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Obama: Boston Marathon Bombings an "Act of Terror"; No Suspect in Custody

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President Barack Obama declared Monday's Boston Marathon bombings an "act of terror," while authorities said that no suspect is in custody for the attack that killed at least three people and injured 176, with 17 still in critical condition.

"We will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice," Obama said in a press conference Tuesday morning. Obama spoke shortly after ordering flags at the White House and other government buildings to be flown at half-mast in "a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013." read more

VIDEO: The Bible's Roma Downey Calls Obama-Satan Comparisons "Heartbreaking"

Mark Burnett, Dioga Morgado, Roma Downey, Oprah Winfrey

History's The Bible drew record ratings when it premiered last month, but it also drew controversy after many viewers pointed out a physical resemblance of the character of Satan, played by Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, to President Barack Obama.

Roma Downey, who produced the miniseries with her husband... read more

At Least Three Dead After Explosions at Boston Marathon; President Obama Promises Justice

2013 Boston Marathon finish line

At least three people were killed and more than 130 people were injured by two large explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, according to news reports.

Law enforcement officials confirmed that one of the fatalities was an 8-year-old boy, and at least eight more children were among the injured.

Several eyewitnesses told The Boston Globe that they saw people who had lost their limbs. "It was just an explosion, it came out of nowhere," Boston.com producer Steve Silva, who was at the scene covering the race said. "There are multiple injuries. I saw dismemberment, I saw... read more

Report: Barbara Walters Planning to Retire Next Year

Barbara Walters

Longtime TV journalist Barbara Walters is set to retire after than 50 years in the business, Deadline reports.

The news comes more than a year after speculation first began about Walters' future when a microphone reportedly picked up Walters telling President Barack Obama "I'm retiring next year" during an interview break. At the time, ABC News denied any such plans. However, Walters fell and suffered a concussion at a dinner in Washington D.C. in January. She was... read more

Does The Bible's Satan Look Like President Obama?

Barack Obama, Mohamen Mehdi Ouzaani

Does President Obama have a cameo in History Channel's miniseries The Bible? Nope, but the character of Satan sure looks like him.

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Pat Boone Calls Obama a Marxist

Pat Boone

Don't expect to see Pat Boone at any White House functions any time soon. The pop and gospel singer accused President Barack Obama of being a Marxist during an appearance on Fox Business News. read more

Why Does President Obama Fantasize About Wearing a Fake Mustache?

Barack Obama

There are times when everyone wants to be someone else. Garth Brooks became Chris Gaines. Beyonce relishes her alter ego Sasha Fierce. And President Barack Obama has... a fake mustache?

Ahead of his trip to Israel next week, the president told Israeli Channel 2 that he wishes he could enjoy the country as just another tourist. read more

Legendary Pianist and Cold War Hero Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn, the pianist who helped unite and inspire people during the Cold War, has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 78.

Cliburn died in his Fort Worth, Texas, home after succumbing to his battle with bone cancer.

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Born in Louisiana, Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After growing up in Texas, Cliburn moved to New York to study at the Julliard School and trained in Russian Romantic-style music. It was in 1958, at the age of 23, when Cliburn rose to fame after winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. That year he was on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline, "The Texan Who Conquered Russia." Although Russia and the United States were battling at the time, Cilburn became a hero to Soviets.

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Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance at Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Church

Tim Tebow

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has backed out of a scheduled appearance at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas amid growing controversy over the church's beliefs. read more

Tim Tebow to Speak at Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Church

Tim Tebow

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to speak at a megachurch in Dallas whose pastor has spoken out against Muslims, Jews, Mormons and members of the LGBT community.

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