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House approves measure to fund transit system

Mass. House lawmakers passed a $500 million transportation bill, but failed to get the margin needed to protect it from Governor Patrick’s threatened veto.

Felix G. Arroyo, a two-term city councilor, could make history as the first Latino to run for mayor of Boston.

Felix Arroyo expected to join race for Boston mayor

The city councilor, who is expected to launch his bid today, would be the first Latino candidate to run for the office.

With his pathway toward more power and responsibility in the US House uncertain, Edward Markey is trying to make an unprecedented transition to a seat in the Senate.

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Once a ‘disrupter,’ Edward Markey now a mover in House

With his pathway toward more power in the US House uncertain, Markey is trying to make an unprecedented transition to a seat in the Senate.

Sergeant Robert Griffin of the Chelsea Police Department had an automatic license plate reader on a cruiser.

License plate-reading devices fuel privacy debate

The technology helps police better respond to crimes and violations, but the lack of regulations is raising privacy concerns.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greeted crowds in Moscow.

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s reshaper, dies at 87

Lady Thatcher’s 11½ years as prime minister transformed British society as much as it did British politics.

The Nation

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Once a ‘disrupter,’ Edward Markey now a mover in House

With his pathway toward more power and responsibility in the US House uncertain, Edward Markey is trying to make an unprecedented transition to a seat in the Senate.

By Noah Bierman

With his pathway toward more power in the US House uncertain, Markey is trying to make an unprecedented transition to a seat in the Senate.

Obama makes emotional appeal for gun laws

At the University of Hartford, President Obama comforted Ian Hockley, whose son died in the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

By Nedra Pickler

The president pressed Congress to enact gun controls and voiced his determination to families of the Newtown, Conn., killings.

Driver killed, 9 students hurt in school bus crash

The Mesa Vista school bus was lodged in an embankment in a mountainous area of northern New Mexico. Authorities said it was unclear what caused the accident.

A school bus went off the road and lodged in an embankment in New Mexico Monday morning and the driver died at the scene.

The World

North Korea to pull workers from project with South

Ryoo Kihl Jae

By Choe Sang-Hun

Amid rising tensions, North Korea said it will withdraw all 53,000 of its workers from the industrial park it has operated with South Korea for eight years.

Serbia rejects EU-brokered Kosovo deal

Serbia rejected reconciliation with its former province of Kosovo — a defiant move that could jeopardize the Balkan country’s EU membership.

Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi pressed on violence, inclusiveness

Egypt’s leading opposition figure Mohamed El Baradei called on the Islamist president to make serious concessions to bring the opposition into decision-making.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

Letting the T crumble

By Paul McMorrow

Why invest so much in building Boston, and then underfund transportation?

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Three reasons for hope in Afghanistan

By Farah Stockman

Afghan entrepreneurs who want to invest in their country, a generation of open-minded young people, and a Taliban that might be more moderate are reasons for optimism.

TOM KEANE

Term limits would weaken Boston’s mayor

By Tom Keane

Term limits force politicians to become lame ducks, and that would embolden their opponents and stop change.

Metro

House approves measure to fund transit system

Denise Jackson of Lynn was among protesters who blocked the street in front of the State House Monday.

By Martine Powers

Mass. House lawmakers passed a $500 million transportation bill, but failed to get the margin needed to protect it from Governor Patrick’s threatened veto.

Hospitals warned of alarm fatigue

By Liz Kowalczyk

The national organization that accredits hospitals warned that desensitization to alarms may put patients in danger.

License plate-reading devices fuel privacy debate

Sergeant Robert Griffin of the Chelsea Police Department had an automatic license plate reader on a cruiser.

By Shawn Musgrave

The technology helps police better respond to crimes and violations, but the lack of regulations is raising privacy concerns.

Business

Mass. businesses don’t like insurance decision

By Robert Weisman

Business leaders say they are disappointed with a federal decision to allow the state to phase in parts of the national health care law over three years.

Belmont businessman pressed on funds in court

By Beth Healy

Jack Cranney, under investigation for an alleged Ponzi scheme, estimated his total debts at $12 million in a US Bankruptcy Court hearing.

Mill No. 5 brings transformation to Lowell

The mill under renovation in Lowell will house offices for tech start-ups, a movie theater, yoga studio, restaurant, and lounge/library in the style of an English manor.

By Ted Siefer

The mill under renovation in Lowell will house offices for tech start-ups, a movie theater, yoga studio, restaurant, and a lounge/library.

Obituaries

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s reshaper, dies at 87

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greeted crowds in Moscow.

By Mark Feeney

Lady Thatcher’s 11½ years as prime minister transformed British society as much as it did British politics.

Annette Funicello, 70; beloved Mouseketeer enthralled baby boomers

Annette Funicello and singer Frankie Avalon starred in six beach movies, beginning with ‘‘Beach Party’’ in 1963.

By Douglas Martin

Ms. Funicello won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears and later championed people with multiple sclerosis.

Martyl Langsdorf, 96; artist behind the Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock made its debut in the June 1947 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

By Matt Schudel

Mrs. Langsdorf designed an enduring visual image of the 20th century, its hands ticking as a symbol of impending nuclear destruction.

Sports

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Red Sox top Orioles in Fenway opener

With a home-opening victory in their hip pocket, Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right) does a celebratory leap with Daniel Nava, whose three-run homer was the difference.

By Peter Abraham

Daniel Nava’s three-run homer in the seventh got the Red Sox a 3-1 win and boosted their record to 5-2 this season.

Dan Shaughnessy

No matter what, Red Sox fans always come back

It was a picture-postcard day at Fenway Park, where baseball-loving fans filed in to see their Red Sox.

By Dan Shaughnessy

They can insult the fans. They can produce the worst season in 47 years. It doesn’t matter. Give Sox fans a shred of hope and they are hooked.

Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox aces key to team’s early surge

With seven shutout innings, Clay Buchholz earned approval from the Red Sox dugout and Fenway crowd.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester have gone a combined 4-0, a reason why it feels like this Red Sox team has undergone an exorcism.

G: Living

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Kickstarter boosts funding — and angst

Sam Feller of Somerville, a mechanical engineer, has invented a glass that makes dunking cookies easier and pins his hopes on a Kickstarter campaign.

By Beth Teitell

Kickstarter has shown itself to be a great way to fund a creative project, but behind the giddiness can lie jealousy, stress, and disappointment.

frame by frame

Eight not enough to ‘Catch an Octopus’

By Sebastian Smee

A miniature Japanese sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery is a marvel of carving and humor.

Album review | INDIE ROCK

The Knife, ‘Shaking the Habitual’

By James Reed

The latest from the Swedish electronic duo is more like an installation piece you’d find at a gallery than an album.

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Brad Paisley, ‘Wheelhouse’

By Scott McLennan

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Dawes, ‘Stories Don’t End’

By Sarah Rodman

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Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, ‘English Electric’

By Christopher Muther

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Villagers, ‘{Awayland}”

By Marc Hirsh

Stage Review

No peace on the home front in ‘Luther’

By Don Aucoin

Book REview

‘Ghana Must Go’ by Taiye Selasi

By Eugenia Williamson

Tuesday night television

Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

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By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Mad Men’ fans party down at Noir

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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New project from Belmont author Tom Perrotta

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Boston Baroque has a gala at Four Seasons

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Gala raises $1 million to serve kids at risk

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Duke Robillard is joining Bob Dylan’s band

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Horizons for Homeless Children benefit draws a crowd

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