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newshour:

“One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama
Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

newshour:

One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us — learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city.” - President Obama

Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings today at 12 p.m. ET. Watch here.

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abcworldnews:

One year ago today, Adrianne Haslet-Davis went to the Boston Marathon with her husband to celebrate his safe return from Afghanistan. But 6,500 miles away from the war zone, a bomb went off in their own neighborhood.This is the story of how Adrianne, a professional ballroom dancer, made her way back to the dance floor with a prosthetic foot.“In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back.”

abcworldnews:

One year ago today, Adrianne Haslet-Davis went to the Boston Marathon with her husband to celebrate his safe return from Afghanistan. But 6,500 miles away from the war zone, a bomb went off in their own neighborhood.

This is the story of how Adrianne, a professional ballroom dancer, made her way back to the dance floor with a prosthetic foot.

“In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back.”

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Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

Strunk and White, Elements of Style.

Always a good reminder, and a reminder that you can download Elements of Style for free. PDF | eBook

(via futurejournalismproject)

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