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Friday, April 19, 2013

One suspect has been killed and another (as of 10am) is on the loose in the Boston marathon bombings. We bring you the latest in rolling coverage. Plus: Third through eighth graders have been taking new state exams this week. WNYC's Beth Fertig takes calls from parents on what they're hearing from their children; NYC Comptroller John Liu on why he's running for mayor; and the situation in North Korea.

Boston Manhunt Updates

Boston is on lock-down this morning as police continue to hunt for the 2nd suspect in the Boston marathon bombings. Overnight, the two suspects killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt. One suspect was killed, the surviving Boston bombing suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

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Comptroller Liu's People's Budget

John LiuNew York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate discusses his People's Budget and his run to be the next Mayor of New York.

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Immigration Bill Details

Jordan Fabian, politics editor for Fusion, a Univision-ABC joint venture, talks about the Senate proposal on immigration reform and how the Boston marathon bombing might change the political calculus around the bill. Fabian joins from outside a Senate hearing on the bill, where news of the Boston bombing manhunt is influencing the process. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has had to postpone her testimony to address the unfolding situation.

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International Crises

Daniel Pinkston, deputy project director of the North East Asia Program at the International Crisis Group, discusses his experience in North Korea. He's joined by Paul Quinn-Judge, former national security correspondent for the Boston Globe and Russia/Chechnya expert at the International Crisis Group, to discuss the emerging information about the Chechnyan roots of the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing.

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Open Phones: How did the ELA Common Core Tests Go?

Middle schoolers have just finished three days of English Language Arts testing. Teachers and parents: call in and tell us what your studentand children thought about the new Common Core-aligned exams. How did the experience compare to last year? What did they tell you or what did you see during the test? Beth Fertig, Contributing Editor for Education for WNYC Radio and Schoolbook.org, joins us to take your calls.

            

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