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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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Lena Dunham Sings Along with Boyfriend's Band in Boston | Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham Sings Along with Boyfriend Jack Antonoff's Band in Boston

Originally posted 05/27/2013 08:05AM

Lena Dunham is a big fan of Fun.

The Girls creator, who is dating the band's guitarist Jack Antonoff, supported her man at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Saturday.

Braving the cold weather in a hoodie and heavy jacket, Dunham was "definitely smiling" as she and a few friends sang along to the band's set, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

"As Jack walked offstage they were hand in hand, hugging each other, and they headed offstage straight to the band’s trailer before heading out of town," the source adds.

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Boston Marathon Victim's Sister, 7, Recovering Slowly

Martin Richard's Sister Is Recovering Slowly

Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:05PM

Her brother Martin Richard, 8, became the face of the Boston Marathon bombings – the littlest victim, mourned by thousands.

Since then, no one has forgotten young Jane Richard, 7, who lost a leg in the blasts. And now, to her family's great relief, she's finally on the path to recovery.

"Last evening, just 23 days after the bombing attack on Boston, our daughter Jane underwent her eleventh surgery," her parents Bill and Denise Richard said in a lengthy update Thursday.

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'Compassionate Individual' Steps Forward to Bury Boston Bombing Suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Body Is Buried in Undisclosed Location

Originally posted 05/09/2013 11:05AM

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in an undisclosed location outside the city of Worcester, where it had been held for a week at a funeral home, police said Thursday.

"As a result of our public appeal for help, a courageous and compassionate individual came forward to provide the assistance needed to properly bury the deceased," Worcester police said in a statement.

Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said the body was no longer in Worcester and is now entombed.

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Jeff Bauman & Carlos Arredondo: Helping Each Other Heal After Boston Bombings

Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo: Victim and Savior Bond After Boston Bombings

Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:30AM

They met under the most dire circumstances – one man desperately in need of the other. But Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo have ended up helping each other in ways neither could have imagined.

The pair were immortalized in the most famous photo from the Boston Marathon bombings. Arredondo, 52, in a cowboy hat, is seen rushing Bauman, 27, to medical care after one of the bombs shattered both of Bauman's legs below the knee.

In the weeks since that awful afternoon, the men have bonded. And in some ways, it is Bauman who is helping Arredondo to heal – from years of mental health problems.

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Three More Suspects Detained in Boston Bombing Case

UpdatePosted 05/01/2013 01:20PM

Boston Police Say Three More Suspects in Custody in Marathon Bombing Case

Originally posted 05/01/2013 11:55AM

Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, officials said Wednesday.

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Whoa! Sports Reporter Takes Shocking Selfie

Kelly Nash, Sun Sports Rays Reporter, Takes Amazing Self-Portrait in Boston

Originally posted 04/29/2013 10:35AM

Heads up!

Kelly Nash, a TV reporter for Sun Sports Rays, shot an awe-inspiring self-portrait at Boston's Fenway Park on Saturday, when she captured a stray ball just missing her head.

Nash was snapping some photographs of herself while passing time before the Red Sox took on the Astros, she explained to Fox Sports Florida. "My whole family is from Massachusetts, and I knew they would be so excited to see me working at Fenway Park," she said, "and when I went to text them the picture I noticed the baseball by my head!"

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Closed Caption Company Apologizes to Zooey After Bombing Suspect Mistake

Zooey Deschanel Receives Apology After Being Misidentified as Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Originally posted 04/25/2013 10:55AM

After being misidentified as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in a closed captioning error, Zooey Deschanel has received a formal apology.

Caption Solutions, the Kansas-based company behind the typo, "deeply" regrets the error and they "sincerely apologize," President Kala J. Patterson said in a statement, first received by the New York Post.

The mistake occurred while the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was being pursued by investigators during a manhunt on April 19.

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Boston Bombing Suspect Charged, Could Face Death Penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged with Conspiring to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Originally posted 04/22/2013 02:05PM

The U.S. Attorney General says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property resulting in death.

In a statement Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder detailed the charge against 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The charge carries a possible death sentence.

Tsarnaev made his initial court appearance in his room in Beth Israel hospital. He is listed in serious but stable condition.

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Epic Fail: Zooey Deschanel Misidentified as Boston Bomber on  Dallas News

Zooey Deschanel Misidentified as Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect in Closed Captioning Error

Originally posted 04/22/2013 11:25AM

With a name like Zooey Deschanel, chances are the actress has suffered her fair share of mix-ups and mispronunciations – but nothing like quite like this.

While the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was being pursued by investigators during a manhunt on Friday, Dallas-Fort Worth's Fox 4 had a closed caption fail for the record books.

As a news anchor read aloud the name of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, closed captioning on screen read, "He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."

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