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.

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The Boston Marathon bombing, one year on

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.
The imperative of transparency as Boston Bombing probe takes a fatal turn
On May 22, the FBI Boston Division released a somewhat nebulous statement announcing that a “shooting incident involving an FBI special agent” had occurred early that same morning in Orlando. Without mentioning the names of any of those involved in the incident, the statement explained that during the course of an interview connected with the pending Boston Marathon bombing investigation, the interviewee had initiated a violent confrontation, adding that: “During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries.”