1. MARATHON MEMORIAL

    Obama: ‘Boston Is Our Home’

    Pres. Obama during interfaith service in Boston on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/AP)

    In a moving interfaith service Thursday, President Obama joined city and church dignitaries to honor the victims of the marathon bombings early this week. Hundreds gathered outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End, where Obama addressed the city on behalf of the American people: “Every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city ... Because after all, it’s our beloved city too.” The president spoke about the remarkable unity and spirit of the city in the wake of the attack and the country’s resolve to bring those behind the attack to justice. He also touted the heroes who ran toward danger during the attack. “This time next year, the world will return to this great American city to run harder and cheer louder for the 118th Boston Marathon,” he concluded, adding, “Bet on it.”

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