an institution for students with special needs. Leonardi said he was close to the final stretch of his run when the explosions happened, but wasn't harmed. Two days after the bombings, the mood on campus is somber, Leonardi said, but there's something that is helping: the outpouring of support from students around the Boston area, and indeed, around the country.

\"Seeing people off campus support Boston is really comforting to all of us at BC,\" Leonardi said. \"Knowing that we have the whole country behind us is such a great feeling and really allows you to feel the unity in the United States of America. At a college with students from all 50 states, you could really see the personal concerns coming from all across the country.\"

Read more

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College students have been organizing fundraisers and runs to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Some of the campuses include University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Syracuse University, University of South Carolina, the University of Ka...Read More"},{"id":"333","created":"04/17/2013 4:52 PM EDT","title":"More On Postponed News Conference","tweet_link":"333_more-on-postponed-news-conference","entry_text":"

HuffPost reporter Michael McLaughlin:

After a day in which so much information and false information circulated about the search for a bombing suspect, authorities could expect a large turnout at a planned evening debriefing.

But the bomb scare at Boston's federal courthouse forced authorities to cautiously postpone the press conference in the Westin hotel near the bomb site.

\"A press briefing regarding the Boston Marathon investigation was tentatively scheduled for 5:00 p.m. today at The Westin Copley Plaza, 4th Floor, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston. The briefing is postponed,\" said the statement from the FBI's Boston field office.

\"At this time, Federal and Local law enforcement agencies have responded to the reported bomb threat at the John Joseph Moakley, United States Courthouse. Media will be advised accordingly by way of a FBI news advisory when a new date/time has been established,\" authorities added.

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HuffPost reporter Michael McLaughlin:

After a day in which so much information and false information circulated about the search for a bombing suspect, authorities could expect a large turnout at a planned evening debriefing.

B...Read More"},{"id":"332","created":"04/17/2013 4:37 PM EDT","title":"Media Briefing Postponed","tweet_link":"332_media-briefing-postponed","entry_text":"

\"WCVB\"

@ WCVB :

#BREAKING: Daily media briefing on #MarathonBombings postponed in light of events at the courthouse. http://t.co/vEEnRzvn20

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ WCVB :\r\n#BREAKING: Daily media briefing on #MarathonBombings postponed in light of events at the courthouse. Read More"},{"id":"331","created":"04/17/2013 4:19 PM EDT","title":"AP: Officials At 3 Boston hospitals Say They Expect All Their Patients To Survive","tweet_link":"331_ap-officials-at-3-boston-hospitals-say-they-expect-all-their-patients-to-survive","entry_text":"

\"AP\"

@ AP :

Officials at three Boston hospitals say they expect all their patients from marathon bombing to survive: http://t.co/oHOsU3Kjah -KH

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ AP :\r\nOfficials at three Boston hospitals say they expect all their patients from marathon bombing to survive: Read More"},{"id":"330","created":"04/17/2013 4:18 PM EDT","title":"All Clear At U.S. Federal Court House in Boston","tweet_link":"330_all-clear-at-us-federal-court-house-in-boston","entry_text":"

HuffPost reporter Chris Kirkham:

Authorities at the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston said there was a bomb threat but the building is now clear. Employees are being allowed back inside.

","short_text":"

HuffPost reporter Chris Kirkham:

Authorities at the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston said there was a bomb threat but the building is now clear. Employees are being allowed back inside.

"},{"id":"329","created":"04/17/2013 4:05 PM EDT","title":"No Arrest, Possible Suspect Spotted In Video","tweet_link":"329_no-arrest-possible-suspect-spotted-in-video","entry_text":"

From The New York Times:

Investigators have found video footage of a man who they believe may have planted the deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, saying that they had pinpointed the image on video that was captured shortly before the blast.

CLICK HERE to read more.

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From The New York Times:

Investigators have found video footage of a man who they believe may have planted the deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, saying that they had pinpointed the im...Read More"},{"id":"328","created":"04/17/2013 4:00 PM EDT","title":"Report From Mass General Hospital","tweet_link":"328_report-from-mass-general-hospital","entry_text":"

From HuffPost reporter Michael McLaughlin, in Boston:

Mass General Hospital discharged one patient today who was wounded in the bombings. Currently, there are 11 here, four in critical condition, four in serious condition and three in fair condition. According to a hospital spokeswoman, MGH had 31 patients from the \"Marathon incident,\" at one point.

Unfortunately, the families of all victims have turned down requests for interviews.

