BOSTON (AP) — People who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing have had a visit today from President Barack Obama.
After he attended an interfaith church service in honor of the dead and wounded, Obama went to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he met privately with patient, their families and staff.
The Obamas met earlier at the church with the family of Krystle Campbell, one of the three people killed.
At the church service, Obama vowed to hunt down those responsible for the twin blasts. He said, "You will face justice."
If the bomber or bombers were hoping to "intimidate" or "terrorize" Americans -- Obama says they "picked the wrong city to do it." Like the marathoners themselves, Obama said, "We may be momentarily knocked off our feet," but that "we'll pick ourselves up."
235-a-14-(President Obama, speaking to first responders)-"you displayed compassion"-President Obama says all America is proud of how police, emergency workers and others rushed to help those stricken in Monday's bombing. (18 Apr 2013)
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236-w-33-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with President Barack Obama)--The president has delivered words of consolation blended with a pep talk at an interfaith prayer service in Boston. AP correspondent Warren Levinson reports. (18 Apr 2013)
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GRAPHICSBANK: Barack Obama, as US President, pauses while speaking at "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" for Boston Marathon bombing victims, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, partial graphic (18 Apr 2013)
APPHOTO MDJL108: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama step from Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, April 18, 2013, after traveling to Boston. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (18 Apr 2013)
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