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The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
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Friend tied to Boston bombing seeks release

Friend tied to Boston bombing seeks release

Lawyers for Robel Phillipos are asking a federal judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the deadly bombings and isn't a flight risk - Full Story

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Officials: NYC should buy more police boats for disaster reponse

NYC officials say the city should take a roster of steps to handle natural disasters better after Superstorm Sandy, including boats - Full Story

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Communications failure cited in Aurora shootings

Oolice and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following the theater execution - Full Story

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4 injured in NM church stabbing, man charged

A man vaulted over pews and lashed out at the singers, other churchgoers held the man down until police came - Full Story

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Boston police consider drones for 2014 marathon

When drones are introduced to the equation, paranoia goes through the roof, even if the crafts are conducting the same missions as police through other means - Full Story

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Dead Boston bomber in terror database 18 months before attack

Dead Boston bomber in terror database 18 months before attack

The CIA made the request to add Tamerlan's name to the terrorist database per request of the Russian government 18 months before attack - Full Story

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Photos: Marathon bomber standoff captured by neighbor

A Watertown resident was shocked when he peered out his window to see the two suspected terrorists the country had been searching for - Full Story

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Bomb suspect charged, may face death sentence

Bomb suspect charged, may face death sentence

Tsarnaev made his first appearance before a magistrate judge where he was charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction - Full Story

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Feds ask to interview wife of suspected bomber

Feds ask to interview wife of suspected bomber

Her lawyer told feds she did not suspect her husband of anything, and that there was no reason for her to have suspected him - Full Story

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Watching Boston 'work together' made me proud to be a police officer Fred Leland - Staying Oriented

Watching Boston 'work together' made me proud to be a police officer

After the Boston marathon bombings, parallel evolution allowed ALL to work together in an effective way — this is something we need to understand and leverage for the future - Full Story



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