British PM visits Boston to discuss marathon bombs

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By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with Massachusetts Gov. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick to offer his condolences and discuss lessons that can be learned from the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

The meeting follows a White House visit earlier Monday during which Cameron met with President Barack Obama.

Cameron was greeted by Patrick on the front steps of the Statehouse. The two men then walked together into the building and into the governor's office for a private meeting.

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki (BEE'-leh-kee) also were in the meeting.

Cameron told Patrick before the meeting he wanted to pay his respects in Boston.

The April 15 bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others. One suspect died after a gunbattle with police, and the other was arrested.

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