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Wisconsin temple gunman was white supremacist

The gunman in the rampage that left six dead and three wounded was identified as Wade M. Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran who played guitar in racist heavy metal bands.

Around Boston, Wisconsin temple chief praised

The president of the Wisconsin Sikh temple, gunned down along with five others, was recalled as an open-hearted man who died defending the house of worship he helped build.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine chatted with Red Sox Scholar Ben St. Fort at the Dimock Center in January.

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Red Sox top charitable giving list

A report released by the Red Sox Foundation reveals that it has donated more than $52 million to nonprofits over the past decade, making it the most charitable team in baseball.

Sikhs held a vigil at the New England Gurdwara Sahib in Milford Monday for the victims of the Wisconsin attack.

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Sikhs feel misunderstood, at risk since 9/11

Sikhism, the major religion with about 25 million adherents worldwide at the center of the Wisconsin shooting, remains little known and widely misunderstood in the United States.

Whether Bulger can raise an immunity defense before jurors remains an open question.

Bulger plans to take stand in his defense

James “Whitey” Bulger will for the first time address the charges against him, hoping to convince a jury that federal officials once granted him immunity for his many crimes.

“We don’t get to pick the timing of a global slowdown,” Eric Rosengren said. “If there’s a slowdown and you have an independent central bank, the appropriate response is to act. I think that’s exactly what we should do.”

Fed must do more, its Boston chief says

Eric Rosengren is urging the nation’s central bankers to ignore election-year pressures and do more to jump-start the economy.

The Nation

Wisconsin temple gunman was white supremacist

Wade M. Page served in the US Army for six years.

By Jennifer Preston and Serge F. Kovaleski

The gunman in the rampage that left six dead and three wounded was identified as Wade M. Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran who played guitar in racist heavy metal bands.

‘Touchdown confirmed,’ as rover lands on Mars

Employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif., celebrated the landing of the space agency’s Curiosity rover on Mars Monday.

By Kenneth Chang

NASA followed up its picture-perfect landing of a plutonium-powered rover with pictures of the picture-perfect landing.

Monsignor denied bail in abuse case

A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic church official will remain in prison while he fights his landmark conviction for failing to protect a boy from a predator priest.

The World

Prime minister defects in latest blow to Syria

Prime Minister Riad Farid Hijab reportedly went to Jordan with two ministers.

By Damien Cave and Hwaida Saad

Riad Farid Hijab defected to Jordan along with at least two ministers and three military officers, opposition figures said.

14 dead, 5 missing from heavy rains in China

Mud covers an area after a mudslide Monday in China’s Yunnan Province.

Along with the dead and missing, hundreds of others were trapped by mudslides and floods, state media said.

In Britain, a parliamentary tit-for-tat

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he will order his Liberal Democrat lawmakers to block legislation wanted by the Conservatives after they derailed plans to overhaul the House of Lords.

Editorial & Opinion

Kirsten Greenidge

Home? Sweet.

By Kirsten Greenidge

Small apartments and microliving spaces are challenging notions of how much space a person really needs.

Farah Stockman

Tea Partiers see UN plot to take over America

By Farah Stockman

Every international agreement is seen as a threat to US sovereignty in the eyes of some Tea Party activists.

Paul McMorrow

Sausage Parcel plan smells rotten

By Paul McMorrow

Boston is demanding that a developer build a hotel on the bratwurst-shaped “Sausage Parcel” even though the economics don’t add up.

Metro

Sikhs feel misunderstood, at risk since 9/11

Sikhs held a vigil at the New England Gurdwara Sahib in Milford Monday for the victims of the Wisconsin attack.

By Lisa Wangsness

Sikhism, the major religion with about 25 million adherents worldwide at the center of the Wisconsin shooting, remains little known and widely misunderstood in the United States.

Around Boston, Wisconsin temple chief praised

Satwant Kaleka came to the US from India in the 1980s.

By Peter Schworm and Zachary T. Sampson

The president of the Wisconsin Sikh temple, gunned down along with five others, was recalled as an open-hearted man who died defending the house of worship he helped build.

Lawrence police say woman shot wasn’t target

By Matt Woolbright

Nelida Lozada, 37, was shot and wounded as she shielded her granddaughter on her front porch. The house on Holly Street is known for past troubles.

Business

Fed must do more, its Boston chief says

“We don’t get to pick the timing of a global slowdown,” Eric Rosengren said. “If there’s a slowdown and you have an independent central bank, the appropriate response is to act. I think that’s exactly what we should do.”

By Steven Syre and Andrew Caffrey

Eric Rosengren is urging the nation’s central bankers to ignore election-year pressures and do more to jump-start the economy.

Calculating the cost of tax breaks in Mass.

$84.1 million was used for film tax credits to make TV shows, commercials, and movies such as “Here Comes the Boom.”

By Todd Wallack

A report says state incentives will top $770m in 2012, more than double the amount in 1996. But even as the total grows, there remains little consensus on the value of such deals.

N.J. firm seals deal on Salem power plant

Footprint Power LLC of New Jersey announced it has acquired the aging Salem Harbor Power Station,

By Dan Adams

The company plans to replace the Salem Harbor Power Station with a state-of-the-art gas-fired plant on a portion of the site

Obituaries

Ignacy Skowron, 97, last Polish soldier of WWII opening battle

Major Skowron participated in the Westerplatte battle’s anniversary in 2009.

When he retired in 1975, Major Skowron dedicated his life to telling the story of the battle to younger generations.

Marcia Dudley Bellermann, 72; Probation officer traveled the world

By Stephanie M. Peters

Beloved by Fitchburg parolees for her kind heart, Mrs. Bellermann visited six continents. Illness ruined her plans to visit Australia, which would have been her seventh.

Warren Winkelstein, 90; linked behaviors to AIDS, cervical cancer

Warren Winkelstein

By Denise Grady

Dr. Winkelstein’s groundbreaking studies connected unprotected sex between men to AIDS, smoking to cervical cancer, and air pollution to chronic lung disease.

Sports

Olympic Notebook

American Nick Delpopolo fails drug test

Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the London Games and the IOC will seek to have his seventh-place finish changed.

The US judo fighter was expelled from the Olympics for doping, saying he unintentionally ate something before the Games that had been baked with marijuana.

Women’s boxing a big hit at the Olympics

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (right) defeated Britain’s Natasha Jonas (left), but the real winner Monday was women’s boxing.

By Greg Beacham

The debut women’s tournament stopped being just historic and started getting passionate in the quarterfinals Monday.

Red Sox 9, Rangers 2

Red Sox hit eight doubles in rout of Rangers

Jacoby Ellsbury hit paydirt in the eighth inning when he scored on a double by Carl Crawford, one of three runs the Red Sox scored in the inning.

By Michael Vega

The Red Sox tuned out the speculation swirling over manager Bobby Valentine’s job status by pumping up the volume on offense in a 9-2 victory.