SEC freezes assets of firm, 8 people in $1b fraud probe

Federal securities regulators allege that TelexFree Inc. was running an “illegal pyramid scheme,” according to court records.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences picks new president

Jonathan Fanton was named to take over eight months after Leslie Berlowitz was ousted amid concerns about her pay and doctored resume.

N.H. Senate rejects bid to repeal death penalty

If it passed the Senate, New Hampshire would have been the last New England state to repeal the death penalty.

Actions must follow words on Ukraine crisis, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry said an agreement to de-escalate violence represented “a good day’s work,” but would be meaningless if not followed by action.

Hamza Syed braced for an anti-Muslim backlash that never happened.

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Inclusive spirit reassures Muslims after bombings

Muslims braced themselves for a backlash after the Marathon attack, but it never happened.

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Faces of the Boston Marathon field

The average Joe, the first-timer, and the rising star are just a few you’ll meet when you take a closer look at the runners entered in the 2014 Boston Marathon.

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The arrest in a gun trafficking probe is “related” to the Aaron Hernandez murder case, the US attorney’s office said.

South Korean rescue team members searched for passengers aboard a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast.

Death toll from South Korea ferry disaster rises to 20

The toll was expected to climb much higher as more than 270 people — most high school students — remain missing.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/09/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/editedneu51386_highres--90x90.jpg A Conversation with Governor Dukakis

Doug Most and former Governor Michael Dukakis discussed urban transportation and Boston’s historic MBTA.

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On basketball

Celtics coach Brad Stevens galvanized the locker room and, after a couple of early obstacles such as playing time confusion, maintained his authority.

Celtics now right where they wanted to be

Mission accomplished. The Celtics have a premium lottery pick, they learned a lot about themselves and Brad Stevens, and they weren’t visibly tanking.

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BU was first in Division I Hip Hop and second in the top-tier team dance division at the NDA Collegiate Championships.

BU Dance Team wins its first national title

The Boston University Dance Team took Boston Strong to heart to win its first-ever national title at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championships.