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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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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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Boston Marathon Memorial
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Why I Won’t Discuss the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Kids, I think we all are a little taken aback by what happened yesterday afternoon in Boston.  I heard about it a little after it happened Monday afternoon, and I wrestled with myself about it all afternoon.  But I made a decision.

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Boston Deals With Aftermath Of Marathon Explosions

Why I Won’t Discuss the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Kids, I think we all are a little taken aback by what happened yesterday afternoon in Boston. I heard about it a little after it happened Monday afternoon, and I wrestled with myself about it all afternoon. But I made a decision.

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Mr. Rogers on Tragedy

How to Talk to Kids in Wake of Boston Marathon Tragedy

As a parent, the hardest part of coping with any tragedy—be it a national or personal one—is finding the words to explain the unexplainable to your children, society's most innocent members.

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