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Pat Toomey informs the Senate of Boston Marathon attack

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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) broke the disturbing news of the Boston Marathon bombing to the Senate on Monday afternoon.

“It appears that tragedy has struck the Boston Marathon,” he said on the Senate floor. “Bombs have gone off and there are injuries we know of, causalities the severity of which we do not know. We hope and pray there are no fatalities.”

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Toomey offered his “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families.

The Republicans senator informed the Senate of the bombing before speaking about his legislation to expand background checks to firearm sales at gun shows and on the Internet.

Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, wounding at least 50 people and killing two others. Police also found two undetonated explosive devices.

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NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."

Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?

Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt

— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020

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Protesters march on mayor’s mansion in NYC as criticism grows against Bill de Blasio

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been highly criticized for his response to the protests against police violence.

The mayor has been criticized by protesters and the press for violence inflicted by the New York Police Department.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly blasted the city's response.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1267835873405665282

Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) also criticized the mayor, for not doing his job.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1267893962918035456

Here are some of the scenes of protesters marching on Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of NYC. Built in 1799, NYPD is trying to protect the building.

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Fox host rips Trump for ‘weakness’ after gas and rubber bullets were fired at protesters to clear way for photo-op

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After police backed by the National Guard unleashed tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang shells on peaceful protesters to clear the way for President Donald Trump to have his photo taken holding a Bible in front of historic St. John's Episcopal Church, Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized the commander in chief for being too lenient in stopping the "animals."
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