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John J. O’Brien, former Massachusetts Department of Probation commissioner, now faces a federal case, but the date has not been set. He had resigned in 2010.

Former Mass. probation chief acquitted of conspiracy

John O’Brien was found not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court of multiple counts of conspiracy to commit bribery.

The World

Terror suspect’s US extradition halted

A European court ruled that sending Haroon Aswat to a US prison would breach his human rights due to the ‘‘severity of his mental condition.’’

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Editorial & Opinion

Matthew Bernstein

Runners, the marathon does matter

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after the explosions.

By Matthew Bernstein

Runners need a way to honor the achievement of running. The takeaway is to celebrate what can never be taken away.


Things will be the same again

A SWAT team member stands guard near the finish line Monday.

By Jeff Jacoby

When it comes to life in Boston — the feel of freedom and the joy of living in an open society — things are going to be the same. Yes, even now.


Turn grief into charity for Boston

By Scot Lehigh

A charitable foundation to aid those in need as a result of the attack and improve Boston would channel concern into something lasting.


Photo of victim Martin Richard now a symbol

A photo of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Marathon bombing, holding this sign has come to symbolize the tragedy worldwide.

By Evan Allen and Jenna Russell

A photo of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Marathon bombing holding a peace sign has come to symbolize the tragedy worldwide.


BAA vows Boston Marathon will go on

Runners hugged after picking up their effects at the finish line Tuesday.

By John Powers

It’s unclear how the race will handle the thousands of runners who couldn’t finish Monday, but it’s clear the race will be back next year.

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Tragedy brings Maria Menounos back home

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Celebrity scribes at BPL Associates event

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein