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What the Boston Attack Means for America

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As of this writing there have been no arrests made, no persons of interest announced by authorities and no terrorist organizations claiming respon...

WATCH: Ann Curry Joins NBC News' Coverage Of Boston Bombings

Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

Ann Curry joined NBC News' coverage of Monday's horrific bombings in Boston with a report during the network's primetime one-hour special anchored by ...

Report: Boston Bombs Were In Pressure Cookers, Hidden In Black Duffel Bags

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON — In kitchens, they prepare food faster, but pressure cookers by their very nature help make good bombs, amplifying the blast and the...

Phillies Outfielder Honors Boston

Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

Before he took the field on Monday night at Great America Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere wrote "Pray For Bo...

Harvard Students Criticize University Response to Marathon Explosions, Cambridge Bomb Threats

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
The Harvard Crimson

This article is presented in partnership with The Crimson. By MADELINE R. CONWAY and NIKITA KANSRA, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS In the wake of two bomb ex...

GOP Rep. Implies Boston Bomber Was Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

The Boston Marathon bombings show that immigration reform could endanger the public, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Tuesday, speculating that the attac...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Invokes 9/11 After Boston Bombings | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers in Congress focused on the attack in Boston Tuesday, with many calling it terrorism and some invoking the tragedies of 9/11. ...

Obama Orders Flags At Half-Staff After Bombing

Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has ordered flags at the White House and all government buildings to be flown at half-st...

Hagel: Boston Bombing 'Cruel Act Of Terror'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that the deadly twin bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line amounted to "cruel act ...

Do #PrayforBoston But Don't Stop at the Hashtag

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

I believe such casual use of "I-am-praying-for-the victims-of-xyz" cheapens the more intense practice of prayer performed with zeal. It's true for most religions. According to Islam, prayer is like melting your soul. You focus. You persevere. You cry. You believe.

Russia To Beef Up Olympics Security In Wake Of Boston Attacks

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian officials gave mixed signals Tuesday over whether they needed to increase security at key sporting events like the World Athlet...

LOOK: World Leaders React To Boston Bombings

Posted 04.16.2013 | World

As the news of Monday's horrifying bombings in Boston slowly sinks in, leaders around the world expressed their support for the victims and their fami...

Scott Brown Reacts To Boston Bombings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) reacted to the twin bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, saying that he was upset b...

Putin Offers To Help Investigate Boston Bombings

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his country's assistance in investigating bombings in Boston that killed 3 and injured mor...

'Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness, Only Light Can Do That'

Natasha Clark | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Natasha Clark

For everyone who lost a little faith in humanity yesterday, here are a few examples of strength among the darkness.

Boston Tragedy May Delay Immigration Reform Measure

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senators are set to unveil a sweeping immigration bill this week to secure the border, remake legal immigration, boost workplace en...

Feinstein: 'My Understanding Is That It's A Terrorist Incident'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With little official information to guide them, members of Congress said Monday there was scant or no doubt that the deadly Boston ...

Obama: Whoever Did This 'Will Feel The Full Weight Of Justice'

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know "who did this or ...

Foursquare Co-Founder Live-Tweets Marathon Bombings

Posted 04.15.2013 | Technology

When Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley started running the Boston Marathon, he probably thought he would just be updating his 63,000 followers on h...

WATCH: Boston Marathon Explosion Captured On Video

Posted 04.16.2013 | Crime

Explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday resulted in a loss of life and left dozens injured. NBC reported that a small homemade bomb was the pr...