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The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown

People around Boston didn't stay inside Friday because the city forced them to. And this distinction matters.

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'We Cannot Continue to Lock Down an Entire City'

Boston lifts its "shelter in place" order with the remaining suspect still at large.

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How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.

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Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.

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Cambridge, Mass.: A Refugee Magnet

29 percent of the city's population is foreign born.

Scenes From Inside a City on Lockdown

Boston area residents are holding their breath.

The Geography of the Boston Marathon Manhunt

Much of last night's action took place in Cambridge and Watertown, a western suburb of Boston.

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It's Almost Impossible to Put an Entire U.S. Metro Area on Lockdown

Boston area residents and business owners are being asked to "shelter in place" during this morning's manhunt. But what does that look like?

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Boston, Suburbs on Lockdown; a 'Terrifying Scene'

All transit has been suspended; residents urged to remain in their homes. Police are conducting a door-to-door manhunt for second bombing suspect.

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'Boston, You're My Home'

Makeshift memorials from around the city.

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What It Feels Like to Be a Boston Alum Right Now

There are millions of men and women wandering around America who spent the best years of their lives in this city.

Beth Murphy

To Boston: Messages From People Who Know the City's Pain All Too Well

Notes of sympathy from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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The Shame of Boston's Wireless Woes

Shortly after Monday's bombings, cellular networks collapsed. The same thing happens every time there is a crisis in a large city.

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How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.

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Why the Boston Marathon Is an Especially Sinister Target for Terror

The bombings have turned all the cues and surroundings of this time of year upside down.

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There Is Almost Definitely Camera Footage of the Boston Marathon Attackers ... Somewhere

The city of Boston is blanketed with security cameras. But finding the right shots is a little like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

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The 71 Countries Targeted in Boston

Participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon hailed from across the globe.

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A World Without Trash Cans?

Early reports suggest at least one of the bombs used in yesterday's Boston Marathon attack was hidden in a garbage can. There's a case to be made for removing them all.

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An 'Eerie' Stillness Lingers in Boston

Locals on social media report a distinct lack of chaos, "just a feeling that everyone is focused."