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Boston Marathon Bombings

VIDEO: Dancer Who Lost Foot in Boston Bombings Documents 'Thriving' Recovery

Originally posted 10/22/2013 07:45AM

Adrianne Haslet-Davis continues to make progress, almost six months after being fitted for a prosthetic leg.

The Arthur Murray Studio dance instructor, 33, who was featured in a segment on last season's Dancing with the Stars, lost a limb during the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and has documented her recovery on camera on Anderson Cooper 360.

Six weeks after the tragedy, she cried as she held on to her replacement leg.

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Amputee in Shocking Boston Marathon Photo Preps Memoir

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Prepares Memoir

Originally posted 09/05/2013 12:35PM

April 15, 2014, will bring the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as the book Stronger by one of those who greatly suffered in the explosion, Jeff Bauman.

Bauman, a 27-year-old who was waiting at the finish line to watch his girlfriend in the race, announced Wednesday that he will publish a memoir about his life during and after the fateful day that cost him both his legs, reports CNN.com.

"The past months have often been difficult, but the support I've received from around the world, and especially from the people of Boston, has inspired me to set and achieve high goals," he said in a statement released by Grand Central Publishing, which will release the book, to be co-authored by Bret Witter, who describes himself on his website as a Georgia-based editor and writer "working primarily as a collaborator on histories and memoirs."

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Boston Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to 30 Counts

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Pleads Not Guilty to 30 Counts

Originally posted 07/10/2013 04:00PM

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill.

In his first public appearance since being arrested April 19, he entered the plea Wednesday at his arraignment in federal court in Boston.

For first one, he leaned toward a microphone and said, "Not guilty," in a Russian accent. He then said not guilty repeatedly about a half-dozen more times.

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Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Originally posted 06/27/2013 02:10PM

The U.S. Attorney General says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted by federal grand jury with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and "killing four individuals among other charges".

In a Tweet posted earlier in the day, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts also said that a press conference would be held Thursday afternoon.

In all, a 30-count indictment was handed down against Tsarnaev. In addition to the three deaths caused by the bombs at the marathon, he was charged with the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, according to Boston Globe reporter David Abel.

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Officer Injured in Boston Marathon Shootout Heads Home

Richard Donohue, Boston Marathon Survivor, Heads Home

Originally posted 06/14/2013 02:00PM

The transit police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been discharged from the hospital.

Officer Richard Donohue headed home Friday morning, with other Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officers escorting him.

Donohue has been recovering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for about a month.

The 33-year-old officer still has a bullet in his body and has been coping with nerve damage that makes it painful to walk. He has said that he's looking forward to going home so he can spend more time with his son and toss a ball with his family's dog.

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Boston Amputees 'Appreciate Life So Much More'

Boston Amputees 'Appreciate Life So Much More'

Originally posted 06/09/2013 07:30PM

Of all the challenges they've had to face, say the amputee survivors of the Boston Marathon, coping with the loss of their independence has been one of the greatest.

"Picking things up off the floor, getting food, things that I used to be able to do independently now I no longer can do," says single leg amputee Mery Daniel, 31, who appears on PEOPLE's cover this week.

In these exclusive PEOPLE videos, Daniel, the mother of a 5-year-old daughter, as well as fellow survivors Adrianne Haslet, Nicole Gross, Erika Brannock, Roseann Sdoia, Marc Fucarile and Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, open up about adjusting to life on crutches and in wheelchairs.

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Boston Bombing Amputees: Tales of Strength & Courage

Boston Bombing Amputees: Tales of Strength & Courage

Originally posted 06/08/2013 06:40PM

When they met on April 15 on their way to the hospital, Roseann Sdoia and Marc Fucarile were both fighting for their lives.

"She kept me awake, telling me to focus on my fiancée and my kid," says Fucarile, who lost his right leg that day.

They're still turning to each other, like so many of their fellow survivors – whom PEOPLE photographed on May 30 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Mass.

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How the Boston Bombing Amputees Are Coping

After the Boston Bombings: Survivors Speak Out

Originally posted 06/05/2013 08:00AM

When she stood on her new prosthetic leg for the first time May 29, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet felt her eyes fill with tears.

"I started crying," the professional ballroom dancer, 32, tells PEOPLE. "I hadn't even taken a step yet. Just to stand tall was extremely emotional."

In this week's PEOPLE cover story, featuring candid interviews and an exclusive photo portfolio taken on May 30 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Mass., Haslet and 10 other survivors – including nine amputees – reveal how they've been coping since the April 15 blasts that claimed three lives and left as many as 264 people injured.

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Teen Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing Named Prom Queen

Teen Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing Named Prom Queen

Originally posted 05/29/2013 05:40PM

She wasn't able to dance, but simply being able to attend her prom at Lowell High School made it a memorable night for Massachusetts teenager Sydney Corcoran, who was hit by shrapnel and badly wounded in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

Happily, the graduating senior, 18, is on the mend and rallied this week after months of physical therapy and weeks in the hospital. Donning a strapless cream-colored dress and a pair of blinged-out crutches Tuesday night, she reunited with her classmates for the first time since the tragedy.

Once at the event, the attractive brunette had another surprise in store for her: Corcoran was named prom queen.

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Boston Bombings Suspect Left Note in Boat: Report

Boston Bombings Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Note in Boat: Report

Originally posted 05/16/2013 11:35AM

Shortly before his April 19 capture, as he remained hidden and bleeding inside the hull of a boat, Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly scrawled a note admitting to the April 15 attack and saying it was in retaliation for American action against Muslims.

A law enforcement source also told CNN on Thursday that the message said Dzhokhar, 19, would not miss his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, – who had already been killed by police on April 18 – because he would soon be joining him as a martyr in paradise.

"When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," read the note, scrawled with a marker on the interior wall of the boat's cabin, according to CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.

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