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Emergency workers and bystanders cleared rubble in Kathmandu.

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A collapsed building in Kathmandu.

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A rescuer helped victims in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square.

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India’s National Disaster Response Force was flown to Nepal.

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Rescuers worked to free people trapped in a collapsed temple.

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Residents cleared rubble in Kathmandu.

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Avalanches on Mount Everest left climbers dead, missing and injured.

Hundreds confirmed dead in massive Nepal earthquake

At least 876 people died in the quake, which collapsed buildings and caused avalanches on Mount Everest.

// Diverse campuses, but still few black students

At BU, MIT, Northeastern, and Tufts, only 3 percent of students are black, according to recent federal data.


Tom Brady tries the Apple Watch in NYC

A woman posted a pic of Brady buying an Apple Watch on Instagram on Friday.

// Relative of alleged Bulger victim criticizes movie

The brother of Debra Davis said “Black Mass” is an insult to those grieving for loved ones slain by the crime boss.

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Spiritual tourism has travelers asking the big questions

Travel companies report that the number of people taking “faith-based” vacations is up as much as 164 percent in the last five years.

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Research suggests loneliness may lead to health risks

Lonely people over 65 run the same risk for early death as those who smoke or are at least 100 pounds overweight, according to a recent study.

// A good reason not to cheat on your diet

Even a brief switch to a high-fat diet may alter how our bodies process food, according to a preliminary study published in the journal Obesity.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev’s family arrives as defense readies

Relatives of the convicted Marathon bomber are expected to assist the defense team as it prepares to present its case next week.

Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer for a two-hour interview that aired Friday, announcing that he is transgender.


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Keeping up with Bruce Jenner — at last

Bruce Jenner, once the most emasculated man on TV, bravely reached out and reclaimed his dignity. As a woman.

// Bill Cosby scandal leaves Western Mass. town wondering

In Shelburne Falls, where Cosby settled 45 years ago, residents are grappling with charges filed against their famous neighbor.

Passengers rescue woman who fell onto Orange Line tracks

The woman fell at about 7:30 a.m. and was pulled to safety by other passengers.


// Children’s Hospital surgeon mixes humor, healing

Look up brain surgeon in the dictionary and a picture of Dr. Alan R. Cohen, or “Big Al,” is not there.

Map: Millionaires by town

Do you live near a millionaire? The likelihood depends on your location.

// Where do the most millionaires live in Mass.?

Cast a line in Newton, Wellesley, Winchester, or Hingham, and you are likely to snag a millionaire.

// New rules proposed for ride-sharing services

Governor Charlie Baker’s legislation would require the services to get a state license and subject drivers to background checks.

// Pumpkin Festival finds a new home in Laconia, N.H.

The city will take over the renamed New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival from Keene, where riots broke out last year.

The single-family home is only minutes from Route 128.

home of the week

Dedham antique nestled amid mature landscape

This Gothic Revival has whimsically shaped bargeboard that seems to drip from the eaves.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 22: The prosecution rests in penalty phase

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


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// Where’s the Wikileaks outrage?

The website has done far more damage to privacy than the NSA.

The Big Picture

 People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open air ceremony to commemorate their killing. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

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The big picture

Remembering Armenia’s losses

People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period.