TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

April 15, 2013

Two bombs made from pres­sure cook­ers ex­ploded at the Bos­ton Marathon fin­ish line, killing two women and an 8-year-old boy and in­jur­ing more than 260. Sus­pected bomber Tamer­lan Tsar­naev died in a shootout with po­lice; his brother, Dzhokhar Tsar­naev, was tried, con­victed and sen­tenced to death.

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