National

8:44am

Fri April 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Watertown Residents Hunker Down As Manhunt Unfolds

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 10:01 am

A police officer evacuates a shoeless man holding a child as members of law enforcement conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., on Friday.
Matt Rourke AP

Joel Obermayer is a former NPR contributor who lives and works near the scene of the overnight showdown in Watertown, Mass.

While the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings continued Thursday night into Friday morning, residents of Watertown, Mass., and surrounding communities were hiding in bedrooms, looking out from roofs and peering from behind locked doors.

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7:20am

Fri April 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Investigators Want Answers To Critical Questions

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 11:32 am

One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead, and authorities want to capture the other one alive. Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Tom Gjelten and Curt Nickisch of member station WBUR about the latest developments.

7:09am

Fri April 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Authorities Identify Boston Marathon Suspects

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 11:32 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

To understand the scope of the major story we're following this morning, you have to imagine something like a camera zooming in and out of focus. We zoom in on a residence in Watertown, Massachusetts, and then pull back again to a metropolitan area that is largely shut down today. We pull back even further and talk about international terrorism and connections to the country, or rather to Russia and to the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

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6:57am

Fri April 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Boston Bombing On White House And Russia's Radar

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 11:32 am

Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, who has the White House perspective on news of the Boston Marathon bombings manhunt. NPR has confirmed that the two suspects were from Chechnya. For insights on that region, Morning Edition talks with Matt Rojansky, deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

4:45am

Fri April 19, 2013
NPR Story

Did You Notice This Seemed To Be A Crazy News Week?

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 11:32 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now, this investigation and manhunt that Dina and Steve just spoke about, they come in the wake of that marathon bombing in Boston Monday. In Texas, we had this deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant. That is a lot of tragic news to digest in a week. And there is a human tendency to think that these events are somehow connected, even when they're not.

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