President Barack Obama attended an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday and delivered an inspirational speech to residents still healing from Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.

“I’m here today on behalf of the American people with a simple message: Every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. Every one of us stands with you,” Obama said. “Boston may be your hometown, but we claim it, too. Boston, you’re my home. For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal.”

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Despite conflicting reports that an arrest had been made earlier on Wednesday, the Boston Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office issued statements Wednesday afternoon that said no arrest had been made in the Marathon bombing case.

According to reports from CNN and The Associated Press, authorities have made an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing, with the suspect expected to appear in federal court in Boston.

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For me, Marathon Monday has always been the day I was born.

Now, it’s the day Martin Richard, two others and probably more died. 



Investigators searched a Revere apartment late Monday night, but the roommate of the man under investigation said he does not believe the individual could be involved in the Boston Marathon bombing.

“I don’t think he could do that,” the roommate told The Boston Globe.

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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Indians, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Phillies at Reds, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA: Trail Blazers at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) NHL: Rangers at Flyers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) NHL: Kings at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

What now?

Like millions of others, I watched in horror as the images of Monday afternoon were broadcast on television across the country and the world.

Unlike many, I had a seat close to the epicenter of the Boston Marathon bombings, inside the press box at Fenway Park.



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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The Boston Athletic Association issued a statement regarding  the bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday:

“The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events.