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Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray says he won’t run for governor

Murray had been laying the groundwork for a run but faced tough political questions.

Fans in the stadium might one day be able to listen as Tom Brady talks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Already they can use Wi-Fi in Gillette.

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Patriots to enhance stadium experience

Order food from your seat? Listen to Josh McDaniels relaying play calls? It could be possible soon — if you have a ticket into Gillette Stadium.

Biden seemed quite at ease during a September campaign stop at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio.

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Gaffes aside, Joe Biden a power in White House

One of the vice president’s biggest problems (his mouth) has become one of his greatest assets (his ability to connect).

N.H. police chiefs criticized for gun prizes in raffle

The raffle will give away a firearm every day in May, including an assault rifle that closely resembles the weapon used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

The Nation

Gaffes aside, Joe Biden a power in White House

Biden seemed quite at ease during a September campaign stop at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio.

By Matt Viser

One of the vice president’s biggest problems (his mouth) has become one of his greatest assets (his ability to connect).

House GOP agrees to lift borrowing limit

By Jonathan Weisman

House Republicans said they would agree to lift the debt ceiling for three months with a requirement that Congress pass a budget plan.

Autopsy conducted on body of Ill. lottery winner

 Urooj Khan, 46, was about to collect lottery winnings when he died in July.

By Jason Keyser

Authorities on Friday exhumed the body of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery.

The World

Some Algerian hostages are US citizens

By Adam Nossiterand Rick Gladstone

The Islamist militant kidnappers who terrorized a remote Saharan gas field complex still held at least 10, possibly dozens, of hostages.

Director of Bolshoi Ballet hurt in acid attack

Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the ballet, suffered third-degree burns and his eyesight is threatened.

By ELLEN BARRY

The attack followed threats to Sergei Filin, a dancer who rose through the ranks of the world’s largest ballet company.

Former captives relate tales of horror

Algerians arrived at Algiers Airport after being released from a natural gas facility where they were held captive.

By Lydia Polgreen

Hundreds of workers at an Algerian gas field recounted their stories after fleeing terrorist attackers stormed in before dawn killing dozens.

Editorial & Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

Holding your line

Lance Armstrong denied doping for years.

By Joanna Weiss

Faced with the power of the story, athletes lie and lie again because, as Lance Armstrong said, you can lose yourself in the momentum of that lie.

editorial

NHL lockout cheapened the brand, again

Jake Carr, 5, holds up a sign during a scrimmage between the Boston Bruins and the Providence Bruins at TD Garden Tuesday.

Three lockouts on NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s watch is not a record to be proud of.

DERRICK Z. JACKSON

Are all shootings equal?

By Derrick Z. Jackson

For the new gun control push to have a chance, the shootings of inner-city kids needs to be taken as seriously as those of the children in Newtown.

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RENÉE LOTH

Corporate settlements deny accountability

By Renée Loth

TE’O’S NONEXISTENT GIRLFRIEND editorial

A young man’s mistakes

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Raising income taxes will not promote economic growth

letters | Patrick Proposes tax plan

Governor takes bold step to raise revenue

Metro

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray says he won’t run for governor

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray made his announcement with Governor Deval Patrick at his side.

By Noah Bierman

Murray had been laying the groundwork for a run but faced tough political questions.

N.H. police chiefs criticized for gun prizes in raffle

The Ruger SR-556, to be raffled on May 1.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The raffle will give away a firearm every day in May, including an assault rifle that closely resembles the weapon used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

Witness testifies about Tewksbury boy’s 1969 slaying

Edward Brown testified that he and two friends grabbed John McCabe in 1969, then drove him to a vacant lot.

By Brian Ballou

Three teens targeted the victim because he flirted with the girlfriend of one of the attackers, a key witness testified.

Business

Patriots to enhance stadium experience

Fans in the stadium might one day be able to listen as Tom Brady talks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Already they can use Wi-Fi in Gillette.

By Callum Borchers

Order food from your seat? Listen to Josh McDaniels relaying play calls? It could be possible soon — if you have a ticket into Gillette Stadium.

State Street to lay off 630

Chief executive Joseph L. Hooley said the job cuts were “gut wrenching” in the short term, but also necessary.

By Beth Healy

State Street Corp. said it would lay off 2 percent of its workforce, including 260 people in Massachusetts.

Solar power installations hit record in Mass.

Walter Cowham of Quincy has installed two solar panel systems at his home since 2010.

By Erin Ailworth

Hundreds of homeowners and large institutions and businesses, such as schools and big box stores, took advantage of government-backed incentives in 2012.

Obituaries

Marty Sinacore, 59; favored collaboration in science, music

Dr. Sinacore directed research and development projects in the mammalian and microbial cell sciences.

By Alli Knothe

Dr. Sinacore was a scientist and researcher who worked with colleagues to develop cell cultures that would lead to new and better biotechnology products.

D. Brainerd Holmes; guided manned space flight at NASA

D. Brainerd Holmes (center) and other Mercury program directors took a break after Gordon Cooper circled Earth.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Holmes, 91, directed NASA’s first manned space flight program and was instrumental in developing the plan that sent astronauts to the moon.

Gussie Moran; her skirt shocked Wimbledon in 1949

Ms. Moran was ranked as high as fourth in the United States, but struggled to be known as more than just ‘‘Gorgeous Gussie,’’ a moniker she got from the British press.

By Andrew Dalton

Ms. Moran, 89, shocked the modest midcentury tennis world when she took the court at Wimbledon in a short skirt and ruffled underwear.

Sports

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For Patriots in playoffs, no place like home

The home crowd stands out in the playoffs; the Patriots are 5-2 at Gillette since 2007.

By Michael Whitmer

The Patriots are 5-2 in home playoff games since 2007, and will again enjoy the advantage as they vie for their sixth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons.

Robert Kraft talks about life after Myra

Robert Kraft holds on to memories of his wife Myra, who died in July of 2011. Sunday’s game is dedicated to her.

By Bella English

The Patriots owner discussed his late wife, Myra, his memories of her, and the challenges of carrying on.

Bulls 100, Celtics 99

Celtics fall to Bulls in overtime

Celtics Jason Terry and Paul Pierce walk off the court as the Bulls celebrate their victory in the final seconds of overtime at TD Garden.

By Gary Washburn

Marco Belinelli’s shot with 3.1 seconds left in overtime was the difference in a 100-99 Bulls win Friday, Boston’s second straight loss.

G: Family

Broomball is sweeping Boston

A broomball game recently played at Reilly Memorial Rink in Brighton. Instead of skates, the game is played in sneakers with participants running on the ice.

By Joseph P. Kahn

A quirky coed sport played like hockey — but without skates — is gaining traction with college kids and 20-somethings.

From the Archives

From Globe Archives: Martin Luther King Jr. in Boston

To honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we look back at King’s visit to Boston in 1965, when he spoke to politicians and residents about many of the city’s racial issues, including segregation.

Stage Review

Going one-on-one with MLK in Katori Hall’s ‘The Mountaintop’

Maurice Emmanuel Parent as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Kami Rushell Smith as Camae in “The Mountaintop.’’

By Don Aucoin

There are flashes of brilliance, but on balance Katori Hall’s play feels like the work of a talented young writer who’s throwing a lot of things against the wall to see what sticks.

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