Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It was an understated ceremony which looked closer to a register office wedding than a handover of power. But now, the Netherlands has a new king its first male head of state for more than a century. King Willem Alexander took over from his mother Beatrix, just under an hour ago. They sealed the transfer of power from one generation to the next with an appearance on the balcony and a kiss from mother to son. Thousands gathered to cheer, in Dam Square in Amsterdam. And now they'll celebrate with a 24 hour party. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22348160 After more than 120 years, the Netherlands gets a new king: http://on.cnn.com/13J9VKQ

Friday, April 26, 2013

Top House Dem to Boehner: Retract Benghazi report, apologize to Clinton politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com A senior House Democrat wants Republicans to retract a report claiming that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally signed off on security cuts at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later was targeted in a deadly terror attack..

Thursday, April 25, 2013

" Top House Democrat calls on Boehner to retract Benghazi report, apologize to Clinton politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com (CNN) A senior House Democrat wants Republicans to retract a report claiming that former Secretary of State
U.S. intelligence officials warned President Bush weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network might hijack American planes Boston magazine's heart-shaped shoes honor city, victims On the cover of its May edition, Boston magazine pays tribute to its city with a moving and stunningly simple photograph. The image features 120 running shoes, all worn in the Boston Marathon, shaped in a heart around the headline: “We Will Finish the Race.” More via Today Show: http://nbcnews.to/1809ejI It seems like this fun-loving former commander in chief only becomes more dapper with age. See for yourself Agree or disagree with Sen. Graham? http://on.cnn.com/ZwDJvz Graham: 'Ultimate blame' for Boston attacks on administration politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com Washington (CNN) Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday the administration is to blame for not preventing last week's terror attack at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Russia also flagged suspected Boston bombers' mother, sources say. http://on.cnn.com/ZuU5EV

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

.Officials: Bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone www.cbsnews.com Tsarnaev is communicating via writing from hospital bed; evidence also indicates religion may have motivated brothers in attack MIT police pfficer Sean Collier was shot dead; investigators now think the Boston bomb suspects wanted his gun Police believe Tsarnaev brothers killed officer for his gun police believe tsarnaev brothers killed for his gun police believe tsarnaev killed officer for his gun
“Right now, I’m telling you — you know, with all my heart — you are going to be more independent than you ever were,” Gabe Martinez told Celeste Corcoran, who lost both of her legs. Marines who triumphed over injuries bring hope to Boston Marathon attack victims boston.com Looking up from her hospital bed through tears, Celeste Corcoran is at first morose and mournful, six days after losing both of her legs below the knee. That is why the two Marines are here: Between them, they lost three legs and part of a hand in Afghanistan in separate bomb blasts in 2010, the ago...
Robert Redford: We need more Woodwards & Bernsteins http://yhoo.it/13UkDC2 Agree! More reporting of news without bias. Keep open mind to ask the tough questions w/o pointing fingers. Dig deeper into why. "This is my jail. You understand that? I'm dead serious. I make every final call in this jail." Suspect cites wars in Iraq, Afghanistan as motivating factors behind Boston bombing, U.S. official says: FBI: Incarcerated gang leader fathered 5 kids with 4 Baltimore prison guards since 2009 http://wapo.st/15ERxqJ

Monday, April 22, 2013

Canadian police on busted terror plot: "The individuals were receiving support from Al Qaeda elements located in Iran."


Al Qaeda Train Terror Plot Foiled, Canadians Say

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Canadian authorities foiled a plot hatched by two Al Qaeda-backed individuals to blow up and derail a   Hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators, in writing and through gestures, that he and his brother were motivated by religion but were not in contact with overseas terrorists or groups, officials say. LATEST: http://nbcnews.to/10uXmGg



Photo: Bob Leonard / AP

BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. government is delaying the implementation of a rule that would again permit passengers to carry small knives on commercial flights. http://on.cnn.com/QZYZDc

Investigators examined the boat in Watertown where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid. Bullet holes and blood stains are visible, in a photo by the Globe’s David L. Ryan. In a transcript of today’s court hearing in Tsarnaev’s hospital room, the court told Tsarnaev he could face the death penalty. Tsarnaev nodded that he understood the proceedings. http://bo.st/ZLcZCf

Shriver Delaying immigration reform because of Boston makes no sense, since the two brothers were here legally and that's not the sticking point.


Breaking: Supreme Court denies free-speech challenge to tobacco law. http://wsj.com

Jennifer Lawrence

"We are still the bad guys, but we pay taxes." The business of growing pot goes mainstream: http://on.wsj.com/15ppqLK

Spain's population falls as immigrants flee crisis http://reut.rs/14J5LY1

Boston Bombing Suspects' Twisted Family History http://abcn.ws/123t9e0

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Watch @DanRatherReport re. Colombian policies that have attracted 60,000 guerillas and paramilitaries from jungles. I've seen it firsthand.

Hospitalized Boston bombing suspect communicating with officials, 2 sources say. http://on.cnn.com/123moJ2

US Attorney's office says marathon bombing suspect remains in serious condition this morning (via @DMAnews1)

Free to read: Officials investigate whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Russia trip played a role in his radicalization http://on.wsj.com/108nqiX

Mother of Boston Bombing Suspect Recounts Final Conversation With Tamerlan Tsarnaev http://abcn.ws/1232oX1

Boston: FBI é criticado por não ter descoberto ligações de irmãos com terrorismo. http://migre.me/ee4sc



and remember...give a man a joint, you get him high for a day; teach a man how to grow hydroponic weed in his garage, and he's high for life

The same Internet that makes it easy for terrorists and killers to research targets and devixeso makes it easier for them to get caught, thanks to "digital breadcrumbs" that are hard to erase. Read more about what investigators on the Boston Marathon bombing will be looking for: http://nbcnews.to/11dcQJX

• prof chicago JUST IN: Authorities announce two arrests in Al-Qaeda supported terror plot against Canadian passenger train http://nbcnews.to/ZiwU0z

• The history of the two Boston bombing suspects' family is a twisted one, woven with the various conflicts that have afflicted their ethnic homeland.

• The man, who has asked that his identity not be revealed, told NBC News that he managed to escape Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s clutches. He told police the suspects said they would not kill him because he “wasn’t American.”





Shriver Delaying immigration reform because of Boston makes no sense, since the two brothers were here legally and that's not the sticking point.

Breaking: Supreme Court denies free-speech challenge to tobacco law. http://wsj.com

Jennifer Lawrence

"We are still the bad guys, but we pay taxes." The business of growing pot goes mainstream: http://on.wsj.com/15ppqLK

Spain's population falls as immigrants flee crisis http://reut.rs/14J5LY1

Boston Bombing Suspects' Twisted Family History http://abcn.ws/123t9e0

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Happy #Earthday http://instagram.com/p/YaItjUTVI3/

Watch @DanRatherReport re. Colombian policies that have attracted 60,000 guerillas and paramilitaries from jungles. I've seen it firsthand.

