President Obama makes a statement about Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Morning Edition co-hosts David Greene and Steve Inskeep speak to NPR reporters covering the story in Washington and Boston.
The Senate's Gang of Eight will roll out comprehensive immigration reform legislation Wednesday. The law is expected to create a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million individuals living in the U.S. illegally, beef up border security and enhance the country's legal immigration system.
Less than 24 hours after two explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon and there are still more questions than answers about what happened. Three people were killed and more than 170 were injured. The FBI is investigating the event as an act of terrorism.
In the hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, social media was alight with offers of assistance — from restaurants inviting guests to pay what they could, to Bostonians offering couches and inflatable mattresses to anyone who needed a place to stay.
President Obama said the FBI is investigating Monday's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon "as an act of terrorism." Meanwhile, law enforcement officials are asking the public to submit photos and videos from the scene. And Boston Mayor Tom Menino said that as the city grieves the victims it is also proud of those who helped in the explosions' aftermath.
Investigators are following every lead after yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Host Michel Martin speaks with Don Borelli, a former FBI special agent on terrorism, to hear how investigators piece together a crime like this, and determine who is responsible.
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail, one of the most iconic documents of the civil rights movement. Host Michel Martin explores the letter's historical significance, and what it means 50 years later.
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