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Winning styles of 2 cardinals from the US

Sean P. O’Malley (left) and Timothy M. Dolan

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Boston’s Sean O’Malley inspires papal talk with his reserved manner, while New York’s Timothy Dolan captivates many with an ebulliently religious mien.

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The Roman Catholic Church loves ritual, and there is no ritual as consequential as the process of electing a pope, which officially got underway Tuesday.

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Northeast Utilities has refused to reveal chief executive Thomas J. May’s pay for overseeing the company’s merger with NStar.

Taxi fleet in Boston sues over app that hails rides

The operators of one of Boston’s largest cab companies are suing the app maker Uber Technologies Inc.

Shannon Taylor’s new Chevy Suburban frequently interrupts with traffic alerts and has led to arguments with her husband about how much she should rely on its backup camera.

Modern car technology shows an ability to annoy

Some of the new systems can be so intrusive that drivers are experiencing mild road rage toward their own cars.

“Neither the president nor members of Congress are helped by confrontation for the sake of confrontation,’’ said Senator Patrick Leahy, who was elected nearly four decades ago.

Gun debate a test for Senator Patrick Leahy

As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the Vermont senator will be tested in the weeks ahead as the polarized chamber takes up the issue of gun control.

The Nation

Gun debate a test for Senator Patrick Leahy

“Neither the president nor members of Congress are helped by confrontation for the sake of confrontation,’’ said Senator Patrick Leahy, who was elected nearly four decades ago.

By David Uberti

As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the Vermont senator will be tested in the weeks ahead as the polarized chamber takes up the issue of gun control.

Ryan’s budget targets Obama accomplishments

Representative Paul D. Ryan

By Jonathan Weisman and Jeremy W. Peters

Representative Paul Ryan’s budget plan echoes his 2012 proposals to roll back many of President Obama’s legislative victories.

Calif. bus ads called offensive to Islam

Civic officials joined Arab and Muslim leaders to denounce what they call offensive anti-Islamic ads that will appear on 10 buses for the next month in San Francisco.

The World

Winning styles of 2 cardinals from the US

Sean P. O’Malley (left) and Timothy M. Dolan

By Mark Arsenault

Boston’s Sean O’Malley inspires papal talk with his reserved manner, while New York’s Timothy Dolan captivates many with an ebulliently religious mien.

Black smoke rises, and drama goes on in Vatican

Black smoke flowed from the Sistine Chapel, signifying no pope was chosen.

By Lisa Wangsness

The Roman Catholic Church loves ritual, and there is no ritual as consequential as the process of electing a pope, which officially got underway Tuesday.

No answers after deadliest day of year for US in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai

By Rahim Faiez and Kimberly Dozier

A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan Monday night brought the total number of US troops killed that day to seven.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | JOSHUA GREEN

Sequestration side effects

By Joshua Green

The latest round of budget cuts has revealed a shift in the GOP, in which anti-tax Republicans have prevailed over military hawks in the party.

JOANNA WEISS

In Holyoke, worry about student program cuts

By Joanna Weiss

A program that serves at-risk high school students is itself at risk, showing how sequestration cuts are having an effect.

JEFF JACOBY

Useful idiots, then and now

By Jeff Jacoby

Foreign tyrants have found supporters in the US in years past, and modern ones have their cheerleaders here as well.

Metro

GOP Senate foes mix it up in first debate

Michael Sullivan (center) responded to a question as Gabriel Gomez (left) and Daniel Winslow (right) looked on.

By Stephanie Ebbert

The lively exchange showcased the ­divergent profiles of the three men vying for the Republican nomination in the special Senate election.

Boston school officials to propose new bus company

By James Vaznis

Officials are planning to recommend a new transportation company to oversee the city’s more than 700 school buses starting next fall.

Newton voters OK overrides totaling $11.4m

By Deirdre Fernandes

The city’s voters passed a hefty tax increase to build new elementary schools, hire more teachers, and fix aging facilities.

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Adrian Walker

Group battling to march for a cause

By Adrian Walker

Worcester woman arraigned in death of young son

By Jacqueline Reis and Scott J. Croteau

Middleborough

Man, 20, charged with motor vehicle homicide in death of teacher

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

US seizes gear of radio station

By Travis Andersen

Business

Boston hotel workers authorize strike, if needed

By Katie Johnston

Hotel workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike at some of the city’s most prestigious hotels if the companies don’t agree to a new citywide contract.

