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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

 A large police presence greeted runners and spectators filtering in Monday morning for the Boston Marathon, a year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Despite heightened security, the mood was festive at the fine line on Boylston Street. Spontaneous applause broke

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of 2013 bombing

 Runners, from the world’s elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year’s deadly bombing attack. Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from Hopkinton, a town west of Boston, for the

Boston Retakes Its Marathon One Year After Terror Bombing

 The bell in Boston’s Old South Church, where Ben Franklin and Paul Revere were once parishioners, will ring out a darker bit of history today from its vantage point above the Boston Marathon finish line. It was a year ago that two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon’s end point, killing three people and injuring

Harvard issues report on marathon bombing response

 The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects culminated in a chaotic gunfight that placed police and the public in danger because it lacked coordination and restraint, according to an otherwise largely positive report released Thursday by Harvard University on the emergency response to the explosions. The shootout that occurred in the suburbs four days