President orders flags at half-staff for victims of Boston marathon bombings

Flags at half-staff for blast victims

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don't know who is responsible.

He called the bombings "a heinous and cowardly act" used to target innocent civilians. Obama spoke to reporters after a briefing by his national security team.

He is ordering flags at all government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims.

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