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Two Explosions at Boston Marathon

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    There were two separate explosions during the running of the Boston Marathon today. Authorities are still trying to figure out exactly what happened, but the explosions were at separate locations. There are at least six people that are hurt, and possibly more. The headquarters is on lock down until further notice. Here's a link to follow what's going on:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/us/boston-marathon-explosions/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    Latest I've heard is 21 injured and 2 are dead. Nobody has taken responsibility for this yet. ABC is covering this continually on their network. FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction in the area above the explosion. I'm sure many more facts and details will follow in the next couple of hours.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    The number will undoubtedly go up as the day goes on. Law enforcement just stated that two more IED devices were just found, as well. It's looking more and more like this was not a natural occurrence.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    It WAS a natural occurance, a natural occurance of terrorism. I wonder if our government will be allowed to say that this was a terrorist attack or is this just more "workplace violence" like at Ft Hood?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    The News Media has to be very careful about how they report this, so many news organizaions start speculating as to who,what and why the event occurred and all that does is fuel already ingrained bias's and give rise to either copy cats or even worse retalaition, this is when real leadership should rear its head and take charge, so I for one ,will take a wait and see attitude and until more difinitive answers are availabe ,I will listen to what the authorities recommend and to what affect it will have on me.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    Various details are being told by different news organizations. One said 100 injured. Another said 80 injured. Of the injuries, one person lost a leg. A sad fact is that one of the two killed was an eight year old boy. It really surprised me when they said that two unexploded devices were found. One in a hotel and another in an undisclosed place. The country seems shaken. Hopefully the country will unite in spirit. More news details are said to be scheduled for 7:00 pm eastern standard time. That's 20 minutes from now.