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Investigation continues into Boston Marathon bombings

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The investigation continues, one day after authorities say two pressure cooker bombs, hidden in backpacks, exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The attack, now being described as an act of terrorism, so far does not have a claim of responsibility.

"Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror," said President Barack Obama in a press conference at the White House. "What we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why."

Authorities say the bombs were likely on timers and filled with metallic objects.

"We have also removed over a dozen small carpenter-type nails from one patient," said a Boston hospital official.

Bostonians still trying to piece together how and why this happened during one of their proudest days of the year. One of those people is my friend, and Emerson College journalism student Elliot Friar.

"We felt fearful, but we also felt a sense of togetherness," he said from his dorm room. "Everyone was helping each other. I believe in inherent goodness. For every one evil person, there are hundreds, thousands, perhaps millions of better people."

The attack also had a personal connection right here in the CSRA. Numerous runners from our area were at the race. Jen McCauley from Fleet Feet says they're all okay.

"We were very shocked, very worried at the time," said McCauley. "Then, happy to hear as the news coming through that everybody was okay."

And just like millions of people worldwide, she's still trying to make sense of it all.

"Obviously it's a big tragedy," she said. "We would hope nothing in the future would happen. But I guess when there's big crowds around, you can never be too sure."

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