After the Boston bombings, we, as Americans, rose together in a time of tragedy. Social media accelerated our camaraderie faster than ever. It can sustain it further still, despite some of the downsides of this technology.
Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bomb attack, once held a sign that said 'peace' and 'no more hurting people.' Research finds a pattern of lessening violence as human history moves forward.
Among the efforts is The One Fund Boston, which is designed to be a primary vehicle for helping those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. Funds to benefit specific individuals are being created, too.
A law enforcement official says a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is in custody, reports the Associated Press. But the US Attorney's office told The Boston Globe that there is no suspect, no arrest.
Investigators have scoured the crime scene of the Boston Marathon bombing for every possible physical clue. A crucial task is to collect as many bomb fragments as possible, to track where the parts came from and who bought such items.