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Unions’ political donations falling as their power fades

As once-powerful organized labor­ loses members and influence, unions have become more ­focused on organizing workers and protecting their rights.

Polls show that President Obama is the first Democratic presidential candidate in decades to hold a clear advantage on foreign policy over his GOP opponent.

Madalyn Ruggiero/Associated Press

Democrats to play up foreign policy at convention

Democrats plan to praise President Obama’s signature achievements overseas and portray Mitt Romney as dangerously confrontational.

Superintendent Carol Johnson rode along as school bus routes were tested in Dorchester last week.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Boston schools pushing to keep buses on time

Much is riding on the School Department’s ability to have things running smoothly well before month’s end.

Intelligence analyst Timothy Fitzgerald monitored video cameras around the city.

Boston uses two high-tech tools to combat crime

Police made nine arrests in the past year by comparing data from a system that tracks gunfire and another that tracks parolees.

Governor’s Council still in eye of storm

Despite a recent state Senate bid to abolish the obscure but important body, 27 people are vying for one of eight seats on the council in Thursday’s primaries.

The Nation

2 children stabbed while sleeping in N.J. home

A sleeping 6-year-old boy was stabbed to death inside a bedroom of his home in an unprovoked attack that also critically wounded his 12-year-old sister, prosecutors said.

N.Y. teen’s death on party bus called warning to others

Officials say a fatal accident this weekend involving a rented party bus carrying dozens of teenagers should be a warning to passengers of the dangers of opening emergency hatches.

Man has to try twice to get arrested in Detroit

A man suspected of fatally shooting two men and seriously wounding two others had to turn himself in twice before Detroit police would arrest him, authorities said.

The World

Obama administration takes steps on Iran

By David E. Sanger

With Israel openly debating whether to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities in the coming months, the Obama administration is moving ahead with a range of steps short of war that it hopes will forestall an Israeli attack, while forcing the Iranians to take negotiations more seriously.

Pakistani cleric now charged in blasphemy case

Cleric Mohammad Khalid Chisti was blindfolded when he appeared before a magistrate in Islamabad on Sunday.

By Salman Masood

Pakistani police charged a Muslim cleric with planting pages of the Koran in the bag of a Christian girl accused of desecrating the holy book.

Veiled presenters appear on Egyptian state TV for first time

Wearing a cream-colored headscarf and a dark suit, Fatma Nabil read the 12 o’clock news bulletin on Sunday and became Egypt’s first female news presenter ever to appear on state television while wearing a veil. Nabil and several other female news presenters scheduled to go on air mark the end of a ban on presenters wearing the Muslim head covering.

Editorial & Opinion

juliette kayyem

Afghan war still rages, yet soldiers get no play in Tampa

A case containing the remains of Pfc. Shane W. Cantu, of Corunna, Mich., sits on a loader during prayer at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday.

By Juliette Kayyem

Our focus on domestic issues has not only silenced most national security discussions; it has also left service members by the wayside.

Josh Barro

Time for ‘Race to the Top’ for housing

By Josh Barro

To get housing out of its slump, the government should copy the Obama administration’s education contest and reward state and local governments for encouraging new construction.

James Carroll

After Neil Armstrong’s small step forward, two steps back for America?

Neil Armstrong on the moon

By James Carroll

The Apollo missions were perhaps the last clear triumph of American government.

Metro

Governor’s Council still in eye of storm

By Eric Moskowitz

Despite a recent state Senate bid to abolish the obscure but important body, 27 people are vying for one of eight seats on the council in Thursday’s primaries.

Boston uses two high-tech tools to combat crime

Intelligence analyst Timothy Fitzgerald monitored video cameras around the city.

By Brian Ballou

Police made nine arrests in the past year by comparing data from a system that tracks gunfire and another that tracks parolees.

Suffolk casino plan needs cities’ support

Mayor Menino wants the entire casino project built in a single phase.

By Mark Arsenault

Responding to complaints about plans for a phased development, Suffolk Downs acknowledged the host cities control when the resort could open.

Business ǀ Science

Unions’ political donations falling as their power fades

By Katie Johnston

As once-powerful organized labor­ loses members and influence, unions have become more ­focused on organizing workers and protecting their rights.

Smartphone apps track users even when shut down

By Hiawatha Bray

MIT researchers have discovered that certain apps continually collect and transmit sensitive information, including location, contacts, and browsing histories.

Video goes viral, and an obscure Woburn tech company has a hit

Will Cady of Source Audio demonstrated the Hot Hand device while playing the bass guitar at the company’s office in Woburn.

By Michael B. Farrell

Source Audio had been struggling to attract customers, until a tweet by Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee put them in the spotlight.

Obituaries

Rev. Sun Myung Moon, 92; built worldwide religious movement

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church was best known for its mass weddings.

By Daniel J. Wakin

The Korean evangelist, businessman, and self-proclaimed messiah founded the Unification Church, notable for its mass weddings and links to vast commercial interests.

William Momyer, 95; WWII ace oversaw air operations in Vietnam

By Megan McDonough

As a fighter pilot in World War II, retired Air Force Gen. William W. Momyer single-handedly attacked a formation of 21 Nazi aircraft and shot down seven of them.

Henry Forbes, 87; set up museum in Milton for Asian export art

Mr. Forbes converted his family’s mansion into the Forbes House Museum at a time when Western interest in Asian export art was increasing.

By Emma Stickgold

In the mid-1960s, Mr. Forbes turned his family’s mansion into what is now the Forbes House Museum. He later merged his collection with the Peabody Essex Museum.

Sports

DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Louis Oosthuizen aiming for win after birdie binge

Louis Oosthuizen, who fired a 29 on the front nine Sunday, watches his tee shot on the 12th. He ended up with a 63.

By Michael Whitmer

The record-setting third round Oosthuizen put together on Sunday stole the show, and threatened to turn the Deutsche Bank Championship into a blowout with one day remaining.

Dan Shaughnessy

Despite lack of big names, Deutsche Bank still interesting

By Dan Shaughnessy

Guys Not Named Tiger are giving it a nice go this weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Keegan Bradley (63) glad he stuck around

By Michael Vega

Bradley, the local favorite from Woodstock, Vt., shot an 8-under 63 Sunday in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

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