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Boston Marathon: Victory by American 'was very necessary'

Boston Marathon: Victory by American 'was very necessary'

BOSTON — Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana McFadden was 6 and sickly when an American woman adopted her from a Russian orphanage.

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Recovering couple finish Boston Marathon together

Recovering couple finish Boston Marathon together

Newlyweds who each lost a leg in last year’s bombing completed the Boston Marathon together this year, riding handcycles for the 26.2-mile course.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Napolitano lauds Homeland Security in farewell speech

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she is resigning with confidence from the Obama administration and that her tenure helped the agency prevent terrorist attacks and respond to disasters.

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Police: Dead Boston bombing suspect buried

WORCESTER, Mass. — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was secretly buried in an undisclosed location outside Worcester after a frustrating weeklong search for a community willing to take the body, police said Thursday.

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3 more suspects in custody in Boston Marathon bombings

Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and accused Wednesday of removing a backpack containing hollowed-out fireworks from Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the attack to keep him from getting into trouble.

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Lawyer for Tucson shooter to represent Boston Marathon suspect

BOSTON — Judy Clarke, the prominent death penalty lawyer who represented Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, is joining the team representing the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 29, 2013 3:17 pm
UA alum, her husband, both lose lower left legs in Boston bombing

UA alum, her husband, both lose lower left legs in Boston bombing

This undated photo shows Jessica and Patrick Downes together in Cambridge, Mass. Both were injured in one of the bomb blasts.

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Boston bombing: UA grad, husband face amputation rehab together

Boston bombing: UA grad, husband face amputation rehab together

Only the most seriously injured of the 188 marathon bombing patients remain hospitalized. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes are among them.

April 22, 2013 2:02 pm Related

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Leonard J. Pitts: 'Oh, my God': In Boston, those 3 words say it all

A flag waves over the chaotic scene after two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon.

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Tucson run in memory of Boston victims

Tucson run in memory of Boston victims

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Tucson run in memory of Boston victims

Tucson run in memory of Boston victims

more on bombings on page A13: Photos of two men may be break in case; remembering Chinese student killed in blasts.

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Federal officials: No suspect in custody in Boston bombings

BOSTON — Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.

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Muslims fear new backlash after Boston attack

We will know soon enough who unleashed Monday's grotesque violence on Boston. But it is fair to say that many Muslims who heard that explosions had marred the end of the Boston Marathon had a simple, poignant thought: Please don't let it be a Muslim.

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Hot pace may have saved Tucson runner

In his fourth Boston Marathon, Tucson athlete Kevin Gilmartin ran 12 minutes faster than usual.

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State lawmakers oppose new weapon restrictions

An Arizona lawmaker pointed to the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon and their aftermath as yet another reason Americans need to preserve their easy access to weapons.

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Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia breaks the finish-tape after a three-way sprint down Boylston Street.

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Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Rita Jeptoo and Lelisa Desisa pose at the finish line after winning the women's and men's divisions.

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Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

Boston Marathon: Blasts take spotlight away from winners

BOSTON - About three hours after Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo crossed the line to win the Boston Marathon titles, two bomb blasts near the finish shattered the post-race euphoria of what had been an uneventful 117th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.

April 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Photo of Bill Iffrig, 78, downed runner in the Boston Marathon, goes viral

EVERETT, Wash. - A 78-year-old Washington state man running his third Boston Marathon was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts and caught in a news photograph that quickly went viral.

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