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April 21st, 2014
11:59 AM ET

Boston Marathon Survivor: 'I'm Not a Person Who Gives Up Easily'

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.


June 4th, 2013
06:25 AM ET

Final Boston Marathon bombing victim leaves hospital – Randi Kaye reports


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."

READ MORE: 'Ready to go home:' Last Boston bombing victim leaves the hospital

May 31st, 2013
08:34 AM ET

Music's best performs concert for Boston – Brooke Baldwin has the story

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.

May 14th, 2013
10:19 AM ET

Love & support for bombing suspect

CNN's Zoraida Sambolin takes a deeper look at the countless women who have been publicly professing their love for the Boston terror suspect online. An attraction to notorious criminals is a condition called hybristophilia, and there are plenty of examples in criminal history.

May 1st, 2013
07:25 AM ET

Carjacking victim shares details on Tsarnaevs' dynamic with CNN's Pamela Brown


New York (CNN) - During the 90-minute ride of terror, Tamerlan Tsarnaev kept talking. He barked out orders, detailed his hatred of Americans and asked his carjacking victim to remain calm.

Tsarnaev kept asking about the 26-year-old driver's heritage and family.

"If you cooperate, I won't kill you," said Tsarnaev, who along with his younger brother, was a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and the killing of a police officer.

The Massachusetts driver, whom CNN is identifying only as Danny because of privacy and safety concerns, gave his account of the April 18 incident and described the very different behavior of Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar.

On "Early Start" this morning, CNN's Pamela Brown shares details from her hour-long off-camera interview with "Danny."

READ MORE: Carjacking victim recalls differing demeanors of bombing suspects

April 30th, 2013
06:37 AM ET

Possible links between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Canadian jihadist boxer? Phil Black reports


(CNN) - Federal agents are looking into possible links between dead Boston Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a Canadian boxer-turned-jihadist killed by Russian troops in 2012, a source being briefed on the investigation said Monday.

William Plotnikov and six others died in a firefight with Russian forces in the southwestern republic of Dagestan in July 2012, while Tsarnaev was visiting the region, the source said. The 23-year-old Plotnikov was born in Russia, but his family moved to Canada when he was a teenager.

The source said Plotnikov's body was prepared for burial by a local imam on July 14. Tsarnaev flew out of Dagestan two days later, arriving in New York on July 17. Investigators are looking into the possibility he left because of Plotnikov's death, the source said.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Phil Black reports on possible links between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Canadian boxer-turned-jihadist William Plotnikov.

READ MORE: Boston probe eyes slain Canadian jihadist, source says

April 29th, 2013
07:31 AM ET

Tsarnaev interacting, speaking in jail as investigation continues – Pamela Brown reports

CNN's Pamela Brown on latest condition of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in jail and a new focus in investigation of Boston bombings.

April 26th, 2013
06:49 AM ET

VIDEO: Tsarnaev moved from hospital to FMC Devins prison facility – Miguel Marquez reports

CNN's Miguel Marquez on reports that Boston marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to FMC Devens in Mass.

April 22nd, 2013
07:20 AM ET

VIDEO: Tsarnaev in serious but stable condition as Boston heals after marathon bombing – Pam Brown reports

CNN's Pamela Brown on condition of Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and latest in the investigation.

April 22nd, 2013
07:01 AM ET

VIDEO: What the FBI knew about suspect #1 in 2011 – Joe Johns reports

Joe Johns looks at Tamerlan Tsarnaev's FBI record two years before the Boston Marathon bombings.

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