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Former mayor: Boston will "always be strong"...US supports Ukraine action...Obama corrects a typo



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BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (meh-NEE'-noh) says, "This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong." He spoke to a crowd gathered at a convention center not far from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where three people died and more than 260 were injured in a bombing attack a year ago today. Earlier today, the families of those who died gathered for a wreath-laying ceremony.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Frazier Glenn Cross is making a court appearance this afternoon in Kansas, to face charges of capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder. He's charged in the shooting deaths of three people over the weekend at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. The white supremacist and former Klan leader could face the death penalty.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. White House spokesman Jay Carney says such action isn't the preferred option, but that the Ukrainian government has to respond to what he says is an untenable situation. In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, the government said special forces today recaptured a small airport that had been occupied by militiamen.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The effort to try five Guantanamo Bay prisoners by military commission for the Sept. 11 terror attack has been shut down at least for now by an apparent FBI investigation. The FBI is looking into how the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attack was able to send two letters and an essay out of the prison without passing through a security review. The judge in the case has begun an inquiry into how that investigation may affect the case.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has used the unique power of the nation's highest office to correct a typo. The error was made in a report that was used to sentence a convicted drug dealer in Texas, and it resulted in an extra three and a-half years being added to his prison term. Obama has now commuted that sentence from 15 years to eleven and a-half years.

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