Members of a SWAT team search for 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts.
April 19th, 2013
04:40 PM ET
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- The city of Boston has been under siege all day. Authorities put surrounding communities and neighborhoods on lockdown, telling residents to stay inside. In some parts of town police were going door-to-door looking for Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Law enforcement officials say Tsarnaev escaped an overnight shootout with police that left his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the other man wanted in the bombings, dead. CNN's Barbara Starr reports investigators are combing through everything – photos, intel reports, phone records – to learn more about the suspects:
"They are indeed looking to see if these two men had any connections to overseas groups, frankly to overseas, terrorism. No conclusion about that yet. We want to emphasize that very strongly."
- The Boy Scouts of America may soon lift its ban on gay members. A proposal from the organization's executive committee recommends allowing gay youngsters to become Scouts but would continue to maintain the current membership policy for adult leaders. Don Tyndall, a Scout leader in Southern California, believes it should be all or nothing:
"One of the criteria in getting your Eagle Scout Charge is giving back. So how do you give back later in life? You're not allowed to if they were not to accept you tomorrow because you're an adult, but they except you today as a Scout."
- The wait is over for fans of the Canadian rock trio Rush. Last night the band was inducted into the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lead singer, Geddy Lee, spoke to CNN about the band's lasting legacy:
“It's kinda hard to put it in real perspective, you know. We're musicians, we play, we love what we do. We've been very fortunate. And then something like this comes along and it just seems like a sweet thing to enjoy.”
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