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The News Matrix: Friday 19 April 2013

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend an interfaith memorial service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing

Boston bombing: ‘This is personal,’ says President Obama as FBI zeroes in on pair of bombing ‘suspects’

President and First Lady fly in for service honouring victims

'Everyone has been touched by the attack on your beloved city': Barack Obama resumes role as consoler-in-chief as he honours Boston bombing victims at city's Cathedral of the Holy Cross

President Barack Obama told mourners in Boston today that everyone had been touched by the attack on their beloved city.

Marathon runner Vu Trang kisses her two-year-old daughter Cara at a memorial in Boylston Street

Boston bombing: Students in mourning as university city comes to terms with tragedy

Chinese student was one of the three killed

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Letter laced with deadly poison ricin sent to President Obama

Preliminary tests reveal presence of lethal toxin as FBI confirm new connection to letter sent to Republican senator

Lu Lingzi who was one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing

Boston Marathon bombing: Third person killed by twin blasts named as 23-year-old Chinese national Lu Lingzi

Victim was a mathematics and statistics graduate student at Boston University

Bystanders tend to people injured by the explosions at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon on Monday

'Pulling nails out of a little girl's flesh is just awful': Surgeons reveal horror of Boston bombings

Surgeons have spoken of their horror as they were forced to amputate several limbs following many “lower extremity” wounds caused by flying shrapnel from the Boston bombs.

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.

Boston marathon eyewitness report: I was 100m away from the explosions, waiting for a friend to finish

As we walked home we were palpably aware that either of us could have been killed

A heavily armed Boston police officer and a S.W.A.T. team police officer stand guard in front of the Taj Hotel, Boston

Boston Marathon bombings: Security was high - so what went wrong?

When Rene Cappas drove his delivery van into downtown Boston on Monday, just hours before the city’s annual marathon was hit by two explosions, he was stopped at a checkpoint and questioned about where he was heading. “They asked me what building I was going to, where I was taking the package, what floor,” he said. Police officers, out in force to patrol the annual event that draws an estimated half a million spectators, also cast an eye inside Mr Cappas’ van.

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London Marathon: Mo Farah committed to running race and amateurs expects to follow suit

Race through the streets of the capital takes place this Sunday

Flowers laid at a barricade on a deserted Boylston Street

Boston Marathon bombs: How forensics will help to piece together who built devices

30 specially trained forensic scientists are working on scene

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Runner John Ounao crying when he finds friends after several explosions rocked the finish of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts

Right-wing terror attack most likely to blame for Boston outrage, says counter-terrorism expert

The fatal explosions in Boston have hints of a right-wing terrorist attack rather than al-Qa'ida-inspired extremism, according to one of the world's leading experts on counter-terrorism.

British citizens in Boston urged to let family and friends know they're safe

British citizens in the Boston area are being urged by the Foreign Office to "Let family and friends know you are safe".

US will hold whoever carried out Boston explosions accountable, says President Obama

President Barack Obama vowed today that the United States will find out who carried out explosions in Boston and will hold them accountable, and a White House official said the twin blasts are being treated as an "act of terror."

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