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Analysis, discussion and opinions by members of Newsday's editorial board.

Gorman: The emotional response to the Boston Marathon bombings

Police on School and Walnut Street in Watertown,

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The Boston Marathon bombings shook the nation. The media reports -- man hunt updates, Amtrak service suspended, family interviews, how many suspects, link to Al Queda, where is Chechnya— are overwhelming. What's important, what's not, what does this all mean?

I'm too young to remember how I felt on 9/11 so I have no frame of reference for how to analyze all the implications of the last 24...

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Up on the Board: Unpacking the search for Dzhokhar Tsamev and the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings

Police on School and Walnut Street in Watertown,

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Starting today, with this new Up on the Board feature, the editorial board will be blogging about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday, Newsday Westchester and amNew York.

With the events in Boston developing so quickly, the editorial board decided to...

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Bessent: Why was a drone flying above Kennedy Airport today?

Two TSA agents wait for passengers to go

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Just when one development increases confidence in air travel, another shakes that faith.

Air travelers will be allowed to board commercial planes with small knives and hockey sticks, a couple of golf clubs and similar sports equipment in tow starting April 25. TSA officials said permitting those currently banned carry-ons will allow its officers to focus on more serious security threats. Things...

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