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Venezuelan man the last to finish Boston Marathon

Maickel Melamed, of Venezuela, the last participant to finish this year's Boston Marathon, speaks after receiving a medal from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh during a ceremony, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Boston. Melamed, 39, has a form of muscular dystrophy which severely impairs his mobility. He crossed the finish line about 20 hours after he started. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

BOSTON (AP) — A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was honored at City Hall on Tuesday after enduring about 20 hours of sometimes drenching rain, wind and cold to complete the Boston Marathon in the early morning hours.

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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.

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Bombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate

Police flank an explosive ordnance disposal officer, second from left, as they patrol past the site of the first 2013 bombing site before the start of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

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Chen’s wildness, Orioles’ errors lead to 7-1 loss to Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, second from right, argues a call near Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (16) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen’s start was drastically different from his previous one in Fenway Park.

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Red Sox get 5 unearned runs in 7-1 win over Orioles

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia celebrates after scoring on a single by Allen Craig during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway.

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