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RI Copes with Aftermath of Boston Marathon Bombing

 RI Copes with Aftermath of Boston Marathon Bombing


        PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Islanders are coping with the aftermath a day after twin bombings killed three people and injured more than 170 people at the Boston Marathon.
 
       One runner from Newport says she probably won't run another marathon after fleeing in terror from near the scene of the bombings with her family, including her 4-year-old daughter.
 
       Commuters at the Providence train station noticed extra security Tuesday morning. One Providence resident who commutes into Boston said she was more sad than scared, but said she understood why there might be security concerns because trains are so vulnerable.
 
       The governor's office says the state has sent help to Massachusetts, including approximately 330 units of blood products to Boston-area hospitals and state troopers with explosive-detecting dogs.

 

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