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Globe Events


A house for Ben

Nicola Manganello designs an elegant home for a family in Maine with special needs.

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The Nation


New England’s top GOP donor isn’t a Republican

Seth Klarman, founder and president of the Baupost Group, is New England’s top campaign contributor.

Seth Klarman gave more than $3 million in the 2014 federal elections — but he’s registered as an independent.


Seth Klarman opens up about his financial support of GOP

Seth Klarman in 2012.

In an exclusive interview with The Globe, Seth Klarman discussed a wide range of issues connected to his political giving.


Seth Klarman opens up about his financial support of GOP

Seth Klarman in 2012.

In an exclusive interview with The Globe, Seth Klarman discussed a wide range of issues connected to his political giving.

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The World


Syrian rebels plea for help amid Islamic State push

Fighters with the Badr Brigades, a Shi’ite militia, clashed with Islamic State militants in Iraq’s Anbar province Monday, 30 miles from where a police base was attacked.

Syrian rebels appealed for help to counter a new offensive by the Islamic State in the northern province of Aleppo.


Officials, owner face murder charges in Dhaka collapse

The police in Bangladesh filed formal murder charges against 41 people accused of involvement in a 2013 building collapse.


Beijing bans all indoor smoking

Beijing bans smoking in many public places, such as this area outside a children’s hospital.

The ban stems from a looming health crisis in a society where smoking remains a nearly ubiquitous part of life.

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Editorial & Opinion


opinion | John Tirman

The failure of neoliberalism

The hold of an abandoned boat, which carried Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, sat empty in May in Aceh Province, Indonesia.

The migrants who are risking their lives tell us something vital about the global economy.



An Olympic effort at transparency is needed

After a winter of missteps, candor would go a long way to building the public’s trust.



Wikipedia editors honor Caitlyn Jenner’s identity

The swift revisions to her entry show the growing recognition of Jenner’s right to define herself in her own terms.

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E-mails show MBTA chief’s frustration with Keolis

Former MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott was often fiery in her response to questions about T operations and her performance.

Beverly Scott’s e-mails offer a window into the T’s chaotic response to the repeated snow storms.


John Kerry back in Boston, will have leg surgery Tuesday at Mass. General

The C-17 carrying U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Boston.

The secretary of state, who injured his leg during a cycling crash in France, returned to Boston late Monday night.


Man convicted of manslaughter in asthma death

Michael Stallings, 23, hid his face as he was brought in to be arraigned.

Michael “Fresh” Stallings shot into a crowd on a Boston street in 2012, prompting a man to suffer a fatal asthma attack when he ran for cover.

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Mass. economy outpaces US’s

In the beginning of 2015, wages grew in the state, helping to support stronger consumer spending, the report said.

Despite the growth, the state still faces a number of critical challenges, including high youth unemployment and rising costs for energy and housing.


Boston officials skip crucial Wynn casino meeting

The state Department of Transportation convened a working group to discuss long-term improvements for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood.

Boston’s failure to appear at the table represented the latest bureaucratic hurdle in the way of Wynn’s ambitious plans for the banks of the Mystic River.


Steven Syre | Boston Capital

A few words for Vertex execs on big bonuses

Jeffrey Leiden is Vertex Pharmaceuticals chief executive.

Chief executive Jeffrey Leiden received nearly $15 million in retention bonuses from Vertex last year.

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Mary Ellen Mark, 75; documentary photographer

Ms. Mark’s photograph “Amanda and Her Cousin Amy,” taken in North Carolina in 1990, was shown as she spoke in London last year.

Ms. Mark’s subjects ranged from runaway children to world leaders.

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This mess of a Red Sox season is not John Farrell’s fault

The Red Sox have already gotten their pitching coach fired. Manager John Farrell may not be far behind if they don’t start turning their season around soon.

A rainout was fitting for a 22-29 last-place team that is rapidly taking on water and hanging its manager out to dry.



Red Sox rained out; doubleheader vs. Twins on Wednesday

06/01/15: Boston, MA: Monday night's scheduled Red Sox game vs. the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park was rained out. It will be made up on Wednesday as part of separate admission day-night doubleheader. Late Monday afternoon a member of the grounds crew worked on a drain in leftfield. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Twins (1)

The teams will open the four-game set on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. with the Sox pitching Clay Buchholz against Mike Pelfrey.


Alex Speier

Is the Red Sox’ defense really that bad?

BOSTON, MA - MAY 22: Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox returns a ball hit by Matt Joyce #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the fourth inning at Fenway Park on May 22, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Actually, the Red Sox are around league average with the gloves — with one huge exception.

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Tuesday Stories


Ben Mezrich’s non-fiction life

Last week, in the days leading up to his latest book release, the Boston author offered a peek into his personal life.



Florence + the Machine, ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’

On Florence + the Machine’s third album, British singer Florence Welch is scaling back a bit, with more intimate acoustics and lyrics.


Album Review | POP

Jamie xx, ‘In Colour’

On his debut solo album, Jamie xx goes widescreen with a sprawling foray into dance-pop.

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