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Harvard defends e-mail searches, offers limited apology

The school officially confirmed Monday that it had secretly gained access to the ­e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans.

Diverse in age, geography, and background, the cardinals hold a wide range of views on what the papal criteria should be.

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Cardinals to start conclave with no apparent consensus

Cardinals will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades.

Paper tax returns for 2012 are piling up in the Data Integration Bureau of the Department of Revenue in Chelsea.

KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Mass. seeks to get all taxpayers to file returns online

With only 6 percent of users filing with paper forms, officials are trying for hefty savings by prodding everyone to file electronically.

2014 state race looks unlikely for Scott Brown

By joining a Boston law firm, the former senator may have opened the way for Charles Baker to run for governor.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/03/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/casino5--90x90.jpg Classes prep card dealers for casino economy

Students in the inaugural class of the New England Casino Dealer Academy are hoping to find work in the emerging Massachusetts casino industry.

In earlier case, DPU had executives’ pay divulged

State regulators recently forced National Grid to disclose its executives’ pay, but have balked at demanding Northeast Utilities reveal CEO Thomas May’s full 2012 earnings.

The Nation

Detroit’s former mayor found guilty of corruption

Prosecutors said Kwame Kilpatrick ran a “private profit machine” out of City Hall.

By Ed White

Prosecutors said Kwame Kilpatrick ran a “private profit machine” out of City Hall.

Washington girds for weeks of budget fights

Senate Democrats drafted a bill to keep the government operating through Sept. 30, and both chambers prepared for a fight over the 2014 budget year.

Colorado Senate OK’s gun control bills

Democratic Senate leader Morgan Carroll

The Colorado Senate gave final approval to a series of gun restrictions including expanded background checks.

The World

Afghan policeman shoots, kills 2 US troops

In a shooting near Kabul, police gathered the body of a man after his truck reportedly did not stop near a US convoy.

By Kevin Sieff

The officer killed at least two members of the US special operations forces and five Afghan troops and police.

Pakistan, Iran leaders inaugurate pipeline project

The leaders of Pakistan and Iran on Monday pushed ahead with a pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran despite American opposition.

Conservation body votes to regulate shark trade

Demand for shark fins, such as these displayed in a Bangkok restaurant, has reduced the species.

More than two dozen species of shark are officially endangered, and more than 100 others are considered either vulnerable or near threatened.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

Standing up for car-free development in Boston

By Paul McMorrow

A proposed car-free apartment development in Allston was the embodiment of the environmental philosophy Boston’s government is supposed to believe in. But officials didn’t support it.

TOM KEANE

Snow days

A man shoveled snow on Commonwealth Avenue on Friday.

By Tom Keane

When closing schools, officials must err on the side of safety.

FARAH STOCKMAN

Politics of oil in Venezuela

Oil rigs pepper Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela in the ‘70s.

By Farah Stockman

The country’s oil reserves, and the American desire to keep the oil flowing, have defined the Venezuelan government’s relationship with its people, and the US.

Metro

Harvard defends e-mail searches, offers limited apology

Harvard University officials wanted to find the source of a leaked confidential e-mail about last year’s cheating scandal.

By Mary Carmichael

The school officially confirmed Monday that it had secretly gained access to the ­e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans.

Classes prep card dealers for casino economy

Chris Bois (top center), a student at the NewEngland Casino Dealer Academy, reacted during blackjack class.

By Mark Arsenault

Students in the inaugural class of the New England Casino Dealer Academy are hoping to find work in the emerging Massachusetts casino industry.

2014 state race looks unlikely for Scott Brown

Scott Brown may have opened the way for Charles D. Baker to run for governor of Massachusetts.

By Jim O’Sullivan

By joining a Boston law firm, the former senator may have opened the way for Charles Baker to run for governor.

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Kevin Cullen

The soul of the church

By Kevin Cullen

Registry manager charged in scheme

By Milton J. Valencia

Storm claws away cliffs, dunes

By Todd Feathers and Lauren Dezenski

Early education chief resigns

By Travis Andersen

Business

In earlier case, DPU had executives’ pay divulged

Thomas J. May of Westwood, chief executive of Northeast Utilities.

By Erin Ailworth

State regulators recently forced National Grid to disclose its executives’ pay, but have balked at demanding Northeast Utilities reveal CEO Thomas May’s full 2012 earnings.

Mass. seeks to get all taxpayers to file returns online

Paper tax returns for 2012 are piling up in the Data Integration Bureau of the Department of Revenue in Chelsea.

