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Episcopal Bishops Join Catholics In Opposition To Death Penalty For Boston Bomber

Associated Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

Massachusetts' Episcopal Church bishops, like their Roman Catholic counterparts, say they're opposed to the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber D...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Rubio Really Jumped To The Head Of The GOP Pack? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

Marco Rubio is the latest Republican to get a modest horse race poll bounce, but will it last? Support for same sex marriage hits another new high. An...

Here's The Problem With The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Middle-Finger Photo

The Intercept | Posted 04.23.2015 | Crime

The penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial began Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Boston. Already convicted of 30 felony counts relating to th...

Lawyer Calls Boston Bombing 'Senseless' As Death Penalty Deliberations Begin

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

(Updates with prosecution's opening arguments) By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon b...

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Rescuers Mark 2nd Anniversary With Call For Kindness

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 04.16.2015 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark t...

Boston Bombing Shows the Power of Familial Ties

William B. Swann Jr. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
William B. Swann Jr.

Perhaps rather than psychologically distancing ourselves from the inhumanity of others, we should lean in more closely to find out what in their all-too-human lives brought about such tragedy. In doing so, we might prevent the unthinkable in the future.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Bostonians Differ With Fellow Americans On How To Punish Marathon Bomber | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.10.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans want to see convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. ...

Jury Sees Blood-Stained Note From Alleged Marathon Bomber

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Crime

(Adds details from testimony) By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, March 10 (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial on Tuesday of Bosto...

Michael McLaughlin

As Boston Marathon Trial Begins, Bombing Survivors Remember The Day That Changed Everything | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Nearly two years aft...

Court Denies Request To Move Marathon Bombing Trial From Boston

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 02.27.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A thr...

Couple Wounded In Boston Marathon Bombing Are Separating After 10 Months

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.26.2015 | Divorce

A couple who tied the knot after being injured in the Boston Marathon bombing is separating after 10 months of marriage, People reports. Rebekah G...

Why Some Catholics Are Being Excluded From Boston Bombing Jury

USA Today | G. Jeffrey MacDonald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

BOSTON (RNS) As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman Catholics ...

Murdering More Muslims Won't Stop Islamic Terrorists

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Since the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office that left twelve people dead there has been a considerable amount of coverage by U.S. media. Unfortunately the bulk of this media attention has been errant fear mongering.

No Plea Deal Likely In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.19.2015 | Crime

The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the ...

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: What To Look For In A Jury

AP | Denise Lavoie | Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — To try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers will probably look for jurors wh...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Monthslong Death Case Begins

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 03.07.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombi...

Jury Selection For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins Monday

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpa...

Judge Rejects Requests To Postpone Boston Bombing Trial

Associated Press | Bob Salsberg and Mark Pratt | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision t...

Newly-Discharged Boston Bombing Victim Vows To Run Marathon This Year

AP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Good News

KATY, Texas (AP) — A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently wa...

Boston Bombing Survivor Writes Hilarious Break-Up Note To Leg Before Amputation

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News

This Boston bombing survivor faces some of her toughest obstacles with her head held high and a smile on her face. Rebekah DiMartino, 27, of Richm...

Boston Bombing Survivor Loses Part Of Her Leg

AP | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime

KATY, Texas (AP) -- A Houston-area woman injured in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing was recovering Tuesday after surgery to amputate part of her le...

Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Convicted Of Lying To FBI

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 12.28.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Tuesday of lying during the investigation into the 2013 att...

Mike Dukakis To Testify In Tsarnaev Friend's Trial

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — It was an odd moment in the trial of a friend of the man accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing: Michael Dukakis, the for...

Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friend Lie To Investigators?

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime

BOSTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A college friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, charged with lying about a visit to his dorm room three days afte...

Ex-College Athlete And Marathon Bombing Survivor Returns To Court, Reminds Us To Never Quit

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News

This strong-willed tennis player was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. More than a year after the attacks, she's back to show the worl...