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surviving suspect in the boston bombing. a u.s. city rumbles back to life. >> good morning, everybody. we would like to welcome our viewers across the u.s. and around the world this morning. i am christine romans. >> i am john vermin. you are watching cnn's special coverage of the capture of the marathon bombing suspect live from the rainy streets of boston. >> let's begin with the latest. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev recovering in the hospital. this image shows the bloody teen hiding in a boat, hiding for hours, bleeding and curled up and hiding in the boat that had been winterized. he was first wounded in the shoot-out with police that killed his brother, and he may have been hit again in last night's gun fight with police.
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the boat's owner says he saw smeared blood, and pulled back a tarp on the winterized boat to find dzhokhar lying there, and he was weak from blood loss but still refused to surrender until the last volley of gunfire. >> he is in the boat and he just sat up. he is moving about. >> a dramatic end to the man hunt and it exploded across social media. everybody talking about it. and this photo a favorite image. and it was confirmed it was taken immediately after dzhokhar
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was arrested. this tweet says suspect in custody, officers sweeping the area, and stand by for further info. and this image shows dzhokhar in the back of a ambulance. and he remains under heavy guard. >> cnn's poppy harlow joins us on how all of this unfolded. good morning, poppy. >> reporter: good morning, christine and john. it was unreal. that's really the only word that i can find to describe what happened over the 24 hours, especially in this community. you have got these beautiful houses all around. this is the last thing they expected. truly dramatic. a very tense 24 hours, and very scary 24 hours, and especially for the residents here, and here is how it all went down.
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an extraordinary manhunt for two brothers on the run. >> today we are listing the public's help to identify the two suspects. >> just hours after it began, an mit officer is gunned down. then a carjacking. a middle-of-the-night chase in watertown where a shoot-out with police ensued. sources tell cnn the suspects threw a grenade and pipe bombs at police. >> it was like, boom, boom, like three big bangs. >> reporter: officers shoot suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev. >> what we are looking for right now is a suspect consistent with the description of suspect number two. >> reporter: more than 9,000 officers mobilized and much of
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boston under lockdown as authorities search high and low for suspect number two. >> we believe this could be a terrorists. we believe this to be a man that has come here to kill people. >> reporter: at the hunt continues, the suspect's family speaks out. >> and being cowards, they shot the boy dead. >> he put a shame on our family, he put a shame on the entire chechen ethnicity. >> reporter: late friday, still no capture. >> we do not have our suspect in afternoon, but we will have one. >> reporter: an hour later, officers have the suspect corners. >> they know exactly where he is. they have cordoned off a section of watertown. >> reporter: they are yelling loudly to somebody in the boat or near it, come out, and we
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just heard him say come out on your own terms and come out with your hands up. >> the tweet just came suspect in custody. >> reporter: and the streets erupted in celebration. >> two perpetrators that caused so much pain and anguish are no longer a threat to our safety and communities. >> we have closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> reporter: indeed, john askan christine, that chapter has been closed, but still this is very much a tragedy at this city. at this hour, 58 people remean hospitalized from the attack, and three in kcritical conditio, and two are children and then the four precious lives lost, including the 8-year-old boy, and the chinese exchange student
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studying at boston university, and 29-year-old, krystle campbell, and the officer that was gunned down in the middle of the fight with police. >> poppy, we appreciate it so. the suspect under heavy guard at the medical center. he was brought there shortly after being taken into custody last night. it's believed that he may have been injured in friday night's shootout with police. and what do we know about his condition? >> reporter: well, christine, at last check we know he was in serious condition. we don't know the nature of his injuries or where they were, but we are hearing he experienced a substantial amount of blood loss, and there are indications he was first wounded yesterday
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morning in watertown during the shootout with police, and then after that, authorities found him on a boat in watertown. there was blood on the boat when authorities arrived, so there's a possibility that he also sustained injuries during a gun fight at the scene there as well. but, again, we do know he's in serious condition and he had substantial blood loss. >> clearly there must be -- they must be guarding the front door. >> reporter: they have been guarding here around the clock every since he arrived here. you can see behind me here, there are five officers right outside, and there are two officers inside the hospital that we have seen, and we presume that are also security guards in the room where he is. there's a fairly large presence at this point. there's a very large presence last night when he arrived.
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the guards will be here as long as he is here as a patient. >> this is the same hospital where the brother, tamerlan tsarnaev was taken. he was taken thereafter he was shot and many of the alleged victims were taken there as well. >> reporter: that's right. 12 victims at last check are here, and 12 victims that were injured in the bombings on monday. you can imagine how disturbing that may be for the victims and families staying here and other patients for that matter. this is a man that police were calling a terrorists, intent on killing people. and there's a level of concern and a disturbing feeling here but i think it's comforting that there are security guards here at the hospital. >> a difficult situation to say the least. and thank you so much. >> this entire ordeal has
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stunned the suspects' parents. >> they seem to be in denial about the role there in this bombing. >> you will be surprised to hear who they blame. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit
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[ cheering ] >> what a scene that was. watertown residents lining the streets cheering on police last night after officers took
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19-year-o 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev in custody. >> the family still seems stunned the two young men could be responsible for such a thing. they insist they were framed. nick, what you have learned there in dagestan about this family before immigrating to the united states. >> reporter: the most interesting fact is the register in the capital, it says the four siblings arrived there in september of 2001 directly from kirk stan, and then they departed to the united states. that kind of tallies with what we know about three of the
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siblings, the two sisters and now the arrested dzhokhar, but it shows confusion about tamerlan himself who did not arrive in the united states until 2006. so there could be a question as to what he did for the five years when he could have been in russia or perhaps elsewhere before arriving in america. but above all there is a climb utahdisbelieve, and many ece echoing the sentiments of their parents. here is what they had to say. >> translator: somebody framed them. i don't know who exactly did it, but somebody did. and being cowards they shot the boy dead. there are cops like this. i cannot imagine who could do this. whoever did it is a bastard. i have nothing more to say. >> my son, tamerlan, he got
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involved in the religion five years ago. he never told me he would be on the side of jihad. he was controlled, and they knew what my son was doing and they knew what actions and what sites on the internet he was going. how could this happen? how could they -- they looked at every step of him, and they are saying this is a terrorists act. >> reporter: in all the disbelief, some of the questions are clearing up. the shopkeeper who lives opposite his father's apartment, he helped his father out in the refurbishment of the apartments to make a living. the key question is how this man that everybody described as
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being a phaulmodel student transformed both brothers. >> that region, a lot of people don't necessarily know very much about them. what is the sentiment towards the united states over there? >> reporter: well, effectively, there has been a long fear on the doorstep of europe and down deep south near the black sea there could be a potential foothold for al qaeda type of militants. that sprang up after the second chechen war that ended in 2000, and 2001, and that continued with the maneuvers in the area, and they tried to crack down to the radicals. and here in dagestan to the east of chechnya, the radicals ended
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up attacking police officers here and roadside bombings, and in turn they were pressed by russian security forces. as we saw the violence go on year after year, the kind of messages and rhetoric you got from the radicals just got more and more extreme, and where we would hear russian officials refer to al qaeda, it began to have more self-evident over time. real fears here that we may see the tip of not an iceberg, but a concern of what could be more of a global fashion. >> nick reporting live from dagestan. thank you, nick. some politicians in the united states finds the parents' suspicions to be ridiculous. the idea that they would accuse the u.s. after seeking asylum
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here is ridiculous. >> it's absolutely wrong. it's offensive. here is a country that gave them asylum and sanka wary. it's bad enough for what their sons did, but for their parents to attack the country is wrong. >> the oldest brother's inlaws and wife are asking the press to respect their privacy at this time. >> the note reads, our daughter lost her husband today, the father of her child. we did not begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know we never knew tamerlan tsarnaev. please respect our family's privacy in this difficult time. >> as we know tamerlan tsarnaev is the bombing suspect killed friday morning in a shoot-out with police.
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>> the president claim as painful chapter is now closed. >> we will have the latest on how the white house responds to the saga that has kept the entire city and nation on edge. zap technology. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz.
