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Armenian-Americans Gather In Boston To Mark 100th...04/24/15
Thousands of Armenian-Americans gathered in Boston Friday at ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
Prosecution Rests In Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial After...
After intense and emotional testimony from victims Thursday, federal prosecutors have completed their case seeking the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Remembering The Armenian Genocide 100 Years Ago Holds...
Today, special commemorations around the world will take place to remember the centennial of Armenian Genocide in 1915. A strong community of Armenians in Watertown will gather to reflect on the killings and the value of their ethnicity and traditions.
The Fight To Get The Vietnam War’s 1st Casualty — A Mass....
The first person killed in the war was Air Force TSgt. Richard Fitzgibbon Jr., of Stoneham, who died in 1956. In order to get his name on the wall, the Pentagon had to amend the official start date of the war.
Series Introduction: ‘A Return To Vietnam’
WBUR's Bob Oakes joins WBUR from Ho Chi Minh City to discuss the series -- and heightened security in Vietnam.
Day 22: The Prosecution Rests In Penalty Phase
Three days into the sentencing phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the government has rested its case. In Day 22, Boeri and Cullen discuss the prosecution's decision to end on a chilling but moving story from a father who lost a leg in the...
Key Moments From Day 3 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In...
The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but not before showing the jury a video of Martin Richard's mother crouched over her son's body as he lay dying on...
The Remembrance Project: Bill Scantlebury
Six mornings a week, at 5 am, Bill Scantlebury walked downstairs from the third floor of the family's East Boston house, and started to mix doughnut batter for the family's bakery on the first floor. It was a neighborhood fixture, since 1931.
More Bombing Victims Expected To Testify As Tsarnaev...
This is the third and what's expected to be the last day of testimony on behalf of the government in the sentencing phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev marathon bombing trial.
Day 21: The Curious Subject Of Tsarnaev’s Middle Finger
In the second day of the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the jury listened to bittersweet memories shared by family members whose loved ones died at the hands of the Tsarnaev brothers. It all built on the government's case that...
Program Seeks To Build Trust Between Youths And Boston...
The Youth and Police Initiative provides workshops with the goal of breaking down mistrust between police and inner city youth.
Prosecutors Call Tsarnaev An ‘Unrepentant Killer’ As Phase...
Calling Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an "unrepentant killer," federal prosecutors are urging a jury to impose a sentence of death on the convicted Boston Marathon bomber.
Day 20: Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial Begins
At the start of the second phase in the trial against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the prosecution began to make the case that he deserves the death penalty. In Day 20, Boeri and Cullen discuss the opening statements, the powerful victim testimony, and the...
Clinton Meets With N.H. Students To Discuss Education,...
Hillary Clinton is in New Hampshire this week for her first visit to the state since officially entering the 2016 presidential race.
Fewer Spectators, But Lots Of Enthusiasm At Kenmore Square
At Kenmore Square on Marathon Monday, the line of spectators was only one person deep. But WBUR's Fred Thys found lots of enthusiasm.
4 Friends Go The Extra Mile At Heartbreak Hill
Heartbreak Hill turned out to be a meeting place for people with some long-distance relationships.
A 123-Year-Old Women’s Club Keeps Tradition Alive Over Tea...
A social networking group that began in 1892 is still meeting today, with its members still gathering face-to-face over formal tea.
The American Revolution Begins: Thousands Watch Patriots’...
Thousands gathered in Lexington Monday morning to watch reenactors commemorate the opening battles of the American Revolution.
Runners To Watch In The 119th Boston Marathon
The Holy Grail for marathoners, the Boston Marathon will draw elite runners from around the world.
Celtics Playoff Run ‘Probably Biggest Surprise In The NBA’
Getting past the first round will be a challenge for the young team.
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