Hospitalized Boston bombing suspect communicating with officials, 2 sources say. http://on.cnn.com/123moJ2

US Attorney's office says marathon bombing suspect remains in serious condition this morning (via @DMAnews1)

Free to read: Officials investigate whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Russia trip played a role in his radicalization http://on.wsj.com/108nqiX

Mother of Boston Bombing Suspect Recounts Final Conversation With Tamerlan Tsarnaev http://abcn.ws/1232oX1

Boston: FBI é criticado por não ter descoberto ligações de irmãos com terrorismo. http://migre.me/ee4sc

Horacio Cartes

and remember...give a man a joint, you get him high for a day; teach a man how to grow hydroponic weed in his garage, and he's high for life

coulter The same Internet that makes it easy for terrorists and killers to research targets and devixeso makes it easier for them to get caught, thanks to "digital breadcrumbs" that are hard to erase. Read more about what investigators on the Boston Marathon bombing will be looking for: http://nbcnews.to/11dcQJX

• prof chicago JUST IN: Authorities announce two arrests in Al-Qaeda supported terror plot against Canadian passenger train http://nbcnews.to/ZiwU0z

• The history of the two Boston bombing suspects' family is a twisted one, woven with the various conflicts that have afflicted their ethnic homeland.

• The man, who has asked that his identity not be revealed, told NBC News that he managed to escape Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s clutches. He told police the suspects said they would not kill him because he “wasn’t American.”







Carjack victim says terror suspects spared him because he 'wasn't American'

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A man who says he was abducted by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects during a carjacking told police the suspects said they would not kill him because he “wasn’t American.” The man, who has asked that his

1. Law enforcement sources say Boston bombing suspect learned how to make bombs via instructions found on the Internet

2. Senate takes up bill allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases http://wapo.st/12CscKX

Congressional Republicans made a series of demands

regarding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's legal future. So far, President Obama is ignoring

the GOP's suggestions and sticking to the Constitution.

The White House is aware of Republican arguments about

trying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant in military commission, but

President Obama has decided to ignore their pleas and follow the law instead. At

a press briefing earlier, Jay Carney explained the

Bombing Suspects' Twisted Family History

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Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an infant with his parents and an unidentified relative, right, in this undated photo.

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BREAKING: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. Story: http://abcn.ws/13OtF3J

Read the charges: http://abcn.ws/109whAS

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Carjack victim says terror suspects spared him because he 'wasn't American'

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A man who says he was abducted by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects during a carjacking told police the suspects said they would not kill him because he “wasn’t American.” The man, who has asked that his

1. Law enforcement sources say Boston bombing suspect learned how to make bombs via instructions found on the Internet

2. Senate takes up bill allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases http://wapo.st/12CscKX

Congressional Republicans made a series of demands

regarding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's legal future. So far, President Obama is ignoring

the GOP's suggestions and sticking to the Constitution.

The White House is aware of Republican arguments about

trying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant in military commission, but

President Obama has decided to ignore their pleas and follow the law instead. At

a press briefing earlier, Jay Carney explained the

Bombing Suspects' Twisted Family History

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Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an infant with his parents and an unidentified relative, right, in this undated photo.



ABC News

BREAKING: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. Story: http://abcn.ws/13OtF3J

Read the charges: http://abcn.ws/109whAS

Senators tangle on Boston bombing's role in overhaul


Carjack victim says terror suspects spared him because he 'wasn't American'

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A man who says he was abducted by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects during a carjacking told police the suspects said they would not kill him because he “wasn’t American.” The man, who has asked that his

1. Law enforcement sources say Boston bombing suspect learned how to make bombs via instructions found on the Internet

2. Senate takes up bill allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases http://wapo.st/12CscKX



Congressional Republicans made a series of demands

regarding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's legal future. So far, President Obama is ignoring

the GOP's suggestions and sticking to the Constitution.



The White House is aware of Republican arguments about

trying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant in military commission, but

President Obama has decided to ignore their pleas and follow the law instead. At

a press briefing earlier, Jay Carney explained the



Bombing Suspects' Twisted Family History

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Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an infant with his parents and an unidentified relative, right, in this undated photo.





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BREAKING: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. Story: http://abcn.ws/13OtF3J



Read the charges: http://abcn.ws/109whAS


Delaying immigration reform because of Boston makes no sense, since the two brothers were here legally and that's not the sticking point.

Breaking: Supreme Court denies free-speech challenge to tobacco law. http://wsj.com

Jennifer Lawrence

"We are still the bad guys, but we pay taxes." The business of growing pot goes mainstream: http://on.wsj.com/15ppqLK

Spain's population falls as immigrants flee crisis http://reut.rs/14J5LY1

Boston Bombing Suspects' Twisted Family History http://abcn.ws/123t9e0

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Happy #Earthday http://instagram.com/p/YaItjUTVI3/

Watch @DanRatherReport re. Colombian policies that have attracted 60,000 guerillas and paramilitaries from jungles. I've seen it firsthand.

Hospitalized Boston bombing suspect communicating with officials, 2 sources say. http://on.cnn.com/123moJ2

US Attorney's office says marathon bombing suspect remains in serious condition this morning (via @DMAnews1)

Free to read: Officials investigate whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Russia trip played a role in his radicalization http://on.wsj.com/108nqiX

Mother of Boston Bombing Suspect Recounts Final Conversation With Tamerlan Tsarnaev http://abcn.ws/1232oX1



and remember...give a man a joint, you get him high for a day; teach a man how to grow hydroponic weed in his garage, and he's high for life

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty - details on @CNN TV now.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty - details on @CNN TV now.

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Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar charged with using weapon of mass destruction http://abcn.ws/15ANHhR pic.twitter.com/KQbtfg8Fkv

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with carrying out one of the Boston bombings, which killed 3, injured >200 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323735604578438550122331138.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_5 …

liberdadeWhite House, Senate observe a moment of silence exactly one week after Boston bombings. Watch live in 5 minutes: http://abcn.ws/live

Andrei Chesnokov : It's impossible to beat Italy in the final of Fed Cup without Sharapova, if we want to take the title,we need to call her



Read the full criminal complaint against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: http://nyti.ms/13qVICn



Carney says Boston suspect "will not be tried as an enemy combatant" despite GOP pressure to do so.


Carney: "When it comes to United States citizens, it is against the law" to try them in military commission stead of federal court.

