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This week, tears before laughter

Updated: April 19, 2013, 2:15 PM ET
By D'Arcy Maine

This week's news has been filled with tragedy and sadness. The stories below are not meant to take away from the events that occurred in Boston or in West, Texas, but instead hopefully offer some momentary relief.

I can think of no better way to open this week's column than with the incredibly touching video of the national anthem before the Bruins-Sabres game Wednesday night in Boston. If you haven't seen it yet, it's an absolute must-watch that might move you to tears.

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