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Elizabeth Warren’s ‘A Fighting Chance’: An exclusive excerpt on the foreclosure crisis

Senator recalls an unsettling conversation from the depths of the mortgage crisis.

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Boston Children’s Theatre keeps ‘Homework Machine’ humming

The world premiere of the musical “The Homework Machine” runs through Sunday at the Roberts Studio Theatre.

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TV Critic’s Corner for Thursday, April 24

A look at some of what’s on TV Thursday night.

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Who taught YOU to drive? Release the bicycles

It’s become a rite of spring, as regular as buds on trees and Red Sox games. I speak, of course, of the moment one realizes that bicyclists are back on the road.

That leads me to questions such as whether bicycles should have special rules for stop signs and stop lights; how to carry a child on a bike; and whether no-hands cycling is allowed.

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Yachts and a food pantry in uneasy Bristol, R.I., juxtaposition

Bristol, R.I., is increasingly a community of extremes, home to both great wealth and a shrinking middle class as more residents slip closer to poverty.

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Coakley lawsuit wants college’s ex-chief to repay millions

The former president of a Falmouth college allegedly squandered millions on excessive pay, and even a quarter-million-dollar timeshare.

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Coach leaves BU after accusations of bullying

Boston University has parted ways with women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg.

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Supreme Court expresses skepticism on Aereo

If Aereo withstands copyright law challenges from the traditional TV networks, it could transform the way many people watch network programs.

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Welding business sued over fatal Back Bay fire

A welding company and the owners of a building where work was performed are accused of failing to get a permit or have a “fire watcher” in place.

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Mental illness not a crime; why treat it that way?

In Massachusetts, many with schizophrenia are locked up in barren cells, bound and alone. If it happened anywhere else, we’d call it torture.

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For restaurant owners, striking the right noise level is key

In sampling the decibel levels at several local restaurants, we determine where conversation might be a challenge — and what owners are doing about noise.

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A former rep’s Rx for Congress

At a time when many political scientists favor strong parties, Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, has a contrary view.

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Bruins beat Red Wings, take 2-1 series lead

Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron had first-period goals for Boston and Patrice Bergeron added a late empty-netter.

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State limits use of potent painkiller Zohydro

The restrictions require prescribers to complete a risk assessment and pain management treatment agreement with patients before prescribing the drug.

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Biden offers support to Ukraine, rebukes Russia

Vowing that the United States would never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea, Vice President Joe Biden reiterated America’s support of Ukraine.

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Novartis deals could affect Mass. drug research

With Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline swapping vaccines and cancer drug franchises, the Cambridge research landscape could be altered.

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Justices uphold ban by voters on use of race in admissions

The fractured decision revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play in protecting racial and ethnic minorities.

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Sampling decibel levels at local restaurants

The Globe conducted an informal survey of eight area restaurants using a mini sound level meter to capture an average reading.

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After 92 years, a Dorchester hardware landmark closes

A fixture for nearly a century, the small Hamilton Hardware cannot compete against massive competitiors and are closing the Bowdoin-Geneva business.

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Bruins professional, methodical, efficient in Game 3 win

The Bruins claimed a 3-0 win and a 2-1 series lead. They can, after all, play any way you want.

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