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Charter school demand in Mass. disputed

A state tally showing more than 53,000 students on charter school waiting lists is overstating demand, according to a Globe review of state data.

Elizabeth and Jerry Sutton of Missouri are trying to regain their savings.

Friends fight to recover money from Belmont businessman

In July, Massachusetts securities regulators charged Jack Cranney, 71, with stealing $10.4 million in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

Stephen F. Lynch, atop his South Boston home in 1997. Today, he represents the Eighth Congressional district.

SENATE RACE | THE RECORD

Rep. Stephen Lynch shifted views, but not local focus

The Democratic Senate candidate’s work on the ground, rather than in Congress, has become the hallmark of his career.

The flag was readied Sunday for its Opening Day unfurling.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox clicking as they open at Fenway

The winning Red Sox have made good on their winter pledges and they come home with heads high and infinite promise.

Boston tries to deter girls from violence

City officials, alarmed by a string of high-profile cases, are launching a public service campaign aimed at girls who may be headed toward violence.

The Nation

Deal to expand gun background checks takes form

On Monday, President Obama will again make the case for gun legislation, with a speech at the University of Hartford.

By Alan Fram

Two key senators pursued a plan to expand background checks on gun sales, a possible boost for President Obama’s efforts.

Philadelphia firefighter killed in line of duty

Police officers and fellow firefighters saluted Captain Michael Goodwin’s body at a funeral home on Sunday.

A veteran fire captain was killed when a roof collapsed beneath him as he battled a blaze, the third city firefighter killed in the line of duty in the past year.

US terrorism effort relies on killing

SULAIMAN ABU GHAITH

By Scott Shane

An overwhelming reliance on killing terrorism suspects has defined Obama’s terms as the CIA and military have killed about 3,000 people since he took office.

The World

US airstrike kills Taliban leader, Afghan children

Afghan women ran for cover as American soldiers patrolled the Kush Kunar district in Nangarhar on Sunday.

By Azam Ahmed

The airstrike in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan killed as many as 18 people.

China indirectly warns North Korea

By Jane Perlez

In an indirect but clear reference to the North Korean crisis, Chinese president Xi Jinping said that no country should be allowed to threaten world peace.

John Kerry works to bring Israel, Turkey together

By Bradley Klapper

The secretary of state struggled Sunday to convince Turkey’s leaders that they should promptly restore full diplomatic ties with Israel.

Editorial & Opinion

JULIETTE KAYYEM

Take burden off Veterans Affairs

By Juliette Kayyem

While erasing the backlog is important, the longterm goal must be to permanently place the burden of compensation and care on local health facilities and community care programs.

James Carroll

Guantanamo is America’s moral failure

A US guard tower overlooks a gate at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

By James Carroll

Such arbitrary imprisonment as seen at Guantanamo is an essential note of despotism, which is why America’s founders took pains to shun it.

Opinion | JENNIFER GRAHAM

Boston Marathon’s starting line dust-up

Runners competing in the 1916 race began in Ashland. The start of the marathon was moved to Hopkinton in 1924.

By Jennifer Graham

There’s Ashland, where the 24.5-mile road race that would become the modern-day marathon began. Then there’s Hopkinton, which has claimed the starting line since 1924.

Metro

Charter school demand in Mass. disputed

By James Vaznis

A state tally showing more than 53,000 students on charter school waiting lists is overstating demand, according to a Globe review of state data.

Boston tries to deter girls from violence

Girlz Radio in Dorchester has a role in the campaign for young women.

By Meghan E. Irons

City officials, alarmed by a string of high-profile cases, are launching a public service campaign aimed at girls who may be headed toward violence.

SENATE RACE | THE RECORD

Rep. Stephen Lynch shifted views, but not local focus

Stephen F. Lynch, atop his South Boston home in 1997. Today, he represents the Eighth Congressional district.

By Michael Levenson

The Democratic Senate candidate’s work on the ground, rather than in Congress, has become the hallmark of his career.

Business ǀ Science

Friends fight to recover money from Belmont businessman

Elizabeth and Jerry Sutton of Missouri are trying to regain their savings.

