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State targets gap in federal health care coverage

Nearly 4 million people could be ineligible for federal subsidies because of a “glitch,” but Mass. officials are launching a new effort to close the gap.

Edward Snowden spoke from a Hong Kong hotel.

Source of NSA leak steps forward in Hong Kong

A 29-year-old former undercover CIA employee said that he was the principal source of recent disclosures about top-secret NSA programs.

William “Mo” Cowan was appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by John F. Kerry.

Pete Marovich for The Globe

Senator Cowan makes most of his short stint

William “Mo” Cowan acknowledges his life will soon be far less exciting, as he concludes his time as a temporary US senator.

Diane Paulus (above), artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, won her first Tony Award Sunday night for directing the revival of ‘‘Pippin.” The musical, which opened in Cambridge before going to Broadway, took four awards.


ART, Huntington make their mark at Tony Awards

It was a memorable night for the Boston area’s two leading theater companies Sunday, as the American Repertory Theater’s circus-themed revival of “Pippin’’ won four Tony Awards while the Huntington Theatre Company was presented the 2013 Tony for regional theater.

Laramii Wright (left) and Aneka Smith have children in a Head Start program in Boston, but are concerned about the effects of budget cuts on the program.

Spending cuts taking hard toll on Head Start

This fall, at least 1,359 Mass. children will probably not be in Head Start classrooms because of federal spending cuts.

Harold Addison grabbed the summit sign as Gerry Wright, his climbing companion that night, and savior Guy Gosselin approached.

50 years later, hikers meet man who saved their life

Guy Gosselin broke Mount Washington Observatory policy when he gave food and shelter to hikers Harold Addison and Gerry Wright in 1963.

The Nation


Obama, Xi assert desire to find common ground

Xi Jinping (left) is getting tougher on North Korea.

By David E. Sanger

President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping vowed to keep their differences in check over cyberespionage and territorial claims in the Pacific.

Police ID killer of 5 in shootings in Santa Monica

By Tami Abdollah

Police on Sunday identified the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Southern California that killed five people.

Body of abducted Iowa teen found in river

Authorities confirmed that a body found in the Des Moines River was that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted along with a younger friend after getting off a school bus last month.

The World

Koreas reach deal on terms for first talks in six years

South Korean soldiers stood guard at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone  in the border village of Panmunjom in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

By Choe Sang-Hun

North and South Korea agreed to hold high-level talks on long-stalled joint economic and humanitarian projects as well as recent frictions.

China’s ex-rail boss seeks leniency

By Gillian Wong

The man who once ran China’s powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency Sunday at his trial on corruption charges.

Iraqi leader visits Kurdish north

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki held a Cabinet meeting in Irbil.

By Sinan Salaheddin

Iraq’s prime minister made the visit in a bid to mend relations between the Kurds and the Shi’ite-led central government.

Editorial & Opinion


No military intervention in Syria

By James Carroll

If the United States were to intervene militarily, the vast and divergent collection of parties, including US allies, would all be drawn into a swirl around the self-declared indispensable nation.


Who is a patent troll?

By John E. Sununu

President Obama has labeled companies that buy up patents and then seek money from those who infringe upon them as “patent trolls,” but such labeling is more likely to be problematic.

opinion | Nathaniel P. Morris

A fingerprint does not contain your genetic code

By Nathaniel P. Morris

The most precious details of individual biologies deserve stronger protection than the Supreme Court’s decision that probable cause for an arrest is enough for police to take a swab of DNA.


Mass honors Martin Richard in Dorchester

Kenny Blasi of Dorchester knelt after receiving communion during Sunday’s Mass for Martin Richard at St. Ann Church.

By Jeremy C. Fox

Hundreds gathered for a memorial Mass for the bombing victim on what would have been his 9th birthday.

Paul Cellucci memorial, funeral scheduled

Paul Cellucci

By Joshua Miller and Matt Rocheleau

The former Mass. governor will be honored at the State House on Thursday and laid to rest on Friday.

Power outage darkens Back Bay once again

Repairs were made to the Scotia Street power station in the Back Bay Sunday after an early-morning power outage.

By Colin A. Young and Alyssa A. Botelho

There was an early-morning outage Sunday at the Scotia Street power station — the same facility that was at the center of the March 2012 outage.

Business ǀ Science

Robot boss? Latest creation beams superior to you

Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot, with the Ava 500. Youssef Saleh, an iRobot vice president, is seen on the display screen, which is a Cisco product.

By Michael B. Farrell

Bedford’s iRobot is launching a 5-foot, 5-inch machine with a video screen “head” that can connect employees to superiors remotely.

Northeastern’s 3-D printing lab is for all to use

From left, Rich Ranky, Mark Sivak, and Janos Stone developed Northeastern University’s Digital Media Commons at Snell Library.

By Michael B. Farrell

The school is opening a 3-D printing lab this fall within its library to give all students access to this trendy manufacturing technology.

Innovation Economy

Can Google’s Glass save lives?

Dr. Hiep Nguyen led app’s development.

By Scott Kirsner

A Scituate entrepreneur, John Rodley, is working on Glass software for use in hospitals.


Dan Golomb, 84, scientist, professor, Nazi labor camp survivor

Dr. Golomb wrote about global warming in “Energy and the Environment.’’

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Golomb, a professor emeritus of environmental, earth, and atmospheric sciences at UMass Lowell, died May 23.

Pierre Mauroy, Socialist leader, former French prime minister

Mr. Mauroy, right, with longtime ally Francois Mitterrand,  pushed for changes that transformed French society.

By Maïa de la Baume

Mr. Mauroy, who pushed through some of his party’s most important overhauls that changed the face of French society, died at 84 due to complications of lung cancer, his family said.

Bruno Bartoletti, longtime leader of Chicago’s Lyric Opera

In Chicago, Mr. Bartoletti maintained the Italian opera tradition but also was a proponent of modern music.

By Frances D’Emilio

The maestro, who championed modern opera as well as classic works, died in his native Tuscany at 86.


Red Sox 10, Angels 5

Red Sox outslug the Angels at Fenway

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s three-run, seventh-inning home run landed in the same spot as his solo blast the previous inning, the center-field bleachers.

By Julian Benbow

Jarrod Saltalamacchia blasted two home runs as the Red Sox gave starter Ryan Dempster some rare run support.

Christopher L. Gasper

Talent, not luck, put Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

The Bruins have 17 players who were on the team’s Stanley Cup-winning roster in 2011.

By Christopher L. Gasper

If there are critics out there who claimed the team’s 2011 championship was a fluke, the Bruins are now repudiating them.

Bruins to face unfamiliar foe in Blackhawks

Bruins coach Claude Julien is doing his research.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins didn’t play their Stanley Cup opponent this season, and haven’t played the Blackhawks since Oct. 15, 2011.

G: Health

Health and Wellness

Healing meals

James Palmariello of City Fresh Foods works on meals (including vegan lasagna) for Steward Health Care patients.

By Liz Kowalczyk

Hospitals hope that sending healthful food to patients’ homes will keep them from coming back.

Daily Dose

Throat cancer and oral sex

By Deborah Kotz

About 14,000 throat cancers are diagnosed every year in the US, and about 70 percent of those are related to HPV.

Daily Dose

Should athletes have routine EKG screenings?

By Deborah Kotz

The tragic sudden death of 19-year-old Joey Glynn, a Bentley basketball player who collapsed during a summer league game, raises pressing questions.

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