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2014 Boston Marathon starting line

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Boston Marathon runners race again

One year after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, as competitors stood shoulder to shoulder at the start, the race announcer shouted to them, "Take back that finish line!"

Washington landslide search

Washington National Guard

Death toll from Washington landslide at 41

The death toll from last month's landslide in Washington state has risen to 41, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday.

Chris Brown

Pool

Chris Brown's bodyguard guilty of assault

Chris Brown's bodyguard was found guilty of assaulting a man on a Washington sidewalk, just before the singer's own trial began Monday.

D.C. Superior Judge Patricia Wynn said Christopher Hollosy was not justified in hitting Parker Adams since there wa...

Syria map

CNN

Syria announces presidential election

As more reports of bloodshed and chaos emerged from Syria on Monday, the government announced it will hold presidential elections on June 3.

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said the constitutional court will start accepting presidential no...

South Korea ferry prayers

Will Ripley/CNN

Young Sewol worker hailed as heroine

The number of crew members charged is rising, and so is the anger that families feel. But there's one crew member they are leaving out: Park Jee Young, 22.

Hawaiian Airlines

Teen apparently flies to Maui in landing gear

The first sign something was off was when the ground crew at Kahului Airport in Maui noticed a boy wandering the tarmac, dazed and confused.

The story he told officials was even more incredible.

The 16-year-old apparently hitched a ride from San Jose,...

South Korea ferry, Jinbo port

Scott Clotworthy/CNN

Ferry disaster death toll rises to 87

The death toll in last week's sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol has risen to 87, South Korea's coast guard said Monday night. The number of missing is now 215.

Russian soldier with kids

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Biden arrives in Kiev for Ukraine talks

A day after a deadly checkpoint shooting in eastern Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev on Monday on a mission to signal U.S. support for the government and look for ways out of an increasingly tense showdown with Russia.

Biden will meet...

Rescuers South Korea

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Funeral for vice principal who took own life

Kang Min Kyu, 52, who was vice principal at Ansan's Danwon High School, was rescued from the sinking Sewol ferry. Just two days after the accident, he was found dead after apparently hanging himself using a belt from a tree in the city of Jindo. In a note, he expressed regret he had survived while so many others had died.

South Korea ferry rescue

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

In recent sea disasters, captains jump ship

Displays of courage by captains and crew members who put their passengers first have punctuated the decades. But such bravery has been conspicuously absent from two major maritime disasters in recent times.

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