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Originally posted at ProPublica.org

Boston is on lockdown as the hunt for suspects in Monday’s Boston marathon bombing is ongoing.

Waking up to the news this morning was being thrown into a sea of breaking updates, emergency warnings, and more than one conspiracy theory. To help you catch up, we’ve pulled together some of the best reporting so far, and who to follow for breaking news:

Breaking Updates:

Full Coverage: 1 Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead, Other Suspect At Large, WBUR (Boston’s NPR affiliate)

Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon, Boston Globe

Boston on lockdown as details pour in: Suspects told carjack victim they were marathon bombers, NBC News

Amid lots of misreporting from major media outlets, Pete Williams and the NBC News team have been consistently reliable on separating fact from fiction.

Background on the brothers:

A Look at Brothers Suspected in the Boston Bombing, Wall Street Journal

The Journal has one of the more comprehensive profiles so far of the two brothers suspected to be behind the bombings.

What happened last night:

Search for marathon bombing suspect locks down Watertown, surrounding communities, The Boston Globe

A detailed rundown of everything that happened between the shooting of an MIT police officer, and the lockdown.

Boston Bomb Victim in Photo Helped Identify Suspects, Bloomberg News

“Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.” How one victim of Monday’s explosion pointed police toward the brothers police are now on the hunt for.

Updates on the Hunt for the Boston Bombing Suspects, The New York Times

The New York Times has mapped where last night’s events occurred.

Investigation into Boston Marathon Bombings, The Washington Post

Washington Post‘s interactive maps of the suspects’ likely path during the marathon, as well as the sites of last night’s events.

Eerie Photos Of Boston Looking Like A Ghost Town, Business Insider

Multiple news outlets (including NBC News and BuzzFeed) have aggregated Instagram images from Boston residents and reporters, painting a stark picture of Boston’s full security lockdown.

For the latest:  

@WBUR

@bostonglobe

@Boston_police

Watertown: A public Twitter list of reporters on the scene to follow, as they cover the hunt in Watertown, outside Boston.

@fstockman: Farah Stockman, veteran foreign correspondent and now editorial writer for the Globe, lives a block away from one of brothers.

@davabel: David Abel, Boston Globe reporter

@paulsonne: Paul Sonne, Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He’s been tweeting about the Tsarnaev brothers’ roots in Russia.

Did we miss any key resources? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel, and a memoir.

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