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10:00 PM ET, April 15, 2013


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New York Post:
12 dead, nearly 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, law enforcement sources confirm  —  BOSTON — Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers …
New York Times:
Many Injured in Blasts Near End of Boston Marathon  —  A series of explosions erupted near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  The Boston Police Department confirmed that they were looking into an explosion, but had no further comment.  —  The Associated Press reported …
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Boston Police: No Arrests Have Been Made In Marathon Bombing (UPDATE)  —  A spokesperson for the Boston Police Department said no suspects have been taken into custody yet after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  —  “At this time, we haven't been notified of any arrests or anyone apprehended,” the spokesperson said.
Eileen Sullivan /
Official: Cellphone service shut down in Boston  —  You are here  —  Home » AP Organization » Official: Cellphone service shut down in Boston  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.
The Boston Globe:
2 killed, at least 125 injured in marathon blasts  —  Two people were killed and more than 100 others were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston's Back Bay section, transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.
The Atlantic Online:
Photos of the Boston Marathon Bombing  —  Several explosions erupted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.  Police are reporting 2 deaths and at least 23 hurt, as authorities begin their investigation.  This is a breaking news story, and I will be adding images as they become available.
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
Explosions At The Boston Marathon; 2 Dead, Scores Injured  —  Reports are starting to come in of multiple explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, across from the Boston Public Library on Copley Square.  We're updating below.  Some photos might be graphic.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Joe. My. God.
The New / New York Times:
Live Updates on Explosions at the Boston Marathon  —  On Monday afternoon, explosions were detonated in Copley Square near the finish line at the Boston marathon.  —  The “None of Your Business” campaign urges Egyptians to cover up the section of their national identity cards that states their religion …
Wall Street Journal:
Two Dead in Blasts at Boston Marathon  —  Dozens Are Injured Near Finish Line; FAA Creates No-Fly Zone Over Site  —  Dramatic video taken by the Associated Press shows the aftermath of the two explosions that occurred near the finish line of this year's Boston Marathon.
CBS News:
Deadly explosions rock Boston marathon  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  Two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring dozens others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said.
Daily Mail:   Boston Marathon bomber planted SEVEN devices but only two went off: One ‘suspect’ …
Los Angeles Times:
Live updates: Obama vows ‘full weight of justice’ in Boston bombing
Explosions rock Boston Marathon; several injured
Discussion: NPR and City Desk
USA Today:   At least 3 dead, 141 hurt in Boston Marathon blasts
Obama makes statement on Boston bombings
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Explosions At The Boston Marathon
Discussion: Wired, Taylor Marsh, ABCNEWS and CBS DC
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Explosions kill three, wound scores in terror attack at Boston Marathon
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Weasel Zippers
Dallas Morning News:
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gun lobbyist brags lawmakers ‘have stepped into our trap’ on background checks  —  The head of a national gun rights group said in an e-mail Sunday that he was supporting the Manchin-Toomey compromise on background checks and that his group's lobbyist had participated in the writing of the legislative language.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Howard Dean: Obama Might Drive Me Out Of The Democratic Party  —  “What the hell are they thinking?” the former DNC chair asks about Obama's proposed budget.  The Democrats' civil war?  —  Via: Toby Talbot / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Howard Dean has had it with President Obama's budget proposal …
David Dayen / Salon:
The Fed messed with the wrong senator  —  If foreclosure victims get justice, trace it back to a bad decision to stonewall Elizabeth Warren last week  —  I have spent the better part of four years trying, with little success, to raise awareness about foreclosure fraud, the largest consumer fraud in the history of the United States.
Discussion: ACS Blog and Wonkblog
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Rob Woodall: Mitt Romney Was Right About ‘47 Percent’ Statistic  —  Rep. Rob Woodall and the 47 Percent from Bryan Long on Vimeo.  —  At a Georgia town hall meting in March, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) said Mitt Romney was correct in his infamous “47 percent” statistic, adding that Americans need …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
White House: Trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor ‘unsettling’  —  White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday called the trial of a Pennsylvania abortion doctor accused of performing partial-birth abortions and killing one woman “unsettling,” but ducked follow-up questions over the administration's views on the matter.
The Times of Israel:
Jordan extremist praises Boston bombing  —  'American blood isn't more precious than Muslim blood,' says al-Qaeda-linked Salafist leader  —  AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group says he's “happy to see the horror in America” after the explosions in Boston.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
State Governments Viewed Favorably as Federal Rating Hits New Low  —  OVERVIEW  —  Even as public views of the federal government in Washington have fallen to another new low, the public continues to see their state and local governments in a favorable light.
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