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Lawmakers hear Davis, fault FBI on data sharing

A poster board at Thursday’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing memorialized those who died in Boston (clockwise): MIT police officer Sean Collier, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, and Krystle Campbell.

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Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis testified in Congress that federal agents never advised local officials of their investigation of a Marathon bombing suspect.

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Hardest-hit family conveys thanks and cautious hope

The Dorchester family that was the most extensively wounded in the Marathon bombings gave the fullest ­account to date Thursday of their pain and their halting progress and expressed their gratitude to the strangers and medical workers who have helped them.

Markets draw life science start-ups

More than two dozen life sciences companies, including at least nine in Mass., could go public this year, the biggest coming-out class since 2007.

An unnamed oil-on-canvas portrait signed “Copley RA” and dated 1790 was sold for $85,000 at an auction. The painting is identical to Copley’s portrait of William Ponsonby, the second earl of Bessborough, according to The Harvard Crimson. Stair Galleries’s website

Stair Galleries’ website

Prized stolen art frequently resurfaces after decades

Detectives say long-lost works are increasingly turning up after going missing for ­decades, feeding hopes that the pieces taken from the Gardner Museum could surface.

Canton native Gina McCarthy worked under five Mass. governors, including Mitt Romney’s administration.

GOP halts action on nominee for EPA

Republican senators staged a surprise boycott of a committee meeting and stalled the confirmation of President Obama’s nominee, Mass. native Gina McCarthy.

The Nation

Kidnap suspect may face death penalty

Ariel Castro tried to hide his face during his arraignment Thursday. He was assigned a lawyer, Kathleen DeMetz (right).

By Thomas J. Sheeran

Prosecutors said they may seek the death penalty against the man accused of imprisoning three women at his Cleveland home for a decade.

LA fails to meet goals for diversity in contracts

By James Nash

Firms owned by white men won 92 percent of the $2.1 billion in contracts awarded by the City of Los Angeles, though they are 14 percent of the population.

Marines demoted after fatal accident

Three officers at Camp Lejeune have been relieved of their command nearly two months after a training accident that killed seven Marines in Nevada.

The World

Bangladesh clothing factory fire kills 8

A garment exporter’s officials wept after a fire swept through the lower floors of a company factory.

By Julhas Alam

A fire fed by piles of acrylic products used to make sweaters killed eight people, barely two weeks after a collapse at another garment factory building killed almost 1,000.

Kerry warns Russia against Syrian missile deal

By Anne Gearan and Liz Sly

Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned Russia against selling advanced surface-to-air missiles to Syrian government forces.

US troops can remain after 2014, Karzai says

By Matthew Rosenberg

Afghanistan is ready to let the US and its allies keep military bases after the end of the NATO combat mission, President Hamid Karzai said.

Editorial & Opinion


Will the city’s new mayor be pro-charter?

By Scot Lehigh

Mayor Menino’s attitude about charter schools in the Commonwealth will obviously endure at City Hall through the end of this year, but things are changing.

Opinion | Ann Blegen

A good college fit

By Ann Blegen

What I didn’t realize two years ago is that the school you attend doesn’t matter — you will get out of college as much as you put into it.


An epic spring in Boston — literally

By Carlo Rotella

The stagings of two true epics, “The Iliad” and “Beowulf,” don’t provide earthshakingly fresh takes, but a “Moby-Dick” production gives the classic a new life.


Gomez stands ground on home

Gabriel Gomez’s house is in a Cohasset historic district.

By Frank Phillips and Joshua Miller

The Senate nominee defended a $281,500 tax deduction on his historic home and declined to release further information.

Kevin Cullen

The difference between us and them

Protesters gathered Monday outside the Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlors, where the body of  Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was being held.

By Kevin Cullen

If you stood outside the funeral home and yelled nonsense, congratulations, because you did what Tamerlan Tsarnaev wanted.

Israeli team helps Marathon survivors

Teachers listened to a presentation by the Israel Trauma Coalition at Watertown High School Wednesday.

By Evan Allen

Mental health professionals who specialize in trauma have spent the last week meeting with those affected by the Boston bombings.

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Bombing suspect’s body buried outside Mass.

