WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on developments in the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller are briefing the president.

Early Friday, the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, Lisa Monaco, was briefing Obama about the news unfolding in Boston and the nearby community of Watertown.

One bombing suspect is dead and a second remains at large.

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