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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.

  • As trial's penalty phase begins, Boston Marathon bomber remains a mystery

    As trial's penalty phase begins, Boston Marathon bomber remains a mystery

    Each morning around 9 a.m., a courtroom door would swing open and a young man in a sport coat was escorted by beefy U.S. marshals to the defense table. For a few moments, the 21-year-old defendant appeared animated, smiling a bit with lawyers, fussing with his thick, dark hair. But once the jury...

  • Parents of marathon victim urge death penalty be dropped against Tsarnaev

    Parents of marathon victim urge death penalty be dropped against Tsarnaev

    Days before a jury is scheduled to begin deciding whether to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the parents of the youngest person to die in the Boston Marathon bombing urged federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table. In a front-page essay published Friday in the Boston Globe,...

  • Boston is subdued as city marks two years since marathon bombing

    Boston is subdued as city marks two years since marathon bombing

    At 2:49 p.m. church bells rang throughout Boston on Wednesday as the city hushed for a moment of silence to mark the exact time two years ago when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts killed three onlookers -- Krystle Campbell, 29, Lu Lingzi, 23, and Martin...

  • Guilty verdict in Boston bombing sets stage for trial's death penalty phase

    Guilty verdict in Boston bombing sets stage for trial's death penalty phase

    For a city still traumatized by the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, the 30 guilty verdicts announced Wednesday against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev offered a moment of closure and unity. The next phase of the trial, when a seven-woman, five-man federal jury...

  • Jury quits for the day with no verdict in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    After deliberating for more than seven hours Tuesday, a federal jury in the capital murder trial of Russian immigrant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev adjourned for the day without reaching a verdict and will return Wednesday morning to continue considering the fate of the lone defendant in the 2013 Boston Marathon...

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