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April 20, 2013

Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope


While authorities tried to determine Thursday how many had died in the fertilizer plant explosion — many victims were feared to be first responders who rushed into the inferno — the FBI released photos and videos of two suspects in the marathon attack.

"It's been a rough week for the country," said House Speaker John Boehner. "It's been a rough week, but we're thankful for the blessings of life and the opportunity to live in a country whose people always look out for each other."

Finally, on Friday morning, the nation awoke to news that one suspect and a police officer had been killed — after the suspects hurled explosives during a car chase and had a shootout in the residential community of Watertown.

In Chicago, the cover of the Redeye newspaper on Friday was a giant red RESET button. "That was a rough one. Who's ready for next week?" the caption said.

Jesse Bonelli, a video game artist who lives in locked-down Watertown, stayed inside his house Friday and sharpened a machete — just in case.

"It's something I usually keep hanging on the wall, but it's the only weapon I have," he said. "I want to be ready in case anyone bursts into the house. After everything that happened this week, I keep wondering what's next."

All day Friday, Boston was shut down, public transit halted and people ordered to stay in their homes as thousands of police and federal agents chased down the fugitive.

He was finally captured on Friday night.

"God has not forsaken Boston. God has not forsaken our nation," Rev. Miranda had said a few days earlier, at the prayer service. "He merely weaves a beautiful bright tapestry of goodness that includes a few dark strands."

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