Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Boston updates, stolen trees and leggings are not pants

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 7:59 AM


City says no thanks to Kendall Yards park. (S-R)

Thieves steal saplings from an Arbor Day giveaway in Post Falls. (KXLY)

Idaho talks about how to improve education. (Cda Press)


Great Britain says farewell to Margaret Thatcher with tears and boos. (Reuters)

Gun control bill heads to a Senate vote, and a bipartisan immigration bill is finally introduced on the Senate floor. (WaPo)

FDA cracks down on OxyContin to prevent abuse. (LA Times)

Alaska may get to vote on recreational marijuana in 2014. (Anchorage Daily News)

Minnesota principal reminds high-schoolers that, really, leggings are not pants. (Star Tribune)


Officials say a pressure cooker lid was found on a rooftop near the scene. One bomb was housed in a pressure cooker in a backpack, the FBI says. (CNN)

Two people — a 5-year-old boy and a man in his 60s — are still in critical condition at Boston Medical Center. (Boston Globe)

Families and friends remember the 29-year-old woman and 8-year-old boy killed in the blasts. (Boston Globe)

The third victim was identified as a 23-year-old Chinese citizen in graduate school at Boston University. (NYT)

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