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  1. Explosions in Boston Prompt Fear and Citywide Manhunt

    In the wake of the two pressure cooker bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon on April 15, killing three and injuring 264, rumors flew about the identity of the bombers. A manhunt shut down sections of the city, and the bombers allegedly killed an MIT patrol officer. One suspect, Chechen Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died and his brother Dzhokhar was arrested after found hiding in a stranger’s boat. The FBI was criticized for ignoring warnings about Tamerlan’s potential for extremist violence, and for killing another Chechen connected to the brothers, Ibragim Todashev.

    Sources: CNN, Twitter, CS Monitor, NYT

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