Boston Marathon runners gather to put terror in past

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An estimated 36,000 runners prepare to travel the city's storied 26.2-mile course amid tight security after last year's deadly bombing near the race's finish line.

Stowaway survives Hawaii flight in jet's wheel well: A 'miracle'

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 Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

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