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Area near Boston Marathon finish line reopens

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The neighborhood near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is reopened to the public. Also today, thousands of police officers are gathered to honor the officer the marathon bombing suspects allegedly gunned down.

Vice President Joe Biden is joining an estimated crowd of ten-thousand people at a memorial service for Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier.

Police officers from around the country are on the campus of MIT, along with students, teachers, and staffers.

Investigators say the Boston marathon bombing suspects shot and killed Collier as he sat in his patrol car because they wanted to steal his gun.

The investigation into the bombing suspects moved to southern Russia today. A team of U.S. investigators is questioning the parents of the Tsarnaev brothers. Russian intelligence officers are also involved in the investigation.

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US is grateful for Russia's cooperation.

The blocks around the bombing site re-opened to the public overnight. Cars and trucks are flowing down Boylston Street. Life is returning to normal here, but several businesses the bombings directly impacted are still boarded up.

19 year old bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now listed in "fair" condition as he recovers from gunshot injuries after his shootout with police. Family members say a friend known only as "Misha" radicalized the older brother in the US. Investigators also discovered Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in last week's shootout, bought 48 mortar shells at a New Hampshire fireworks store in February.

Investigators don't believe the brothers had links to terror groups but two U.S. officials say Tamerlan frequently looked at extremist websites.

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