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BOSTON (AP) — There was a moment of silence today in Boston, and at the White House, to mark the anniversary of the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded hundreds more. Vice President Joe Biden attended an event in Boston today. He praised the 36,000 runners who will take part in this year's run.

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military has taken action against a pro-Russian uprising in eastern Ukraine. An attack by 30 gunmen was repelled at an airport. It charges that protesters are being stirred up by paid operatives from Russia and have seized numerous government facilities in at least nine eastern cities.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with Sunday's killing of three people outside two Jewish facilities in Kansas has made his first court appearance. Frazier Glenn Cross was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair today. He was wearing a sleeveless anti-suicide smock and was in a wheelchair. Prosecutors declined to talk about his health. Cross is being held on $10 million bond.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for members of his militia.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit which conducted surveillance on the Muslim community. The program relied on plainclothes officers to eavesdrop on people in bookstores, restaurants and mosques. The tactic, which officials say was meant to prevent terrorism, was detailed in a series of stories by The Associated Press and became the subject of two federal lawsuits.

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