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3 dead, 130 hurt in two explosions near Boston marathon finish line

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Updated: 4/24/2013 1:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Police say at least three people have been killed in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Police commissioner Ed Davis confirmed the three deaths but provided no details.

[SPECIAL COVERAGE: BOSTON MARATHON TERROR ATTACK]

The explosions Monday also injured more than 130 people, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet.

Some of the victims lost arms and legs. Other injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.

Witnesses describe twin explosions at marathon finish

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BOSTON (AP) -- Spectators and runners are describing the twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon today.

One woman says she was waiting for her husband to cross the finish line, and, in her words, "it just blew." She described it as "a loud boom, and then glass everywhere." Cherie Falgoust says something hit her head, and she "just ducked."

A runner, Laura McLean of Toronto, says she heard two explosions outside the medical tent. She says, "There are people who are really, really bloody." McLean says, "they were pulling them into the medical tent."

The explosions took place about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. The second one could be heard a few seconds after the first one.

A runner said, "There are a lot of people down."

Marathon workers were seen carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg.
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President Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has been notified about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The White House says the administration is in contact with state and local authorities and directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.

Vice President Joe Biden was on a conference call with gun control activists when staffers turned on televisions in his office Monday to view coverage of the explosions. Biden said during the call that his prayers were with those who suffered injuries.
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nativejax - 4/16/2013 9:15 AM
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I mean UNTIL THEN, tuck1211, the terrorist win.

nativejax - 4/16/2013 9:08 AM
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And the terrorist win.

tuck1211 - 4/15/2013 11:19 PM
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With these terrorists we need people like a General MacArthur, or a General (President) Eisenhower, President Kennedy or President Reagen. The wimps we have today in Washington, 98% of them are useless parasitical politicians. We need the right man for the right time and I don't see any in the near future. I am a Vietnam Era Navy Veteran and a retired law officer. The situation in N. Korea which is no more then a puppet state for China, and Russia who watch not only Korea, but the happenings in Syria and elsewhere, to watch freedom decay with our spineless Washington bureaucrats. Instead of getting tough with them, our Secretary of State is giving concessions and showing how weak we are. We will lose face and China and Russia will be there watching as we become weaklings to the world.

nativejax - 4/15/2013 11:03 PM
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WE ARE STILL AT WAR...When are we going to get someone in the White House that knows how to LEAD THIS COUNTRY AND ROUND THESE TERRORIST, GANGS, THUGS, ILLEGALS UP AND DETAIN THEM IN INTERNMENT CAMPS UNTIL THEY CAN BE DEPORTED? WE INTERNED THOUSANDS BEFORE IN RECENT HISTORY JUST FOR THE SLANT OF THEIR EYES...THAT COMMITTED NO CRIMES, AND THEY WERE BORN HERE., BUT WE CAN'T GET THIS SCUM OFF AMERICAN SOIL? ALL MY PRAYERS ARE IN BOSTON.

shakir - 4/15/2013 7:01 PM
1 Vote
Revoke all visas send every one back to There country

shakir - 4/15/2013 6:57 PM
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Wow here we go again

Truthbetold - 4/15/2013 5:11 PM
3 Votes
You can ban guns, box cutters, knifes, swords, stick or stones...BUT, YOU CAN NOT DISARM EVIL!!!

Truthbetold - 4/15/2013 4:56 PM
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Taking all bets... there was a Muslim involved. Any takers? And Gunny48, they aren't trying to protect us. It's really not about gun control at all. But, it IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE CONTROL. All they (BOTH SIDES) are doing in Washington is playing politics with 20 children's deaths. How disgusting! That's reason enough to NOT vote for a single incumbent in 2014 and beyond!

Gunny48 - 4/15/2013 3:38 PM
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Ban "assault explosions" !!! Why not? it'll be just as effective as any other ban/registry/background check...
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