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12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Rescue Effort Continues After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Authorities say one firefighter has been found, but several others are still missing. Anywhere from 5 to 15 people were killed in the explosion in the small farming town of West, Texas.

12:15 PM EST Comment

Crowdsourcing The Boston Marathon Investigation

Amateur detectives are going on social media sites like Reddit to comb through photos and videos and offer their opinions on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Oklahoma City Prepares For Memorial Marathon

Given the events at the Boston Marathon, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon organizers are cautiously evaluating security plans and making their decisions one day at a time.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Iraq Vet’s Advice To Marathon Bombing Amputees

At least 14 of the people injured in the attack have had legs amputated. Tom Davis, who lost a leg in Iraq – and won the Boston Marathon men’s handcycle race – offers this advice.

12:40 PM EST 33 Comments

Carlos Arredondo Hailed As Hero For Bombing Response

Carlos Arredondo, the man in the cowboy hat in this now-famous photo from the Boston Marathon bombings, has a remarkable story. We’ve spoken with him in the past, and speak with him again.

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November 26 6 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.