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Boston Bombing

Boston Suspect Faces Death Penalty In State That Repealed It Years Ago

Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

There's Healing And There's Healing

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

When violence strikes, God wants to comfort us and help us heal. I believe that God wants us to help each other heal.

The Boston Bombing: A Time for Truth

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Last Monday, time seemed to slow down because truth was slow in coming. Now, the dam has burst, and I'm inundated with information. Lest that give me any real comfort, with the expansion of the information has come a flood of more questions.

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

Michael McLaughlin

Cops' Twitter Strategy Tested During Manhunt | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

Anyone in Cambridge, Mass., who sees flashing lights or hears sirens need only log onto the police department's Twitter account to find out what's goi...

Health Insurers And Hospitals Offer Aid To Boston Bombing Victims

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Patients injured in last week's bombings near the finish line at the Boston Marathon are poised to get a little help from their health insurance compa...

GOP 'Enemy' Exaggeration Debunked | Eugene Kiely | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Sen. Lindsey Graham exaggerated when he claimed “all the information” that led to the captu...

Body Of Brown Student, Misidentified In Bombing, Found

Posted 04.25.2013 | Crime

UPDATE: NBC News confirms Sunil Tripathi's body has been found. PREVIOUS STORY BELOW: Police may have recovered the body of missing Brown Univer...

Lessons From the Boston Bombing: A Global View

Balakrishnan Rajagopal | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Balakrishnan Rajagopal

No one can assure a perfectly safe future. Public spaces in democratic countries will always be risky, but they do not need to become murderous. It is within our power to reduce the chances of future attacks if we live by our own ideals and promises, and treat others not as lesser humans.

Bombing Suspect's Confession Came BEFORE Miranda Warning: Source

Simon McCormack | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime

The 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect admitted to his role in the deadly plot that killed three and left more than 260 wounded before he was read his...

Social Media Mayhem: Online Vigilantism and the Ethics of Tweeting a Scoop

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 06.21.2013 | Crime
Alejandro Rojas

It wasn't the news outlets with the scoops Friday in Boston; it was Boston area police scanners being streamed over the Internet, and the Twitter feeds that were following them.

A Reflection on the Boston Bombings From Paris

Sophia Wise | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Sophia Wise

We were watching Top Chef France on television last night when T's father called. Terrorist attack in Boston. Any child who was pulled out of school o...

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Boston Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire is claiming that the United States government is responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. State...

Stop Forgiving The Boston Bombers

Elad Nehorai | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

It's time we came together as a nation and acknowledged that murder of innocent people is wrong. Terror is wrong. Doing these things makes you a bad person, regardless of circumstance.

Eleazar David Melendez

'Boston Strong' Merchandise Rushed To Market | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

Even before anyone knew just how many people had been harmed in the Boston Marathon bombing, David Portnoy had a plan to help those affected. It would...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Psychiatric Defense

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Stanton Peele

David Remnick lays out a number of points that could set the stage for a psychological defense for Dzhokhar -- ideas that also build an alternative image of the teenager.

Jeffrey Young

'Romneycare' In Massachusetts Means Fewer Big Bills For Boston Bombing Victims | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

The victims of the Boston Marathon bombing have endured pain and injury but they may be spared further insult in the form of huge medical bills, thank...

Rand Paul Breaks With Fellow Republicans On Boston Suspect

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not be treated as an enemy combatant, a stance that puts him a...

WATCH: Media Gets Boston Bombing So Wrong

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media

When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon last week, a media frenzy ensued to break each and every detail. But in the rush to uncover new informa...

Social Media Campaign Shows Support For Boston Bombing Suspect

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Not everyone believes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a terrorist. Despite seemingly overwhelming evidence pointing toward his involvement in the Boston Marathon attack a week ago, there is a group of people who know Tsarnaev who are remaining loyal to the 19-year-old.

Michael McLaughlin

Prosecutors Unveil New Details About Alleged Bomber | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

The shaggy 19-year-old accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his older brother "appears calm" in a panicked crowd, federal prosecut...

Congressman Warns Against Judging Muslims In Wake Of Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, issued a word of caution on Monday about rushing to judgment about the Boston Mara...

Why I Will Never Really See the Boston Marathon Bombing Video

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Davis Schneiderman

I have never viewed video images of most tragedies of the last two decades. It's not general coverage of a tragedy that I avoid but particular videos of specific violent acts, endlessly repeated on the news or, in the current moment, available endlessly on demand.

Gun Group Chief: Liberals Pleased With Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of the far-right Gun Owners of America group, recently weighed in on the aftermath of last week's bombing in Boston, c...

Time for Chechens to Speak Out

Michaela Pohl | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Michaela Pohl

Many Americans are quite able to make a distinction between singular perpetrators and an entire nation, and now is the time for Chechens who don't approve of violence to speak out.