5:23am

Tue April 16, 2013
Explosions At Boston Marathon

Boston Doctors Compare Marathon Bomb Injuries To War Wounds

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 8:26 am

Medical personnel work outside the medical tent in the aftermath of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. At area hospitals, doctors say they were confronted with the kinds of injuries U.S. troops get in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Elise Amendola AP

Boston hospitals always staff up their emergency rooms on Marathon Day to care for runners with cramps, dehydration and the occasional heart attack.

But Monday, those hospitals suddenly found themselves with more than 100 traumatized patients — many of them with the kinds of injuries seen more often on a battlefield than a marathon.

Like most big-city hospitals these days, Tufts Medical Center runs regular disaster drills, featuring simulated patients smeared with fake blood.

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5:04am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Strong Earthquake Shakes Iran, Deaths Reported

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 9:39 am

There's been a strong earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, in southeastern Iran near the border with Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The temblor was centered about 53 miles east southeast of the small city of Khash. According to USGS, it was about 9.4 miles deep.

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5:01am

Tue April 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Violating His Own Rule, Judge Fines Himself

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:04 am

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5:01am

Tue April 16, 2013
Around the Nation

'Boston Globe' Reporter Was Near Blast At Marathon

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Witnesses to yesterday's Boston Marathon explosions include David Abel. He's a reporter for the Boston Globe. He was at the finish line yesterday afternoon around 3 o'clock, and Mr. Abel, what did you see and feel?

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3:55am

Tue April 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Blasts Don't Stop 78-Year-Old Marathoner In Boston

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:04 am

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3:51am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Marathon Explosions: Latest Developments

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 3:59 am

A marathon runner, wrapped in a blanket to stay warm after the race, watched Monday as authorities investigated the bombings that shook the finish line area at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed and dozens were wounded.
Nicolaus Czarnecki Barcroft Media /Landov

The day after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, investigators began to unravel some of the details of what happened, and we began to learn about the lives of the three people who were killed.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said that they believed the devices used in the attack may have been pressure-cooker bombs stuffed with BBs and nails. Investigators said the bombs may have been left inside nylon bags or backpacks.

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2:22am

Tue April 16, 2013
NPR Story

Deadly Blasts Punctuate Boston Marathon's Finish Line

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:03 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

The lead agency in yesterday's Boston Marathon explosions is the FBI. Federal investigators say this morning they are doing all they can to get answers, but there is still much they do not know.

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2:22am

Tue April 16, 2013
NPR Story

Store Manager Was Close To Blasts In Boston

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

I'm David Greene.

Let's work through what we know about yesterday's explosions at the Boston Marathon.

INSKEEP: Hours of struggle and accomplishment changed in an instant. Mirabelle Garcia had just finished running her ninth Boston Marathon.

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2:22am

Tue April 16, 2013
NPR Story

Authorities Comb Evidence For Clues In Boston Blasts

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:04 am

Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Zarate, former deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, about what investigators are looking for the day after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

1:20am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

NPR.org Hacked; 'Syrian Electronic Army' Takes Credit

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 9:30 am

The Two-Way, NPR.org and some of NPR's Twitter accounts were hacked late Monday by an organization that's said to support Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, as this statement from NPR reports:

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