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Rundown for April 18, 2013
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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April 28 14 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up "Sesame Street."

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Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

April 27 26 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.