Boston Marathon bombing trial

Victims of the Marathon bombing listened during the trial on Wednesday.

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Victims of the Marathon bombing listened during the trial on Wednesday.

Prosecutor William Weinreb delivered his opening statement at the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.

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Prosecutor William Weinreb delivered his opening statement.

Authorities roamed the waters outside the courthouse on Wednesday.

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Authorities roamed the waters outside Moakley federal courthouse.

A demonstrator held a sign outside the trial in Boston.

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A demonstrator held a sign outside the trial in Boston.

Timothy Watkins, an attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrived at the court.

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Timothy Watkins, an attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrived at the court.

A K-9 officer and his dog patrolled outside the court Wednesday.

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A K-9 officer and his dog patrolled outside the court Wednesday.

Opening statements are set for today in Marathon bombing trial.

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Opening statements are set for today in the Marathon bombing trial.

Some victims and their families arrived at the court.

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Some Marathon victims and their families arrived at the court.

The victims were escorted inside court through a private entrance.

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The victims were escorted inside court through a private entrance.

Police walked the perimeter of the courthouse.

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Police walked the perimeter of the courthouse.

Defense admits Tsarnaev took part in Marathon bombings

The first eyewitness to testify at the Marathon bombing trial fought back tears as he described the chaotic scene outside Marathon Sports.

KEVIN CULLEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8647.jpg Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/marathon150-7978.jpg Tsarnaev shopped for milk after bombing, prosecutors say

Court proceedings revealed many new details, including allegations that Tsarnaev read terrorist writings as early as 2011.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/collier150-7980.jpg Prosecution describes slaying of MIT officer Sean Collier

A Ruger pistol provided to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by a friend was the gun the brothers used to kill Collier, prosecutors said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin022515RedSoxSpring_spt43.jpg Red Sox’ Rusney Castillo out with oblique injury

Castillo downplayed the notion that he wouldn’t have enough time to come back for the April 6 season opener.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin030215RedSoxSpring_spt42.jpg Red Sox prospect Henry Owens made push to gain weight

The eating binge was entirely purposeful in an effort to continue a striking transformation now four years in the making.

Baker unveils $38.1 billion state budget proposal

Governor Charlie Baker, with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, unveiled his state budget proposal on Wednesday.

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Governor Baker’s plan reins in spending for a vast array of state programs.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-079.jpg A look at what’s in Baker’s budget

Governor Charlie Baker unveiled his first budget proposal this afternoon, and it is all about the deficit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/017ed8b5f43c4bdfabf6ec8fddad6956-017ed8b5f43c4bdfabf6ec8fddad6956-0.jpg US won’t charge Ferguson officer in Michael Brown death

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Darren Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walsh150-7993.jpg Walsh delivers impassioned defense of Olympics 2024 bid

Mayor Walsh cast the Olympic effort as a rare chance to “create the first new vision” for Boston in generations.

Aaron Hernandez consulted with his attorney Charles Rankin during the murder trial on Wednesday.

Hernandez judge won’t allow mention of Florida shooting

The judge ruled again that prosecutors cannot tell the jury that Aaron Hernandez allegedly shot a friend in February 2013.

Supreme Court appears divided over health care law subsidies

Justices aggressively questioned lawyers on both sides of the latest politically charged fight over President Obama’s law.

Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p28_opening_illo.jpg The danger of neglecting community colleges

As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.

Opinion

DANTE RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/dante_ramos-1115.jpg On licensing rules, insiders rig the game

The Supreme Court just made it a little harder for well-connected industries to hijack government regulation for their own ends.

The Big Picture

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Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.