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Donald Trump's Morally Bankrupt Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Isn't Even Rooted in Reality

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.

Is a Death Sentence Really a Death Sentence?

Amanda Glassman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

As we struggle to delineate the upper limits of the United States justice system, ideas of human rights and financial concerns render the situation much more complex than ancient forms of punishment and torture. The trial and conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings this conflict to the forefront.

Fund For Boston Marathon Victims Closes After Doling Out $80 Million

AP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations. One Fund Boston said in a statement T...

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.

One Lesson We Must Learn From the Boston Marathon Bombing

J. Peter Donald | Posted 06.16.2014 | Crime
J. Peter Donald

Despite warnings and near-constant reminders, many governments and first-responder agencies haven't thought thoroughly about communicating with the public during a crisis. In fact, most haven't even written a crisis communications plan.

Runners Race 3,300 Miles To Support Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — Runners in a monthlong coast-to-coast relay of more than 3,300 miles to raise money for a charity aiding Boston Marathon bombing victi...

Photographer Relives Taking Iconic Boston Marathon Bombing Photo

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media

Nearly one year after the Boston Marathon bombings, there are still certain images from April 15, 2013, that remain engraved in people's minds. Jo...

Charity Runners Gear Up To Race In Honor Of Boston Marathon Bombing Victim

AP | TRACEE HERBAUGH | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of runners dressed like superheroes raced down the final 18 miles of the Boston Marathon course Saturday, training for the wo...

Chicago Marathon Kicks Off With Boston In Mind

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Marathon runners hit the streets Sunday morning, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more p...

US Airman Made 'Pressure Cooker' Threat At Boston Airport: Cops

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- A New York state man has been charged with making a threat at Boston's Logan Airport after allegedly remarking that he had a pressure cooker...

Restaurant At Epicenter Of Boston Marathon Bombings To Reopen

AP | Posted 08.15.2013 | Small Business

BOSTON -- The restaurant at the epicenter of the Boston Marathon bombings is reopening. The second of the two pressure cooker bombs that went off at ...

Experts Call For End Of Gender Bashing Over Dzhokhar Fan Club

Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact

By Geri Gourley, Women's eNews When the beguiling self-portrait of 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev surfaced in late Ap...

Rolling Stone Cover: The Dark Side of the Media Moon

Ky-Phong Tran | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media
Ky-Phong Tran

Beyond the shock value, what else is this cover saying? And more importantly, how is it saying it? I believe this Rolling Stone cover is the first important piece of art of the 21st century.

3,300-Mile Charity Race Raises Funds For Boston Victims

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

BOSTON -- Runners in the coast-to-coast One Run for Boston relay race have reached their finish line in Copley Square, 24 days after they started. Th...

'Life Goes On' For Boston Marathon Victim Mery Daniel

Boston Herald | Christine McConville | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices

Studying, recovering, but mostly just enjoying life: that's how a very grateful Boston Marathon survivor Mery Daniel plans to spend her summer. Yeste...

Boston Marathon Winner Returns Medal To City

AP | TRACEE HERBAUGH | Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon returned his winner's medal to Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday to honor the city and those kill...

April 15, 2013 and Beyond

David Willey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Media
David Willey

Boston is an intensely personal story for us, too. There were more than a dozen Runner's World and Running Times staffers and freelancers near the finish line when the bombs went off. Four editors were running the race.

Boston Fund Director On Donations: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact

The director of the One Fund Boston –- the world’s “foremost expert on victim compensation” –- said donations have been pouring in at a pace...

'Bag Men' Sue New York Post Over Boston Marathon Bombing Cover

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.06.2013 | Media

The two teenagers who appeared on The New York Post's infamous "Bag Men" cover are suing the tabloid for libel, the Boston Globe reported on Thursday....

Rock Icons Unite For Boston Concert

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

BOSTON -- The song "Come Together" their rallying cry, performers at a benefit concert for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing had thousands...

Terrorism Threat Elevates Public Support for Drones

Jennifer Merolla Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Merolla Ph.D.

Our own research on this topic suggests that the public is likely to remain supportive of aggressive foreign policy, including drone strikes, in a context in which the Boston marathon bombings and other recent events have increased the salience of terrorism.

Boston Marathon Winner Honors Bombing Victims

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.26.2013 | Black Voices

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The winner of the men's race at the Boston Marathon says he is returning his winner's medal to honor the city and those kille...

Thousands Running Boston Marathon's Final Mile

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 07.25.2013 | Sports

BOSTON — Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal l...

Boston Marathon Invites Back Runners

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- Boston Marathon runners who were stopped on the course when bombs went off at the finish line will have a chance to come back and run again ...

Report: Bombing Suspect's Note Reveals Motive Behind Attacks

CBS News | Posted 05.16.2013 | Crime

(CBS News) Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a note claiming responsibility for the attack, reports CBS News correspondent John Miller. ...