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A guide to the Oscars

This graphic lists the nominees in each major Academy Award category. The winner of a category is emphasized in full color, while the other nominees are shaded. Click on the accompanying links to read the Globe's review of the film, and view any related videos.

Films with most nominations

SOURCE:; David O. Russell photography by David Shankbone

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Ukraine’s stability depends on neutrality, pressure on Putin

The best way to keep Ukraine whole is to return it to a state of geopolitical neutrality.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez case shows need to let critics visit US

What did the United States accomplish by banning the author from the country for so long?

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New frontiers of economic growth in Boston

For the first time in decades, the city’s neighborhoods — not just its downtown core — are benefiting from redevelopment.

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What carries them to the Marathon finish line

These are the stories of fleeting moments, bursts of joy and inspiration, that make race day unforgettable for many runners.

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Learning ChiRunning in British Columbia

ChiRunning is a new running style that helps the injured to recover and develop better running form.

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Many state boards undercut by vacancies

More than one-third of seats on state boards and commissions are either vacant or occupied by people whose terms expired months or years ago.

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From Marathon calamity, newlyweds’ bond deepens

The first blast cost each of them part of a limb, but Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky share a resolve to figure out life together.

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Cuba, US are warily, slowly improving relations

The gradual thaw provides hope for average Cubans, most of whom barely eke out an existence in the island’s centrally controlled economy.

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Iggy Azalea storms onto the hip-hop scene

After two years of delays, Azalea is finally taking center stage, determined to be judged for her music.

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Along Marathon route, trauma runs its course

The message of regeneration will be communicated over every step of the race.

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Pregnant prisoners are losing their shackles

Massachusetts is poised to ban the restraining of inmates during labor and delivery. It’s part of a change in how we treat women doing time and giving birth.

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Body found on highway identified as missing Fitchburg boy

The body of a child found off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver.

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If you go to a ChiRunning camp

If you go to a ChiRunning camp in British Columbia...

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New twist in John Oliver’s career

The former “Daily Show” regular’s new series, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” premieres April 27 on HBO.

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Pro-Russian forces tighten political grip in Ukraine

The militants have paused what had been daily expansion of their territory in eastern Ukraine and have turned to consolidating political power over areas already under their control.

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With taxes done, turn attention to investment portfolios

Your tax return can provide guidance on where you should go from here.

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Two Rick Roths walk into a bar . . .

How is it that these local guys share the same name and same quirky line of work and yet have never met?

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Buying and moving into the house next door

Most of these short-distance movers simply love their neighborhood and don’t want to leave, but they have outgrown their current house.

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Women writers on ‘the day my life changed’

To mark the 40th anniversary of Rosie’s Place, novelist Alice Hoffman asked 40 writers each to compose a 40-word essay on the theme.

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Marathon bandits will be missed this year

Hopefully this one-year hiatus doesn’t mark the end of the Bandit Era.

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