Boston bomb squad investigates backpack near Boston Marathon finish line

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Boston Police bomb squad investigates backpack near the finish line BOSTON — A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday. Under a steady rain on Boylston Street, where two homemade bombs last April 15 marked the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11, scores gathered in the personification of a slogan that captured the country: “Boston Strong.” After a stirring rendition of “God Bless America,” ordinary people, bombing survivors, first responders and dignitaries — including Vice President Joe Biden — bowed…

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