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What others are saying about Boston bombing

Flowers sit at a police barrier Tuesday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.

Flowers sit at a police barrier Tuesday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.

 

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News of the bombings in Boston traveled quickly Monday, and captured the attention of the world. To help navigate the many storylines, here are some links that cover a wide range of topics, from the investigation to security to heroes and survivors.

The Boston perspective:

At the center of the story, Boston.com is providing a live blog with constant updates on the scene, the investigation and the city's response. Law enforcement authorities there are renewing a plea for any video and photos taken at the scene as they investigate the bombings. You'll also find some of the first live video posted from the scene.

Social media's role:

Twitter, of course, and other social media outlets have been busy since the explosions in Boston, and the Boston Police Department is worth following @Boston_Police on Twitter as it relays areas that have been cleared and shares advice and news alerts for residents and visitors. According to a VentureBeat.com post, Twitter has already deleted at least one account trying to scam donations. That report also highlights the YouTube page dedicated to the explosions, and a Google Person Finder page that allows you to search for people who might be missing.

Front and center:

The bombings in Boston were a major story for newspapers around the world, and Newseum provides images of the Top Ten Front Pages devoted to the terror in Boston. Here's the link.

The investigation:

The FBI is taking the lead in the investigation, and CNN.com reports that the mission is quite clear: "We will go to the ends of the Earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime -- and we will do everything we can to bring them to justice," said Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston Division. "Our mission is clear: to bring to justice those responsible ... The American public wants answers. The citizens of the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts want and deserve answers."

It still wasn't clear Monday morning whether origins the bombings were foreign or domestic.

The Cowboy

It's one of the lasting images to come out of the chaos; the man in the cowboy hat comforting a victim with severe leg injuries in the seconds following the first bomb going off. Who is this guy? USA Today takes a closer look at a man who is being hailed a hero.

Baseball reacts

Players and managers from around Major League Baseball, including many current and former Red Sox players, offer up their thoughts in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. MLB.com's Doug Miller takes a closer look here.

London Marathon still a go:

In the wake of the Boston bombing, officials in London are going ahead with Sunday's running of the London Marathon, but with stepped-up security measures. Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said he was "absolutely confident" the London Marathon could be kept safe. For more on the story here's the link to the Christian Science Monitor report: "(London) officials say the best way to show solidarity after the Boston Marathon attacks is to go forward."

Elderly runner doing well

The one image from the video of the Boston Marathon bombing that's etched on most everyone's mind is that of 78-year-old Bill Iffrig's legs crumbling beneath him following the initial blast. NDTV reports that Iffrig suffered only a scraped knee. For more, check out their report.

Newtown

Andy Hutchinson of the Newtown Bee reports on what was supposed to be part of the healing process for Newtown runners and residents Monday in Boston only opened up more wounds. Another local newspaper talked with the Newtown runners about their experience in a report from the New Haven Register.

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