","short_text":"

From HuffPost reporter Michael McLaughlin, in Boston:

Mass General Hospital discharged one patient today who was wounded in the bombings. Currently, there are 11 here, four in critical condition, four in serious condition and three in...Read More"},{"id":"327","created":"04/17/2013 3:50 PM EDT","title":"Outside The Courthouse","tweet_link":"327_outside-the-courthouse","entry_text":"

Photo taken by HuffPost's Chris Kirkham:

\"courthouse\"

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Photo taken by HuffPost's Chris Kirkham:

"},{"id":"326","created":"04/17/2013 3:48 PM EDT","title":"Boston PD Give All Clear At Courthouse, Scene Remains Chaotic","tweet_link":"326_boston-pd-give-all-clear-at-courthouse-scene-remains-chaotic","entry_text":"

\"ABC\"

@ ABC :

#Breaking: The Boston Police Department has given an all-clear at the Federal courthouse http://t.co/X7bfygMVtj per @AaronKatersky

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ ABC :\r\n#Breaking: The Boston Police Department has given an all-clear at the Federal courthouse http://t.c...Read More"},{"id":"325","created":"04/17/2013 3:46 PM EDT","title":"Scene At The Courthouse","tweet_link":"325_scene-at-the-courthouse","entry_text":"

Here are two photos of the scene at the court house from The Huffington Post's Chris Kirkham

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\"boston

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Here are two photos of the scene at the court house from The Huffington Post's Chris Kirkham

"},{"id":"324","created":"04/17/2013 3:41 PM EDT","title":"Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino Invite Public To Attend Interfaith Service","tweet_link":"324_governor-patrick-mayor-menino-invite-public-to-attend-interfaith-service","entry_text":"

Details from the Office of the Governor:

BOSTON – Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino today announced that the public is invited to attend Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service, to be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. The service is an opportunity for the community to come together in the wake of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon this week. President Barack Obama will be in attendance, along with federal, state and local officials. First responders, civic leaders from communities along the marathon route, medical personnel, victims and their families, as well as volunteers from the Boston Athletic Association have been invited to attend.

Doors for the service will open to the public at 8 a.m. Tickets will be released on a first come, first serve basis to those in line at the Cathedral. Guests should be prepared for airport-like security, and are advised to plan accordingly for lines and delays. Guests are asked to bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, liquids or signs will be allowed in the venue. Please access the entrance at Washington Street and Monsignor Reynolds Way from the north and west.

The public is highly encouraged to take public transportation, since both parking and road service in the area will be extremely limited. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is located at 1400 Washington Street in Boston.

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Details from the Office of the Governor:

BOSTON – Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino today announced that the public is invited to attend Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service, to be held ...Read More"},{"id":"322","created":"04/17/2013 3:28 PM EDT","title":"More On Evacuation Reports","tweet_link":"322_more-on-evacuation-reports","entry_text":"

HuffPost reporter Christina Wilkie in Boston:

As authorities evacuated the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital Wednesday, the atmosphere at the Boston Medical Center in south Boston remained relatively tranquil. Uniformed officers were posted outside the multi-building medical center, but visitors and staff continued to move in and out with ease. As of 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, the evacuations across the city did not appear to have impacted operations at Boston Medical Center, one of a half dozen major area hospitals treating those wounded in Monday's bombing.

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HuffPost reporter Christina Wilkie in Boston:

As authorities evacuated the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital Wednesday, the atmosphere at the Boston Medical Center in south Boston remained relatively ...Read More"},{"id":"321","created":"04/17/2013 3:23 PM EDT","title":"Chaos At Courthouse","tweet_link":"321_chaos-at-courthouse","entry_text":"

The Huffington Post's Chris Kirkham is at the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston as it is being evacuated. He sent the following dispatch:

Federal courthouse scene is one of chaos right now. Have seen lots of people coming out the front door and U.S. Marshals are clearing everyone out. They're trying to clear the entire parking lot in front of the courthouse. Hundreds of journalists and spectators are here.

","short_text":"

The Huffington Post's Chris Kirkham is at the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston as it is being evacuated. He sent the following dispatch:

Federal courthouse scene is one of chaos right now. Have seen lots of people coming out the fro...Read More"},{"id":"320","created":"04/17/2013 3:18 PM EDT","title":"Federal Courthouse Evacuated","tweet_link":"320_federal-courthouse-evacuated","entry_text":"

\"BostonGlobe\"

@ BostonGlobe :

Federal courthouse evacuated; hundreds outside. People are being pushed back from building. Coast Guard and police boats in water.

