Boston Marathon sympathizers bear hearts in risky digital spaces

Boston Marathon sympathizers bear hearts in risky digital spaces

From the depraved violence of the Boston Marathon bombing emerged a heartening human response. Local and nationwide sympathizers opened their hearts and homes to bombing victims, publicly sharing selfless offers of generosity — along with their names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and neighborhoods in a Google document set up by The Boston Globe simply titled, “I have a place to offer.” Here is an image of the beginning of the massive doc. We blurred out…

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Tragedia en la escuela

Tragedia en la escuela

Veladoras, notas de “descansa en paz”, globos y otros recordatorios de Joanna Ramos, una niña de 11 años que murió el viernes horas después de una pelea con otra joven de su misma edad, no pudieron aliviar el estado de shock que venció a los amigos y padres de la estudiante de Long Beach. “Me siento triste porque era mi mejor amiga”, expresó Alexandria Martínez, de 12 años, ayer cerca del altar creado en los…

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Murder trial opens in robbery-related shooting

Murder trial opens in robbery-related shooting

A San Antonio police officer who had been on the force for a year and a half, William Karman was trained to shoot when he felt his life was threatened. He found himself in that position, he told a jury Tuesday, when he interrupted what appeared to be an armed robbery. A man had pinned another man to the ground with a gun, then pointed the gun at Karman and advanced, the officer testified. “‘San…

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Little-noticed killing snuffed out dream

Little-noticed killing snuffed out dream

It took Lorena Smith a decade working as a dancer at strip clubs to get to where she was, close to paying off her mortgage on a home in a gated community and only a couple of courses short of earning a nursing degree. The single mother had raised two sons and only recently started going out, rewarding herself after three years of strictly studying. As she celebrated this new chapter, a gunman took her…

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