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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.

  • Dancer injured in Boston Marathon bombing takes to the floor again

    Dancer injured in Boston Marathon bombing takes to the floor again

    The world on Thursday celebrated the United Nations-sponsoredInternational Day of Happiness by dancing to the ubiquitous, infectiously upbeat tune, "Happy," by Pharrell Williams, who is the face of the second annual celebration established by the General Assembly. The music, and the accompanying...

  • Boston marathon bombing exhibit seeks to remember, heal

    Boston marathon bombing exhibit seeks to remember, heal

    There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance. As part of that process, the city and some private institutions and companies...

  • Boston Marathon beefs up security with thousands of cops, no-bag rule

    Boston Marathon beefs up security with thousands of cops, no-bag rule

    Ask a runner what sets the Boston Marathon apart, and he or she will tell you it's a people's race. You run with a herd through a series of towns around Boston and finish downtown to the cheers of a jubilant mob. But now, a year after two bombs killed three people and wounded scores more near the...

  • Boston Marathon bans bags, backpacks to boost security

    Boston Marathon bans bags, backpacks to boost security

    BOSTON — This year's Boston Marathon will have a no-bags policy as part of stepped-up security after last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Assn. announced Wednesday. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between...

  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

    Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

    Attorneys for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ask for leniency, arguing he was confused and following orders from his older brother.

  • For many Boston Marathon survivors, daily struggles continue

    For many Boston Marathon survivors, daily struggles continue

    Authorities say 264 people were injured in the April bombing. Not counted are the friends and family members who've seen their lives change too.

  • Boston Marathon victims pay it forward with new charities

    Boston Marathon victims pay it forward with new charities

    Tens of thousands of people donated money to the One Fund, the charity created by officials after the Boston Marathon bombings. Victims received get-well cards from around the country, as well as flowers and notes of encouragement from total strangers. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support,...

  • Heart of Boston : Marathon sneakers form iconic image

    Heart of Boston : Marathon sneakers form iconic image

    A Boston Magazine cover of multi-hued sneakers shaped into a heart, framing the headline “We Will Finish the Race,” is drawing acclaim as a symbol of hope and recovery in the aftermath of the deadly marathon bombings. The May issue,  which hit newsstands Friday, was nearly completed April 15 when...

  • Boston marathon victim: Suspect looked like "an odd guy"

    A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings described on Friday how he locked eyes with one of the bombing suspects minutes before the twin explosions took place near the finish line.“I was with my girlfriend’s roommates and we were having a great time, you know, we were watching the...

  • Parents of suspected Boston bombers delay trip to U.S.

    Parents of suspected Boston bombers delay trip to U.S.

    BOSTON — The parents of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Saturday they have no immediate plans to travel to the U.S., in part because of the mother’s fears she is also under suspicion. “They are now thinking that I am a terrorist, that is what I have been hearing. So I don't...

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