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After two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, many Boston residents were unable to send or receive cellphone calls. Some believed cell networks were silenced to prevent the detonation of remote-control devices, but representatives from Sprint and Verizon denied that service was intentionally shut...
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Can the government shut down phone networks in a crisis? EXPLAINED: http://t.co/MNqJAxfpK1 #Boston

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