Obama visible but cautious in Boston response

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is aiming to be both visible and cautious in his response to the Boston Marathon bombings.
   
Obama addressed the public just three hours after the incident, but he waited until his second-day remarks to declare the attack an "act of terror." He has also urged the nation against jumping to conclusions and made clear that many questions remain unanswered.
   
The president's approach underscores the struggle to piece together information about what happened Monday at the finish line of the famous race, as well the White House's lessons learned from previous terrorist incidents. That includes last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which the Obama administration was reluctant to call terrorism.

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