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Boston Bombing Anniversary: Denying the Obvious

As Boston prepares for the 2016 marathon, memorials have been organized across the city. Three years later, however, have the authorities really learned anything from the horrors of the bombings?

Rebekah Gregory DiMartino at finish

Texas Boston Marathon Bombing Amputee ‘Took Her Life Back’ Running Last Miles of Race

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory DiMartino posted on her Facebook page – “This is the day.…I take my life back.” The Texan donned her “Rebekah Strong” shirt and joined nearly 30,000 runners in the Boston Marathon. She ran the last 3.5 miles of the race with her trainer who is also an amputee. As she crossed the finish line, she collapsed to the ground and began to cry.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Verdict: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

The verdict in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial for the Boston Marathon bombings began unrolling shortly after 2:00 PM Eastern time, and it was guilty, guilty, guilty right down the line. The first ten charges he was found guilty on all carry a potential death penalty, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.

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Where Are Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Supporters?

Online supporters backed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the summer of 2013, saying on social media that they thought the government trampled on his rights during a hospital interrogation or claiming he was the innocent victim of a conspiracy. Supportive crowds sometimes amassed for the accused Boston Marathon bomber’s court dates.

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Tsarnaev’s Bloody Boat Jihad Message Introduced At Court

The trial of surviving Boston Marathon jihadi Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has included much discussion of the boat he was hiding in when the police took him down. Tsarnaev wrote a message on the inside of the boat, which is somewhat difficult to read because it is punctuated with bullet holes and bloodstains.

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Al Qaeda Releases Magazine on Christmas Eve

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the latest issue of Inspire magazine on Christmas Eve. The new issue contains a recipe for making a bomb powerful enough to bring down an air liner.