BOSTON — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.Within hours, Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system and made an extraordinary request of more than 1 million greater Boston residents:
Much like the modern Boston Marathon, at its beginnings, the fledgling “American Marathon” was a race for the common man.
HOPKINTON – The massive Massachusetts State Police mobile incident command center played a pivotal role in the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last year.
A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.
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