Walsh backing LA educator Chang for superintendent

The signal from Mayor Martin Walsh comes before the School Committee picks the next superintendent tonight.

The idea of offering a rebate to MBTA riders because of shutdowns, delays and cancellations of service during snowstorms this winter ran into opposition at the MassDOT board of directors meeting.

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MBTA would need $6b to update equipment, agency says

The figure to update its equipment, facilities, and other infrastructure is more than five times the T’s current budget.

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A judge ruled that Philip Chism’s confession to police that he killed his Danvers High School teacher cannot be presented to jurors.

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Congress is sending President Obama the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through year’s end, without conditions.

Women in Mass. made 81 percent of men’s salaries in 2013

The most recent ratio of women’s to men’s earnings was the highest it has been in Massachusetts since state data became available.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

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Ten women and eight men were selected as jurors in the trial of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Tsarnaev trial will test jurors’ compassion

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be judged by people who have sworn to follow the evidence. And that evidence is deeply damning.

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Photos

Scenes of snow-covered Mass. from the air

In the midst of one of the snowiest winters on record, Globe photographer David L. Ryan captured aerial scenes from around the region.

Wesley Reid of Milton helped shovel out the docks at the MIT Sailing Pavilion last month.

Two more winter storms headed toward Mass.

The storms will bring snow, rain, and sleet, and possibly make this winter season the snowiest on record in Boston.

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Before Congress, the Israeli prime minister delivered an impassioned challenge to President Obama’s efforts with Iran.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

The amazing Pete Frates story continues to inspire

The former BC baseball star has become a fund-raising force for ALS research, and he was honored by the Red Sox Tuesday.

Pete DiMartino and Rebekah Gregory appeared at Fenway Park after the bombing.

AP File

Couple injured in Marathon bombing announces split

Rebekah Gregory took to her Facebook page to discuss her breakup with Pete DiMartino.

Evan Horowitz

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The process for next year starts tomorrow, when Governor Charlie Baker releases his proposal.

Alex Speier

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While shifts have contributed to a decline in offense in baseball, the Red Sox’ third base coach bristles at the notion of regulating them.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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.