Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with author Dennis Lehane reflects on how Boston has dealt with a week of violence and uncertainty. Lehane is a Boston native and the author of many books about the city, including Mystic River.
The tension last week in Boston culminated in a day-long lockdown for most people. Public transit wasn't operating, stores were closed and kids stayed home from school. With the capture of the bombing suspect, Bostonians emerged from their homes and are slowly resuming life as usual. NPR's David Schaper reports.
It was a tense week for the city of Boston and the nation, as a normally peaceful event was disrupted by a terrible act of terrorism and the hunt was on to find the perpetrators. NPR's Jeff Brady reviews the week's events, from the bombing at the marathon to the dramatic capture of the suspect.
Texas and Oklahoma are fighting over access to the Red River. Fast-growing Texas is eager to fuel its expansion in a time of drought, while the poorer state of Oklahoma is water-rich. There's an agreement in place to make distribution equitable, but fairness is arguable.
In West, Texas, some of the town's citizens whose homes were damaged by Wednesday's massive fertilizer plant explosion are returning to their homes Saturday, after authorities declared parts of the area safe. But a curfew will be in place, and other areas remain off-limits.
Watertown, Mass., resident David Henneberry's has been hailed as a hero for telling police that bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be hiding in the boat he keeps in his back yard. Boston State Police have released images showing what the authorities saw from a helicopter as the wounded Tsarnaev hid under a tarp.
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