Authorities Find Pressure Cooker Lid on Roof Near Boston Marathon Explosions

April 17, 2013

“Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the explosive devices, and also found the lid of a pressure cooker that apparently was catapulted onto the roof of a nearby building.”

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Envelope Addressed to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) Tests Positive For Ricin at U.S. Capitol’s Off-Site Mail Facility

April 16, 2013

“After the envelope tested positive in a first routine test, it was retested two more times, each time coming up positive…The envelope was addressed to a U.S. senator, though the sources would not say which one.”

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CBS News: Saudi Arabian Man No Longer Considered Suspect in Boston Marathon Bombing; Man Was Injured Spectator

April 16, 2013

“Law enforcement sources told CBS News’ Milton that a Saudi Arabian man who was being questioned by investigators is not being considered a suspect at this time, and it appears that he was a spectator who was injured in the attack.”

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President Obama Signs STOCK Act Modification, Repealing Financial Disclosure By Federal Officials

April 16, 2013

“The STOCK Act was signed by the president a little over one year ago in a highly visible signing ceremony, where he said the legislation would tackle the “deficit of trust” that exists between Washington and the rest of the nation.”

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Boston Marathon Massacre: 3 Dead — Including an 8-Year Old Boy, 176 Injured

April 16, 2013

“In Boston, military hardware, soldiers, police and hundreds of federal agents took to the streets Tuesday. The 15-block crime scene remains littered with microscopic specks of potential evidence.”

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Runner: Bomb Sniffing Dogs and Spotters at Finish Line of Boston Marathon Despite No Threat

April 16, 2013

“”Evidently, I don’t believe they were just having a training exercise,” Stevenson said. “I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in.””

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Officials: No Additional Bombs Discovered at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013

“Officials investigating the Boston Marathon bombing said on Tuesday that no additional explosive devices have been discovered other than the two that detonated near the race’s finish line.”

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Boston Marathon Explosives Made of Pressure Cookers in Black Bags

April 16, 2013

“The explosives used in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing were contained in 6-liter pressure cookers and hidden in black duffel bags on the ground, a person briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.”

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Venezuelan Vice President Maduro Wins Presidential Election (50.8% of the Vote)

April 16, 2013

“Maduro secured 50.8% of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski won 49.0%, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council said Monday.”

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Boston Marathon Bombing: No Suspects, But Several Persons of Interest Being Questioned Including Student Here on Visa

April 15, 2013

“”There is no suspect in custody, authorities say, but some people are being questioned, including some with injuries who were taken to Boston hospitals. One of those, a person in whom there is some interest, is a young person who was here on a student visa,” NBC reports.”

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NBC and Fox Reports: Boston Police With Suspect in Custody at Hospital Despite Police Commissioner’s Denial

April 15, 2013

“Federal officials told NBC News that Boston police were guarding a “possible suspect” who had been wounded in the blasts, but they cautioned that there was no information at the federal level to consider that person a suspect.”

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Alcohol, Tobacoo, and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI Assisting in Investigation of Boston Marathon Explosion

April 15, 2013

““The Attorney General has spoken with FBI Director Mueller and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz,” the representative also said. “Attorney General Holder has directed the full resources of the Justice Department to be deployed to ensure this matter is fully investigated.”

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Boston General Hospital Treating At Least 19 Patients; Tufts Medical Center Treating At Least 9

April 15, 2013

“Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 19 victims, spokeswoman Susan McGreevey said. Tufts New England Medical Center had nine patients “and we’re expecting more,” said spokeswoman Julie Jette.”

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Boston Police Deny New York Post Report About Arrest of Saudi National in Connection to Boston Marathon Explosions

April 15, 2013

“A spokesperson for the Boston Police Department said no suspects have been taken into custody yet after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.”

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FBI Instructs Boston Police to Look Out For Suspicious Yellow Penske Truck

April 15, 2013

“The truck apparently attempted to deliver medical supplies near the marathon earlier in the day but was turned away. The police now want to stop the driver for “FIO,” a term that means “Field Interrogation and/or Observation Report.””

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