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Evidence mounts of radical turn for suspected bomber

A picture has emerged of accused Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an increasingly militant immigrant.

Bombing suspects Tamerlan (left) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Key panel wants files on dead Marathon bomber

The congressional panel wants all information related to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was interviewed by the FBI two years ago but not deemed a threat.

Thorny US legal questions swirl in case of suspect

Federal prosecutors Sunday were poised to bring criminal charges against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, launching a process legal specialists said would unfold during many months and involve a number of critical, emotionally charged decisions.

Photos of violence victims Sean Collier, Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, and Lingzi Lu were on view at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Sunday.


Clergy, congregants give solace to shaken

A boy in a back pew stared stoically ahead through most of the Sunday Mass at St. Ann’s Parish in Dorchester, where the family of the 8-year-old killed in the marathon bombings attends church.

Gabriel Gomez, a Republican hopeful for the US Senate, is seeking to persuade voters that his personal history and his experience as an entrepreneur and in the military will translate well into being an effective legislator.

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Gabriel Gomez runs on practical, apolitical experience

Although the GOP Senate candidate often seems uncertain on the stump, voters are inspired by Gabriel Gomez’ personal story.

The Nation

Many in Texas still homeless after factory blast

The Rev. John Crowder spoke to First Baptist Church members sitting in a hay pasture in West, Texas, Sunday.

By Paul J. Weber and Christopher Sherman

Four days after the blast that killed 14 people and injured 200 others, residents prayed for comfort and got ready for the week ahead.

Western N.Y. toxic sites could endanger Great Lakes

As many as 40 million people drink the water from the Great Lakes, including Lake Ontario, where a pair of friends examined what may have washed up on the shore.

By Dan Herbeck

Researchers are warning that Western New York is still home to nearly 800 hazardous waste sites that could someday lead to big trouble.

Rivers crest across Midwest; more rain expected in area

Homes in Robinson Township, Mich., were surrounded by Grand River flood waters Saturday. Weather forecasts are calling for more heavy rain in much of the Midwest.

Those fighting floods along the Mississippi River were mostly successful Sunday, but an ominous forecast tempered any feelings of victory.

The World

Kerry calls on Turkish leader to postpone Gaza visit

Secretary of State John Kerry

By Michael R. Gordon

Secretary of State John Kerry implored Turkey’s prime minister to delay the visit, fearing harm to peace efforts.

Rescuers scour rubble for survivors of deadly earthquake

A resident of Ya’an, Sichuan Province, China, sat outside her home, which was damaged by an earthquake Saturday.

Teams brought in helicopters and dynamited through landslides Sunday to reach some of the most isolated communities in China’s Sichuan province.

Taliban threat hangs over Pakistan campaign

Militants have carried out four bombings and one grenade attack against the Awami National Party in the past 10 days.

By Declan Walsh

A campaign of Taliban attacks against the main secular party is violently reshaping the democratic landscape ahead of parliamentary elections.

Editorial & Opinion

Jennifer Graham

The road ahead

No parking and no stopping signs were ubiquitous in Hopkinton last Monday.

By Jennifer Graham

Whatever it takes to keep going, the running community will bring it; athletes who hand their pants to strangers know something about adapting — and taking leaps of faith.


Moral order gained, then lost

By James Carroll

What makes democracy as fragile as it is precious is that a minority of self-obsessed citizens can destroy it.


Covering the front line, at home

Journalists took cover during the manhunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown Friday.

By Renée Loth

The carnage in Boston is personal, but it is well to remember it is just a tiny fraction of what soldiers, civilians, and war correspondents around the world see every day.

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An athletic triumph any way you look at it


Senators rejected will of people in favor of gun lobby

Letters | Gun-control measure defeated

Cowardice in Congress


Filibusters carry too much weight

Letters | Gun-control measure defeated

Glaring gap in proposed measure


New Spaulding hospital is rehab rethought

David Estrada’s observation resulted in a better view from the third-floor gym for those in wheelchairs.

By Kay Lazar

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will launch a new era with the opening of its $225 million facility in Charlestown on Saturday.

Adrian Walker

Ed Davis for mayor?

By Adrian Walker

Boston’s police commissioner has the skills to run the most complex of city departments with a skillful touch in dealing with the community.

