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Responding To Boston With Holy Anger

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I can see it on the streets of New York, and online on the social networks -- we are angry and want a response to Boston. The question we face now as individuals and as a nation is what to do with our anger.

Cities On High Alert After Boston Bombings

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime

-- The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic as cities from Los Angeles to London saw a surge in securi...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Invokes 9/11 After Boston Bombings

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

Boston Marathon: A Runner Remembers

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports
Sandip Roy

Leave aside the iconic nature of the Boston Marathon, that it happens on a state holiday known as Patriots Day and is thus imbued with a sense of American-ness. There is just something "particularly devastating" about an attack on a marathon.

Lisa Belkin

Grieving For Boston: We Can't Do This Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents

We can’t do this again. That was, selfishly, overwhelmingly, my first thought when I heard the news from Boston yesterday. Another fiery day. An...

Don't Ask The Crocus (A Lament For Boston)

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

Don't ask the crocus, "Where is God?" / as though the crocus can respond to / our cries echoing over the flower beds. / The purple blooms have done their best / to disguise the traces of our bitter violence; / their job is not to soothe our seething conscience.

Joy Resmovits

Boston Public Schools Superintendent's Advice For Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents

In light of the Boston marathon explosion Monday, Carol Johnson, superintendent of Boston Public Schools, sent a memo to school families and staffers ...

Chicagoans Plan Solidarity Runs In Response To Boston Terror

Posted 04.16.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The day after more than 100 people were injured, three fatally, in a series of two explosions at the Boston Marathon, many Chicago-ar...

A Jewish Message Of Hope and Courage Following The Boston Marathon Bombing

Avraham Edelstein | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Avraham Edelstein

We need to destroy evil by fighting it but also by modeling the alternative. We need to show the world that ordinary man is capable of being exceptional in his kindness, in his honesty, in his moral and spiritual stature.

The Boston Marathon Tragedy: One Mom's Chain of Events

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Rachel Blaufeld

My 12-year-old son was the first to inform me of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. He received an auto-update from SportsCenter.

Dadmissions: The Marathon

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 06.16.2013 | Media
Pete Wilgoren

My official mission was simply to report what I saw and to call when I saw anything interesting. My unofficial mission was to enjoy this total and final thrill, to lead the pack in the marathon that I watched my entire life, to button up my time in Boston with a final and fitting closing chapter to the city I called home.

LOOK: 'NY ❤ Boston' Projections In Brooklyn

Posted 04.16.2013 | New York

Messages of love were projected across the Brooklyn Academy of Music building in Fort Greene last night in support of the victims of the Boston Marath...

McDonald's Steps Up To Help In Wake Of Marathon Bombings

Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

In the wake of Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon, McDonald’s is stepping in to help. Heidi Barker, a McDonald’s spokesperson, wrote in...

After the Boston Marathon, We Wonder: Is the World Safe For Our Kids?

Megan Cottrell | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Megan Cottrell

The world being safe for you is one thing. For your tiny, vulnerable little person -- the person who you would do anything to protect -- is the world safe for them? What kind of world will they grow up in? we ask.

Celebs Show Their Support For Boston

Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

As the investigation continues in the search for suspects responsible for the Boston Marathon attacks, millions of people are praying and showing thei...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Kentucky star Nerlens Noel will enter the NBA draft. His freshman season was cut short by a torn knee ligament.

How My Near Death Experience Taught Me To Deal With Tragedy

Elad Nehorai | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Even if life is tragic right now, even if it won't get better right now or tomorrow or the next day, I want to tell you that you have the power to transform yourself and transform your situation and to rise above. To go beyond.

Hospitals Race Against Clock With As Number Of Injured Tops 176

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Crime

A mother of five answered a phone call Monday to learn that two of her sons, who had traveled together to watch the Boston Marathon, would lose their ...

Love and Justice For Boston

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Praise, even for love and justice, may seem hard to sing in the wake of yesterday's murderous attack in Boston. But it is precisely the One Who breathes and interbreathes all life, and makes such violence a wound in every soul and body, that we praise.

'Is Anyone Else Sick Of This Sh*t?'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.16.2013 | Comedy

After Monday's horrific events in Boston, Craig Ferguson thought it would be "insensitive at best" to start "The Late Late Show" with his usual openin...

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...

Tagg Romney: Bombers 'Messed With The Wrong People'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Tagg Romney, the oldest son of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), told CNN on Tuesday that whoever is behind the Boston Marathon bombing "mess...

Jason Linkins

Westboro Threatens To Picket Funerals Of Boston Explosion Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

In what has regrettably become an all-too familiar occurrence in America, the virulently mephitic members of the Westboro Baptist Church have announce...

The 27th Mile

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The people of Boston walked the next mile, the 27th Mile. And after the smoke cleared they chose to walk it together, not alone. They looked into that handful of dust and saw hope, not fear.

My Nightmare Comes Home

Matt Zeller | Posted 06.16.2013 | DC
Matt Zeller

Watching the television coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks, I found myself thrown five years back to a battlefield in Afghanistan. I've spoken with numerous veterans today and all echoed the same fear -- the tactics of our enemies abroad may finally have followed us home.