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15 Oddly Eerie Photos of Boston as a Ghost Town

Boston is currently on lockdown as police continue the manhunt for Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. No people out and about makes for a pretty eerie scene in the town. Here are 15 pictures taken by people and uploaded to Twitter and Instagram to give you an idea of how Boston looks right now. It's pretty bananas. Have a look.

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Erin Schlegel, Getty Images

Officials Say 12 Bodies Recovered at Texas Fertilizer Blast Site

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, officials said on Friday.

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WBZ-TV

Major Police Operation Underway in Boston Suburb [UPDATED]

6:55 AM ET:  The AP is reporting that the suspects are from Chechnya, and have lived in the US for at least one year. The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Ma. NBC News is reporting that both suspects are brothers. Sources say that the men may have military experience, according to law enforcement officials.

6:30 AM ET: CNN is reporting that officials are worried that the suspect who remains at large could have explosives on his body. An official tells the network that the suspect killed overnight had explosives on his body.  As a result, city officials have suspended all public transportation for the time being. Those in Watertown and the surrounding neighborhoods are being urged to shelter in place until further notice. Many colleges have cancelled classes for the day.  Businesses are being told not to open. 

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FBI Releases Images, Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Special Agent Rick DesLauriers of the FBI, who is leading the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, just held a press conference in which he revealed that there are two suspects. The FBI released photographs and video of two men believed to be responsible for the attacks.

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Ricin Found In U.S. Senate
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Man Arrested for Sending Ricin-Laced Letters to President, Senator

Federal authorities have arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, for allegedly sending letters containing the deadly poison ricin to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) earlier this week.

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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
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5-15 Dead, 160 Injured in Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant; Rescue Operations Continue

Authorities say that five to 15 people may have died in last night's massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas. Many more, perhaps more than 160, were injured.

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Waco Explosion

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explodes; Mass Injuries Reported

An explosion in West, TX, just outside of Waco, spread fires across multiple buildings and injured an unknown number of people earlier tonight.

The explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Plant shortly before 8 PM CT

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West Texas Explosion
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Fertilizer Plant Explodes Near Waco, Texas: Country Artists Share Thoughts, Prayers

The town of West, Texas -- 20 miles north of Waco -- was shaken by devastation Wednesday night (April 17) when a massive explosion occurred at a fertilizer plant around 7:50PM local time.

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FBI investigates Boston Marathon
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Conflicting Reports Regarding a Possible Arrest in Boston Bombings [UPDATED]

2:45 p.m. (EST): The Boston Police Department has announced that "there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack." Investigations are ongoing.

2:35 p.m.: CNN is retracting their previous report that an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings. Other sources are reporting that officials are close to identifying a suspect after reviewing area surveillance video, but no arrests have been made.

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White House at dusk
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Letters Containing Ricin Sent to President, Two Senators [UPDATED]

1:10 p.m. (EST): A third letter, this one sent to Senator Joe Manchin (D.-W.V.), has been found to contain ricin.

12:45 p.m. (EST): FBI spokesman Paul Bresson has confirmed that the substance found in the letter to the president was ricin.

The Secret Service says that a letter containing a suspicious substance and addressed to President Obama was received on Tuesday at a White House mail facility. This comes just after a letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) was found to contain the poison ricin.

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