For the White family of Bolton, Massachusetts, it's a bittersweet morning.
Bill and Mary Jo White will be at the finish line cheering on their son Kevin where all three nearly lost their lives one year ago.
Kevin, then 34, had shrapnel all through his legs. Mary Jo, then 67, caught shrapnel in her arm and it broke her wrist, and Bill White, at 71, lost his leg.
The father says: "When I woke up after the surgery the first thing that dawned on me was I have only one leg. And that's a shattering moment for you. You lay there and say how am I going to live the rest of my life?"
White tells CNN's John Berman he learned to get over those types of questions to continue living his life.
"I'm not a person who gives up easily," he says.
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For Erika Brannock, Monday was a long time coming - 50 days in fact.
That's how long she was hospitalized after bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon ripped apart her legs.
She was the last of the more than 250 victims from that attack to be released.
"I leave here today - after 11 surgeries, some pretty dark moments, and 50 days in this hospital - with nothing but admiration for this great city," said Brannock, who was treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
On the day of the marathon, she, her sister and her brother-in-law had gone to watch Brannock's mother run.
They were standing near the finish line when the bombs went off.
"I fell backwards, and I could see oranges and yellows," Brannock told CNN on Monday. "I could hear the sirens and people crying and screaming. But I never heard the actual boom."
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The parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are revealing details of their only conversation with their son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev since he was placed under arrest. The Tsarnaevs played audio recordings of the conversation during an interview that aired on British television.
CNN’s Phil Black reports that the conversation took place one week ago and that the family was unable to discuss specific details relating to the bombing case itself.
Black says the conversation was “brief but very emotional, as the parents asked lots of questions about their son’s welfare.” Black reports that when Tsarnaev was asked if he was in pain, he reassured his parents he’s doing OK, telling them “he’s been eating for some time, being fed rice and chicken, and he insists that everything’s fine.”
Both parents are maintaining their sons’ innocence, telling British television, “It is terrible what happened you know, but I know that my kids did not do it,” Black reports.
American film star Steven Seagal joined a congressional delegation in a press conference aimed at counter-terrorism and intelligence cooperation in Moscow Sunday night. CNN's Phil Black reports that the delegation has been meeting with Russian officials to try and determine what lessons can be learned about cooperation between the two countries in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.
The head of the delegation said that it was actually Seagal who was instrumental in setting up some of their meetings. Black says Seagal received “overwhelming praise about the role that he played” and was credited with “setting up very high level meetings within the Russian establishment, particularly with one of Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister’s.”
Seagal himself credited the U.S. Embassy with playing a large role in making the meetings possible. But the actor, who shares an interest in martial arts with Russian President Valdimir Putin, has said in his own words that he is “friends with many presidents in many countries.”
Artists with ties to Boston performed at a benefit concert to help bombing victims. Brooke Baldwin speaks to some of the musicians and fans who came to show their support.
(CNN) - Two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people this week terrorized the area overnight. One is dead, but the other is on the loose, police say, and he's armed and dangerous.
In the video above, provided by CNN affiliate WHDH, police armed with assault rifles move building to building searching for the missing suspect.