By Brian MacQuarrie, Wesley Lowery and David Filipov


Boston drops Microsoft for Gmail

By Michael B. Farrell

Boston has dropped its e-mail system, Microsoft Exchange, for Google Apps, following a growing number of big cities.

Short-term housing needs rise in Boston

BRICCO SUITES — David Duggan handles reservations for Bricco Suites, where a one-bedroom suite goes for about $249 a night, with discounts for longer stays.

By Katie Johnston

A growing number of people are driving an expansion of the region’s short-term housing market, and several new extended-stay hotels have popped up.

Millennium CEO resigns amid changes

Deborah Dunsire (left) resigned as chief executive of Millennium Pharmaceuticals. She had led the company since 2005. She will be replaced by Anna Protopapas (right), who has worked at Millennium for 16 years.

By Robert Weisman

Deborah Dunsire has been chief executive of Millennium Pharmaceuticals since 2005.


Ottavio Missoni, patriarch of fashion brand, dies at 92

Ottavio and Rosita Missoni were warmly welcomed  to the catwalk in Milan in 1982.

By Colleen Barry and Francis D’Emilio

Mr. Missoni created the iconic fashion brand of zigzag-patterned knitwear that helped turn Milan into a fashion mecca.

Shirley Lewis, 76; Newton singer was queen of Boston blues scene

Shirley Lewis and her band won the Battle of the Blues Bands at Harpers Ferry in 1989.

By Steve Morse

Ms. Lewis was known as the “regal queen of the blues” for her resplendent, gown-and-hat fashions.

Dean Jeffries, 80; customized cars for Hollywood

In addition to the “Monkeemobile” (above), Mr. Jeffries created the “Black Beauty” for “The Green Hornet.”

Mr. Jeffries was a celebrated car customizer who painted James Dean’s Porsche and made the ‘‘Monkeemobile’’ for ‘‘The Monkees’’ TV show.


For tennis phenom Sloane Stephens, fame comes with strings attached

Sloane Stephens, daughter of ex-Patriots running back John Stephens, is ranked 17th in the world.

By Stan Grossfeld

Stephens, daughter of late Patriot John Stephens, has pure athleticism, charisma, and the potential to be the next great American player.

Horton’s sacrifice led to Bruins winning tally

Zdeno Chara chats with Nathan Horton after Horton made a key sacrifice in OT to help deliver a victory in Game 4.

By Fluto Shinzawa

In a game-changing play, Nathan Horton took a hit for the team, allowing David Krejci to score the overtime winner.

Twins 5, Red Sox 3

Fundamental flaws costly to Red Sox

John Lackey’s throwing error in the sixth inning led to four unearned runs and a 5-3 victory for the Twins.

By Peter Abraham

John Lackey’s throwing error in the sixth inning led to four unearned runs and a 5-3 victory for the Twins.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

Baz Luhrmann’s eye­-popping vision of ‘Gatsby’

Joel Edgerton (left, as Tom Buchanan), Isla Fisher (as Myrtle Wilson), and Jason Clarke (as George Wilson) in “The Great Gatsby.”

By Ty Burr

Leonardo DiCaprio gives us the full Gatsby, and he’s magnificent, but the movie ends up romanticizing what F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the book de-romanticizing.

album Review

‘Gatsby’ soundtrack out of tune with the times


By James Reed

The soundtrack, curated by Jay-Z, is a fantastical reimagining of that era, putting ’20s jazz in the modern context of pop and hip-hop. But its missing is heart.

Classical Notes

Longwood Symphony dedicates concert to Marathon bombing victims

From left: Longwood Symphony members Dr. Heidi Harbison Kimberly, Dr. Mark Gebhardt, and Ramona Nee.

By David Weininger

The orchestra, which draws most of its performers from Boston’s medical community, is offering free tickets to staff at the city’s five major hospitals.

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Book Review

‘The Pink Hotel’ by Anna Stothard

By Caroline Leavitt

Movie Review

Meet the ‘Peeples’

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

‘Aftershock’ causes few tremors

By Peter Keough

Scene & Heard

Mount Peru reaches peak power

By Matt Parish

Noisy Neighbors

Bad Rabbits, ‘American Love’

By Matt Parish

High Five

The Bacon Brothers

By Sarah Rodman

Night Watch

Together Festival Opening Party with Tiga

By Katy Rushlau


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

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