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Senate hopefuls make final push for today’s primary

All five candidates were looking to create a sense of momentum in a US Senate race that has been overshadowed by the bombings.

Mayoral campaigns set to pounce for signature drive

Clipboard-toting mobs are expected to stake out polling places Tuesday to help candidates for mayor secure a spot on the fall ballot.

Katherine Russell, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left a Providence law office with Amato DeLuca on Monday.

Handling of data on Marathon bombing suspect to get review

The investigation comes amid mounting evidence that US officials had information that at least one suspected bomber had militant tendencies.

Jason Collins  wore No. 98 -- a tribute to the late Matthew Shepard -- when he played for the Celtics earlier this season.

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NBA’s Jason Collins reveals that he is gay

At 7 feet tall, it was never easy for Jason Collins to hide when he walked the streets of Boston or ran the parquet floor for the Celtics at TD Garden. He was a million-dollar NBA center trapped in a double life.

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BU’s president, Robert A. Brown (above), is struggling with the recent tragedies at the school.

Death again haunts Boston University community

Fire victim Binland Lee is the 11th BU student, undergraduate or graduate, to have died in the past 13 months in accidents or violence.

The Nation

Mayor of N.C. city tapped as transportation chief

Anthony R. Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., (center) with President Obama and transportation chief Ray LaHood.

By Peter Baker

President Obama said Charlotte mayor Anthony R. Foxx’s local experience would help him manage the nation’s roads, bridges and airports.

Manhunt continues in girl’s stabbing

Police officers were stationed outside an elementary school as authorities searched for a man suspected of stabbing an 8-year-old girl to death.

Hundreds mark Holocaust museum’s 20th anniversary

Holocaust survivors, WWII veterans, and family members observed a moment of silence on Monday in Washington, D.C.

Organizers did not wait for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 25th milestone because many survivors and vets may not be alive then.

The World

Syria minister unscathed in car bomb attack

The charred remains of a car following the bomb attack on Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi of Syria in Damascus.

By Anne Barnard and Alan Cowell

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi survived what appeared to be an assassination attempt in Damascus.

Powerful blast injures at least 35 in Prague

Officials in Prague said 30 of those hurt in the blast were taken to hospitals for treatment, and two had serious injuries.

A blast believed to be a gas explosion ripped open an office building in Prague, injuring at least 35 people and sending shock waves through the Old Town tourist district.

Somali famine far worse than thought, report says

Somali children lined up for food in Mogadishu in August 2011. Half of the victims were 5 and under.

The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, according to a report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates.

Editorial & Opinion


Poorly attended election is better than no election at all

By Tom Keane

The solution to bad elections isn’t no elections. It’s better elections, with early voting, balloting held over several days, and simple access to absentee ballots.

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What if we could choose where our taxes go?

By Farah Stockman

If people were allowed to direct a portion of their taxes to what they care about, some might be willing to pay more.


MIT’s next big hurdle in Kendall Square

By Paul McMorrow

Building student housing presents MIT with an opportunity to push back against the broader market while creating an amenity for itself.


Code violations are focus of fatal fire in Allston

Mark Thomas O’Neill Jr. examined the Linden Street house.

By Brian Ballou

City inspectors scoured the multifamily house where a BU student died and 15 people were injured in a fire early Sunday.

Judge rejects Bulger request

By John R. Ellement

Judge Denise J. Casper rejected James “Whitey” Bulger’s demand for the name of an informant who helped seize his 1991 lottery winnings.

Ed Davis sought as commencement speaker

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke during a news conference after the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev April 19.

By Martine Powers

This year, the most sought-after commencement guest seems to be Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis.


Bombings spark rush for Internet domains

The photo of an emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo, who pushed an injured Jeff Bauman Jr., appeared on the site.

By Erin Ailworth

In the hours and days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Internet savvy snapped up domain names related to the tragedy.

Bitcoin believers hoping their faith will pay off

“If we’re the first restaurant in New England accepting bitcoin, it’s a no-brainer,” says Thelonious Monkfish’s Jamme Chantler.

By Alyssa Edes

Despite the volatility of the online currency, a stalwart group of local believers is confident that Bitcoin will survive.

Wayfair moving its headquarters to Copley Place

By Casey Ross

A decade of growth has taken the online retailer from a South End town house to one of the Back Bay’s largest commercial properties.


Donald Shirley, 86; pianist blended classical, jazz, pop

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Shirley was a musical prodigy who played much of the standard concert repertory by age 10 and made his professional debut at 18.

Tim Taylor, 71; led Olympic team, top coach for Yale

Tim Taylor coached all levels of hockey, from youth leagues to the Olympics. He spent three decades at Yale University, where he won more hockey games than any other coach.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Taylor was the winningest hockey coach at Yale University, an English major spinning the X’s and O’s of playmaking into victory.

Janos Starker, 88; one of most celebrated cellists

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Starker won a 1997 Grammy Award for best instrumental solo performance for a recording of Bach cello suites.


Dan Shaughnessy

Sports world ready for coming out news

Jason Collins

By Dan Shaughnessy

The big deal about ex-Celtic Jason Collins coming out of the closet on Monday is that it’s not a big deal.

Red Sox coaches a big factor in hot start

Third base coach Brian Butterfield, left, has been an important addition to the staff of manager John Farrell, right.

By Peter Abraham

A year after the Bobby Valentine-led staff was marked by acrimony, John Farrell’s coaches are helping the Red Sox feel like winners again.

Determined Jeff Green still going strong for Celtics

Jeff Green

By Baxter Holmes

Nearly 16 months after heart surgery, Green, the Celtics’ second-leading scorer in the playoffs, is playing the best basketball of his career.

G: Living

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From loss to healing

Haven Fyfe Kiernan in her office in Newton.

By Bella English

Years after her husband was killed in the 9/11 attacks, Haven Fyfe Kiernan opened the healing center she had dreamed about.

Stage Review

O’Hare is spell-binding in ‘An Iliad’

Denis O’Hare (pictured performing last year in New York) stars in the ArtsEmerson production of “An Iliad.’’

By Don Aucoin

Denis O’Hare’s solo performance at the Paramount Center Mainstage is nothing short of mesmerizing.

Book Review

‘The Astor Orphan’ by Alexandra Aldrich

Rokeby, a riverfront mansion in New York’s Hudson River Valley, is the setting for Alexandra Aldrich’s memoir.

By Buzzy Jackson

Aldrich’s memoir of her chaotic childhood in a decrepit mansion is not a pretty story.

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