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BostonGlobe :\r\nFederal courthouse evacuated; hundreds outside. People are being pushed back from building. Coast Guard and...Read More"},{"id":"319","created":"04/17/2013 2:55 PM EDT","title":"FBI: No Arrest Made in Bombing Investigation","tweet_link":"319_fbi-no-arrest-made-in-bombing-investigation","entry_text":"

A statement from the FBI:

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.

","short_text":"

A statement from the FBI:

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Mar...Read More"},{"id":"318","created":"04/17/2013 2:49 PM EDT","title":"AP: Authorities Deny That Suspect Is In Custody","tweet_link":"318_ap-authorities-deny-that-suspect-is-in-custody","entry_text":"

\"AP\"

@ AP :

BREAKING: Federal officials deny that Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ AP :\r\nBREAKING: Federal officials deny that Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody.\r\n"},{"id":"317","created":"04/17/2013 2:43 PM EDT","title":"CNN Now Reporting No Arrest Has Been Made","tweet_link":"317_cnn-now-reporting-no-arrest-has-been-made","entry_text":"

\"CNN\"

@ CNN :

CNN's @JoeJohnsCNN reports no arrest has been made - details on our live blog and on @CNN TV: http://t.co/305udKpOJ7

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ CNN :\r\nCNN's @JoeJohnsCNN reports no arrest has been made - details on our live blog and on @C...Read More"},{"id":"316","created":"04/17/2013 2:41 PM EDT","title":"NBC: \"No Arrest\"","tweet_link":"316_nbc-no-arrest","entry_text":"

\"NBCNews\"

@ NBCNews :

Multiple sources confirm to NBC News: \"No Arrest\"

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NBCNews :\r\nMultiple sources confirm to NBC News: \"No Arrest\"\r\n"},{"id":"315","created":"04/17/2013 2:38 PM EDT","title":"Boston Globe: Dramatic Change","tweet_link":"315_boston-globe-dramatic-change","entry_text":"

\"BostonGlobe\"

@ BostonGlobe :

Dramatic change in status of Boston Marathon bombing invstigation: Authorities are now saying:\"No arrest and no one in custody.''

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BostonGlobe :\r\nDramatic change in status of Boston Marathon bombing invstigation: Authorities are now saying:\"No arrest an...Read More"},{"id":"314","created":"04/17/2013 2:35 PM EDT","title":"Boston PD: No Arrest","tweet_link":"314_boston-pd-no-arrest","entry_text":"

\"Boston_Police\"

@ Boston_Police :

Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ Boston_Police :\r\nDespite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.\r\nRead More"},{"id":"313","created":"04/17/2013 2:28 PM EDT","title":"Boston Globe: Suspect Headed To Courthouse","tweet_link":"313_boston-globe-suspect-headed-to-courthouse","entry_text":"

\"BostonGlobe\"

@ BostonGlobe :

Boston Globe source reports suspect being taken to US District Court in South Boston.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BostonGlobe :\r\nBoston Globe source reports suspect being taken to US District Court in South Boston.\r\n"},{"id":"312","created":"04/17/2013 2:24 PM EDT","title":"Law Enforcement Briefing Expected At 5:00 p.m. ET","tweet_link":"312_law-enforcement-briefing-expected-at-500-pm-et","entry_text":"

Authorities are expected to hold a press conference at 5:00 p.m. ET.

","short_text":"

Authorities are expected to hold a press conference at 5:00 p.m. ET.

"},{"id":"311","created":"04/17/2013 2:23 PM EDT","title":"Tons Of Media Outside Federal Courthouse","tweet_link":"311_tons-of-media-outside-federal-courthouse","entry_text":"

Tons of media outside fed ct #wcvb twitter.com/wcvbkelleyt/st…

— Kelley Tuthill (@wcvbkelleyt) April 17, 2013

","short_text":"

Tons of media outside fed ct #wcvb twitter.com/wcvbkelleyt/st"},{"id":"310","created":"04/17/2013 2:19 PM EDT","title":"AP: Suspect Taken Into Custody","tweet_link":"310_ap-suspect-taken-into-custody","entry_text":"

\"AP\"

@ AP :

MORE: Suspect taken into custody in marathon bombing, expected in federal court: http://t.co/p1wJBhEelC -BW

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ AP :\r\nMORE: Suspect taken into custody in marathon bombing, expected in federal court: http://t.co/p1wJBhEe...Read More"},{"id":"309","created":"04/17/2013 2:08 PM EDT","title":"Conflicting Reports: CBS Says No Arrest Has Been Made","tweet_link":"309_conflicting-reports-cbs-says-no-arrest-has-been-made","entry_text":"

\"CBSNews\"

@ CBSNews :

JUST IN: @CBSNews has learned that NO ARREST has been made in Boston Marathon bombing case http://t.co/2diqZk0RNz

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ CBSNews :\r\nJUST IN: @CBSNews has learned that NO ARREST has been made in Boston Marathon b...Read More"},{"id":"308","created":"04/17/2013 2:03 PM EDT","title":"Helicopters And Sirens","tweet_link":"308_helicopters-and-sirens","entry_text":"

\"MaloneReuters\"

@ MaloneReuters :

Sounds of helicopters and sirens heavy in the air near Boston federal courthouse.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ MaloneReuters :\r\nSounds of helicopters and sirens heavy in the air near Boston federal courthouse.\r\n"},{"id":"307","created":"04/17/2013 1:47 PM EDT","title":"CNN: An Arrest Has Been Made","tweet_link":"307_cnn-an-arrest-has-been-made","entry_text":"

CNN's John King reports that an arrest has been made.

","short_text":"

CNN's John King reports that an arrest has been made.

"},{"id":"306","created":"04/17/2013 1:45 PM EDT","title":"WCVB Also Reporting \"Imminent\" Arrest","tweet_link":"306_wcvb-also-reporting-imminent-arrest","entry_text":"

\"WCVB\"

@ WCVB :

#BREAKING: According to @WuWCVB, an arrest in #BostonMarathon bombing is imminent or has already taken place.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ WCVB :\r\n#BREAKING: According to @WuWCVB, an arrest in #BostonMarathon bombing is imminent or has...Read More"},{"id":"305","created":"04/17/2013 1:43 PM EDT","title":"AP: Arrest Imminent","tweet_link":"305_ap-arrest-imminent","entry_text":"

\"AP\"

@ AP :

BREAKING: Law enforcement official: Arrest imminent in Boston Marathon bombing, suspect to be brought to court.

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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin reports:

CNN's report remains unconfirmed. The FBI's national press office says \"we have not officially named anyone and we don't know where they're getting that information.\" The Boston Police Department also declined to comment, saying they don't know about the possible suspect.

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HuffPost's Michael McLaughlin reports:

CNN's report remains unconfirmed. The FBI's national press office says \"we have not officially named anyone and we don't know where they're getting that information.\" The Boston Police Department also declin...Read More"},{"id":"303","created":"04/17/2013 1:31 PM EDT","title":"Department Store Video","tweet_link":"303_department-store-video","entry_text":"

From the Boston Globe:

The same official also said a surveillance camera at Lord & Taylor, located directly across the street, has provided clear video of the area, though it was unclear whether the image of the suspect was taken from that camera.

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From the Boston Globe:

The same official also said a surveillance camera at Lord & Taylor, located directly across the street, has provided clear video of the area, though it was unclear whether the image of the suspect was taken from...Read More"},{"id":"302","created":"04/17/2013 1:23 PM EDT","title":"Video Analysis Led To ID Of Possible Suspect","tweet_link":"302_video-analysis-led-to-id-of-possible-suspect","entry_text":"

\"cnnmornings\"

@ cnnmornings :

RT @cnnbrk Analysis of video led to identification of possible Boston suspect, source tells @JohnKingCNN. http://t.co/0D0gp3qFJx

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\"SkyNewsBreak\"

@ SkyNewsBreak :

U.S. media reports: The FBI will announce they have identified a suspect in the Boston marathon bombings

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\"BostonGlobe\"

@ BostonGlobe :

BREAKING NEWS: Source: Authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BostonGlobe :\r\nBREAKING NEWS: Source: Authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at...Read More"},{"id":"299","created":"04/17/2013 12:52 PM EDT","title":"Amid Tragedy, Suspicious Package Sent To Capitol","tweet_link":"299_amid-tragedy-suspicious-package-sent-to-capitol","entry_text":"

A bomb squad was dispatched to the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, after a suspicious package was found on the premises.

Staff and personnel in the building are reportedly being told to stay in their offices. The first floor of the building has been evacuated. A suspect is being questioned.

READ MORE

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A bomb squad was dispatched to the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, after a suspicious package was found on the premises.

Staff and personnel in the building are reportedly being told to stay in their offices. The first floor of the building h...Read More"}]

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