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BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at the Boston Marathon

Live coverage of the explosion at the Boston Marathon.

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Guests

Curt Nickisch, Reporter for WBUR 90.9 FM, Boston. (@CurtNickisch)

Jessica Stern, one of the country’s foremost experts on terrorism. She has written extensively on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Author of, “The Ultimate Terrorists,” and “Terror in the Name of God.”

Thom Kenney, was running in the Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line just a moment before the first explosion went off.

Lucy Miller, registered nurse volunteering in the medical tent at the race.

Congressman William Keating, (D-MA) Member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

David Cid, Executive Director of the memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. The institute was formed after the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building. 168 people died in that blast.

Rolling Coverage

WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, offers complete local coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Video

Video of the explosion courtesy of the Boston Globe’s Steve Silva:

Video of the aftermath courtesy of the Boston Globe’s David Abel:

Gallery

Please be advised that these images may show injured people at the site of the explosion.

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A flag flies over the finish line as medical workers aid injured people following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria at the finish line, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of theBoston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the BostonMarathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)A Boston police officer wheels in injured boy down Boylston Street as medical workers carry an injured runner following an explosion during the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria at the marathon's finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Medical workers aid an injured man at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion there Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. Two explosions shattered the euphoria at the finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Marathon-ExplosionsBoston Marathon-ExplosionsAPTOPIX Boston Marathon ExplosionMedical workers aid an injured man at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 22 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Medical workers aid an injured woman at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following two explosions there, Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least two people, injuring at least 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Blood from victims covers the sidewalk on Boylston Street, at the site of an explosion during the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. At the right foreground is a folding chair with the design of an American flag on the cover. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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