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Explosions At Boston Marathon
10:41 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Police Press On With Search For Suspect

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:32 pm

The scene in suburban Boston early Friday was chaotic. Police were going house to house in Watertown as they searched for "suspect No. 2" in the bombings.

Around the Nation
8:28 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Police Focus On Boston Suburb To Track Bombing Suspect

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 9:45 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
8:20 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Investigators Want Answers To Critical Questions

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:32 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
8:09 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Authorities Identify Boston Marathon Suspects

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:32 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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Around the Nation
5:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Police In Quiet Boston Suburb Chase Bombing Suspects

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Sideris, president of the Watertown town council, about events that unfolded overnight.

Around the Nation
5:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Boston Police Believe They've Killed 1 Marathon Bomber

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Parts of the Boston metropolitan area were full of police activity Thursday night amid a hunt for persons wanted in connection with the bombings at the Boston Marathon. David Greene and Steve Inskeep talk to NPR's Dina Temple-Raston and Fred Bever of member station WBUR, who are in Boston, for an update on what's known regarding the investigation.

Business
5:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Have Banks Recovered From The Financial Crisis?

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:32 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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StoryCorps
1:46 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Losing A Leg, But Gaining A Sense Of Purpose

Jack Richmond and his daughter, Reagan, visit StoryCorps in Knoxville, Tenn.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 8:30 pm

In 1987, Jack Richmond was driving a forklift at work when the vehicle overturned onto him, crushing his leg below the knee. His daughter, Reagan, was just 2 months old at the time.

"Initially when they told me I would lose my leg, I was in denial and disbelief and kind of like, 'What, why? Can't you fix it?' " Jack tells Reagan in a visit to StoryCorps in Knoxville, Tenn. "But it just couldn't be saved."

"And you had a brand new daughter — me," says Reagan, now 25. "What were you thinking?"

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Latin America
1:46 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Post-Chavez Venezuela Grows More, Not Less, Polarized

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles protest in the area of Altamira, in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on Monday.
Mauricio Valenzuela Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:37 am

Under the rule of its late president, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela became a nation sharply divided between those who supported his self-styled socialist revolution and those who opposed it.

But after a disputed presidential election in which Chavez's deputy was ruled the winner by a razor-thin margin, the country appears more polarized than ever.

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Around the Nation
1:44 am
Fri April 19, 2013

As Florida Bill Looks To Aid Feral Cats, Opponents Claw Back

The Miami-based Cat Network operates a program that traps, neuters and releases feral cats back to their colonies. A bill before the Florida Legislature would offer legal protection to those programs.
Greg Allen NPR

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 5:59 pm

In state legislatures around the country, lawmakers are debating important subjects — education reform, election laws, gun control and abortion. But in Florida, one of the hottest issues to come before the Legislature this term involves cats.

There, lawmakers are considering a contentious bill that would offer legal protection to groups that trap, neuter and return feral cats to their colonies.

An Alternative To Shelters

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