Markey far ahead in race for funds

n a recent 15-week period, Edward J. Markey (right) raised $4.8 million, more than double the amount raised by his Democratic rival, Stephen F. Lynch.

By Joshua Miller

Representative Edward J. Markey raised $4.8 million in his campaign in the past three months, giving him a substantial war chest.

Business ǀ Science

Risky sites offer tech support to Facebook users

By Michael B. Farrell

As Facebook has grown, so too has a cottage industry of tech support outfits that give a false impression they are affiliated with the company.

To cut taxes, companies turn to trusts

People viewed a model of MGM’s proposed Springfield casino in December. Penn National Gaming, which is converting a real estate trust, also offered a plan for a casino in the city.

By Nathaniel Popper

A small but growing number of US corporations are declaring that they are special trusts that are typically exempt from paying federal taxes.

Innovation Economy

Amid chaos, hospital staffers raised the bar

By Scott Kirsner

We owe tremendous gratitude to all those workers who show up at our city’s hospitals on normal days and the rest.


Ellie Lazarus, at 65; built deCordova education program

By Melissa Werthmann

During two decades as director of art education at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Ms. Lazarus developed programs for children and adults.

Dwike Mitchell; virtuoso devoted to jazz, education

Dwike Mitchell (seated), with longtime partner Willie Ruff. They performed at thousands of schools.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Mitchell, 83, performed for 56 years as half of the Mitchell-Ruff Duo, a celebrated ensemble that even by jazz standards was considered unusual.

Gerald Lynch; led fight to save NYC college

Gerald W. Lynch acting president of John Jay College, at his midtown Manhattan office.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Dr. Lynch, 76, led the fight to preserve John Jay College of Criminal Justice when it was threatened with closing or merger because of New York City’s fiscal crisis.


Royals 5, Red Sox 4 | Royals 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox swept by Royals in doubleheader

After his groundout in Game 1, Jacoby Ellsbury — like many of his Red Sox teammates — was left frustrated Sunday.

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox dropped a doubleheader (4-2 and 5-4 in 10 innings) in what was their worst day of the 2013 season.

Dan Shaughnessy

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony will never win it all

Carmelo Anthony

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Knicks star may be good enough to beat the Celtics, but his selfishness will cost him a chance at true NBA greatness.

Bruins 3, panthers 0

Bruins get back to defense in win over Panthers

With Florida’s Scottie Upshall sniffing around, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save during the second period.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Bruins turned hard work and attention to detail into a 3-0 victory over the Panthers in a pre-playoff test at the Garden.

G: Health

Health and Wellness

Unexpected results in study of chelation

Chelation,usually administered through an intravenous drip, uses chemicals that bind to metals such as lead, zinc, iron, aluminum, and copper inside the body and flush them out.

By Karen Weintraub

A big study of the controversial therapy showed positive results in treating heart disease, but many have dismissed the findings.


Disaster brings us together — but for how long?

A makeshift memorial for victims near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings.

By Ty Burr

The work now becomes sustaining the commonality that we all felt after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Television Review

Shackled on the inside in new show ‘Rectify’

Adelaide Clemens and Aden Young in “Rectify.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The evocative drama, a six-part Sundance Channel series, is about a newly released prisoner.

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Michael Bublé adds truth, sparkle in ‘To Be Loved’

By Sarah Rodman

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Lori McKenna, ‘Massachusetts’

By Marc Hirsh

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Phoenix, ‘Bankrupt!’

By Franklin Soults

Album Review | POP, ‘#willpower’

By Luke O’Neil

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Snoop Lion, ‘Reincarnated’

By Ken Capobianco

Book Review

‘Woke Up Lonely’ by Fiona Maazel

By Eugenia Williamson

Daily Dose

Women and breast cancer drugs

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Coping with anxiety from Marathon bombings

By Deborah Kotz

Short White coat

Chronic care at Walgreens? Why not.

By Dr. Ishani Ganguli

In Practice

Why patients don’t always follow doctor’s orders

By Dr. Suzanne Koven


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

By Amy Dickinsony

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


Celebrating Spaulding hospital’s new home

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Sandra Bullock screens ‘Heat,’ praises Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Neil Diamond celebrates Boston and an anniversary

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg in Cancun

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Evans family onstage at the GLAAD awards

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


The Doors’ John Densmore visits Porter Square

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music Review

From Boston Baroque, a concert for troubled times

By David Weininger