Top Stories: Texas Blast; Boston Investigation : The Two-Way Also: Suspect in ricin letters described as conspiracist and Elvis impersonator; North Korea "sets conditions" for return to talks; and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords expresses her anger after gun bills fail in Senate.
NPR logo Top Stories: Texas Blast; Boston Investigation

Top Stories: Texas Blast; Boston Investigation

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast Killed Several, Injured Dozens

Boston Marathon Explosions: Thursday's Developments

Ricin Suspect Described As Conspiracist, Elvis Impersonator

Jobless Claims Rose Slightly Last Week

Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

Other stories making headlines:

— "North Korea Sets Conditions For Return To Talks." (The New York Times)

— "Musharraf Flees Pakistan Court As Judges Order His Arrest." (The Globe and Mail)

— "I'm Furious," Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) Writes After Gun Bills Fail In Senate. (The New York Times)

— "After Gun Defeat, Where Does Obama Go From Here?" (Roll Call)

— "Obama Uses And Loses Political Capital On Gun Control." (It's All Politics)