Boston Marathon bombing

Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon today, leaving many spectators injured.

CNN reports the bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street as thousands of people gathered to view the annual race.

"I was turning the corner. I was near the Hynes (Convention) Center. I saw two explosions. I just turned around and ran. It was a fireball -- a huge fireball," one runner told CNN. A viewer uploaded the above photo to Twitter.com. The photo shows a fireball and a plume of smoke just after one of the bombs exploded.

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inmate at Orlean Parish Prison

Shocking video footage has surfaced online showing inmates gambling, drinking beer, shooting up drugs and brandishing guns. The prison is not located in a lawless third world country -- the footage was allegedly filmed in a prison in New Orleans.

WDSU.com reports that U.S. District Judge Lance Africk released the videos Tuesday as part of hearings about a consent decree issued to Orleans Parish Prison.

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