Explosions In Boston

Explosions In Boston

On the day of the Boston Marathon, explosions rock the city. An update on casualties, what the authorities know and how the nation is reacting.

The FBI is leading the investigation into explosions that killed three and injured about 140 people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A number of blocks in downtown Boston are being searched for clues. At the time of the blasts, the area was crowded with spectators and runners in what has traditionally been a day of celebration and pride in the city. In remarks last night, President Barack Obama pledged to put the full resources of the federal government behind the investigation. But many also warn not to rush to judgment. Diane and her guests discuss questions on the day after the deadly explosions in Boston.

Guests

Susan Davis

reporter for USA Today.

David Cole

law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable." His previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free" and "Terrorism and the Constitution."

Rep. Jane Harman

director, president and CEO of the Wilson Center and former chair of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on intelligence.

Devlin Barrett

reporter covering security and law enforcement for The Wall Street Journal.

Michael Greenberger

founder and director at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

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