Prosecutors in the James “Whitey” Bulger case had contended the criminal background checks should be done.
Race for the Senate
Edward Markey reduced his federal rate to under 20 percent by taking large deductions, and also collected Social Security.
Republican candidate Gabriel E. Gomez took issue with a Web ad by Edward Markey’s campaign.
Menino praises Markey, but ‘can’t explain’ schedule
After formally throwing his support behind Edward Markey, Mayor Menino said he told Markey to “meet and greet” more aggressively.
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As shrines to public tragedies proliferate, they force the difficult question of what’s important to preserve.
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Panorama: The Boston Marathon memorial
An interactive panorama of the impromptu memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings set up in Copley Square.
Sexual assault threatens trust in military, Obama says
President Obama urged US Naval Academy graduates that the crime has ‘‘no place in the greatest military on Earth.’’
Globe photos of the week
Turtles were reintroduced to the renovated giant fish tank at the New England Aquarium, flags filled Boston Common for Memorial Day, and more of the week’s best images.
A boxing lesson for college grads
Think of the vast majority of professional boxers as essentially unpaid interns, taking their lumps to build their resumes in the hope of cashing in and joining the 1 percent who live large.
Slain suspect had thought about missing FBI interview
Ibragim Todashev feared that if he went to an FBI office, he would never be let out, said his friend.
Sloppiness costly to the Bruins
The Bruins simply failed to concentrate in their Game 4 loss to the Rangers, as even coach Claude Julien admitted.
Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano visiting Boston today
Janet Napolitano will meet with Mayor Thomas Menino and Police Commissioner Edward Davis and visit the memorial to victims of the Marathon bombings.
Nation & World
Two arrested in UK after incident on plane from Pakistan
Two men who had tried to move toward the cockpit during the flight were handcuffed and arrested once the plane landed, a passenger said.
Obama recasts war on terrorism
President Obama on Thursday said it was time to narrow the scope of the battle against terrorists, and vowed to restrict drone use.
Merck Serono scouting biotech opportunities
German-based global drug maker Merck Serono is the latest drug maker turned investor in biopharmaceutical start-ups.
‘Act of Congress’ by Robert G. Kaiser
The informative novel provides lessons in civics about how business is done in Washington, D.C.