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Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

Tsarnaev defense rests in Marathon bombing trial

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Closing arguments in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are scheduled for Monday.

Tsarnaev’s lone-wolf portrayal an opportunity for defense

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Studies show these attackers are often emotionally vulnerable and can be converted to a new cause rather quickly, experts say.

Witnesses trace preparation of Boston Marathon bombs

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev began collecting bomb components in early 2013, not long after Dzhokhar said he saw him as an inspiration.

Tsarnaevs practiced shooting in N.H., jury told

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Prosecutors say the brothers used their skills to kill an MIT officer, and again in a gunfight with Watertown police.