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Boston bombing suspects from Russia's North Caucasus region

Russian media reports the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens, although it’s unclear exactly which region they’re from.

Chechnya and Dagestan: troubled corners

BOSTON — In Boston, questions abound. A manhunt is underway for the remaining live suspect in the marathon bombings that occurred earlier this week. Halfway around the world, there may be some answers.

Boston bombing suspects from Russia's North Caucasus region

The two brothers are believed to have fled the war in Chechnya with their family before receiving asylum in the US.
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Djohar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. (VK/Courtesy)
Russian media reports the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens, although it’s unclear exactly which region they’re from.

Boston transit shut down as manhunt continues

Boston transit was shut down Friday as the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing continued.

After the Boston Marathon bomb attacks: What we've learned

Commentary: Amid the shock, grief and anger, what can we learn? GlobalPost's Senior Foreign Affairs Columnist Nicholas Burns dissects this week's Boston Marathon bombings.
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Mourners gather on the edge of the pond in the Boston Public Gardens for a candlelight vigil April 16, 2013 in Boston. A few hundred people gathered to remember the victims of the bombs which exploded during the running of the Boston Marathon. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON — Amid the shock, grief and anger, what can we learn from the deadly attack this week on the Boston Marathon? There are immediate lessons for Bostonians but also for the country at large and our many allies overseas.

Before Boston: Marathons marred by violence

In the last 20 years, at least eight marathons have been threatened by violent attacks, according to the University of Maryland's Global Terrorism Database. Some attacks were thwarted, as was the case at the Belfast Marathon three separate years. Other races ended in bloodshed, as in Sri Lanka in 2008, when 14 people were killed by a suicide bomber.

Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres salute hurting city after marathon bombings (VIDEO)

NHL game on Wednesday night was the first big event after Boston Marathon bombings.
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Boston Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg stands during pre-game ceremonies in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims before an NHL game againt the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on April 17, 2013 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Fans take over emotional singing of 'Star Spangled Banner' before Boston Bruins-Buffalo Sabres NHL game.

Interrogators in Boston wait to question suspect (LIVE BLOG)

BOSTON — As authorities and the public debate the question of justice in the Boston Marathon bombing, special interrogators stand by to question suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, reported to be in "serious but stable" condition. In the UK, runners from around the world observed a moment of silence for Boston victims at the start of the London Marathon, which began amid stepped-up security.

Boston Marathon bombing reveals the worst and best among us

Commentary: Can we prevent global destruction on a scale yet to be seen?
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A piece of debris rests against a police barricade near the scene of Monday's deadly bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. FBI investigators will try to rebuild the bombs used in the attack to determine their origin. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Boston Marathon attack was not 9/11. But the awful shock, that kick-in-the-gut feeling it created, brought back memories of that first, terrifying run-in with international terrorism. The death rate in Boston was minuscule, 1/1,000th of those lost on 9/11, but that it happened at one of the nation's happiest, carefree athletic events made it particularly painful, and not just for the memories it evoked. Sure, we'll continue to have marathons, parades, mass celebrations of one sort or another, but like our trips through airports these days, they'll be less carefree, more burdensome, less the innocent experience of our youth.
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