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10:29am

Fri April 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Bombing Suspects Are Brothers Living In U.S. For Years

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 11:23 am

This combination of undated photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
AP

Updated 1:50 p.m. ET: (Correcting that brothers shared an apartment in Cambridge, not Watertown.)

The suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are two brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years, and lived together in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment.

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9:48am

Fri April 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Bombing Suspect Continues To Elude Authorities

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 11:32 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene and we are continuing to report on what has just been an astonishing morning with quickly developing events. Much of the activity has been in and around the City of Boston, which remains on lockdown. What does that mean? Residents of Boston and in communities around the city have been told to remain in their homes, both for their safety and to keep the streets clear for police to do their work.

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9:22am

Fri April 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Texas Authorities Confirm 12 Dead In Fertilizer Plant Blast

Originally published on Sat April 20, 2013 2:04 am

An aerial photo of West, Texas, shows the remains of a nursing home (from left), apartment complex and fertilizer plant destroyed in an explosion at the plant Wednesday.
Tony Gutierrez AP

Update at 6 p.m. ET. Death Toll Rises:

The Texas Department of Public Safety now confirms 14 have died as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

Update at 11:15 a.m. ET. Firefighters Unaccounted For:

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8:51am

Fri April 19, 2013
The Two-Way

A Timeline Of The Boston Manhunt

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 8:53 pm

Police with guns drawn search for one of the Boston Marathon suspects early Friday in Watertown, Mass.
Mario Tama Getty Images

A timeline of how events unfolded overnight in the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. We'll update as new information is released.

  • Approximately 5:20 p.m. ET on Thursday: The FBI releases images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Suspect No. 1 is wearing a black hat, and suspect No. 2 is wearing a white hat. The FBI urges people to call in with any information.
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8:44am

Fri April 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Watertown Residents Hunker Down As Manhunt Unfolds

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 10:01 am

A police officer evacuates a shoeless man holding a child as members of law enforcement conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., on Friday.
Matt Rourke AP

Joel Obermayer is a former NPR contributor who lives and works near the scene of the overnight showdown in Watertown, Mass.

While the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings continued Thursday night into Friday morning, residents of Watertown, Mass., and surrounding communities were hiding in bedrooms, looking out from roofs and peering from behind locked doors.

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