By Todd Wallack

With only 6 percent of users filing with paper forms, officials are trying for hefty savings by prodding everyone to file electronically.

Two Boston tech leaders fund ACLU privacy project

By Michael B. Farrell

Two luminaries of the Boston tech community have contributed $1 million to launch an initiative at the ACLU of Massachusetts meant to safeguard privacy.

Obituaries

Henry Oppenheim, 86; empathy, humor endured through dementia

Dr. Oppenheim spent most of his career at the VA Medical Center in Northampton.

By Bryan Marquard

A childhood in Nazi Germany and immigrating to the US gave Dr. Henry Oppenheim empathy for the outsiders he treated as a psychologist.

Mildred Manning, 98; nurse survived capture during WWII

Mrs. Manning was taken into captivity by the Japanese in the Philippines.

By Richard Goldstein

Mrs. Manning was the last survivor of the US Army and Navy nurses who had been captured by the Japanese in the Philippines.

Arthur Storch, 87, director, regional theater creator

Arthur Storch (left) with Jack Lemmon at Syracuse Stage, a regional theater company that Mr. Storch created and that is considered one of the most successful in the country.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Storch once asked Eugene Ionesco to rewrite a play and goaded a young Aaron Sorkin to work harder.

Sports

Jack Parker makes retirement from BU official

Jack Parker announced his retirement on Monday.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

The BU men’s hockey coach said after a 40-year tenure during which he won 3 national titles, “It’s a tough job . . . it takes a lot out of you.”

Christopher L. Gasper

Jack Parker was synonymous with BU

Jack Parker hugged longtime Boston University sports devotee Elliot Driben after announcing his retirement.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The retiring hockey coach stands with ex-school president John Silber as the men who transformed Boston University.

Bruins 3, Senators 2

Bruins edge Senators in shootout

David Krejci was congratulated after his game-winning shootout goal.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Despite a slow start that put them in a two-goal hole, the Bruins rallied back for a shootout win to start their road trip.

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Bruins notebook

Status of Chris Kelly unknown after knee-on-knee hit

By Fluto Shinzawa

Red Sox Notebook

It looks like Jon Lester is Opening Day starter

By Nick Cafardo

red sox spring training

Lester, Bradley shine in loss to Marlins

By Nick Cafardo

JMU 70, Northeastern 57

Northeastern loses in bid for NCAA tourney

By Michael Vega

On football

Patriots’ shopping list for free agency

By Greg A. Bedard

Division 3 girls EMass final

Archbishop Williams rebounds against Pentucket

By Michelle Fenelon

Division 1 EMASS final

Central Catholic holds off Braintree

By Michelle Fenelon

Division 2 EMASS FINAL

Medfield ends Reading’s 48-game win streak

By Andy Deossa

Celtics Notebook

Celtics looking for consistency from Brandon Bass

By Baxter Holmes

Division 4 girls’ state championship

Fenway wins Division 4 title again

By Seth Lakso

division 2 north boys' hockey final

Wilmington cruises to title against Danvers

By Alex Hall

Division 1 North Boys’ Hockey final

Burlington beats Winchester in shootout

By Craig Forde

DivISION 3 South BOYS’ HOCKEY final

Medway erupts, routs Pembroke

By Nick French

G: Living

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Barbara Pym fans converge on Boston

English novelist Barbara Pym

By Linda Matchan

She may be one of the most famous 20th-century British writers Americans have never heard of. But she has fans in the US, and they’ll gather in Boston to mark the centenary of her birth.

Frame by Frame

Velazquez’s young prince and a dwarf

By Sebastian Smee

This double portrait by Diego Velazquez at the Museum of Fine Arts shows two figures of similar stature who are years apart in age.

A far-flung Boston Ballet season

Rie Ichikawa and Tiffany Hedman rehearsing Jirí Kylián’s “Bella Figura” in 2012.

By Jeffrey Gantz

Boston Ballet is turning 50, and its 2013-14 season will begin with a bang.

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Music Review

Old 97’s crank up their alt-country

By Stuart Munro

Music Review

Two brass players step into the spotlight

By Jeremy Eichler

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday night television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner host LA benefit

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘The Vineyard’ is on, ‘Terminales’ is a question

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘The Last Will’ is heading to off-Broadway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Regis Philbin on food — and sports?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Bruins are fans of Sam, and vice versa

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Celebrities spotted in and around Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Marc Orfaly restaurant Pigalle to close

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Project Cupid takes over The Estate for Dana-Farber

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman at SXSW

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein