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Patrick rips rival transit package

Governor Deval Patrick said the Legislature’s $500 million bill would lead to higher fares and decaying roads.

Little diversity yet in Boston’s mayoral field

Tito Jackson’s decision not to run leaves the declared field thus far without a major candidate of color.

Danielle Miller Mooney is pushing for equality for women in the Mormon Church.

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Mormon feminists speak out

A Dorchester woman is at the forefront of a movement using social media to press for changes for women in the church.

Gray seals carpeted a beach Thursday at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

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Gray seals carpeted a beach Thursday at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has become the most popular area in the region for the mammals to haul themselves out of the ocean and take the sun.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has become the most popular area in the region for the mammals to haul themselves out of the ocean and take the sun.

The most recent count showed more than 15,000 of the seals off New England.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The most recent count showed more than 15,000 of the seals off New England.

Seals on the Monomoy Island beach enjoyed a day in the sun.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Seals on the Monomoy Island beach enjoyed a day in the sun.

New ATMs allow bank customers to talk to tellers when they need help.

Boston to get new Bank of America ATMs with video chats

The city will become the first market to get a new generation of automatic teller machines.

Victoria Greaves, with her father, John Greaves, read a letter sent home by Coelho Middle School’s principal after she and two dozen other students were denied lunch on Tuesday.

Lunches denied for Attleboro students who couldn’t pay

Victoria Greaves and about 25 middle school students were denied lunch because they could not pay in cash or their pre-paid accounts were overdrawn.

The Nation

Investigators search for links in three killings

Thomas James Guolee (left) and James Franklin Lohr are being sought for questioning.

By Erica Goode and Dan Frosch

Officials are trying to determine whether the deaths of the head of Colorado’s prison system and two Texas prosecutors were planned by a white supremacist gang.

Cohabitation increasing in the US

By Elizabeth Lopatto

Three of four women have lived with a partner without being married by age 30, an increasing trend that suggests cohabitation is now a regular part of family life.

Kan. abortion clinic opens in tribute to doctor

By Roxana Hegeman

The clinic opened nearly four years after one of the nation’s few doctors performing late-term abortions was gunned down in his church.

The World

North Korea moves missile to eastern coast

North Korean soldiers patrolled along the Yalu River in the town of Sinuiju, across from the Chinese city of Dandong.

By Sam Kim and Hyung-Jin Kim

After a series of escalating threats, North Korea has moved a missile with ‘‘considerable range’’ to its east coast, South Korea said.

Ukraine Parliament erupts in turmoil

By Maria Danilova

Lawmakers held two competing sessions after progovernment legislators stormed out of the official parliament hall and moved to a nearby building.

Ivory Coast begins exhuming mass graves

By Robbie Corey-Boulet

The mass graves date back to the country’s 2011 postelection violence, as a new report accused President Alassane Ouattara of failing to bring his supporters to justice.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

What are Markey, Lynch promising to interest groups?

By Scot Lehigh

The protocol encountered in the campaign for the US Senate special election is best summed up as the Questionnaire Iron Curtain when it comes to candidates’ promises to interest groups.

Opinion | Graham Allison

Obama’s nuclear vision — or illusion?

By Graham Allison

Examining the harsh realities in 2013, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the likelihood of catastrophic failure is greater than the prospect of reaching a “world without nuclear weapons.”

Editorial

BC should work with students to resolve issues over condoms

Boston College leaders would earn the admiration of students by being mindful of their interests and needs — which might, in turn, make them more receptive to church teachings.

Metro

Flickering shadows from wind turbines draw complaints

Studies show no direct health effects from flickering shadows of turbines’ blades.

By Peter Schworm and David Filipov

Turbines are drawing the ire of Massachusetts residents who live near them, with the shadows and reflections from the blades a major complaint.

Kevin Cullen

UMass-Lowell hockey is soaring under Norm Bazin

Coach Norm Bazin has goaltender Conor Hellebuyck and the UMass-Lowell team in the Frozen Four.