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remembering the victims of the violence here in boston, krystle campbell, and martin richard, and lingzi lu, all killed at the finish line, and then sean collier killed at mit. >> and president obama promising
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the city they would get assistan assistance. athena jones at the white house this morning. what else did we hear from the president? >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. in the days since the bombing in boston we heard words of comfort to the victims and to the city of boston. late last night in a statement he offered words of comfort and he answered questions many of the people following the story have been asking. >> tonight there are still many unanswered questions. among them, why did young men that grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence? how did they plan and carry out these attacks? did they receive any help? the families of those killed so
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senselessly deserve answers. the wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again deserve answers. >> the president also said the investigation into this continues to try and get some of those answers. he directed the fbi and the department of homeland security to deploy all necessary resources to get to the bottom of this. >> and i know the fbi director robert mueller had a statement, and what else is he saying about where we go from here? >> he said during the long week we have seen an extraordinary effort, and these collaborative efforts with the help and cooperation of the public resulted in the successful out come we have seen tonight. and there will be no pause in that effort, but tonight i wish to thank all of those that worked tirelessly throughout the week in the pursuit of safety
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and kwrjustice. that's the word we hear from the fbi director and president. back to you guys. >> thank you. athena jones for us at the white house. >> and the president declared the terror attack in boston to be over, and it's just begun, and we are talking about the recovery. to help with that, we are sure it will be mounting medical bills. donors are flooding campaigns for some of the individual victims of the blast, and one started collecting donations for a newlywed couple who each lost a leg raised half a million for their recovery. and then a mother and daughter, they topped $250,000, which is wonderful. there's a way to help. visit our website, >> one of the bomb suspects was
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boston, celebrate the capture of the sole suspect. the drag net lifted and boston begins to grasp its new reality. i am john bumman live in boston. >> i am christine romans. welcome back to a rainy and windy boston morning this morning as the siege on the city has ended. >> this morning, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev captured. he was first wounded in the early morning shoot-out with police that left his brother dead, and he may have been hit again with the shoot-out last night with officers. >> the boat's owner says he saw
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smeared blood on a tarp over the boat. he pulled it back and saw dzhokhar lying there apparently weak from blood loss, but still he fought capture. >> we have movement in the boat. he just sat up. he's moving, flailing about. >> this tweet from the boston police department confirmed what residents had been hoping for since monday's bombing. suspect in custody. >> great words for the city. the fbi was also quick to announce the dramatic conclusion, adding the word "captured" to the wanted poster. and dzhokhar remains in the hospital under heavy guard right now. >> poppy harlow joins us from watertown. this was a culmination of a 24-hour manhunt. how did we get to this point?
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take us back. >> reporter: good morning, christine. it's surreal how this all happened in just about 24 hours, as you said. the fbi came out and they showed the two images of the saw pebus saying we need your help, and within a few hours there was a massive gunfight and shooting and we heard a police officer on the mit officer was shot and we didn't know if it was associated with these saw pebguspects or n then a carjacking, and then the search became so intense here for dzhokhar tsarnaev. where is that 19-year-old suspect number two? is he here or elsewhere? boston, the stay, this neighborhood, really on lockdown. never seen anything like it. a ghost town as police searched
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high and low for dzhokhar tsarnaev, not finding him, and then having a press conference, it was pretty disappointing for many people around 6:00 saying we have not apprehend the him yet, saying we will, and then, christine, within an hour, news from our own deb feyerick, we have the suspect cornered and he was cornered in a boat, and you know what happened since then. it was an unreal unfolding of events, very intense, and very dangerous for all of these officers and first responders. once he was captured, joy, celebration. i want to you listen to the fbi special agent in charge. here is what he said after that capture. >> today the city of boston, the city of cambridge and the city of watertown and many other communities can breathe a sigh of relief knowing two perpetrators that caused so much
