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Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston Marathon Survivor Is Engaged To Firefighter Who Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Weddings

Roseann Sdoia, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, is marrying the firefighter who rescued her on April 15, 2013. Sdoia had been standing by the finis...

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

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.10.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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.

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.

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...

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.

'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...

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....

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.

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....

Does Hate Live Among Us?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If meanness and hate are ingrained, albeit unfortunate parts of human nature, we must create communities that reinforce our other natural tendencies toward kindness and against meanness.

Jaweed Kaleem

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Burial Ignites Controversy | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion

Watching the news this week of cemeteries refusing to accept the body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and protestors descending ...

Maher: Why Are We So Afraid Of 'F*ck-Up' Terrorists?

Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher ended Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant on America's reaction to the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombi...

How Viral Generosity Is Helping My Family Move on From the Boston Tragedy

Alyssa Carter | Posted 05.01.2013 | Good News
Alyssa Carter

We never saw it coming, but the fabric of my family would be tested by tragedy after two bombs were detonated at this year's Boston Marathon.

Not In The Name Of Islam: Reflections On The Boston Marathon Bombings

Ajarat Bada | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Ajarat Bada

For those of us who believe in the enormous potential of religion to advance the cause of humanity, the bombings are disheartening. And there is a growing, albeit abstract, movement to create a new moral ethos for society that is devoid of religion. This is frightening.

Unreliable Sources: The Radicalization of Howard Kurtz

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 06.28.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

I was shocked and dismayed by Howard Kurtz's unprofessional and closed-minded comments on his Reliable Sources show on CNN today regarding the coverag...

WATCH: Former Patriots Moving Marathon

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.26.2013 | Sports

In a poignant moment during the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi spoke about the bombings...

Did Boxing Concussions Cause Changes In Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Should slain Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's brain be looked at specifically with an eye for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, give...

Bush: Boston Bombings Brought Back 9/11 Concerns

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush opened up about last week's Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday, describing how the news brought back feelings he ex...

Should Boston Have Been Shut Down?

Matthew Dunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Matthew Dunn

There is a risk that terrorists will view the Boston bombings and the aftermath as a new template to commit abhorrent acts -- make a small cut against American society, go on the run, gun down a cop, and ultimately transform a small cut into a massive event.

Boston Suspects Were En Route To New York To 'Party'

Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

The Boston bombing suspects were planning to head to New York City after their attack in order "to party," police say. "The information that we r...