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Security tightened as Boston Marathon approaches

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – Boston Marathon organizers have banned runners from bringing bags and imposed other measures to tighten security for the April race after a twin bomb attack near the finish line last year killed three people and wounded 264. The rule changes announced on Wednesday stem…

Anthony Weiner’s top aide resigns as mayoral campaign struggles

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – The campaign manager who helped to guide Anthony Weiner’s bid for New York City mayor resigned over the weekend, a spokeswoman said on Sunday, as the Democratic former Congressman grapples with slumping poll numbers and fresh revelations of his sexually charged Internet activity. Danny…