Breaking: Supreme Court denies free-speech challenge to tobacco law. http://wsj.com

As GOP senators push to label Tsarnaev "enemy combatant," House Republican brings up Constitution http://wapo.st/ZEaDZD



Boston bombing suspect charged in hospital bed, federal complaint filed under seal: court official #breaking

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is alert enough to begin answering questions.


Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is alert enough to begin answering questions

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Investigators were finally able to start grilling Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev late yesterday — after he recovered enough from neck wounds to scribble out written responses...



Sunday, April 21, 2013




Report: Tsarnaev Brothers May Have Had Suicide Pact
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With one of the Boston bombers dead and the other in critical condition after a showdown with the FBI, questions still remain in the case, and there is a sense among...After the FBI identified the Boston Marathon suspects, race fan Bob Leonard knew he held a key evidence when he found this image taken moments before the bombings: http://yhoo.it/Z7jjcu
Boston Marathon case prosecutor known for aggressive record http://reut.rs/14HT7sn


South Korean minister cancels Japan visit over war shrine: Yonhap http://reut.rs/108jzlY

Breaking: Mom describes Tamerlan Tsarnaev's last words to her: "Mama, I love you." http://on.wsj.com/ZCBwgF

Bell: Darrelle Revis trade is another Jets butt fumble http://usat.ly/14HTZgA
At today's London marathon, police beefed up security
and runners pinned black ribbons to their shirts to honor Boston victims.


• Don’t miss the 2nd episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown as Bourdain explores Koreatown in LA. Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on CNN.

After the Boston bombings, religious leaders look for an antidote to the violence
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspected in #Boston bombings, was shot in the side of the neck, fed says. http://on.cnn.com/XXWhF7


Russia distances itself from Chechen brothers, suspects in #BostonMarathon bombing. http://on.wsj.com/12v7Cft

are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs; no details yet on answers (via @PierreTABC)

More: They are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs; no details yet on answers (via @PierreTABC)



The four victims who lost their lives in the Boston Marathon bombings and the connected violence afterwards were remembered on the first Sunday services since the bombings last week.




Four candles illuminated photographs of the victims during a mass at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross led by Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley.



"Our task is to keep this spirit of community alive going forward," he said. "We must be people of reconciliation, not revenge. The crimes of two young men must not be the justification for prejudice against Muslims or against immigrants." - Associated Press



Read more: http://nbcnews.to/107Rvz9

We talked to authors Molly Ringwald, Marisa Silver, Rachel Kushner, Margaret Atwood and Florence Williams about their works and their take on L.A. literature.



Author interviews: Festival of Books 2013 Los Angeles Times

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Times staff writers and critics sat down with authors at the 2013 Festival of Books to talk about their work and some of their favorite literature written about Los Angeles.

Russian officials warned feds of Tsarnaev's radical shift in '11



FBI was warned 2 years ago of alleged bomber’s radical shift

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Russian authorities warned the FBI in early 2011 that suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been a follower of “radical Islam,” a revelation that raised new questions in Congress on Saturday about whether the Boston Marathon attacks that killed three and wounded more than 170 could have been p...

near Cambridge, As the world hunted him, the younger brother suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings attended classes and dorm parties. http://on.cnn.com/13oAKDV

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Así se rindió homenaje a las víctimas de Boston en la Maratón de Londres: http://bit.ly/11zeIf5The London Marathon started this morning with 30 seconds of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.



But in spite of shaken spirits and stepped-up security, the sunny streets were ultimately lined with those who chose to keep calm and carry on.



Corinne Purtill reports from London: http://glpo.st/11zlSzO






reaking News


The Guardian: Runners of the London Marathon fell silent on the start line on Sunday in memory of those who died in the Boston bomb attacks.



Amid tightened security to reassure the racers and crowds, there was a 30-second silence just before the start of the men’s elite race and mass start at 10am.



Many of the 36,000 fun-runners, athletes and fundraisers wore black ribbons in a show of solidarity with those affected by the terror attacks at the finish of the Boston Marathon last Monday.



London Marathon runners pay tribute to Boston victims

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Security stepped up as runners observe 30-second silence in memory of those killed and injured in Massachusetts attacksBreaking NewsReview photos of vigils, signs, and memorials from today in honor of the victims in Monday's bombings and the violent manhunt that ended last night with a suspect's capture: http://b.globe.com/10qIb0K5 muertos en avalancha en Colorado, Estados Unidos. http://bit.ly/15wZ8ra

JUST IN: Federal prosecutors are putting final touches on charges against Dzokhar Tsarnaev, with goal to file them today. He remains in serious condition. http://nbcnews.to/MDRYFB





Don't need that shit.





Dems scramble to change the subject after collapse of gun control bill

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On This Day: Happy Birthday to the "Godfather of Punk" Iggy Pop who turns 66! Read his profile: http://ow.ly/kf03y See our Musical Monikers group: http://ow.ly/kf06l
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"I raised my children right," said father of #BostonMarathon bombing suspects. http://on.wsj.com/1056QR0









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“The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice and I know them.” The voice of Jesus is unmistakable! He guides us along the path of life.









Law enforcement officials hope bombing suspect survives, "because we have a million questions," Gov. Patrick said. http://on.cnn.com/XXWhF7













































raised my children right," said father of #BostonMarathon bombing suspects. http://on.wsj.com/1056QR0







Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is under heavy guard at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he is listed in serious but stable condition. Officials said the suspect is unable to communicate.


Massachusetts Governor Hopes Bomb Suspect 'Survives' to Answer Questions Profile of Boston Bombing

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Investigators were unable to grill the surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect today because he is so badly injured that he is unable to communicate.   All across Boston, people took to the streets in celebration after news broke that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was in police custody following a tense day of searching. See how people celebrated, and reflected, after the news. http://bo.st/ZGc1XH

Discover new details in the remarkable crowd-sourcing manhunt for the plotters of the Boston Marathon bombing

Manhunt’s Turning Point Came in the Decision to Release Suspects’ Images www.nytimes.com

The authorities knew that broadly distributing the images would accelerate the digital dragnet, but they did not realize the level of chaos it would create as they sought to capture the Boston Marathon bombers.

The mother of the Boston bombing suspects said in a tearful phone call with ABC News this evening that she and her husband plan to travel to the US to visit their son, who was arrested on Friday evening.



Bombing Suspects' Mom: 'My Family Is in the Dirt' abcnews.go.com

"I lost two sons," she said. "My family is in the dirt."

The quiet street where 5 days of terror ended



On Friday night, the street, specifically a white house with a pitched roof and a boat parked out back for the winter, became the focal point of the entire nation the final scene in the hunt for the two men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon.



