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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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May 21 6 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.