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Boston bombing
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The irony of Tuesday’s tragic bombing in Boston is readily evident, being staged at one of the nation’s most revered sporting events, and being held on Patriots Day, a Massachusetts holiday which commemorates the opening battle of the Revolutionary War. And whether it was carried out by a lone, deranged person or by a group trying to make a misguided point, it reminds us that in the 21st century, we are never safe from madmen. The bombing, of course, is already seared on the national conscience -- a horrid blast that ripped across the finish line of the storied Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring countless others, including 17 who were listed in critical condition at Boston area hospitals.