Read more: http://nbcnews.to/11xjWYw    
You may have seen Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown last week, but not like this - tonight at 9 p.m. ET will be the "social encore," featuring extra information, social media reaction and more - and follow CNN.com/BourdainEncore while you watch.

Two years ago, the FBI received a tip from a foreign government that Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a radicalised Islamicist. The bureau investigated, and found no evidence to support the claim. Last Monday, it found out - too late - that it was all too lethally true




The FBI's big miss: Boston bombing fugitive shot dead was on radar two years ago

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Major questions about US security and intelligence services were raised last night after it was revealed that the elder of the two apparent Boston bombers had been investigated as a possible Islamist terrorist two years ago, but was not deeme
Exploding the Bombing in Boston http://b4in.info/s231




“The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?”—Trevor Aaronson



In a performance that would have made the Marx Brothers proud, DHS and the FBI managed to turn themselves in an international joke with their amateurish “false flag” attack in Boston during the marathon.



The alternative media, such as Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) and Whatreallyhappened.com, were far ahead of the “official” investigation and had already turned up photos of men in military garb and distinctive baseball caps that featured a skull logo, talking on cell phones and carrying backpacks that looked just like those that had been used in the bombings.



There were other photos of others in similar attire, who appeared to be members of the DHS or of a private security team–which appears to have been Craft International, a private mercenary firm that was founded by Chris Kyle–which was running this op on its behalf.



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Thats why we need gun control now and we dont need Bushs wars, terrorism is a domestic issue


 We are living in a new era / the rule of law / the Bush era is over

In the end, it was a flapping tarp that signaled that suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was hiding in a covered boat in a Watertown backyard. http://on.cnn.com/13nHJgB

From marathon explosion to manhunt: The Boston bombings in 3 minutes. http://on.cnn.com/17MG1bZ


  Boston police say surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody. http://on.cnn.com/11OMgZj   The distressed father of the Boston bombing suspects says he believes they are being framed. http://on.cnn.com/XVE8rG

The journalist who KNEW the Boston suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev http://on.cnn.com/XVBFgO [via Christiane Amanpour]

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"We are one Boston," Mayor Tom Menino says at the "Healing our City" interfaith service. "Nothing can defeat the heart of this city. Nothing."




Watch live: http://usat.ly/14yKLTP

BREAKING: The Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin has been charged with threatening President Obama and others. The letters sent to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a judge in Mississippi said: "Maybe I have your attention now even if that means someone must die." http://usat.ly/102dlnJ

"We are one Boston," Mayor Tom Menino says at the "Healing our City" interfaith service. "Nothing can defeat the heart of this city. Nothing."



Watch live: http://usat.ly/14yKLTP

The Indonesian military removed part of a Lion Air plane that crashed into the ocean in Bali. The impact cracked the plane in half but all 108 passengers and crew survived. http://on.wsj.com/14xrVMF



Credit: Made Nagi/European Pressphoto Agency







Breaking: Multiple law enforcement officials confirming that there are two potential Boston Marathon bombing suspects. One from each blast site.



No indication from law enforcement that suspects have been identified. Developing: http://abcn.ws/101JVWN

Watch the Boston Marathon bombing memorial interfaith service in Boston live, streaming right now: http://abcn.ws/live

Bush was more interested in Iraq, spent 2 trillion dollars but Saddam didn have WMD, an Army and never attacked the US.





"Yet even under these difficult circumstances, he manages to produce an incredible show: a hilarious blend of mimicry, confusion, outrage and bemusement, highlighting the absurdities and hypocrisies of his country’s rebirth, all wielded with the precision of a scalpel, which, by the way, he should know how to wield because he’s a former heart surgeon."



— Jon Stewart on Bassem Youssef for the 2013 TIME 100. Continue reading here: http://ti.me/XIulCU



(Photo: Coucla Refaat)

Paul Kevin Curtis, the 45-year-old Mississippi man arrested yesterday in connection with the possibly ricin-tainted envelopes sent to President Obama and at least one senator, has taken to Facebook in recent years to claim he knows of an organ-harvesting scheme. He's also an entertainer.





When Professor Laura Bates taught an English class in prison, she was told the maximum-security prisoners were "beyond rehabilitation." Bates wondered whether they could relate to the writings of William Shakespeare. Working with inmates in solitary confinement for a decade, she found that reading Shakespeare had a profound effect.



What have been your experiences with Shakespeare? Do you find his writing relevant to your life? Share your thoughts with us at tellmemore@npr.org.







With Newtown parents watching from the gallery today, the Senate voted down an amendment to expand background checks on gun purchases. http://wapo.st/YWB9yL



A recent poll showed that 90 percent of Americans support expanding background checks, so why did it fail? Chris Cillizza explains.

"The spirit of this city is undaunted." President Obama has taken the podium at Boston prayer service.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Paul Kevin Curtis, arrested after ricin letters sent

Paul Kevin Curtis, arrested after ricin letters
Paul Kevin Curtis: Suspect arrested after letters laced with ricin sent to Barack Obama and senator
The FBI arrested the man in Mississippi in connection with the letters, which were intercepted before it reached the White House.

Paul Kevin Curtis, arrested after ricin letters sent to Barack Obama
UPDATE: Boston Police Dept now saying Federal courthouse in Boston still not officially cleared http://abcn.ws/17GoUZa




Earlier: Federal courthouse in downtown Boston evacuated. Boston Police Department confirms bomb threat is cause.



Image via WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Boston Police Dept now saying Federal courthouse in Boston still not officially cleared http://abcn.ws/17GoUZa"


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A Chinese student, killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, had followed her passion to visit the city: http://on.cnn.com/15fzt5R

"Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe," writes Op-Ed Contributor and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords following the defeat of gun control measures in the U.S. Senate today.

UPDATE: Senior law enforcement officials tell ABC News no suspect has been arrested yet. Live updates: http://abcn.ws/YW0Sar



Authorities Close to Boston Marathon Suspect ID: Official http://abcn.ws/11gPfXJ



Related: New Photos Show Components of the Bomb http://abcn.ws/15mBBJn

"This is an extremely painful time for our family. We don't think they can handle it. Every time we speak about this it is like a dagger in our hearts." The father of Lingzi Lu on the death of his daughter, a mathematics and statistics student from China who was killed in Boston Marathon bombing.



Story: Pain of Boston bombing ripples all the way to China http://abcn.ws/ZrBgRu





For asylum seekers, path to citizenship is paved with peril



After writing a controversial open letter criticizing Iran's supreme leader, human rights activist ...

