What we’re reading: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Updated
By Rick Bosh
Flowers and a message are left on Newbury Street April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, a few blocks from where two explosions struck near the finish line...
Flowers and a message are left on Newbury Street April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, a few blocks from where two explosions struck near the finish line...
STAN HONDA

We are following all the details emerging from the Boston bombing investigation. Stay with nbcnews.com for the very latest updates.

In the opinion pages: author Dennis Lehane tells New York Times readers the spirit within the Boston community will grow stronger in response to Monday’s tragedy.

Senators will begin voting on new gun proposals as early as Wednesday, with the national focus squarely on the Toomey/Manchin amendment to expand background checks.

What we're reading: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Updated