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Old 04-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Explosion at Boston Marathon.....

Just reported. Unknown reason at this point.

Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Live news feed here: Live Video « CBS Boston
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I think I read a post a couple days ago about someone on here running in the Boston marathon. Anyone know who that was and if they're ok?
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Running bum was going I think.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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How dreadful! The live news feed that Janet linked to, just said that two more explosive devices were found and dismantled before they could explode, too.
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Tragic act(s) of cowardice.
Now news services reporting 2 more (thankfully) UNexploded devices in area, and possibly another explosion in Dorchester, MA. Horrible situation that's still unfolding.
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Tragic act(s) of cowardice.
Now news services reporting 2 more (thankfully) UNexploded devices in area, and possibly another explosion in Dorchester, MA. Horrible situation that's still unfolding.
I just looked online and found out that Dorchester is in the south Boston area, I guess (for those of us who, like me, are completely unfamiliar with Boston). Maybe 5 miles south of downtown?
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Now reporting at least 2 deaths & >20 injuries.
So, so sad.
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Now heard of an explosion at the JFK library. Maybe that is in Dorchester?
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Now heard of an explosion at the JFK library. Maybe that is in Dorchester?
Yes, it's next to umass-Boston, in Dorchester.
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The explosions were near Copley Square which is in downtown Boston . This is a very popular tourist area .
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I know the area well, and have been at the finish line in the past as a spectator. The fact that only 2 are reported dead is, well, it could have been a lot worse.
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I hope it turns out to be a home-grown nut.
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Very sad to see this on the news. Also makes me angry at the same time.

I am hoping for good security at the Peachtree Road Race this year. My wife & I will be running there - with 60,000 runners.
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I hope it turns out to be a home-grown nut.
I'm not sure why that would be better.
Police reportedly have a suspect. These initial leads often prove incorrect.

Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital - NYPOST.com.

The networks reportedly plan to expand their news shows tonight to an hour. It'll be 60 minutes of rehashed videos, gratuitous "I was there" interviews, and speculation. We'll know a lot more in days or weeks.

I wish we could get them to cover a less sensational story with as much fervor. The debt, government spending, education, US competitiveness, etc.
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I'm not sure why that would be better.
Police reportedly have a suspect. These initial leads often prove incorrect.

Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital - NYPOST.com

No one else is reporting that that I can find so far. All I found is that apparently the NY Post has a less than stellar journalistic reputation.
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I did find this

Boston Police: No Arrests Have Been Made In Marathon Bombing | TPM LiveWire
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No one else is reporting that that I can find so far. All I found is that apparently the NY Post has a less than stellar journalistic reputation.
That is true. London Daily Mail, Huff Po, and Fox News are carrying the story this way, but all appear to be turns of the NYP original reporting.
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I have at least two friends that were there. One watching one running. The guy that was watching, had his wife and daughter were knocked of their feet by the second explosion.

I think things like Facebook/tweeter amplify the media's tendency to cover stories like this more sensationally.
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I came back home early to watch the news. This is so sad. All of us are Bostonians today.
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