Vice President Biden Applauds Boston’s Courage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_65f7822516.jpgJared Wickerham/Getty Images (BOSTON) -- On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 200 others, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Tuesday to the bravery and courage of survivors and first responders. “In my career I’ve been part of or witnessed some incredible tributes, but I have to say…I’ve never, never, never witnessed a tribute like I’ve heard today,” he said.

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Samantha Power: Putin's Actions Suggest He Wants Eastern Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4d15b2ee58.jpgUS Department of State (WASHINGTON) -- In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning on This Week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had harsh words for Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of pro-Russian soldiers’ recent takeovers of government buildings in several eastern Ukrainian cities. Asked by Stephanopoulos if the U.S. believes that Putin “wants” Eastern Ukraine, Power responded, “I think the actions that he is undertaking certainly give credence to that idea."

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Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Very Thorough' Planning to Protect Boston Marathon

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_72af902b39.jpgOffice of Governor Deval Patrick (BOSTON) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Sunday the state is taking all necessary steps to secure the Boston Marathon after the attack on last year’s event that left three dead and hundreds injured. “I think we are very well prepared and people should come out and enjoy themselves,” Patrick said Sunday morning on This Week.

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Rand Paul: Don't Rule Out Containment of Nuclear Iran

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_48bc516d21.jpgUnited States Congress (MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- New Hampshire can be a make-or-break state for a potential presidential candidate and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is ahead of the 2016 competition. ABC News’ Jon Karl caught up with the Kentucky senator at a Manchester eatery, the Portland Pie Company. He was in town for the conservative Freedom Summit – dishing on Iran’s nuclear program, the future of the Republican Party, fellow republican Jeb Bush, and his own potential presidential candidacy.

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White House Warns Russia Not to Invade, Biden Plans Ukraine Trip

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_359429922a.jpgUS Department of State (WASHINGTON) — As pro-Russian activity rose in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, the White House voiced concerns that Russia might once again advance past Ukrainian borders. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kiev on April 22, the White House announced, to meet with leaders in and outside of the government to reinforce American support and talk about Ukrainian security.

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