Boston Marathon bombing trial

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 defense sought to shift blame to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan, saying the younger brother had “followed him.”

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 New details of Marathon bombing, aftermath revealed

A prosecutor provided graphic descriptions of how each victim died, and said Tsarnaev began reading 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/2011-2020/2015/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/sox_connections.jpg How far does Red Sox’ reach go in MLB?

The Globe sifted through each team’s 40-man roster, front office directory, and coaching staff list to quantify the Red Sox’ tree.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dev985-6791.jpg McCourty wants to stay with Patriots, but test free agency

Devin McCourty said he still wants to return to New England, and feels the Patriots want him back as well.

Baker unveils $38.1 billion state budget proposal

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/photo-7975.JPG Advocates petition Baker for more MBTA funding

“I don’t want to hear ‘reform before revenue,’” Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone told a group at the State House.

//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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/weather150-7936.jpg More snow on the way tonight through Thursday

The southeastern coast of Mass., which could see 4 to 6 inches on the ground, will be hit the hardest.

Officials warn people to keep off frozen Charles River

The ice may look stable, but officials say it can give way unexpectedly, and “could be dangerous and deadly.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hyde150-7946.jpg Two major roof collapses in Boston this morning

The collapses occurred at an industrial complex in Hyde Park and at the old Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester.

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.