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      8-year-old boy killed in Boston Marathon blasts identified

      The 8-year-old boy killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon has been identified as Martin Richard, The Boston Globe reported. The boy was at the event to watch his father race, according to TV station WHDH.

      Richard's mother and 6-year-old sister were recovering in a hospital after suffering serious injuries, the TV station reported.

      It said the boy's mother underwent surgery for an injury to her brain and his sister lost a leg in the explosion.

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