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pain and anguish are no longer a threat to our personal safety and to our communities. >> reporter: no longer a threat indeed. want to show you the video of the jubilation that broke out within minutes of the announcement at 8:45 last night of this capture. just incredible video of people on the street, cheering and chanting, "usa, usa," feeling safe in their own city once again, and even with the jubilation, a lot of pieces to pick up, and 58 people still hospitalized and the four precious lives lost, four victims in all of this. >> so much loss, poppy. poppy harlow in watertown, massachusetts. thank you so much. as poppy said, this investigation still very much continuing. justice departments saying the suspect will not be read his miranda rights. they are invoking the public
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safety exception. it's allowed in cases of immediate danger. meanwhile mccain and lindsay graham said dzhokhar tsarnaev should be treated as a potential enemy combatant. they said now that the suspect is in custody is the last thing we should want is for him to remain silent. under a law of war we can hold the suspect to a enemy combatment not entitled to miranda warnings or the appointment of counsel. the older brother, he was killed on friday, and they investigated him at the request of a foreign government, and they did not find any ties to terrorism. and we are joined from london by a counterterrorism expert, and mike sullivan here is a former
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acting director of the bureau of tobacco, firearms and explosives. let's start with you in london, will. the fbi talked to this man in 2011. it does beg the question, did they miss something when they talked to tamerlan tsarnaev? >> well, it's always very difficult to say. however, having said that, if you have an individual that is brought in by the authorities and questioned, again, without knowing exactly what the topic or agenda was that they were requesting him on, one would say that there was sufficient intelligence that may have been brought to them by this foreign government. and they could be a potential risk. and one would have hoped they would have been continually monitored beyond that point to insure that even if there was ambiguity in his absence, maybe they could prove it out as to whether they could discount them as a potential threat.
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>> apparently the united states fbi asked this foreign government for further information and the fbi says that information did not come. the boys's country, they are chechen. what do you think of the possible roots of chechnya? >> they have a number of significant terrorists attacks in domestic russia. i think the biggest question will be whether there was any particular al qaeda driven plot behind the two brothers, especially has there has been a long-standing by the intelligence communities that al qaeda and the chechen rebels have worked together in the resource, intelligence and supply of weapons, and ultimately if it does have an al qaeda angle to it, this could be
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significantly concerning as this would be the first chechen-born or led attack on the united states. >> that is right. it has not happened before. and i want to bring in our terrific resource on things like this. when he was not read his miranda rights, how surprised? >> it's unusual. we know him and his brother were bomb makers and there are other bombs out there, and is there a greater conspiracy than two brothers? it's a great concern. the public safety exception was most appropriate under these circumstances. >> is this a one and done thing, they did not read him his miranda rights, and will that become an issue later on or not likely? >> it may be raised, but it's not going to affect the government to go forward in the prosecution. >> i imagine there is a lot of people wondering what kind of
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trial this might be? >> well, if there is a trial, it will proceed under the article 3 court, and likely with a death penalty eligible defense. >> explain that distinction. if he is held as an enemy combatant, what would happen? >> this is something the government should seriously consider as to whether or not he should be held as an enemy compatant. they have to look at the national security to see what the greatest benefit is to our country to the way he will be held and or prosecuted. the option is you hold him as an enemy combatant during the duration of the war, and this is a terrorists act, and they have to do that. they have to make the best decision. >> how quickly do they have to make that decision? >> they could do it over the next several weeks to make a determination as to whether or
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not they want to hold him as an enemy combatant. >> thank you. we appreciate your help on this. there is so much ground to cover. the manhunt is over and the investigation and the prosecution or possible prosecution very much continues. 14 people confirmed dead, and 16 u.s. missing. a lot of other news going on in the world right now. we are live in texas after the massive explosion that leveled parts of one small town. stay with us.
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>> we are live in boston this morning where an intense manhunt for two terrorists grabs the world's attention, but there is no forgetting the devastation and heartache in west, texas, after a massive explosion leveled parts of the small town. listen to this. >> are you okay? >> dad! i can't hear! i can't hear! >> thankfully that little girl and the family that shot that video are okay. but 200 others are injured, 200. at least 14 lives were lost including five volunteer firefighters. and martin is live in texas.
