The Senate rejects gun control measures. A fertilizer plant in Texas explodes. And an update on the Boston marathon bombing.
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With the Boston Marathon attack and ricin scare coming in the same week, this was the first time since 2001 that the U.S. experienced events similar to those of Sept. 11, according to New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg. "The bombing at the marathon goes to the very heart of the question that was raised by 9/11, which is, what does it mean to live in a free society? How hunkered down do we need to be?" Stolberg said.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007. Heraldo Munoz, who led the United Nations investigation into her death, portrays the tense political climate that surrounded Bhutto's return to politics and the circumstances of the killing in his new book.
Fast-food workers across the country protested their low pay this week, while President Obama decried the nation's growing wealth gap, calling it "the defining challenge of our time." Meanwhile, the nation's capital city passed a new minimum wage law.
What do 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad and 13-year-old entrepreneur Maya Penn have in common? At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, a range of speakers shared the ways innovation and ingenuity kept them young.
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