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7:40 PM ET, April 16, 2013


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Yahoo! News:
Second Boston Marathon victim identified: Krystle Campbell  —  A second victim in the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified: Krystle M. Campbell, a 29-year-old originally from Medford, Mass.  —  Her father, William A. Campbell Jr., told Yahoo News he's in shock that his daughter was killed.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Bomb Details Emerge in Boston Case  —  BOSTON — The explosives used to kill three people and injure 176 at the Boston Marathon on Monday were likely some kind of “pressure-cooker” devices that sent sharp bits of shrapnel flying into victims in the vicinity of the blast, several law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Injured Saudi is a witness, not a suspect, in Boston bombing  —  U.S. law enforcement officials said Tuesday that a Saudi national injured in the Boston Marathon bombing is regarded as a witness, not a suspect.  —  The Saudi, who is recuperating at a Boston hospital, is in his 20s …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Jack Kingston urged Guard ‘take a pass’ on Boston Marathon  —  A year ago, Rep. Jack Kingston was so concerned about the National Guard's shriveling budget that he wanted it to “take a pass” on major events like “the Boston Marathon.”  —  The Georgia Republican pleaded with the guard's leaders …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
PHOTOS of SAUDI NATIONAL Person of Interest in Boston Custody ...Update: Saudi Ruled Out as Suspect  —  Here is the Facebook page of the Saudi national guarded by federal agents at a Boston hospital.  —  Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi  —  The name was released by Townhall and Free Republic.
Bridget Johnson / The PJ Tatler:
An Al-Shabaab Link to Boston Marathon Bombings?  —  A series of Twitter gloats today raised questions about the possible involvement of Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in the Boston Marathon bombing.  —  No person or group has yet directly taken responsibility for the attack that killed three and wounded 176, 17 of those critically.
Katherine Connell / National Review:
After Boston, Congressman Urges Caution on Immigration Reform
Larry Celona / New York Post:
FBI grills Saudi man in Boston bombings
Jake Sherman / Politico:
After Boston, Dems decry sequester
Discussion: CNN, Yahoo! News and Weasel Zippers
Associated Press:
AP source: Boston Marathon bombs built out of pressure cookers packed with shrapnel
Discussion: WorldViews, Guardian, The Week and Mediaite
Richard Spencer / Telegraph:
Boston Marathon bombs: al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine taught pressure cooker bomb-making techniques
Discussion: Clayton Cramer's Blog
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
GOP Rep. Peter King On Boston Bombing: “We Need More Cameras”
Discussion: Naked DC, Hot Air and CNN
Jimmy Golen / Associated Press:
Mike Konczal /
Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems.  —  In 2010, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff released a paper, “Growth in a Time of Debt.”  Their “main result is that...median growth rates for countries with public debt over 90 percent of GDP …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Is The Reinhart-Rogoff Result Based on a Simple Spreadsheet Error?  —  So this is huge.  Or, rather, it won't matter even a tiny little bit but it ought to be a big deal anyway.  You've probably heard that countries with a high debt:GDP ratio suffer from slow economic growth.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, The Tell and Gawker
CEPR:   How Much Unemployment Was Caused by Reinhart and Rogoff's Arithmetic Mistake?
Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility  —  Washington (CNN) — An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Senate at war over Thatcher resolution  —  Senate Republicans and Democrats are in an intense battle over the contents of a resolution to honor former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died last week and will be laid to rest on Wednesday.  —  The fight has prompted Senate Foreign …
Peter Walker / Guardian:
Margaret Thatcher funeral: US opts for low-key official representation
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Weekly Standard
Scott Shane / New York Times:
U.S. Practiced Torture After 9/11, Nonpartisan Review Concludes  —  WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
How out of touch is today's GOP?  —  I already touched on today's new Post poll this morning, but there are a bunch of numbers in here that really deserve their own post.  —  To wit: It finds that only 23 percent of Americans — that would be fewer than one in four — believe the Republican Party is …
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Report: 2 escorted off Boston plane  —  Officials in Boston are taking no chances, a day after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon — including on flights out of nearby Logan Airport.  —  A plane headed to Chicago was brought back to the gate at Logan Airport, after some passengers …
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
Obama's Second Term Already Looks Like a Failure  —  President Barack Obama's second term has so far been a story of high liberal hopes and scant liberal achievements.  —  The president has been re-elected, demographic trends favor the growth of his coalition, his party has a technological edge …
Tom Kington / Los Angeles Times:
Pope Francis reaffirms crackdown on U.S. nuns  —  The pontiff backs a Vatican assessment last year that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was promoting ‘radical feminist themes.’  —  A nun watches Pope Francis hold Mass in Vatican City last month before his first Easter message.
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Pope Upholds Reprimand of American Nuns' Group
Susan Tran / WHDH-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: New pics from moments before, after blasts  —  BOSTON (WHDH) — Photos sent to 7News by a viewer show the scene just before and right after the bombs went off on Boylston Street.  —  7News has provided these pictures to the FBI as they continue their investigation.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
New York Sports Talk Show Host Calls For Murder In Response To Boston Bombing  —  Passions are running high on the east coast and in America in general in response to the terrorist attack that occurred at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  I woke up early Tuesday morning and turned on the Boomer …
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Militia Groups Denounce Boston Marathon Attack
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Hot Air
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