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Dogs and Drones, Cameras and Phones

Norm Stamper | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Most of us want both peaceful, secure communities and a fundamental respect for civil liberties. Let's look at four highly visible, often controversial elements of law enforcement's quest to ensure safety and security at public gatherings.

Boston Marathon Bombing Intel Probe Expands

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspectors general of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Intelligence Community, the Department of Justice and the Department of H...

My Chechen Wolves

Rachel Mason | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
Rachel Mason

In 2007, I wrote a song called "My Chechen Wolves." Since the Boston Marathon bombings, I have been asked repeatedly whether or not I think the Tsarnaev brothers, the alleged perpetrators of this horrible act, knew my song.

Kenny Chesney Starts Fund To Help Boston Victims

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Kenny Chesney is starting a fund to help those who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombing. A Tuesday news re...

Obama Defends Government Response To Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's handling of the Boston bombings, refuting an accusation by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C....

Dear America: Don't Get Used to Living With Fear

Hamna Zubair | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Hamna Zubair

When I moved to New York in the summer of 2012 I felt the biggest difference between my new city and my hometown was the absence of physical threats.

5 Childhood Buddies Injured In Marathon Help One Another Recover

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact

UPDATE: April 30, 2013, 4 p.m. A group of five devoted friends, who consider themselves “family,” were severely injured at the Boston Marathon...

What Boston Taught Me About Fear

Andy Braner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Andy Braner

Fear works on our psyche in strange ways, and I think it's important we all have the ability to step back and think about what's going on in order to respond well.

Twitter, Account Hacks and All, Still the News Source of Choice for Many

David Cleary | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media
David Cleary

Getting back to this "Tough Week," now nearly 14 days ago, as the news raged on, I found myself turning to social media sites like Twitter and Reddit for the latest updates about the situation in Boston.

Marathon Monday

Michael Chase | Posted 06.29.2013 | Crime
Michael Chase

I jumped on top of my wife to cover her. I remember yelling directions at Lauren. We were able to scramble into a safe position. All the while my brother was still on the phone screaming at me to tell him what happened. All I could muster to him was "Get out of the city!"

West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Boston Manhunt Challenges Constitutional Principles

Renee Parsons | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Renee Parsons

Did law enforcement believe that a wounded 19-year-old was sufficiently dangerous and that a reasonable threat existed to demand entry in what can only be considered a gross violation of the Fourth Amendment?

'This Is A No-Win Situation'

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- His work has immersed him in events that read like a roster of recent catastrophes, from 9/11 to the Gulf oil spill. Now, Kenneth Feinberg i...

Lu Lingzi: A Tribute

Corinne Dillon | Posted 06.26.2013 | Women
Corinne Dillon

While I did not know Lingzi personally, she is from China's northernmost region, famous for the warmth, strength and trademark sense of humor of its people.

Compromised Democracy in an Age of Terror

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon underscore that terrorism transcends boundaries. While sovereign countries have the right to employ counterterrorism methods, they must not trample the inherent basic rights of an open and fair press.

Suspect #2

Virginia Carter | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
Virginia Carter

The whole country hates him, and I know I am supposed to, too. He ruthlessly planted a bomb, and right beside a child, no less. But I can't fully give in.

What Nobody Prepares You To Have To Tell Your Child

Andrea | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents

No one tells you that someday you might have to answer questions that don't have answers. No one tells you that you'll have to swallow so many tears to let them cry theirs.

WATCH: Colbert Exposes Laziness Of 'Fox & Friends'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy

Kudos to Stephen Colbert for recognizing that "Fox & Friends" used a pretty limited vocabulary with regards to Dzhokar Tsarnaev receiving Miranda righ...

Legal Issues Surround Bombing Suspect's Miranda Warning

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hospital-room questioning of the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is generating concern about whether he should hav...

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...

How to Tell a Story That Needs to Be Told

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Steph Thompson

As a parent, I trickle out news to my kids in dribs and drabs, trying to include context and explanation and humanity. These are what a story needs if it is going to be told.

Boston Fund Raises More Than $20 MIllion, But Is It Enough?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Of...

Thoughts on the 'Jihadification' of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Brian Glyn Williams

I theorize that Tamerlan was searching for an identity and sense of self. While he was previously known to smoke marijuana and box, he ultimately found himself in a radical strain of Islam.

We Stand Together and Find Resilience in Our Grieving City

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 06.25.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

A day of celebration for so many became a day now forged in my memory with the heartbreaking loss of the lives of three innocent bystanders and a transit police officer, and the more than 200 people injured.

Are the Boston Bombers Just Douchebags?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

I'm done with these crummy Tsarnaev brothers. I'm done with treating them like masterminds when they were merely morons. I'm done trying to figure out what made them tick, when they were just losers.