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2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

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Officials: 144 injured, 3 dead, as two huge blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line

Two huge explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square just before 3 p.m. today, killing three and injuring 144 at last count, including several traumatic amputations on street

John Farrell says Boston Marathon explosions 'Really hit home'; some Red Sox employees affected

BOSTON — No Red Sox employees were directly injured by the Boston Marathon explosions, but family members and friends of employees were among the injured, Red Sox vice president Dr. Charles Steinbe

Sox can help Boston cope

Sox can help Boston cope Views 2756 Comments 776 08:13 AM ET 04.16 | When tragedy struck on Patriots' Day in Boston, lives changed in an instant. The aftermath means anguish and har

Boston Marathon bomb suspect 'identified'

Boston bombings investigation sources say they have identified a suspect from video footage taken of the marathon.

Hour after Red Sox win, explosion at marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.

Boston bomb cut down 'exceptional' Chinese student

Less than 24 hours before she died, Lu Lingzi sent an exuberant email to a professor after learning she had passed part of a major final exam. 'I am so ...

Boston Marathon 2013 explosions:Photos from the scene after the blasts | World | News | National Post

Warning: Graphic images Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring up to 100 others in a terrifying scene of sha

Boston Marathon 2013 bombing: Two dead, 100 hurt in twin blasts | World | News | National Post

Boston marathon explosions: How the tragedy unfolded Warning: Graphic content The final runners of the Boston Marathon were trickling in Monday afternoon when twin bombs exploded near the finish li

Third Boston bombing victim identified as Chinese student Lu Lingzi

Boston University confirms 23-year-old actuarial science graduate student died while watching the race on Monday

President Obama's statement on the Boston marathon explosions – full text

The president spoke from the White House briefing room just after 6pm ET, about three hours after the bombs went off

Obama hails Boston as 'one of the world's great cities' at memorial

As investigators continue to comb footage for clues, president addresses Bostonians at interfaith service for marathon victims

President Obama to Boston: ‘We will finish the race’

A resolute President Obama said this afternoon that those behind the Boston Marathon’s deadly bombing won’t succeed in scaring “one of America’s iconic cities,” during an interfaith service meant t

Boston Bomb Suspect Clings to Life

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is in Serious Condition at Beth Israel Hospital

I Watched The Marathon Bombing From Above. These Are My Photos.

On Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013, a bomb went off in my face. I was leaning out of the window below, taking pictures, when the attack began. I took this photo immediately after the second blast,

Red Sox want to help city of Boston recover

Mike Napoli and other members of the Boston Red Sox reacted to Monday's bombings of the Boston Marathon.

One Boston Marathon Suspect Killed, Another At Large [Live Updates]

Updated, 10:20 p.m. "We have closed an important chapter in this tragedy," said President Barack Obama in a press conference at the White House, minutes after a briefing came to a close in...

#FreeJahar: When Conspiracy Theorists and One Direction Fans Collide

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr: a bright pink background, a de

‘Misha’ Found In Rhode Island, Cooperating With Investigators - CBS Boston

“Misha,” the mysterious man linked to Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been located in Rhode Island.

We Made Tsarnaev Talk for 16 Hours Before Reading Him His Rights? Seriously?

According to the AP, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev answered questions for 16 hours before he was read the Miranda warning that he could remain silent and could ask for a lawyer. Once Tsarnaev was told that, he

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s requests for lawyer were ignored

Focus on Miranda rights may miss key constitutional abrogation, plus discoveries about Tamerlan's Russia visit

How Tsarnaev's Friends Allegedly Hid Boston Bombing Evidence: The Timeline

According to the criminal complaints filed against the three new suspects in the Boston bombing case, here's how they became involved in the entire affair.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in Virginia cemetery, uncle says

The body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon terror attack, has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Virginia, a source said Friday.

Report: ‘Mounting evidence’ tying Boston bombing suspects to 2011 murders | The Raw Story

Report: ‘Mounting evidence’ tying Boston bombing suspects to 2011 murders By Arturo GarciaFriday, May 10, 2013 16:52 EDT Topics: Brendan Mess ♦ Tamerlan Tsarnaev   Tweet Tweet Authorities in Massac

Dad of student charged with helping Boston bombing suspect insists son 'is not a terrorist'

The teen's lawyer, Arkady Bukh says his client cooperated with the FBI even before his arrest by helping to hand over bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's laptop computer.

Boston bomb suspect said widow Katherine Russell not involved: official

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told authorities that his sister-in-law, Katherine Russell, played no role in the April 15 blasts, a federal law enforcement official said. Russel

Brothers Who Lost Legs in Boston Bombing Reunited

Paul and JP Norden, both of whom lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, were reunited Monday. MICHELE McPHEE reports from Boston: Two brothers who each lost a leg in the deadly Boston Marathon

Digital project archives personal accounts of Marathon bombing, aftermath

Doane Perry has spent the last 11 months thinking about his own personal experience during the Boston Marathon bombing and the days that followed. As an anthropologist, he said telling stories come

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