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Painful waiting game in family’s quest to save a leg

Jen Regan, fiancee of Marathon bomb victim Marc Fucarile, stroked his forehead.

The Marathon bombing sheared off Marc Fucarile’s right leg in a millisecond. It spared the left, but not by much.

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Mayor Menino will not allow the body of Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be buried in the city.

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An officer halted Bishop Robert J. McManus’s field sobriety test because he feared that McManus would fall and injure himself.

Developer unveils plan for slot parlor in Boxborough

A Maryland casino developer would transform a Holiday Inn off ­Interstate 495 into a gleaming $200 million hotel and slot parlor.

Amanda Berry (right) hugged her sister, Beth Serrano, after their reunion in Cleveland.

Associated Press

After 3 Cleveland women freed, police face questions

Three women who vanished a decade ago were found captive Monday at a peeling, rundown house.

The Nation

After 3 Cleveland women freed, police face questions

Amanda Berry (right) hugged her sister, Beth Serrano, after their reunion in Cleveland.

By Thomas J. Sheeran and John Coyne

Three women who vanished a decade ago were found captive Monday at a peeling, rundown house.

Study finds increase in sex assaults in military

Jeffrey Krusinski is in charge of sexual assault programs for the Air Force.

By Jennifer Steinhauer

A Pentagon study estimates that 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted in fiscal 2012, up from 19,000 the year before.

Coke plans major expansion of Fla. orange groves

By Tamara Lush

The Coca-Cola Co. says it is spending $2 billion to support the planting of 25,000 acres of new orange groves in Florida.

The World

US, Russia join to push for end to Syria’s war

By Steven Lee Myers and Rick Gladstone

Russia and the US announced that they would seek to convene an international conference aimed at ending the civil war.

Infant deaths at birth are highest in Africa

By Jason Straziuso

More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa, according to a new report.

West Bank building apparently on hold

By Daniel Estrin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped approving new construction in West Bank settlements, two prominent Israeli activist groups said.

Editorial & Opinion

Andrew J. Bacevich

The US can’t remake Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter paused in east Syria on Monday.

By Andrew J. Bacevich

The likelihood of the US being able to put things right in Syria is approximately nil.

Jonathan Zimmerman

The prom: An American relic

By Jonathan Zimmerman

Tucked in the ritual of prom is a longing for a clearer set of rules about courtship.

JEFF JACOBY

Tsarnaev and the death penalty

By Jeff Jacoby

The horror Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of is practically a textbook example of aggravating factors that would merit the death penalty.

Metro

Painful waiting game in family’s quest to save a leg

Jen Regan, fiancee of Marathon bomb victim Marc Fucarile, stroked his forehead.

By Sarah Schweitzer

The Marathon bombing sheared off Marc Fucarile’s right leg in a millisecond. It spared the left, but not by much.

Father of bomb suspect’s friend battles to free son, clear name

Amir Ismagulov, father of Azamat Tazhayakov, paid his respects at the memorial for the bombing victims.

By Maria Sacchetti and Leon Neyfakh

Amir Ismagulov is waging a one-man campaign for his son, Azamat Tazhayakov, who was arrested on charges of helping to cover for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Charter school advocates want cap removed in Mass.

By Michael Levenson

Three years after state lawmakers lifted the cap on the number of charter schools that can legally operate, advocates urged lawmakers to abolish it.

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Adrian Walker

It’s time to bury this story

By Adrian Walker

NARRAGANSETT, R.I.

R.I. to open four state beaches

Business

EMC restructuring plan will cut 1,004 jobs

By Michael B. Farrell

The cuts are part of an $80 million cost-reduction initiative announced earlier this year to retool much of the Hopkinton data storage giant.

Pawn shop rules may spill over to consignment

Kevin Kish chatted with regular customer Sherry Kelly at his consignment store, The Closet, on Newbury Street in Boston.

By Beth Healy

Proposed regulations from Boston officials aimed at pawn brokers seem to have mistakenly ensnared consignment shops.

Sunstone to purchase Park Plaza for $250m

The Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is being sold for $250 million, almost twice what the Rockpoint Group paid for it in 2011.

By Katie Johnston

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is being sold to a California real estate investment trust at almost double the price it sold for two years ago.

Obituaries

Anna Miles Jones, 84; led schools in Dover, Belmont

Ms. Jones used parables from her own life to shed light on others’ problems.

By Todd Feathers

Ms. Jones used parables from her own life to shed light on others’ problems.

John Williamson, 80; founded sex retreat, ran tiger sanctuary

To Barbara and John Williamson, the Sandstone Retreat was about liberation and understanding society.

By William Yardley

Mr. Williamson had spent most of the last two decades running a nonprofit sanctuary for tigers and other big cats.

Ray Harryhausen, 92, master of special effects

Mr. Harryhausen posed with some of his prop creations in 2010 at the London Film Museum.

By Cassandra Vinograd

Mr. Harryhausen thrilled audiences with skeletons in a sword fight, a gigantic octopus destroying the Golden Gate Bridge, and a six-armed dancing goddess.

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

David Ortiz rejects talk of steroid use

“My bat speed has been the same since the first day I got here,” David Ortiz said.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Ortiz, 37, is off to a torrid start and has a 27-game hit streak. But he said his success is from hard work, not doping. “Guaranteed,” Ortiz said.

Twins 6, Red Sox 1

Errors, bad breaks all add up to Red Sox loss

Plate ump Jeff Nelson wants to play ball, but Red Sox manager John Farrell wants to argue a call in the eighth.

By Julian Benbow

The Twins had a four-run eighth inning, fueled by Red Sox miscues, that left John Farrell seething and led to a Minnesota win.

On baseball

Can Junichi Tazawa handle the pressure?

The biggest question is, can Junichi Tazawa pitch the ninth inning? And the only reasonable answer is, we’ll see.

By Nick Cafardo

Tazawa, pressured into the closer’s role because of injuries, must prove his success in the 7th and 8th inning translates to the end of the game.

G: Food

How multitasking parents do it all, including weeknight meals

Jarrod Clement  cooks  four nights a week in Southborough. “We eat very well,’’ his wife, Jody, says.

By Lisa Zwirn

Despite busy lives, parents excel at juggling: planning, shopping, cooking, and more.

Recipe for lime-cilantro chicken wrapped in tortillas

Recipe for lime-cilantro chicken wrapped in tortillas

Recipe for sesame noodles

Asian chicken noodle soup is a regular in the dinner lineup at the Melansons’ table.

Jeanne Emanuel’s family eats sesame noodles for a small meal or quick snack. To make the dish more substantial, add sauteed shrimp or tofu, fresh or sauteed vegetables, or whisk in peanut butter.

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Cookbook Review

Not so precise recipes from the Eastern Mediterranean

By T. Susan Chang

Galleries

Watercolors with a keen and humane eye

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘Traveling Heavy’ by Ruth Behar

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

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Ben Affleck gearing up to film ‘Live by Night’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Dennis Lehane helps out Reach Out and Read

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Partying in style at ‘Great Gatsby’ preview

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Advice columnist ‘Dear Margo’ is retiring

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Kevin Bright to lead Emerson’s Los Angeles Center

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein