These days hospitals drill for mass-casualty disasters like the explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. But when it happened for real, the first response was disbelief. Then the victims began arriving. Doctors say they were confronted with the kinds of IED injuries that U.S. troops have gotten in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Investigators are working to determine who is responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed. Sources told NPR it could take some time before officials can definitively say who was behind this.
After decades of increasing inmate populations in the U.S., researchers are seeing a slow but steady decline in the number of men and women behind bars. Big states like California, New York and Texas are leading the way in developing alternatives to incarceration — in an effort to trim prison budgets.
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