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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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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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Washington Man Makes Cover of Sports Illustrated

Bill Iffrig, the man we told you about yesterday, will grace the cover of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated.

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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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Washington State Man the Lasting Image from Boston Marathon Bombings

Bill Iffrig is his name.  Known to just friends and family just 24 hours ago, he is now the "old man who got knocked over by the blast at the Boston Marathon."

Where is he from?

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Todd’s Blog – Am I a Bad Dad for Letting My Son Watch the Boston Bombing Coverage?

Today was "one of those days" as a radio d.j. that, thankfully, don't come along too often.

Following the horrific events that unfolded in Boston yesterday, it is was difficult trying to balance the normal levity of a morning show combined with the gravity of a national tragedy.

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Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon
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Shocking Video From Finish Line at Boston Marathon When Bombs Detonated [NSFW]

This unbelievable footage courtesy of the Boston Globe at the moment two explosions occurred within a few seconds of one another as runners were crossing the finish line at today's 117th running of the Boston Marathon.

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Three Runners From Yakima in Boston Marathon

With the tragedy in Boston today, thoughts and prayers go out the local families of those who had loved one's competing in the 117th running of the marathon.

They are as follows:

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Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line [UPDATED]

5:40 p.m. (EST): Boston police have denied earlier reports from The New York Post (see below) that a suspect was in custody. "At this time, we haven't been notified of any arrests or anyone apprehended," said a spokesperson. "Honestly, I don't know where they're getting their information from, but it didn't come from us."

5:30 p.m.: The New York Times published an overhead map showing the exact locations of the two explosions, which were about 550 feet from each other and occurred about 20 seconds apart.

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NCAA Basketball Championship 2013 — Louisville vs. Michigan Preview

The NCAA basketball championship is tonight. It's the Big East against the Big 10 for the national title, as Louisville (33-5) meets Michigan (31-7) for the 2013 NCAA national championship in Atlanta. 

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, The ‘Iron Lady,’ Has Died at 87

The first female prime minister of England, Margaret Thatcher, has passed away due to a stroke. She was 87 years old. 

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Elephant Paints Elephant! (VIDEO)

I realize that this video has 8 Million hits but I have never seen it before until today. So I soon as I did I had to share it! 

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