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Vice President Biden coming to Boston for Marathon anniversary

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Boston with his wife next week to attend the ceremony marking the Boston Marathon anniversary.

Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden. Credit: Metro file photo

Vice President Joseph Biden will travel to Boston with his wife next week to attend the remembrance ceremonies marking the first Marathon anniversary.

Biden and his wife Jill will come to Boston, but the exact details of the visit have not yet been released, according to NBC News.

Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured when a pair of bombs were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Authorities have accused brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with placing the bombs. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a shootout with police in Watertown. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged.

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In the days following the bombings, President Barack Obama visited Boston and spoke during an event at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End.

Biden also traveled to the Boston area following the bombings to speak during the memorial service for slain MIT Officer Sean Collier.

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