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New extreme in Dookhan case fallout — alleged murder

A man charged in a Brockton killing was freed from prison because of evidence tainted by former state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan.

Tsarnaev’s defense targets first comments to police

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hope periodic photos showing the bombing suspect’s recovery will call into question his ability to make any admissions of guilt.

Globe photographer John Tlumacki met Marathon bombing survivor Nicole Gross in her hospital room on Friday.

Globe photographer meets woman in Marathon photo

The image of a shocked and injured Nicole Gross came to symbolize the bombings, and Friday she met the Globe photographer who took the picture.

The jackpot for Powerball set a record on Friday as it exceeded $600 million, bringing buyers out for Saturday night’s drawing. Sisters Connie Cataldo (left) and Susan Fox, of Derry, N.H., were part of a long line of players in Methuen.

Powerball fever hot in Mass. as the jackpot grows

The jackpot soared above $600 million, setting a new record for the game and creating lavish dreams for players across the country.

Harvard students erupt at scholar Jason Richwine’s claim in thesis

Students are outraged over a 2009 doctoral dissertation arguing that Hispanic immigrants lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence.”

Gabriel E. Gomez autographed a sign for Jerry Isaac, a Quincy Republican, in Quincy on Thursday. Representative Edward J. Markey joined the House Homeland Security Committee in Washington at a hearing on the Marathon bombings on May 9.

Markey’s aides bridle after Gomez calls him invisible

GOP Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez has contended that Rep. Edward Markey, who has not held a public event since last Sunday, has been hiding.

The Nation

GOP seeks to ensnare health law in IRS scandal

Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George (left) and Steve Miller, the former IRS commissioner, testified before Congress on Friday.

By Jonathan Weisman and Jeremy W. Peters

Republicans are moving to broaden the IRS matter to an array of tax malfeasances they hope will ensnare the White House.

2 fatally shot in N.Y. home break-in

By Frank Eltman

A junior at Hofstra University and an armed intruder were fatally shot during an overnight house break-in next to the campus, police said Friday.

Judge blocks Ark. abortion limits

A federal judge granted a request Friday to temporarily block enforcement of a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy.

The World

More Iraqi attacks raise fears of new sectarian warfare

Cities hit by bombings Friday included Baqouba and Fallujah. Attacks have killed 130 since Wednesday.

By Sameer N. Yacoub

Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people.

EU survey finds many gay people are living in fear

By Mike Corder

Two-thirds of the 93,000 people who filled in the anonymous online questionnaire said they were afraid of holding hands in public with a same-sex partner.

EU to ban reusable olive oil bottles

By Raf Casert

The European Commission said that, as of next year, restaurant customers will only be allowed to use oil from nonrefillable bottles.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Julio Ricardo Varela

Gomez a poster boy with no poster

Republican US Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez makes a campaign stop at the John Adams statue in Quincy Thursday.

By Julio Ricardo Varela

Turning Republican Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez’s story into a national one would be the smart play. Unfortunately, the GOP can’t realize the obvious.

RENÉE LOTH

Immigrants — the lifeline of a town

By Renée Loth

Laws that would give illegal immigrants new ways to assimilate will help them to open businesses, create jobs, and save ailing communities.

Opinion | Michael Wahid Hanna

US needs to recalibrate Syria strategy

Bashar Assad appeared on Syrian state television last month.

By Michael Wahid Hanna

Policy choices should be focused on civilian protection, humanitarian aid, and governance support, dealing with the de facto fragmentation of the country as an objective, albeit temporary, reality.

Metro

Dalton man killed in blast in Afghanistan

Mitchell Daehling was sent to Afghanistan in December.

By Evan Allen

Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling, 24, was deployed shortly after getting married last year.

Mass. state trooper convicted of extortion

By Milton J. Valencia

John M. Analetto was convicted of extortion for threatening a gambler who owed their bookie more than $3,000.

