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April 17, 2013
In a dark irony, the Boston area now reeling from Monday’s blasts is also the country’s leading hub for R&D in the burgeoning field of explosive detection, receiving millions of dollars annually in federal funding to develop ways to prevent terrorist blasts.
A Dark Irony: Boston Is Our National Hub of Explosives Detection by Alec MacGillis (via thenewrepublic)

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12:50 // 1 year ago
April 12, 2013
Yikes. Someone sent Sheriff Joe Arpaio a bomb, but it was intercepted before it reached his offices and destroyed. Arpaio, 80, is a controversial figure for his stance on immigration and his treatment of prisoners. (photo by Darryl Webb/Reuters)

Yikes. Someone sent Sheriff Joe Arpaio a bomb, but it was intercepted before it reached his offices and destroyed. Arpaio, 80, is a controversial figure for his stance on immigration and his treatment of prisoners. (photo by Darryl Webb/Reuters)

10:27 // 1 year ago
January 1, 2013
13:19 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2010

Freakout Friday: YES. THERE WERE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES. YIKES.

  • yes The packages involved on two flights from Yemen to the U.S. contained explosives.
  • yes The packages in question were addressed to religious locations – including a synagogue.
  • no The device shown here – intercepted in London – was in fact not an explosive device. source
16:54 // 3 years ago