By Kevin Cullen

After a near-death experience, Bazin has the team in the Frozen Four. His success is a metaphor for Lowell, a city being reborn.

Scott Brown won’t rule out run for office in N.H.

By Travis Andersen

Saying “I don’t think I’m done with politics,” the former Massachusetts senator stressed his ties to New Hampshire.

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Mormon feminists speak out

By Lisa Wangsness

East Providence, R.I.

City Council endorses gay marriage

Exams ordered for two Mass. inmates

By Milton J. Valencia

Business

H-1B visas predicted to go fast

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New York.

By Hiawatha Bray

The annual derby to secure special visas may be over after just one week, as a growing economy is prompting more companies to rush to hire tech-savvy foreigners.

In Boston, Sheryl Sandberg pitches ‘Lean In’ message

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and author of the new book

By Jenifer B. McKim

Facebook’s chief operating officer, whose book spurred criticism in some quarters, was met by an enthusiastic audience at the Seaport Hotel.

Boston to get new Bank of America ATMs with video chats

New ATMs allow bank customers to talk to tellers when they need help.

By Callum Borchers

The city will become the first market to get a new generation of automatic teller machines.

Obituaries

Joseph F. Hoar, decorated Boston firefighter

Mr. Hoar was awarded two Kennedy medals for valor.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Hoar, 92, was awarded two Patrick J. Kennedy Medals of Honor for valor.

Roger Ebert, 70; movie critic had sharp opinions

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert started their collaboration in 1975. Siskel died in 1999.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Ebert was a popular film critic and television co-host who along with Gene Siskel could lift or sink the fortunes of a movie.

Appreciation

Ebert democratized movie criticism

Siskel and Ebert were newspaper guys and they took their movie love seriously.

By Ty Burr

Roger Ebert matters for popularizing not just reviewing movies, but also thinking and talking about them, taking what they have to offer further into our minds and hearts.

Sports

Bruins 1, Devils 0

Jaromir Jagr leads Bruins past Devils

Jaromir Jagr (left) celebrates his first goal as a Bruin, at 1:20 of the second period, with linemates Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Jagr scored the only goal in his first game as a Bruin, and Tuukka Rask had 40 saves to record a shutout.

Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics’ playoff prospects look murky

These resilient Celtics could be dangerous in the playoffs if Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are healthy. But not without them.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The common theory that the Celtics’ veteran guile makes them competitive in the playoffs is weakened by injuries to Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Yankees 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox fall to Yankees for first time

Shane Victorino was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second on a wild pitch.

By Peter Abraham

Andy Pettitte surrendered just one run to the Red Sox ,while Ryan Dempster faltered as Boston failed to close out a sweep.

G: Arts & Movies

Television review

‘Mad Men’ characters continue to resonate as sixth season begins

Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) continue to be a study in contrary backgrounds.

By Matthew Gilbert

The AMC show returned for season 6 with two hours that are as rich and as deftly literary as anything in the history of the show.

sarah rodman

The women of ‘Mad Men’

Elisabeth Moss’s character Peggy Olson has had one of the more interesting journey’s of the women in “Mad Men.”

By Sarah Rodman

We love the way the actresses bring such specific life to this diverse group of smart, talented, beautiful, and sometimes frustrating, women.

Art Review

West meets East in ‘Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan’

Clockwise from above: a circa 1600 Nanban trade screen of ink, color, gold, and gold leaf on paper; a 16th-century Mughal-style lacquered shield with gold leaf, oil paint; and a late-16th, early-17th-century portable oratory with painting.

By Sebastian Smee

If you are interested in the history of interactions between Japan and the West, the most compelling exhibit is at Boston College.

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MOVIE REVIEW

Angela Davis starred in the revolution

By Mark Feeney

High Five

Molly Ringwald, ‘Except Sometimes’

By James Reed

Book Review

‘Facing Ted Williams’ by Dave Heller

By Colin Fleming

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

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