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Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary Marked With Somber Memorials (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | April 15, 2014 | Religion
It has been one year since two bombs went off near the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three and injuring more than 260. A police officer also lost his life pursuing the suspected bombers in the following days. The days and months...

Jane Richard Embodies 'Boston Strong' A Year After Marathon Bombing

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | April 15, 2014 | Good News
It's been a year since now-8-year-old Jane Richard lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. The young girl, who was watching from the sidelines on Boylston Street at the time the bombs detonated, returned to the site on the anniversary Tuesday morning with...

Joe Biden Praises Courage Of Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors

AP | Mollie Reilly | April 15, 2014 | Politics
BY DENISE LAVOIE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. Biden spoke Tuesday at a ceremony in Boston honoring those killed and...

20 Powerful Photos Commemorate Anniversary Of Boston Marathon Bombing

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | April 15, 2014 | Impact
Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260 others. Members of the city and state police and fire departments joined Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and the victims' families in remembering the tragic event with a wreath-laying ceremony.

UNH Students Help Holocaust Survivors Search For Suspected Nazi Who Saved Their Family

AP | Yasmine Hafiz | April 15, 2014 | Religion
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut university are working on a daunting assignment: Who was the suspected Nazi who protected a Jewish family 75 years ago from violence and warned them to flee Austria just before World War II broke out? The University of New Haven students...

Pharrell Williams Cries On 'Oprah Prime' Watching People Around The World Dance To 'Happy' (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | April 15, 2014 | OWN
Before Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" was nominated for an Academy Award, before it reached the top of the Billboard charts, before it garnered 182 million views on YouTube and before it sold more than a million copies, it was just another song that wasn't even getting played on...

Young Women See Sexual Assault As Normal, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | April 15, 2014 | Women
How does a crime committed against nearly 238,000 women a year go unreported 60 percent of the time? According to a new report, many victims of sexual assault may not actually see themselves as victims. Heather Hlavka, a sociologist at Marquette University, analyzed interviews with...

Your Tax Dollars Helped To Slash The Poverty Rate In Half. Plus Other Ways You're Helping

Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | April 15, 2014 | Impact
Maybe Uncle Sam didn't cut you a break on Tax Day, but we're here to offer you some perspective. Instead of expressing your financial frustrations, remember that you're contributing to important programs that are the backbone of our country. Here are four reminders: 1. Safety Net Programs About 12...

The 'I Touch Myself' Project Is A Breast Cancer PSA Like No Other

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | April 15, 2014 | Women
When The Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett realized that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last order of business: to repurpose her 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" to encourage women to check their bodies for cancer. Amphlett discovered her own breast cancer through self-examination, after mammograms and ultrasounds...

Palestinian Students Visit Auschwitz For Educational Trip, Return Home To Sharp Criticism

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | April 15, 2014 | Religion
A group of Palestinian students and their professor who visited Auschwitz in March have returned home to sharp criticism from their university, The Washington Post reports. Dr. Mohammed Dajani, a professor at the Palestinian Al-Quds University, lead a group of 27 students on what may have been the...

Chinese Bile Bears To Be Rescued By Animal Welfare Group In Largest Mission Ever

Reuters | Nick Visser | April 15, 2014 | Green
By Michael Martina BEIJING, April 15 (Reuters) - An animal welfare group said on Tuesday it will save 130 bears from a bile extraction farm in China, its largest rescue so far, in a bid to end a business that has sparked outrage over animal cruelty amid growing opposition. Hong...

ONE YEAR, ONE CITY

Boston Globe | Braden Goyette | April 15, 2014 | Crime
On April 15, 2013, their lives intersected at the Marathon. One year later, they returned to the scene for a historic photo shoot.

Brian Murphy, Police Officer Injured In Oak Creek Sikh Temple Shooting, Honored In Ceremony

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | April 15, 2014 | Religion
ROCKVILLE, Md. (RNS) Brian Murphy attended Catholic Mass regularly, both before and after he took 12 bullets while trying to defend a Sikh temple in Wisconsin from a gunman in 2012. But he says the principles he’s learned from the Sikh temple have helped his recovery. Now, a Maryland-based Sikh...

Obama Honoring Boston Bombing Victims With Moment Of Silence

AP | Paige Lavender | April 15, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office. The White House says Obama and his aides held the remembrance privately Tuesday afternoon.

6 Ways Friendships Grow More Complicated As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | April 15, 2014 | Fifty
Straight through college, you likely relied largely on one pool from which to fish for your closest friends: School. Everyone was about the same age and more or less at the same life stage: Unmarried, maybe uncoupled, and few if any kids. You easily found people who liked what you...

Mindy Corporon, Mother Of Gunned-Down Kansas Teen, Has A Powerful Message Of Love And Faith

Dominique Mosbergen | April 14, 2014 | Religion
She lost her 14-year-old son and her father to an apparent act of hate this past weekend, but when Mindy Corporon stepped forward to address the world Monday, she had nothing but words of love and faith to share. “You have to reach to God," said Corporon -- whose...

Obamas' Charitable Giving Dropped Almost $100,000 Last Year

Eleanor Goldberg | April 14, 2014 | Impact
The first family’s charitable giving took a significant dive last year. According to Barack and Michelle Obama’s 2013 tax return, the president and his wife earned $481,098 and gave 12.3 percent of their gross adjusted income to charity, the Associated Press reported. That’s considerably less than they...

Indian Politician Says Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage Should Be Hanged

Charlotte Alfred | April 15, 2014 | World
In full national election season, a top Indian politician sparked global outrage by arguing that women who have sex before marriage should be hanged. Abu Azmi, of India's Socialist Party, told a reporter last week that women who had premarital sex should be sentenced to death, even if they...

Detroit Is Auctioning Off Incredible Old Homes For $1,000, But There's A Big Catch (PHOTOS)

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | April 14, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Want to buy an incredibly cheap house in Detroit? You're in luck -- just make sure you read the fine print first. A new program introduced by Mayor Mike Duggan Monday addresses one of Detroit's largest problems -- thousands of vacant and blighted houses -- by auctioning off...

Drake Pulls Classiest Move Ever And Visits Texas Girl With Cancer Just To Make Her Feel Special

Alexandra Zaslow | April 14, 2014 | Good News
Well, Drake may have just officially won himself the title of sweetest rapper ever. When 15-year-old Kennedy Brown was unable to finish the school year at Houston’s Carnegie Vanguard High School due to a terminal brain tumor, her classmates stepped up to make sure...
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