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New England News
9:40 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Boston Bomber Suspect On The Run 9:38 a.m.

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There have been many developments in the Boston Marathon bombing overnight. Twenty four hours ago, investigators didn’t know very much about who was responsible for Monday’s attack.

Here’s how last night’s events played out.  

Late Thursday afternoon the FBI released photographs and video of two suspects and appealed to the public’s help identifying them. Around 10 p.m. shots were fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. At 10:30, an MIT campus police officer, who was later pronounced dead, was found with multiple shot wounds in his vehicle.

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Around the Nation
9:28 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Police Focus On Boston Suburb To Track Bombing Suspect

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 10:45 am

Many areas in Boston are on lock down as authorities continue the hunt for one of two Russian-born brothers of Chechen background. For details, David Greene talks to Jeff Brady.

Around the Nation
9:20 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Investigators Want Answers To Critical Questions

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 1:32 pm

One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead, and authorities want to capture the other one alive. Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Tom Gjelten and Curt Nickisch of member station WBUR about the latest developments.

Around the Nation
9:09 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Authorities Identify Boston Marathon Suspects

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 1:32 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

To understand the scope of the major story we're following this morning, you have to imagine something like a camera zooming in and out of focus. We zoom in on a residence in Watertown, Massachusetts, and then pull back again to a metropolitan area that is largely shut down today. We pull back even further and talk about international terrorism and connections to the country, or rather to Russia and to the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

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Sports
7:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In baseball news, checking interleague play, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Thursday night. The Yankees failed to complete a three-game sweep after learning captain Derek Jeter again fractured his left ankle and will be sidelined until after the All-Star break. Elsewhere, the Cubs beat Texas 6-2.

In the American League, Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings, and the Boston Red Sox got their sixth straight win with a 6-3 victory over Cleveland. Seattle shut out Detroit 2-0. Baltimore outscored Tampa Bay 10-6 and Toronto defeated the White Sox 3-1.

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WAMC News
7:23 am
Fri April 19, 2013

NEW: AP Sources Identify Surviving Boston Bombing Suspect

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Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings.

In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. The photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston.

AP sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the bombing suspect who is still alive. The other bombing suspect was killed overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police.

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weather
6:53 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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Newschannel 13's Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC Morning Edition forecast.

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Shots - Health News
5:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

With Bird Flu, 'Right Now, Anything Is Possible'

A health worker collects pigeons from a trap at People's Square in Shanghai, China, earlier this month. So far, workers have tested more than 48,000 animals for the H7N9 flu virus.
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Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 9:27 pm

An international dream team of flu experts assembled in China today.

Underscoring the urgency that public health agencies feel about the emergence of a new kind of bird flu, the team is headed by Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the World Health Organization's top influenza scientist.

Before he left Geneva, Fukuda explained the wide-open nature of the investigation in an interview with NPR.

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New England News
4:57 am
Fri April 19, 2013

AP UPDATE: Police: MIT Suspect Tied To Boston Marathon Bomb

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Authorities say one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another.

Residents of the Boston suburb of Watertown have been advised to keep their doors locked and not let anyone in.

The Middlesex district attorney says the two men are suspected of killing an MIT police officer at the college late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed. Hours earlier, police had released photos of the bombing suspects and asked for the public's help finding them.

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New England News
4:16 am
Fri April 19, 2013

MIT Campus Police Killed In Campus Shooting

 

Authorities say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died from injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston.

No arrests have been made and a manhunt is on for the shooter.

Cambridge police and the Middlesex District Attorney's office says the officer was responding to a report of a disturbance when he was shot multiple times. He later died at a hospital. His name was not immediately released.

State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. outside an MIT building.

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