The Five Things You Need To Know Today

Suspect Sought After in Marathon Bombings- Although no arrest has been made in the Marathon Bombings, police are searching for a man seen from a department-store surveillance video dropping of a bag at the sighting of the bombings. As of April 18th, 2013, at 9 A.M., there have been three deaths (the third death identified as Lingzu Lu, a Boston University graduate student) and more than 170 injuries.

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Devastates West Texas, Texas- At 7:50 P.M. last night, a fertilizer plant, owned by West Fertilizer Co., exploded, shaking houses more than 50 miles away. The death toll so far is between 5 and fifteen people, and more than 160 people were injured. To watch the explosion go off, click here.

Gun Reform Votes Down in Senate- In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, several Gun Reform initiatives, such as expanded background checks, a strengthened federal gun trafficking statute, limits on automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, fell flat in the senate, failing to reach 60 votes. Speaking yesterday, President Obama called the Senate’s actions shameful. To see what Senators vote yes or no, click here.

President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker Targeted With Ricin Letters- The FBI arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, a man in Mississippi, in connection two several letters, planted with a poisonous substance ricin sent in letters to President Barack Obama and Senator Roger Wicker. All letters addressed to leaders of the government are processed first at a mail-screening facility. At the facilities, they tested positive for ricin. Initial tests can be “inconsistent” according to the FBI.

Breaking Bad Premiere Date Set- In what will be the most highly anticipated series finale this season, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will start their swan song August 11th. In addition, AMC announced a half hour companion to the show “Talking Bad,” where panel will discuss the show, similar to The Walking Dead’s equivalent “Talking Dead.”


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