Oklahoma City Bombing

Oklahoma City Bombing
8:48 am
Mon April 21, 2014

SLIDESHOW: Survivors, Family Members Observe 19th Anniversary Of Murrah Bombing

About 1,500 people gathered Saturday at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to remember those lost in the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

Survivors, rescue workers and the family members of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing have observed the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

About 1,500 people gathered Saturday at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to remember those lost in the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

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20 year anniversary next year
4:29 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

$7 Million Upgrade for OKC National Memorial and Museum

Credit Ed Schipul / Flickr.com

A memorial and museum about the Oklahoma City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the attack in hopes of better portraying to visitors how different the world was at the time.

With the 19th anniversary Saturday of worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil, officials at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum say too many patrons, especially younger ones, don't realize that the days of constant cellphone contact and instant information developed since then.

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Counterterrorism
9:15 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Memorial Institute For The Prevention Of Terrorism Moving To Midwest City

Credit Provided / Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

A counterterrorism institute formed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is changing locations.

Officials say the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is moving to Rose State College in Midwest City. The institute is now located in the same building as the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

A press conference is planned for Thursday afternoon on the college campus in Midwest City.

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2:45 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Shelter Dogs Turned Into Saviors at Elite Training Center

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Search and rescue dogs were prominent in the aftermath of the Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. But one rescuer came away with a drive to help make sure there were more dogs available for the important work.
Callie was a washout. A Labrador retriever raised to be a seeing-eye dog, her bold curiosity was ill-suited to a life of leading around the blind, leaving her a born-and-bred worker with no job to do.
The Two-Way
6:17 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Tsarnaev Charged: Suspected Boston Bomber Accused Of Using WMD

A sign reading "Flying With Angels Krystle Campbell," is seen Monday as a passing MBTA bus with "Boston Strong" displayed on its message board drives through Medford, Mass. A funeral service for Campbell, one of the three people killed in the marathon bombings, was held later in the day.
C.J. Gunther EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 7:07 pm

(Most recent update: 7:00 p.m. ET.)

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200 in what FBI investigators said evidence shows was a coldly calculated attack.

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Terrorism
1:21 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

With Boston in the News, the Shadow of April 19th Remains

The field of chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum receives visitors following Friday's memorial service.
Kurt Gwartney KGOU

While the nation’s attention is focused on the unfolding events following Monday’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, Oklahoma City bombing survivors, victims’ family members and others gathered Friday morning for the annual remembrance of that disaster.

After 18 years, the service follows a routine: bag pipes, one second of silence for each of the 168 people who died, a few comments, and then the reading of the names of those killed in the blast.

But this year, the emotions seemed closer to the surface at the service held in the sanctuary of First Church across the street from the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

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World Views
1:08 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Memorial Designer Reflects on Commemorating Tragedy Through Architecture

President Bill Clinton, Torrey Butzer, and Hans Butzer with their design for the Oklahoma City National Memorial
Credit Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

Hundreds gathered Friday morning at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to mark the 18th anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Hans and Torrey Butzer, along with their partner Sven Berg, designed the Outdoor Symbolic Portion of the memorial while living in Berlin in 1997. As Americans living in Germany, Hans Butzer says that blended environment guided their artistic vision for the project.

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