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‘Please don’t be a Muslim’: Boston marathon blasts draw condemnation and dread in Muslim world

By Max Fisher<p>On Sept. 12, the day after Islamist militants attacked a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, killing ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, local Libyans gathered for a public demonstration.<p>Libyan families waved signs in Arabic and English reading "Benghazi is …

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Boston explosions: three dead, no arrests, no claims of responsibility

Law enforcement agencies were scrambling on Tuesday to find out who carried out the Boston marathon blasts, which killed three people and injured …

Today we need to remember the joy of marathons

At the Guardian running blog, we celebrate the joys and pitfalls of running, but we never expected to be talking about tragedy. Yet it feels wrong …

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Blast injuries like those in Boston difficult to treat

Blast injuries, caused by the sort of explosions that occurred in Boston Monday, can be some of the most difficult and complex injuries to treat.<p>Blast injuries, caused by the sort of explosions that occurred in Boston Monday, can be some of the most difficult and complex injuries to treat.<p>The …

The right reaction to the Boston Marathon explosions: Remember how unusual they are

One of the macabre questions to ask after the deadly explosions at the finish line of the Boston marathon is, “What took so long?”<p>Any number of would-be perpetrators, both in the US and outside it, have an interest in creating carnage that they know the American media will amplify. While airports …

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Street Debris Pulled From Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts, Doctors Say

In the hours since twin explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, doctors at two Massachusetts hospitals said some of their most critical patients had …

The man in the hat at Boston Marathon finish line: Carlos Arredondo didn't set out to be hero

It’s an iconic image that captures a moment when one Boston Marathon bystander became much more.<p>With blood-soaked hands and wearing a cowboy hat, Carlos Arredondo helps rush a young man in a wheelchair to safety after explosions turned Monday’s race into a disaster scene.<p>He appears to be pinching …

'Adorable' boy, 8, mourned after Boston Marathon blasts

A grieving Boston community filled a park late Tuesday where a local boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings once played, sending prayers to the family and the neighborhood child as they held candles, joined in prayer and sang “God Bless America.”<p>Martin Richard, 8, was standing by the …

A mother’s nightmare: two sons, two lost limbs

Liz Norden, a mother of five, had just finished hauling groceries into her Wakefield home Monday afternoon when her cellphone rang.<p>“Ma, I’m hurt real …