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Full coverage: Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath

Twin blasts near the finish line kill three people and leave scores injured. A tense investigation and manhunt yields two suspects, brothers, one of whom is killed in a firefight that leaves an MIT police officer dead. The other suspect is found and taken into custody.

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev jury begins deliberating sentence

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev jury begins deliberating sentence

    The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial completed its first day of deliberations Wednesday afternoon, seeking to find what the judge described as the “proper punishment” for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after hearing prosecutors demand a death sentence for “killing innocents” and defense lawyers urge...

  • Attorneys in Boston Marathon trial argue over nun's testimony

    Attorneys in Boston Marathon trial argue over nun's testimony

    The penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bombing trial hit a roadblock Thursday when the two sides could not agree on whether a famed Catholic nun and anti-death penalty advocate should be allowed to testify about what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would experience if sentenced to death at the federal government’s...

  • Tsarnaev apologized for flipping off camera, Boston marshal testifies

    Tsarnaev apologized for flipping off camera, Boston marshal testifies

    A federal marshal testified Wednesday that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized shortly after making an obscene gesture in a jail holding cell, deflating the government’s insistence that he remains defiant and unrepentant for helping to carry out the terrorist attack two years ago.

  • Tsarnaev expressed private remorse for Boston bombing, nun testifies

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who for two years has not spoken a word of remorse for the Boston Marathon bombing, privately told a well-known Catholic nun that “no one deserves to suffer” as victims of the attack did, the nun testified Monday.

  • Boston defense focuses on Tsarnaev's troubled family

    Boston defense focuses on Tsarnaev's troubled family

    Close to wrapping up their case, defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev portrayed their client Tuesday as the product of a troubled and ailing Chechen father who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and an angry, aggressive older brother who often picked fights in...

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