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I don’t really know what to do right now, so I’m just going to blog this. Updates on the Boston Marathon bombings as more facts come in.

Two killed, 23 hurt.

Here’s the video:

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The White House responds: “The President has been notified of the incident in Boston. His administration is in contact with state and local authorities. He directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.”

Eyewitness: Boston Marathon explosions rocked nearby building.

Google has created a Boston Marathon person finder. If you’re looking for someone or have information about someone, go there.

Something has happened at the JFK Library, but there are conflicting reports. Some are saying it was another explosion, some are saying it was a fire. This is the point where there are going to be a lot of contradictory reports. Keep calm and try not to spread bad information.

Runner Mike McMahan: “I was just finished and collecting my medal when it went off.”

WFXT in Boston is reporting that a three-year-old was injured in the blast.

Several other organizations are helping people find info on Boston Marathon runners.

Pictures at The Atlantic, including one that is extremely graphic. This is horrible.

Obama is supposed to make an address at 6:10. You can watch here.

Fox 5 in DC says security has been heightened all over the DC area.

Spectator video captures terrifying second explosion:

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They’re now saying up to 70 injured. Finish line of the Boston Marathon. Maximum media impact.

You’re going to hear the word “tragic” a lot over the next few days. Not once will it be used correctly.

One of the two reported dead was 8 years old.

Allahpundit has much more.

And more from Erika Johnsen.

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Jim Treacher