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60 people still unaccounted for. it's almost impossible to imagine what they are trying to do there right now. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you. every time i hear the compelling audio coming from the little girl and her dad and what they went through, and that's a sample of what so many went through. and i talked to a gentleman yesterday, and he said the center of the town is broken. and i think it's 50 homes have been wiped out. this is a home of 2600 people, so you can imagine 50 homes lost, an entire apartment complex and nursing home and three of the four schools have been damaged and i can go on and on to get a sense of the impact. lives lost. 14 people. that's the official death toll. we know talking to officials and families, the vast majority of those are first responders, and
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volunteer firefighters, and the ems people were evacuating people out of harm's way. 14 -- it could have been far worse. you mention the number of 60. that number was believed to be less. they talked to hospitals and they less than a handful is missing, and if the death toll will go up, it's hopeful that it will only go up slightly. the factory owner, a local man, he said his heart is broken and he is devastated by the tragedy, and he pledges he will work with investigators to try to determine what happened. >> we are looking at ariels of the blast. we can't get over the scope of the power of the blast. where does the investigation stand to the cause of the blast?
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>> reporter: there are a number of investigative entities that are trying to determine just that, john. you are right. that blast triggered like an earthquake. it could be felt, not just heard, but felt 15 miles away. it was in a word, cat keuz mick. what caused that entire exspwoeson is being investigated. the community grew around the plant. nonetheless, the devastating blast was horrific. atf and federal entities, and no determine has been made as yet, and there is no thought that it's terror. >> you will see towns around the
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country looking at their zoning laws, because the school and nursing home and complexes so close to the plant has many communities asking questions. martin, thank you. >> good point. meanwhile u.s. intelligence agencies are reviewing all the information they have right now on the two boston bombing sus spebgts. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business.
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welcome back.
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a statement was saying under the law of the war we can hold this suspect as a potential enemy combatant not entitled to miranda warnings and not provide counsel. >> u.s. officials are now investigating what significant terrorists threat or connections dzhokhar tsarnaev may have had. and barbara starr joining us this morning. what are you learning about the suspects and any wider connection of terrorism he may have had? >> that's the key question for the intelligence community, both the cia and fbi right now. what were the brothers really involved in? did they have outside help and support to carry out these attacks and are their ties to terrorists groups? that's why you are not seeing him read his miranda warnings. he doesn't have to have a lawyer right away. no decision on whether he would be held as an enemy combatant
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but they want to get as much information as possible, and they are using the government's detainee interrogation group, we are told. so where are we right now? well, the fbi, as we now know, had a request from a foreign government to look into the older brother last year before he travelled -- when he was traveling to russia to look into his activities. there was a belief by that government he might have been involved in some kind of activities. the fbi did look into it. they issued a statement i want to read to you in part saying in response to the 2011 request, the fbi checked data basis looking for things such as derogatory telephone communications, and possible use of online sites associated with
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the promotion of radical activity, and associations with other persons of interest, and travel history and plans. the fbi did not find anything of concern. and the older brother travelled to russia in 2012. the fbi asked that foreign government for more information so they could look again to see if there was anything more, and they say the foreign government did not come back to them. now the fbi, the cia once again going back through all of their information, all of their data basis to see if they can find any link to any terrorism activity, and of course very much wanting to talk to this young man. john, christine? >> barbara starr live for us in washington. thank you, barbara. >> i am sure the time in russia in 2012 will be a key focus of the investigation. >> especially his mother said the fbi had been watching him, and that was part of the
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mother's rant where she said she didn't believe he could do this as well and she knew the fbi were following him. >> and there were many people that did not make it to the finish line in the boston marathon. >> that's right. and one woman did with the help of her little fans. we will explain next. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro.
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a hockey game. take a look at this. [ singing national anthem ] >> that was at the boston bruins game earlier this week. all the fans took a moment of silence before uniting in singing the national anthem. i got chills. >> yeah, how is this for feeling the love. the principal at a school ran the boston marathon but was two miles away from the finish line before the bombs went off. >> when she got back to school, here is what her students did for her. >> oh, thank you! >> that's great. >> they created a finish line for her inside the school so she could run the rest of the marathon.


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