Prosecutors often make deals to get what they want, so it's probably telling that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends aren't taking the stand to testify against him. The move indicates the government is feeling confident that their arguments will put Tsarnaev on Death Row without the need for deals.
Police and security personnel put on a show of force at this year's Boston Marathon, in what's likely to be a sign of the new normal. But the crowds near the finish line, where two bombs went off during last year's race, were big and enthusiastic.
The Boston marathon bombings last year touched many people. And the anniversary will certainly bring back feelings, fears and memories. A Boston-area counselor who helped in the aftermath of the bombings offers her advice for dealing with the anniversary.
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