1. MEMORIAL

    Obama Arrives in Boston

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15:  U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement in the White House briefing room about the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon April 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. The two blasts located near the finish line killed at least 2 people and injured scores more.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Pres. Obama in briefing room on Monday. (Win McNamee/Getty)

    President Obama and the first lady arrived in Boston Thursday morning for an interfaith memorial service at 11 a.m., as the hunt for the person responsible for Monday’s attack continues. Obama will dedicate remarks “to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon,” according to a White House briefing. Throughout his tenure as president, Obama has traveled four times to cities reeling from intense violence, though all previous trips have followed mass shootings. Thursday’s service comes on the heels of a “shameful day for Washington,” as the president put it, after Senate Republicans filibustered a majority of his gun-control proposals Wednesday.

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