GlaxoSmithKline to close Sirtris unit in Cambridge

By Alyssa Edes

The research of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals — and a few staffers — will be folded into Glaxo’s research and development operations in Philadelphia.

Social media play big role in movies

James Franco (left) and Finley (voiced by Zach Braff) star in “Oz the Great and Powerful,” whose success may depend on social media.

By Taryn Luna

Comments posted by audience members on Twitter or online film sites such as Rotten Tomatoes can sway public opinion and ticket sales.

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Job openings rise, layoffs decline

By Christopher S. Rugaber

Around the Region

Yankee Candle is said to be for sale

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

Biogen’s Hemophilia drug awaits approval

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

Shire to work on eye-disease drug

By Chris Reidy

Snapshot

Dow keeps its streak alive, but just barely

By Steve Rothwell

Obituaries

Ozzie Sweet, 94; took a painter’s approach to historic photos

Ozzie Sweet called his work photographic illustrations. His subjects ranged from children to soldiers to celebrities.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Sweet called his work photographic illustrations. His subjects ranged from children to soldiers to celebrities.

William Moody, 58; thrilled wrestling fans as manager

By William Yardley

Mr. Moody — better known as the professional wrestling manager Paul Bearer — died March 5 in Mobile, Ala.

Sports

Penguins 3, Bruins 2

Bruins blow late lead to the Penguins

Anton Khudobin didn’t get much help late in the third period; he was beaten three times in the final 6:18.

By Fluto Shinzawa

In just 4:15 of third-period play, the Bruins watched a 2-0 win explode into a 3-2 kick-to-the-teeth loss.

Bobcats 100, Celtics 74

Celtics get blown out by Bobcats

The Celtics came up far short in Charlotte.

By Baxter Holmes

With Paul Pierce sitting, the Celtics showed how vital their captain’s presence is after being destroyed by the lowly Bobcats, 100-74.

Steven Wright demoted, but Red Sox believe in him

Steven Wright is staying positive.

By Peter Abraham

The knuckleballer will go to the minors for now, but still may play a role for the Red Sox at some point.

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Bruins Notebook

Knee woes keep Chris Kelly out against Penguins

By Fluto Shinzawa

Celtics notebook

Celtics’ Paul Pierce sits out game to rest

By Baxter Holmes

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

With David Ortiz out, DH duties to be spread around

By Peter Abraham

DIVISION 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Bp. Connolly tops Lynnfield for Div. 4 state title

By Pat Bradley

Division 3 EMass final

Danvers dumps Martha’s Vineyard in EMass final

By Andy Deossa

Division 2 EMass final

Malik James propels Brighton in Div. 2 EMass final

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs

DIVISION 1 EMASS FINAL

Mansfield holds on to beat Central Catholic

By Andy Deossa

SOUTH SECTIONAL BOYS’ HOCKEY

Marshfield stuns Hingham in Div. 1 South final

By Alex Hall

G: Food

Stoughton shrimp farm has big ambitions

Founder James Tran held a Pacific whiteleg shrimp at Sky8 Shrimp Farm in Stoughton.

By Jane Dornbusch

Sky 8 Shrimp Farm, an indoor shrimp operation, aims to satisfy the demand for the nation’s most consumed seafood.

A former chef becomes a sustainable food expert

Barton Seaver in his Harvard School of Public Health Landmark Center office.

By Jane Dornbusch

Chef Barton Seaver was settling in to his first-ever desk job: heading up the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with authentic Irish bread

Lisa Zwirn's recipe for currant scones.

By Lisa Zwirn

Baking some of Ireland’s traditional breads or scones for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 is a fine way to celebrate.

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Sunday Supper

Irish stew and shepherd’s pie

By Sally Pasley Vargas

sunday supper

Recipe for Irish stew

Cheap Eats

At Chutney’s, get your curry wrapped to go

By Sheryl Julian

Book REview

‘The Secretary’ By Kim Ghattas

By Chuck Leddy

GAlleries

What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Names

Will Cindy Stumpo have celebrity neighbors?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Ryan Landry looks at a Fritz Lang classic

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Bridget Moynahan attends the Blossom Ball

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘I Love Lucy’ cast members visit Opera House

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper heading to town?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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John Blackwell named associate professor at Berklee

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Chefs gather to prep for ‘A Spoonful of Ginger’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein