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Even with Hands Freed, Tech Devices Remain Dangerous for Drivers

By on June 12th, 2013 | Last updated: June 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Michelle Harris, director of the AAA’s Traffic Safety Culture, said although originally created to assist drivers, the distraction brought by hands free features such as voice-to-text technology is increasing risks on the road.

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Wounded Warriors offer Boston bombing victims support, encouragement

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

The Wounded Warrior Project offers perspective and support for Boston Marathon bombing victims who have lost limbs.

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Court: Marathon suspect charged; details sealed

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Suspect in marathon bombing charged in hospital, according to the Associated Press.

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Boston bombing suspect in custody after standoff surrounding boat

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

Update: 9:55 p.m. AP: Police say the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings exchanged gunfire with law enforcement for an hour while holed up in a boat before being captured. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the suspect, Dzhokhar […]

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Experts on Chechnya discuss suspect’s background

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Officials are searching for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that took place earlier this week. The two brothers, one dead, who are suspected of the crime are said to be from Chechnya, a controlled state of Russia. Two experts from the University of Florida discuss what this background means to the investigation.

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Boston residents, those with area connections closely monitor hunt for bombing suspect

By and on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

While Boston remains on lockdown during a search for a suspect in the Boston marathon bombing that took place earlier this week, WUFT speaks with those close to the event.

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Manhunt continues in Boston; Conn. residents warned to be on lookout for green Honda Civic

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

Update 2:19 p.m. TORONTO (AP) — An aunt of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says the older brother recently became a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day. Maret Tsarnaeva told reporters at her Toronto home on Friday that […]

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Boston bombing suspect dead; suburbs shut down in manhunt for second

By and on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Updates throughout day: One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another. Authorities have shut down mass transportation and tell residents in Boston suburbs to “stay inside.”

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WATCH NOW: Video of interfaith service dedicated to the Boston Marathon bombing victims

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

Watch video of Healing Our City: an interfaith service in Boston. President Obama will speak.

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Ricin-laced letters sent to Obama, U.S. Senator

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

A ricin-laced letter addressed to President Barack Obama was intercepted Wednesday, after a letter packed with the same toxin was sent to Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., late Tuesday.

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