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Addressing the American public from the White House Briefing Room Monday evening, President Obama vowed to respond with the “full weight of justice” on the individuals responsible for the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

More than a hundred people were injured in the blast and two are confirmed dead, including an 8-year-old boy.

“We still do not know who did this and why,” the president said. “And people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.”

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Vanita Gupta

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

After months of Republican attacks, Vanita Gupta was confirmed Wednesday afternoon as associate attorney general. Vice President Kamala Harris was available to break a tie, but Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted to advance Gupta's nomination to a full Senate vote earlier in the day, then followed up in making it a 51 to 49 vote to confirm. Gupta is the first woman of color and the first civil rights lawyer in this role.

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