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12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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July 28 146 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 5 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.

July 27 11 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country's largest sources of energy.

July 27 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.