Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev defense rests in Marathon bombing trial

Closing arguments in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are scheduled for Monday.

KEVIN CULLEN

Planting seeds of doubt

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense focused on eroding the prosecution’s contention that he was as culpable as his brother.

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“Any suggestion that we are considering alternatives is simply not true,” a spokesman for the committee said.

DCF workers deal with ‘shameful’ office conditions

Workers at the beleaguered child welfare agency are contending with fleas, mice, and an overload of cases, a survey found.

Officer John Moynihan.

Boston Police Department

DANTE RAMOS

After shooting of Boston police officer, video keeps the peace

Intentionally or not, Police Commissioner Evans set a precedent by sharing surveillance footage with African-American civic leaders.

‘Transportation camp’ to gather technology, transit enthusiasts

Whether you travel by bike, car, or the MBTA, an MIT-hosted “day camp” promises a glimpse of the future.

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A State Department spokeswoman said enough progress had been made to warrant an extension.

Mike Pence held a press conference Tuesday at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis.

Indiana governor wants changes to religious freedom law

Governor Mike Pence says he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week clarifying that the law does not allow discrimination.

South African comedian Trevor Noah in 2009.

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Michael Andor Brodeur

Controversial tweets don’t reflect range of Noah’s comedy

Some of Trevor Noah’s more controversial tweets took hackneyed shots at women, Jewish people, and LGBT folks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rcc150-8167.jpg Eight Mass. colleges scrutinized over financial aid

The heightened federal scrutiny comes amid concerns over the schools’ ability to manage student aid money.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 04: Tight end Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots high fives fans during a Super Bowl victory parade on February 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Gronk’s looking for a woman who ‘cooks, cleans, makes big cash’

Appearing on “The Jim Rome Show,” the Patriots tight end was asked to describe his ideal spouse.

Tthe Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem.

State reservoirs filled to brim by snow melt

Quabbin Reservoir, the larger of the MWRA’s two reservoirs, is currently holding about 412 billion gallons of water, an official said.

Gerald Francis, the general manager of Keolis (center), talked with a commuter on Monday.

Keolis official blames some winter woes on aging train fleet

“We inherited a train fleet that was old and facing serious maintenance issues,” Gerald Francis said at a Beacon Hill hearing.

Robert Kraft’s testimony in during the high-profile murder trial was a jarring scene.

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Kraft recalls conversation with Hernandez after Lloyd death

During his testimony, the Patriots owner said he asked Hernandez to look him in the eyes and tell him the truth.

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Under Dr. Edward Benz Jr.’s tenure, the specialty hospital has grown to more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote for a champion

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

The Big Picture

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Radioactive Fukushima

Trash sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards.