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Obama recasts war on terrorism

President Obama on Thursday said it was time to narrow the scope of the battle against terrorists, and vowed to restrict drone use.

// Stark overtones in ’11 Waltham killings

Since the Marathon bombings and the shooting of a Chechen man in Orlando, new details have emerged about the victims and possible suspects in the 2011 triple murders.

Volunteers and organizers, including race director Steve Balfour (in black) prepared packets for runners in Boston’s Run to Remember.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Runners return to downtown Boston to finish Marathon, remember the victims

Runners who were unable to cross the finish line in April will have a chance to cover the final mile, and Boston’s Run to Remember will pay tribute to slain MIT officer Sean Collier.

Markey misses a string of votes in House

Senate hopeful Edward J. Markey, who has faced scrutiny for his light schedule of public campaign appearances, has not cast a vote in Congress since May 9, missing the last 40 votes before the chamber, according to records from the Clerk of the House.

Terry Francona signed autographs for fans before the game against the Red Sox.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Christopher L. Gasper

Terry Francona now even more popular in Boston

He has the same glasses, the same gait, the same disdain for far-fetched questions. Even the colors he’s donning with the Cleveland Indians are similar to ones he wore in Boston. Terry Francona hasn’t changed much since his days as Red Sox manager.

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Boston teachers receive high ratings

The Boston Public Schools has rated 92 percent of all teachers as proficient or exemplary under a new evaluation system, according to a School Department analysis that officials held up as evidence that most students are receiving quality instruction in the classroom.

The Nation

Boy Scouts agree to welcome gay youth

Jennifer Tyrrell, who lost her job as a den leader in 2012 for being gay, hugged Pascal Tessier, 16, an openly gay Scout who faced expulsion from the group. The group put off the even more divisive question of whether to allow openly gay adults.

By Erik Eckholm

In a landmark step its CEO called ‘‘compassionate, caring, and kind,’’ the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its ban against openly gay youths.

Obama recasts war on terrorism

President Obama on Thursday said it was time to narrow the scope of the battle against terrorists, and vowed to restrict drone use.

By Peter Baker

President Obama on Thursday said it was time to narrow the scope of the battle against terrorists, and vowed to restrict drone use.

Students reunite at destroyed Okla. school

Severe thunderstorms barreled through Moore, Okla., on Thursday as residents searched for their belongings amid the ruins of their destroyed homes.

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Christopher Sherman

Students from an elementary school destroyed by this week’s tornado reunited with their teachers and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins.

The World

UK soldier’s alleged killer has radical ties

By Paisley Dodds and Gregory Katz

A man seen with bloody hands after the killing of a British soldier in London allegedly took part in demonstrations with a banned radical group.

In Mideast, Kerry plays down pessimism on peace

Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shared a smile before their meeting in Jerusalem.

By Isabel Kershner

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged the doubts about chances of attaining Middle East peace.

Clashes in Lebanon feed fear of Syria spillover

By Zeina Karam

Recent battles raised the five-day death toll to 16 and fed fears of the Syrian civil war spreading to Lebanon.

Editorial & Opinion


A boxing lesson for college grads

Floyd Mayweather Jr.  fought Robert Guerrero earlier this month in Las Vegas.

By Carlo Rotella

Think of the vast majority of professional boxers as essentially unpaid interns, taking their lumps to build their resumes in the hope of cashing in and joining the 1 percent who live large.


Political rebounds for the scandal-inclined

By Scot Lehigh

Take heart, rapscallions, rakes, and other denizens of the political netherworld, and look at New York’s Anthony Weiner and South Carolina’s Mark Sanford to see hope never truly dies.

Opinion | Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart

‘Intelligent’ design? Clearly, that’s not the case

By Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart

The critics need not worry: a recently uncovered transcript from the pre-time era suggests that “intelligent’’ clearly isn’t the right word to describe what actually went on.


Bulger defense seeks limits on family testimony

By Milton J. Valencia

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger sought to limit testimony by relatives of alleged victims, saying it could be prejudicial.


A child’s gift erases a gulf

By Kevin Cullen

Seven-year-old Sophie Orange organized a pajama day at her all-girls school in England to raise money for victims of the Boston bombings.

MBTA restarts weekend train to Cape Cod

The CapeFlyer will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

By Martine Powers

The CapeFlyer will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

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Stark overtones in ’11 Waltham killings

By Michael Rezendes and Bob Hohler

Slain suspect had thought about missing FBI interview

By Wesley Lowery, David Filipov and Mark Arsenault

T names operator for ferry to Boston, Quincy, Hull

By Matt Rocheleau and Jarret Bencks


Fidelity selling limo firm launched by ‘Ned’ Johnson

Edward “Ned” C. Johnson III

By Beth Healy

The firm’s iconic chairman launched limousine service BostonCoach in 1985 after waiting too long for a taxi at the airport.

Former Cahill aide, Goldman banker fined $100,000

By Frank Phillips

Neil M.M. Morrison was fined for his role as chief political adviser for Timothy Cahill.

Financial District building sells for $110m

Upgrades by its previous owner helped to make 40 Broad St. an attractive investment, one specialist said.

By Callum Borchers

The sale of the 11-story building at 40 Broad Street is the latest signal that the city’s commercial real estate market is heating up.


Harold Shapero, 93; composer helped shape US neoclassical style

Harold Shapero taught for more than three decades at Brandeis University.

By Jeremy Eichler

Mr. Shapero was a composer whose series of elegantly inventive midcentury scores helped define the American neoclassical style.

Wayne Miller; lens captured streets, battles

While serving in an Navy unit, Wayne Miller recorded the mundane and the tragic.

Mr. Miller, 94, created a ground-breaking series of portraits chronicling the lives of black Americans in Chicago.

Aleksei Balabanov; director focused on fraying seams of society

Aleksei Balabanov directed 16 films known for their brashness and  brutality.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Balabanov, 54, was a Russian director whose films conveyed a darkly compelling vision of his chaotic society after Communism’s collapse.


Game 4 | Rangers 4, Bruins 3 (OT)

Bruins lose in overtime, fail to sweep

Tuukka Rask and the Bruins slumped off the ice after the Rangers scored the game-winning goal.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Chris Kreider scored the sudden-death winner to force a Game 5 Saturday after the Bruins blew two third-period leads.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins fall down on the job

Chris Kreider, right, slipped the game-winning goal past Tuukka Rask.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Tuukka Rask showed he was human in the Bruins’ Game 4 loss. But the team also showed it has a problem closing out playoff series.

Christopher L. Gasper

Terry Francona now even more popular in Boston

Terry Francona signed autographs for fans before the game against the Red Sox.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Red Sox have undergone wholesale changes since Francona left in 2011. The manager is still the same, except even more beloved.

G: Arts & Movies

Television review

Michael Douglas hits the right notes as Liberace

Michael Douglas at the piano in “Behind the Candelabra.”

By Matthew Gilbert

HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” doesn’t quite fit into the biopic genre — simply because it is so good.

Damon and Douglas go ‘Behind the Candelabra’

From left: Director Steven Soderbergh, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, and producer Jerry Weintraub discuss the making of “Behind the Candelabra.”

By Sarah Rodman

Beneath the outlandish costumes, showy personality, and high-watt smile, Liberace was a real person.

Artist oversees installation of steel pieces at Emerson Umbrella

Artist David Stromeyer helps install his large steel sculptures at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord.

By Geoff Edgers

At 66, David Stromeyer came to the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord with his work gloves. And he wasn’t just pitching in. He led the crew.

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‘Leviathan’ is not just another fish tale

By Peter Keough


‘Epic’ only sees the big picture

By Tom Russo


Fertile ground for Dennis Quaid

By Ty Burr

Book Review

‘Act of Congress’ by Robert G. Kaiser

By Glenn C. Altschuler

Scene & Heard

Composer Omar Thomas seeks harmony

By Jon Garelick

Noisy Neighbors

Jeremy Udden, ‘Folk Art’

By Jon Garelick

Night Watch

Military Ball 2013 at Royale

By Katy Rushlau

High Five

Megan Hilty and the Boston Pops

By Sarah Rodman

Love Letters

Is she a clinger?

Movie REview

Penguins: drama-free and in 3-D

By Tom Russo