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Who are the Boston Marathon Bombing Victims?

Two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. Three people were killed and 176 were injured. Investigators in Boston are saying the bombs were made using pressure cookers, filled with nail

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Letters Containing Ricin Sent to President, Two Senators [UPDATED]

1:10 p.m. (EST): A third letter, this one sent to Senator Joe Manchin (D.-W.V.), has been found to contain ricin.

12:45 p.m. (EST): FBI spokesman Paul Bresson has confirmed that the substance found in the letter to the president was ricin.

The Secret Service says that a letter containing a suspicious substance and addressed to President Obama was received on Tuesday at a White House mail facility. This comes just after a letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) was found to contain the poison ricin.

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Yankees Play ‘Sweet Caroline’ to Honor Boston After Marathon Bombings

Baseball's most storied rivalry was put on hold for a moment on Tuesday. In a show of class and support, the New York Yankees joined other big league teams in playing Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' after the third inning of their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. The song is traditionally played as a sing-a-long at Boston's Fenway Park

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How Newspaper Front Pages Covered the Boston Bombings

Yesterday's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon dominated the front pages of newspapers everywhere. We gathered a few from the Newseum for you to take a look at how various publications across the country shared the story.

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Boston Marathon Runners Don’t Let Terror Attack Stop Their Wedding

Robert Watling and Kelli Johnston are a speedy pair. In fact, Watling proposed to Johnston last October after they completed the Chicago Marathon, which was one of the many 26.2 mile races the couple had completed together.

Given their shared history of racing together -- their first date was a 5K race -- getting married after the Boston Marathon seemed like the natural thing to do.

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Boston Marathon Explosions: How You Can Help

Three people were killed and more than 100 injured on Monday afternoon when two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Rescue organizations have gathered to help and at the the tragic scene, but how can you help?

The Huffington Post has put together a helpful list of ways:

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Twin Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line [UPDATED]

9 p.m. (EST): The final press conference of the day with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and various other officials just concluded. The FBI is now leading investigations of the events. Davis confirmed that three people were killed in today's blasts.

CNN is reporting that one of the victims killed was an 8-year-old boy. The Wall Street Journal had reported that as many as five other unexploded devices were found around Boston, but investigators now doubt that they were actually bombs.

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Sears Portrait Studios Shutting Its Doors

The days of getting dolled up for photos at Sears are over.

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Girl, 13, Suspended for Bringing Butter Knife to Cut Fruit at Lunch

A butter knife is causing some major controversy in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Yes, a butter knife.

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What’s the Best City in the US? The Answer May Surprise You

If you want to find exactly where Americans are doing best, pack up and head to the Midwest.

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Office Workers Who Won $1 Million in Lottery to Generously Share Winnings With Colleague Who Didn’t Buy Ticket

There are about a million reasons why Jennifer Maldonado has the best coworkers in the world.

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Supreme Court Hears First of Two Gay-Marriage Cases

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that is challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. It is the first of two gay-marriage-related cases the court will hear this week; on Wednesday it will hear arguments in United States v. Windsor, a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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