In blow to gun control supporters, Senate rejects expanded background checks. More: http://nbcnews.to/15mWswr



Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

LATEST: "All we can say for certain, is that all of our sources say no arrest" - NBC’s Pete Williams on Boston investigation





BREAKING Secret Service: A suspect letter to President Obama has been found. A senior law enforcement official tells us that this letter has tested positive for ricin.



Official emphasizes that these tests are unreliable and that the lab test will be the final word.



-STORY Secret Service: Poison Laced Letter to Obama Has Been Found http://abcn.ws/12mICXR

... From yesterday: Republican Senator Receives Potentially Ricin-Poisoned Letter http://abcn.ws/XGwleQ



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LATEST: Authorities in Boston have developed "solid leads" and are "zeroing in on some people" in the bombing investigation, sources tell NBC




BREAKING: Arrest made in ricin mailings, federal officials say; suspect IDed as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss.







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President Obama on gun control bill failure:



"Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill."



"To change Washington you, the American people are going to have to maintain some passion about this."

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"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."



"Sooner or later we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it and so do the American people."



Story: Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales http://abcn.ws/11wVwkD



Story: One of Obama's Angriest Moments in the Public Eye: http://abcn.ws/10id872



Related: As anticipated, the Senate has also just failed to pass Assault Weapons Ban, by a vote of 40 60







So now you have a situation where the USA is actually arming the criminals in Mexico and destabilizing that country's entire system of law









"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington. But this effort is not over. I want to make it clear to the American people: We can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the American people don't give up on them." -President Obama speaks about the background check plan defeated in the Senate


President Obama on gun control bill failure:



"Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill."



"To change Washington you, the American people are going to have to maintain some passion about this."

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"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."



"Sooner or later we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it and so do the American people."



Story: Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales http://abcn.ws/11wVwkD



Story: One of Obama's Angriest Moments in the Public Eye: http://abcn.ws/10id872



Sooner or later we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it and so do the American people."



Story: Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales http://abcn.ws/11wVwkD



Story: One of Obama's Angriest Moments in the Public Eye: http://abcn.ws/10id872



Related: As anticipated, the Senate has also just failed to pass Assault Weapons Ban, by a vote of 40-60.



The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.




Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.BREAKING NEWS: US official confirms there has been an arrest in the ricin investigation, CBS News' Bob Orr reports. A measure to expand background checks for gun purchases was defeated in the Senate today. The vote on the amendment was 54 to 46, but 60 votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted.



"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obama said after the vote, urging backers of gun control to continue the fight.



The measure would have extended existing background check rules to gun sales made online and at gun shows. NBC News, read more: http://nbcnews.to/12nOP5I    


The third person killed in the Boston bombings was a Chinese graduate student at Boston University named Lu Lingzi. Friend and classmate, Wes Viles, 29, remembers Lingzi as "sweet and innocent and kind." http://usat.ly/100LR1N



(Photo by Meixu Lu via AP)



A Mississippi man has been arrested in connection to the ricin scare, the FBI said.



The 45-year-old man is suspected of mailing letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the suspect was arrested in his apartment on Wednesday afternoon.



Although preliminary field tests show the letters were positive for the poisonous ricin, authorities are still waiting for definitive tests.


Federal agents arrested a man on Monday suspected of sending letters feared contaminated by the poison ricin to President Obama and a Mississippi senator, Roger Wicker.

Obama Rants after Gun Control vote.. and what about all the dead babies?




Defeated Obama Rages: 'Memories of These Children Demand' More Power for Democrats www.breitbart.com

With the failure of the Democrats’ attempt to exploit the Newtown school shooting to press forward gun control measures, President Obama took to the microphones along with the relatives of Sandy Hook victims to demonize

Selling weapons to Mexico, where cartel violence is out of control, is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales."

So now you have a situation where the USA is actually arming the criminals in Mexico and destabilizing that country's entire system of law



The suspect was identified as Paul Kevin Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., which is Senator Wicker's hometown.
Man who added grievously-wounded bomb victim has had to come back from heartbreak in his own life
















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A good Samaritan who assisted one of the worst injured victims of the Boston Marathon bombings says he was just doing the same thing as other first Man who added grievously-wounded bomb victim has had to come back from heartbreak in his own life









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A good Samaritan who assisted one of the worst injured victims of the Boston Marathon bombings says he was just doing the same thing as other first









UPDATE: Senior law enforcement officials tell ABC News no suspect has been arrested yet. Live updates: http://abcn.ws/YW0Sar





















Authorities Close to Boston Marathon Suspect ID: Official http://abcn.ws/11gPfXJ





















Related: New Photos Show Components of the Bomb http://abcn.ws/15mBBJn









BREAKING: Authorities close to identifying a suspect in Boston Marathon bombing, official in Massachusetts tells ABC News.









BREAKING- Expanded background checks rejected: Final vote for Manchin-Toomey amendment was 54-46, needed 60 to pass.





















Story: Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales http://abcn.ws/11wVwkD









President Obama on gun control bill failure:





















"Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill."





















"To change Washington you, the American people are going to have to maintain some passion ...about this."





















"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."





















"Sooner or later we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it and so do the American people."





















Story: Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales http://abcn.ws/11wVwkD





















Story: One of Obama's Angriest Moments in the Public Eye: http://abcn.ws/10id872





















Related: As anticipated, the Senate has also just failed to pass Assault Weapons Ban, by a vote of 40-60.See More









Photo: President Obama on gun control bill failure"









UPDATE: Boston Police Dept now saying Federal courthouse in Boston still not officially cleared http://abcn.ws/17GoUZa





















Earlier: Federal courthouse in downtown Boston evacuated. Boston Police Department confirms bomb threat is cause.





















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UPDATE: Boston Police Dept now saying Federal courthouse in Boston still not officially cleared http://abcn.ws/17GoUZa





















Earlier: Federal courthouse in downtown Boston evacuated. Boston Police Department confirms bomb threat is cause.





















Image via WCVB Channel 5 Boston









"This is an extremely painful time for our family. We don't think they can handle it. Every time we speak about this it is like a dagger in our hearts." The father of Lingzi Lu on the death of his daughter, a mathematics and statistics student from China who was killed in Boston Marathon bombing.





















Story: Pain of Boston bombing ripples all the way to China http://abcn.ws/ZrBgRu









Selling weapons to Mexico, where cartel violence is out of control, is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales."



The third person killed in the Boston bombings was a Chinese graduate student at Boston University named Lu Lingzi. Friend and classmate, Wes Viles, 29, remembers Lingzi as "sweet and innocent and kind." http://usat.ly/100LR1N



























(Photo by Meixu Lu via AP)

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Source: Investigators recover circuit board believed used to detonate Boston Marathon blasts

explosives were contained in pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags

There were "a lot of amputations," said Boston Medical Center official of hospitalized #BostonMarathon victims. http://on.wsj.com/15irTI0

UPDATE: Boston Police commissioner confirms 3rd incident, explosion at JFK Library--unclear if connected to marathon explosions.




