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October 19, 2013 9 Comments

Essay: Thoughts About What Was Happening Six Months Ago Today

It was dark and sort of chilly. The sun wasn’t up yet. I was in Watertown, Massachusetts, along with dozens of other reporters. It was April 19, 2013, six months ago today.

August 27, 2013 3 Comments

Before Marathon Bombings, Aurora Helped Boston Prepare

After the mass shooting in Aurora, an emergency room doctor in Boston opened an email from a colleague in Colorado. It led to training that proved useful on the day of the Boston bombings.

July 10, 2013 7 Comments

Marathon Bombing Suspect Faces First Court Appearance

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, will appear in federal court in Boston today to be arraigned on 30 charges in connection with the April 15th bombings at the Boston Marathon.

July 5, 2013 Comment

A Runner’s View Of The Boston Marathon Bombings

The July issue of Runner’s World features a minute-by-minute account from runners of what happened at the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings.

June 25, 2013 2 Comments

Boston Bombing Memorial Is Removed

The makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings that sprang up in Copley Square Park was taken down by the city today. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock was there.

June 24, 2013 26 Comments

Mother Of Boston Bombing Suspects Speaks Out

The mother of the accused Boston Marathon bombers speaks to the BBC ahead of a planned visit to the U.S. for her son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s first court hearing.

May 30, 2013 Comment

Marathon Bombing Victim Heads To Rehab

While Marc Furcarile celebrates the next step in his recovery, he’s also reflecting on his unconventional ride to the hospital on April 15 — a ride that saved his life.

May 22, 2013 Comment

Man Fatally Shot By FBI Had Ties To Bombing Suspect

The FBI in Washington confirms that an agent shot and killed a man in Orlando, Fla. last night who was being questioned in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

May 15, 2013 Comment

Officer Recounts Manhunt For Marathon Bombing Suspects

We hear from a police officers who, days after the Boston Marathon bombing, was on the scene of a wild shootout in Watertown, Massachusetts.

May 7, 2013 10 Comments

Search Drags On For Burial Spot For Bomb Suspect

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev remains in storage at a Worcester, Massachusetts funeral home as the debate over where to bury him continues.

May 2, 2013 Comment

Marathon Organizers Try To Come To Terms With Bombings

The directors of the Boston Marathon are speaking out for the first time since the day of the bombings, as they make decisions about next year’s race, and runners who couldn’t finish.

May 1, 2013 Comment

Police: 3 More Suspects Arrested In Marathon Bombings

A lawyer says two of the three people newly arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing case are men originally from Kazakhstan who were friendly with suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

April 30, 2013 55 Comments

What If The Boston Bombers Had Used Guns?

New Yorker writer John Cassidy has a thought experiment: Imagine that the Boston Marathon bombers used assault rifles instead of bombs. What would have been different?

April 29, 2013 10 Comments

Putting A Price On Life And Limb

Ken Feinberg, who handled victims’ compensation after 9/11, is now tasked with the same role for the marathon bombings. The One Fund Boston has raised more than $27 million.

April 29, 2013 Comment

‘Misha’ Denies Radicalizing Bombing Suspect

Members of the Tsarnaev family say a man named Misha played a role in radicalizing bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But a reporter who tracked him down says he denies any role.

April 26, 2013 2 Comments

How Fast Can Someone Be ‘Radicalized’?

Of the many questions that have yet to be answered in the marathon bombing investigation, the toughest may be: Why? We take a look at how extremists recruit and radicalize members.

April 26, 2013 2 Comments

Firsthand Accounts From Carjack Victim And Police

Details are falling into place, as the 26-year-old man carjacked by the marathon bombing suspects tells his story to The Boston Globe, and more details from the search emerge.

April 25, 2013 11 Comments

What Is A ‘Weapon Of Mass Destruction’?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction – a pressure cooker bomb – in the Boston Marathon bombings. We take a look at the legal definition of a WMD.

April 25, 2013 41 Comments

A Closer Look At The Search For Suspect 2

Former Boston police lieutenant Tom Nolan commends first responders for their overall handling of the marathon bombing and investigation, but he questions the armed house-to-house searches.

April 25, 2013 2 Comments

What The U.S. Knew About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Questions are being raised about what the CIA and FBI knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev – the deceased suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings – months and years before the attack.

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