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The Boston Marathon bombing, one year on

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Boston Marathon blasts investigation

Two blasts occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, America’s most prestigious 26.2 mile race which boasts such stringent entry requirements that only the best of the best are entitled to compete. Three people have been confirmed dead, including an eight-year-old boy present to cheer on his father. The Boston Police Department tweeted in its latest casualty update Tuesday that 176 injured have gone to local hospitals. A large-scale, multi-agency investigation is presently underway.

17:17 15/04/2014 One year has passed since twin explosions along the finish-line of America’s most prestigious marathon sent shock waves across the world. As suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his team scramble to prepare a capital defense in time for the upcoming trial, high-level US officials are looking for someone to blame for the lapses in intelligence that appear to have allowed the Tsarnaev brothers to allegedly prepare for the attacks unimpeded. More »
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