WATCH LIVE: http://cbsn.ws/live





The man in the hat at Boston Marathon finish line: Carlos Arredondo didn't set out to be hero



Read more: http://nbcnews.to/Znh96W



Photo: Charles Krupa / AP   Standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, journalist Steve Silva thought he might film someone doing a victory cartwheel at the finish line. Instead, he heard a “loud thud” and saw “smoke shooting straight up in the air” capturing the horrific bombing on video. Hear his account of the scene: http://on.cnn.com/11k5pBU

Before all, terrorism is a domestic issue

The boy, 8, killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon has been identified as Martin Richard.



Watch a live special report with updates from the Boston Police Dept beginning at 9:30am ET http://abcn.ws/live

Governor Deval Patrick: "Over 150 people were injured yesterday."



LIVE NOW: Special report as gov and law enforcement update the public on Boston explosions http://abcn.ws/live

“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.” -Bill Richard on the death of his son, Martin Richard, 8



STORY: 8-Year-Old Died at Boston Marathon Waiting to Greet Father http://abcn.ws/ZocHFg

After all, terrorism is a domestic issue. It's civilians who are most profoundly affected by its aftershocks.







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Dad of 8-year-old Boston bombing victim: 'Please pray for my family' www.latimes.com

BOSTON -- Bill Richard grieves, and the community came to grieve with him.







Eight-year-old Martin Richard, pictured with a school sign on which he had written "no more hurting people," was the youngest victim of the Boston bombing. He was at the race to watch his dad finish. http://on.cnn.com/13ciEZq





New details emerge on bombs used in Boston attack




FBI vows it will go to "ends of the Earth" in probe; One bomb was placed in pressure cooker, source says



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FBI pleads for images in Boston Marathon bomb probe www.cbsnews.com

Authorities appeal to public for images, video of deadly attack; FBI vows to go to "ends of the Earth" to find suspects


Obama: We don't know who was behind 'heinous, cowardly attack' http://j.mp/ZYd7y0


Obama: We don't know who was behind 'heinous, cowardly attack' http://j.mp/ZYd7y0







Tribute from the Yankees: Our thoughts are with the Boston community. Tonight there will be a special moment of silence & Fenway favorite Sweet Caroline @ end of 3rd.




Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the Boston Marathon bombings: http://bo.st/

Obama calls Boston bombings an "act of terror," suspect unknown http://reut.rs/119AnNy




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1. President Obama ordered U.S. flags around the country to be flown at half staff to honor #BostonMarathon victims. http://on.wsj.com/YPP3ml

Obama calls Boston bombings an act of terrorism: 'The American people refuse to be terrorized.'
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1. Obama: Boston bombings a "heinous and cowardly act"





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Obama calls Boston bombings an act of terrorism: 'The American people refuse to be terrorized.'
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1. Obama: We don't know if this was an attack by a terrorist group or a malevolent individual. #bostonmarathon #bostonbombings



1. The Boston attack shows the media has the power to shock and comfort
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2. Obama: Not known whether Boston bombings an act of an organization or an individual http://on.cnn.com/13b4FmV

3. Obama: FBI investigating Boston bombings "as an act of terrorism."

4. According to Port Authority Public Affairs, the suspicious package at LaGuardia turned out to be a lighting ballast with wires sticking out.



1. President Obama: "The FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism": http://on.cnn.com/zusq9s

2. Obama: Not yet known known who behind Boston bombings; will pursue every effort to find out.

3. Obama: We don't know if this was an attack by a terrorist group or a malevolent individual. #bostonmarathon #bostonbombings

4. President Obama: "Given what we now know of what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism."

1. 1 h At Boston Marathon finish line, joy turned to panic: one runner's story - http://on.wsj.com/President #Obama will give a statement shortly on yesterday's bombings at the #BostonMarathon. Watch live on http://CNN.com/live4Forgot to add the crumb topping on the bottom of the bundt pan for hubby's birthday crumb cake. #2yearolddistraction

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Venezuela's post-election toll reaches 7 dead, 61 injured

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we do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds. -- I really like the Times of India for a gobal perspective. -- Tina




























'Barbaric' Boston Marathon bomb attack sparks global outrage - The Times of India









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Vladimir Putin and pope joined a chorus of condemnation from across the globe over 'barbaric' bomb attack that killed three and wounded over 140 at Boston Marathon.









Because we do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds. -- I really like the Times of India for a gobal perspective. -- Tina









The two bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon yesterday killed at least three people, including 8-year-old Martin Richard from the Ashmont section of Dorchester. More than 130 were wounded. Story: http://b.globe.com/11lUTdr



























Eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester was one of three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. His mother and sister also suffered grievous injuries. More: http://bo.st/17DFclEToday's Boston Globe front page.





















We're offering full coverage to non-subscribers on http://www.bostonglobe.com/ for updates on the Boston Marathon explosions.Standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, journalist Steve Silva thought he might film someone doing a victory cartwheel at the finish line. Instead, he heard a “loud thud” and saw “smoke shooting straight up in the air” capturing the horrific bombing on video. Hear his account of the scene: http://on.cnn.com/11k5pBUNew England Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi came to the aid of a person after the Boston Marathon blasts.





















Our latest update on the explosions, and the search for those responsible: http://b.globe.com/13eJGMeA changed Boston started the search for normalcy today as law enforcement continued its search for those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings that has so far claimed 3 lives, left more than 140 wounded and transformed downtown Boston into a closed-off crime scene. Read more: http://bo.st/ZuxILp









Pictured: The lights on MIT's Green Building are shown in the pattern of the Stars and Stripes. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)“Shock waves hit my whole body.” Bill Iffrig, a 78-year-old marathon runner, was knocked to the ground within 15 feet of the finishing line from the blasts. Hear his story: http://on.cnn.com/11k5MMUBoston will be open for business Tuesday, but heightened security measures will be apparent, including armed officers and bag searches on the MBTA. The area around Copley Square will be closed to the public, possibly for several days, officials said. A roadblock on Newbury Street was set up Monday night. http://b.globe.com/17COrmg

































The Globe’s David Abel was about 10 feet from the first explosion, where he was crouching as he shot video of the runners. In a heart-rending first-person account, he writes that many people fled the scene, but many ran to help. “These strangers risked their lives to help other strangers, performing CPR, comforting those in shock, and carrying the wounded to the nearby medical tent.” http://b.globe.com/Yrydpa







































































































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The two devices detonated on the Boston Marathon route possibly contained small ball bearings or BB gun pellets designed to serve as shrapnel. http://usat.ly/Zmzp0h



(Photo by Charles Krupa, AP)

Counterterrorism officials found what they believe are five additional, undetonated explosive devices in the Boston area. At least three people died and more than 110 were injured in the Boston Marathon attack. http://on.wsj.com/ZmzpgY

The death toll from the explosions at the Boston Marathon has risen to three, and about 100 people were injured. http://wapo.st/17Cwt3a

BREAKING NEWS: The Globe has confirmed that an 8-year-old boy was one of the two victims who died in the explosion.

