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Following Last Year’s Bombing, Thousands to Participate in Boston Marathon

Some 36,000 runners from 70 countries take part Monday in the 118th Boston Marathon. Security is tight at the event, following last year’s bombings near the finish line that killed three and wounded more than 260.  An estimated one million people are expected to line the 42.2-kilometer route, from the town of Hopkinton east to Boston’s Boylston Street.   Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said heightened security will include more uniformed and plainclothes police scattered...

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