Globe photographer meets woman in Marathon photo

Globe photographer John Tlumacki met Marathon bombing survivor Nicole Gross in her hospital room on Friday.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The image of a shocked and injured Nicole Gross came to symbolize the bombings, and Friday she met the Globe photographer who took the picture.

More Stories

Powerball fever hot in Mass. as the jackpot grows

By Todd Feathers and Travis Andersen

New extreme in Dookhan case fallout — alleged murder

By Brian Ballou and Travis Andersen

Tsarnaev’s defense targets first comments to police

By Milton J. Valencia and Peter Schworm

Lowell baby allegedly shaken by father dies

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Markey’s aides bridle after Gomez calls him invisible

By Michael Levenson and Stephanie Ebbert

AYER

Billerica man arraigned on eighth OUI charge

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Business

Renovated Boxer Hotel embraces Boston’s past

Upgrades at the Boxer Hotel include boutique-style rooms.

By Katie Johnston

The Bulfinch Hotel near TD Garden is unveiling a new, more upscale identity when the recently renovated property officially becomes the Boxer.

Net income rises for Partners HealthCare System

By Robert Weisman

Earnings rose despite a state decision to drop an assessment on the insurer’s newly acquired health insurance division.

Tierney bill urges ‘smart’ technology for firearms

Rep. John Tierney’s proposal has called more attention to so-called smart gun technology.

By Daniel B. Kline

Rep. John Tierney introduced a bill in the House that would make it mandatory for all guns to be “personalized” within two years.

Obituaries

E. Robert Kinney, 96; brought fish sticks to popularity

From left, Gorton’s executives Havey H. Bundy Jr. and Paul M. Jacobs with E. Robert Kinney during a fishing boat inspection off Gloucester in 1965.

Mr. Kinney was a former chief executive of General Mills who helped popularize fish sticks at Gorton’s of Gloucester.

Thomas M. Messer, 93; ran ICA

The Guggenheim took its first steps toward becoming a global institution with Mr. Messer in charge.

By Bruce Weber

The Guggenheim took its first steps toward becoming a global institution with Mr. Messer in charge.

Frances Monson, 85, wife of Mormon church president

Thomas and Frances Monson waved to the crowd after they attended the 2011 general conference in Salt Lake City.

By Brady McCombs

Church president Thomas S. Monson said his wife was the family’s beacon of love, compassion, and encouragement.

Sports

Red Sox 3, Twins 2 | 10th inning

Red Sox get job done against Twins in the 10th

Dustin Pedroia scores ahead of the throw to the plate in the 10th inning, coming home on Jonny Gomes’s sacrifice fly.

By Peter Abraham

Jonny Gomes’s sacrifice fly to center field gave the Red Sox a 3-2 victory in Minnesota.

On baseball

Red Sox are winning the close games

David Ortiz put the Red Sox on the board with an RBI single in the first inning.

By Nick Cafardo

With their 3-2 victory over the Twins, the Red Sox are now 7-4 in one-run games, and this is a good sign.

Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton flashing his skill set

Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, whose junior season began in August, was a healthy scratch for six of the Bruins’ last nine regular-season games.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The 19-year-old rookie has been on the Bruins’ No. 2 unit because of his puck-handling and vision.

G: Family

Why do you love Boston? We asked. You answered.

Clockwise from top left: Cooling off at the fountain on Boston Common, the staircase of the Copley library, Fenway Park, the Esplanade, the Fourth of July celebration, the Boston skyline.

When Boston.com asked readers to submit their reasons for loving Boston, the responses flooded in.

From the Archives

From the Globe archives: Pedal pushers

People have been riding home-made pedal-powered contraptions for over a hundred years.

Heather Maloney keeps her music in the moment

Heather Maloney has released three albums since 2009, with a full-band approach flavoring her “adventurous folk,” as she describes it, with pop and rock.

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Maloney, who comes to Club Passim Saturday, crammed a range of academic approaches into her head as an aspiring singer, and then started over.