President Obama: "We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable." http://on.wsj.com/ZmfgaF #BostonMarathon

President Obama: 'We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.'
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President Obama: "We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable."

President Obama: 'We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.'
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MARATHON EXPLOSIONS: Boston hospitals report 107 people brought to seven institutions for blast injuries -- in addition to 2 killed

Eyewitness accounts from the Boston marathon: 'My first thought was: There’s a bomb, a really loud bomb.'
The Globe has confirmed that an 8-year-old boy was one of the two victims who died in the explosion











White House official: #BostonMarathon explosions "will be approached as an act of terror." http://on.wsj.com/118dRBP


I crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon a few minutes before the bombs exploded. Here's what happened next: http://goo.gl/eyYxP

At least 132 injuries reported in #Boston terror attack, at least 17 are critical; 8 are children http://on.cnn.com/139ikHp



This doesn't really sound like much of a joke: "Yes, they're evil. Kill them all."


This doesn't really sound like much of a joke: "Yes, they're evil. Kill them all."

This doesn't really sound like much of a joke: "Yes, they're evil. Kill them all."



Fox regular jokes about killing all the Muslims slnm.us

He was being sarcastic, but still said "Islamist apologist sphincters" didn't get it





After all, terrorism is a domestic issue. It's civilians who are most profoundly affected by its aftershocks.















Boston Marathon Bombings Full Coverage.





Click here: http://yhoo.it/17CcMsi for the latest news, video, blog and photos.



... To find out how to help folks in Boston, click here: http://yhoo.it/11iXOnk



and click here: http://yhoo.it/10Ypixb to find people in Boston.

: Several people have been hurt in what is believed to be 2 explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line

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Several Hurt In Explosions At Boston Marathon Finish Line - CBS Boston

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. An unknown number of people are injured after two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.



Witnesses saw bloody spectators being carried to the medical tent which had been set up to care for fatigued runners.



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: At least two people are dead and 23 are hurt after two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon.



An intelligence official says two more explosives have been found at the site and are currently being dismantled.  A...




Photo: Dust and smoke fill the air at the scene of an explosion that went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. (David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)



N: At least two people are dead and 23 are hurt after two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon.



An intelligence official says two more explosives have been found at the site and are currently being dismantled. Associated Press



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Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital
DEVELOPING: Eyewitnesses report "unspeakable horror" after two explosions go off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Follow for updates: http://nbcnews.to/105T3AV




Photo: Charles Krupa

UPDATE: Two dead, 23 injured following explosion at Boston Marathon. Story is still developing.

Rachel Sibley was 50 feet from the finish line waiting for a friend to cross. Read her account.

Boston Police are "guarding" a wounded man at a Boston hospital as a "possible suspect," NBC News reports. WATCH LIVE coverage here: http://bit.ly/1182kSZ





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BREAKING: Reports of explosion near Boston Marathon finish line. Updates to come.

WARNING: Graphic footage of the explosion at the Boston Marathon.



The First Responders are heroes, they rush right into the explosion without hesitating to help the victims.



We will try to keep you updated on what's going on, until then our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with FBI Director Robert Mueller to receive an update on the explosions that occurred in Boston today.


Terrorism is a domestc issue a domestic problem Bush spent 4 trillion dollars in two wars but Saddam didnt have WMD.




LIVE: NBC News special coverage of Boston Marathon tragedy: http://nbcnews.to/17C0yA3

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Boston police say they're ivnestigating reports of explosion at JFK library; wounded count rises to 64. http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/21982414/reports-of-explosion-at-boston-marathon

Two resources to locate people in Boston: Google: http://bit.ly/12gAwQn Red Cross: http://bit.ly/117ZrkZ

Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people and injuring at least 23 others, Boston police said. Live updates: http://on.wsj.com/11iNADq



All WSJ coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions is free for all to read.



Credit: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



Explosions At Boston Marathon, What We Know So Far:



At least 2 dead, 23 injured as two bombs explode at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A third explosion has gone off at JFK library but no injuries have been reported.



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BREAKING NEWS: Dozens of people have been injured after two reported explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Read more: http://yhoo.it/XCK9Hp
























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GRAPHIC WARNING: Several explosions erupted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown Boston. This photo essay will be updated as news is reported. (Credit: Charles Krupa/AP)





















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The headquarters at the Boston Marathon have been locked down after an explosion was reported near the finish line Monday afternoon.









BREAKING: Explosion Reported at Boston Marathon Finish; Dozens May Be Injured









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The New York Times is providing free, unlimited access to coverage of explosions in Boston on The New York Times web site and its mobile apps.GRAPHIC WARNING: Several explosions erupted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown Boston. This photo essay will be updated as news is reported. (Credit: Charles Krupa/AP)





















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BREAKING NEWS: 2 dead, 23 injured in Boston Marathon explosions.























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Las explosiones en la Maratón de Boston podrían tratarse de un atentado con bombas. El saldo hasta ahora es de dos muertos y por lo menos 22 heridos:









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URGENT: Explosions in the Boston Marathon could be an attack with bombs. The balance so far is two dead and at least 22 injured:









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Reports say multiple people are dead after explosions ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Photos from the scene:http://usat.ly/YLqJBZ









: A witness reports hearing two loud booms near the Boston Marathon finish line. Multiple injuries reported. Follow our live blog for photos and updates. Please post what you're seeing here:





















Several people have been hurt in two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line. Several Hurt In Explosions At Boston Marathon Finish Line - CBS Boston









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More details to come: http://www.bostonglobe.com/Multiple people are injured after at least one explosion near the Boston Marathon finish line. (Photo by Steve Silva / Globe Staff)





















BREAKING NEWS: Dozens of people have been injured after two reported explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Read more: http://yhoo.it/XCK9Hphttp://news.yahoo.com/.





















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LIVE CONTINUING COVERAGE OF EXPLOSIONS AT BOSTON MARATHON: http://cbsn.ws/live and on your CBS station.











Two explosions reportedly blew out the windows of Marathon Sports store in Copley Square.









The annual running of the Boston Marathon takes place on April 15.









