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Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.

Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several days later, allegedly by the bombing suspects.

This year's running of the Boston Marathon, expected to be the second-largest in history, will take place on Monday.

About 2,500 people attended an invitation-only tribute at the Hynes Convention Center, then walked in the rain to the finish line for the moment of silence. Bells were rung and a flag was raised by Officer Richard Donohue, who was badly injured during a shootout with the bombing suspects.

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MaryLou April 16 2014 at 10:30 AM

what is maddening to me is that we the tax payers pay billions to keep this Country secure and the Government was aware of these killers --before it ever happened---and did nothing- now we mourn their loss and injuries and the idiots in Government just keep on screwing up---over and over

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Buckingham's April 15 2014 at 9:18 PM

There should also be a moment of silence for the innocent victims of the sinking of the RMS Titanic,
102 years ago this morning.

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