By Beth Healy

In July, Massachusetts securities regulators charged Jack Cranney, 71, with stealing $10.4 million in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

High-tech imagery helps surgeons combat epilepsy

Dr. Joseph Madsen led the surgical team (left) at Children’s Hospital.

By Karen Weintraub

Once a last resort for epilepsy because it was so difficult and risky, surgery is now a more viable option for patients of all ages.

Business of growing start-ups is growing

Johannes Fruehauf, founder and executive director of Lab Central in Cambridge.

The newest space for start-ups to take flight in Kendall Square went under construction last week.

Obituaries

David Kuo, 44; split from Bush on faith-based initiative

After David Kuo left the White House he accused the administration of not living up to the values it espoused.

By Karen Tumulty

Mr. Kuo attracted wide attention when he accused George W. Bush’s administration of failing to live up to the values it espoused.

Thomas McEvilley, at 73; critic helped broaden view of world art

By Holland Cotter

Mr. McEvilley was a crucial alternative voice in the aftermath of 1960s formalist thinking and demonstrated that abstraction was not a European invention.

Lilly Pulitzer, at 81; built empire using tropical prints

Lilly Pulitzer wore one of her designs in Palm Beach, Fla. She began selling dresses at a juice stand for $22 but eventually boasted such clients like Jacqueline Kennedy. Her label still features the tropiclal prints she made famous.

By Eric Wilson

Mrs. Pulitzer, the Palm Beach princess of prints who created an enduring fashion uniform almost by accident, died Sunday at her home in Florida.

Sports

Red Sox 13, Blue Jays 0

Red Sox overpower the Blue Jays

A dugout scene seen thrice Sunday in Toronto: the Red Sox’ Will Middlebrooks celebrating a home run.

By Peter Abraham

Will Middlebrooks belted three home runs to lead the increasingly interesting Red Sox to a 13-0 thrashing of Toronto.

Christopher L. Gasper

MLB needs one set of rules for the DH

Will MLB commissioner Bud Selig push for the DH to be implemented across both leagues?

By Christopher L. Gasper

With 15 teams now in each league, which necessitates near-daily interleague play, the AL and NL need to play by one set of rules.

Celtics 107, Wizards 96

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett return as Celtics cruise

Paul Pierce congratulates Kevin Garnett as he leaves the game. Pierce (15 points) and Garnett (12) both returned Sunday.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics pummeled the Wizards, 107-96, in a game Boston led by as many as 18 points.

G: Health

Health

Flashbacks plague former ICU patients

Filmmaker and professor Nancy Andrews suffered symptoms of PTSD after a lengthy hospitalization in Boston.

By Dr. Daniela J. Lamas

Heavily sedating intensive care unit patients can lead to delirium and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Opera Review

Intermezzo does justice to ‘Prodigal Son’

MatthewDiBattista as the Younger Son during dress rehearsal for Intermezzo’s presentation of “The Prodigal Son.’’

By Jeffrey Gantz

The local chamber-opera company staged the third of Benjamin Britten’s three “Parables for Church Performance” at First Church, Congregational.

Music Review

Stile Antico gives early music a modern freshness

Stile Antico, a 12-member British vocal ensemble, presented a program Friday that traversed most of Europe and from the early 1500s to the early 1600s — and beyond.

By Matthew Guerrieri

The British vocal ensemble presented a program that traversed most of Europe and from the early 1500s to the early 1600s — and beyond.

More Stories

Book Review

‘Animal’ by Casey Sherman

By Chuck Leddy

Music Review

Vivid display from Living Colour at the Paradise

By Scott McLennan

Daily Dose

Baldness as heart attack risk factor?

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Statin side effects usually go away

By Deborah Kotz

Reflections from Residency

Patients as more than conditions

By Dr. Kiran Gupta

Health Answers

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Lowell Spinners audition team — of dancers

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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WBZ’s Paula Ebben scores Obama sit-down

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Banned in Boston benefits Urban Improv

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Stars are out and about around Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Ming Tsai stops by Boston Children’s Museum

By Mark Shanahan, Meredith Goldstein and Rachel Zarrell

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Andy Grammer says Boston is fine by him

By Mark Shanahan, Meredith Goldstein and Rachel Zarrell

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