At least two explosions have hit the finish line of the Boston marathon, with reports of multiple injuries. Follow live updates from Guardian US: http://trib.al/o2ruvA5





















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BREAKING NEWS: 4 victims of explosions near Boston Marathon finish line are at emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital. http://on.cnn.com/YXVW3Y





















UPDATE: Globe photographer David L. Ryan witnessed the explosions on Boylston Street; he believes at least one woman has died and at least seven others are injured. Ryan reports that there were three explosions, not two, all on the same side of the street (left side as you face the finish line). Live blog for updates: http://bo.st/XCLv4T





















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Four Years on, Paul Krugman Proven Right on Stimulus Bill and Anti-Austerity Theories

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Unlike many critics of the stimulus bill, Paul Krugman's assessment of the stimulus bill has proven correct





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Krugman proven Right on Stimulus Bill and Anti-Austerity Theories


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Paul Krugman Proven Right on Stimulus Bill and Anti Austerity Theories



President Barack Obama took office in the midst of a financial crisis that had sent the U.S. economy into a tailspin. The two most pressing tasks of the incoming administration were to stabilize the economy and to restore economic growth. There was an intense debate among economists regarding the best way to deal with the crisis and to put the economy on a path to recovery.



Many economists argue that a stimulus would be the surefire way to ensure that the economy would regain its footing. Paul Krugman was an early and prominent advocate for a stimulus. He forcefully argued for a big stimulus. Other economists, particularly those of the conservative persuasion, criticized the idea of a big stimulus because they said that it would lead to inflation, hinder rather than facilitate economic recovery, and would spook the bond market, thereby making it more expensive for the U.S. to borrow money. They favored austerity as the best remedy for the ailing economy. Three years later, the verdict is in: Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, has been vindicated and the critics of the stimulus have been wronged, as none of their predictions had come to fruition



After the Obama administration passed the stimulus bill, many critics argued that the bill not only would fail to revive the economy but would cause inflation. Although Krugman supported the notion of a stimulus bill, he made the case that the bill needed to be much bigger not only to jump-start the economy but to provide the economic boost that would be needed to recoup the tremendous job losses that occurred as a result of the Great Recession. In other words, the bill needed to match the scale and the severity of the crisis.



The financial collapse resulted in a $3 trillion hole in the economy. Because of the fierce opposition of the Republicans in Congress against the stimulus bill, the Obama administration managed to shepherd only $767 billion- worth out of Congress for the stimulus. Thus, the bill didn't match the $3 trillion crisis. It was insufficient to fully plug the economic hole.



The financial crisis triggered an explosion in home foreclosures and mass unemployment. As a result, many states have seen their revenues plummeted. In the beginning of the crisis, the stimulus money helped many states to deal with their budget shortfalls. As the money began to run out, many states resorted to mass layoffs of teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other states employees. With a much bigger stimulus, the administration would have been able to provide more financial aid to the states, which in turn would not have to engage in such layoffs to try to balance their budgets. Therefore, many states were forced to adopt policies that have mitigated instead of strengthening the impact of the stimulus.



Inflation has not been an issue that affected the economy. Hence, those who postulated that the stimulus would cause inflation to rear its ugly head have been wrong. The stimulus has helped the economy recover, evident in 23 consecutive months of job creation. As predicted by Krugman, however, the recovery has not been as robust as it could have been because a smaller stimulus bill has prevented the administration from providing many still-cash-strapped states with the needed financial help. Therefore, the huge spike in government job losses has been a major drag on the economy. Without those job losses, it has been estimated that the unemployment rate would be 7.1%.



Moreover, the fear that the bond market would become skittish as a result of the stimulus bill has not materialized. Even Larry Summer, economic adviser of president Obama, was concerned that the market might be alarmed by the passing of a bigger stimulus. Krugman has been on the opposite side of the argument. Its borrowing cost is so low that the U.S. is practically being paid by many investors to borrow their money. Such development is another indication that Krugman made the right call.



While Krugman has been an ardent critic of austerity since the beginning of the crisis, many critics of the stimulus have been pushed for austerity measures as the most effective way to revitalize the economy.



But, as has been shown in Europe, austerity has been put to the test. And after many years of implementation, there has been resounding evidence that austerity has failed miserably. A number of European countries that embraced this policy are mired in high unemployment and anemic economic growth. Once again, Krugman has been correct in his diagnosis.



Although Republicans do not support providing more financial aid to the states, which would allow them to keep more government employees in their job, they have conveniently forgotten that under Ronald Reagan, the government did not engage in massive layoffs. In fact, the government went on a hiring spree. The rank of the public sector was swelled by more than 1 million people in 1985 alone. This sharp uptick in government jobs played an important role in bolstering the economic recovery during the presidency of Reagan. Now, when a Democrat occupies the White House, the GOP claims that the government does not create jobs.



Many have criticized Krugman for being partisan or reflexively liberal in his political outlook. As Stephen Colbert aptly put it: “reality has a well-known liberal bias.”



Krugman has been vindicated time and time again by either events or accumulated evidence. In fact, a study that gauged the predictive ability of many commentators as well as some politicians revealed that Krugman has been the most accurate in his predictions.



There is a tendency among some economists to remain within the confines of economic models and lose sight of the human dimension when they discuss the economy. In many of his writings, particularly those pieces that deal with the Great Recession, Krugman has gone beyond the numbers or economic models to shine the spotlight on how economic policies are impacting people and evaluating whether those policies would allow many of them to realize their potential or cause their dreams to be deferred. Moreover, Krugman has used his perch at the New York Times to help many of his readers, especially those with no background in economics to have a better understanding of the economic issues that face the country. Unlike many other journalists or political commentators, his analysis tends to be under-girded by empirical data, which help to explain why he has been so eerily prescient in his forecasts. Since he does not have to cultivate sources for his columns, he is not afraid to speak truth to power. That is why his voice has been so indispensable in our political deba



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Steve Hunt 2 months ago

I don't see how Krugman's been vindicated; he made 3 claims:

1) $3T stimulus would work (didn't happen, so wasn't proven)

2) a $3T stimulus would NOT cause big issues (ditto)

3) a smaller stimulus would NOT work (OK, granted)

It's illogical to assume that because a small stimulus didn't cause harm, a big one wouldn't, either.

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Robert Prowse 9 months ago

Paul Krugman is not a Nobel laureate. The Nobel Foundation has no prize for economics. His prize is from the swedish central bank. A million bucks from one bag man to another. Whoop dee do. The only real action that might save the US and world economies would be to charge, arrest and convict the financial cabal that has been fleecing the US Taxpayer for the last hundred years.

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Corey Vollinger 10 months ago

Okay, you respect Mr. Krugman. Fine. He is well-in