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Boston Globe Columnist: 'A Little Bit Of Freedom Taken Away'

Sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about Monday's events at the Boston Marathon, the place the marathon holds in the life of the city, its importance in the international world of running, and the history of attacks at sporting events.

Runners Dig In Their Heels: 'We Can Endure A Lot'

It may take runners a long time to erase the memory of bombs exploding right at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, one of the most celebrated races in the world. But many runners say continuing to run offers a small, symbolic way of putting such violence behind them.

Update On The Boston Marathon Bombings

President Obama makes a statement about Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Morning Edition co-hosts David Greene and Steve Inskeep speak to NPR reporters covering the story in Washington and Boston.

The Immigration Bill's Chances In Congress

The Senate's Gang of Eight will roll out comprehensive immigration reform legislation Wednesday. The law is expected to create a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million individuals living in the U.S. illegally, beef up border security and enhance the country's legal immigration system.

What We Know About 'The Act Of Terrorism' In Boston

Less than 24 hours after two explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon and there are still more questions than answers about what happened. Three people were killed and more than 170 were injured. The FBI is investigating the event as an act of terrorism.

The Kindness Of Strangers After The Tragedy In Boston

In the hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, social media was alight with offers of assistance — from restaurants inviting guests to pay what they could, to Bostonians offering couches and inflatable mattresses to anyone who needed a place to stay.