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// Academy’s council added its chief to honoree list

Leslie Cohen Berlowitz’s name was added to the 2004 American Academy of Arts and Sciences class, a move that has drawn criticism.

The “Mad Men” characters Megan and Don Draper are played by Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm.


Casual marijuana use becomes common on TV

Pot is everywhere now on television. Weed has become almost as common as romantic tensions on sitcoms.

Health leader Donald Berwick starts bid for governor

Dr. Berwick, a former Obama administration official, quietly launched his campaign for governor of Massachusetts.

Boston grappling with a spike in violence

A man and woman were shot in a car near Devon Street and Vaughan Avenue in Dorchester this afternoon, but a baby sitting in the back seat was unharmed, Boston police said.

The Nation

Voting law requiring proof of citizenship rejected

The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law trumped an Arizona law requiring various kinds of proof of citizenship.

By Adam Liptak

Arizona may not require proof of citizenship from people seeking to vote in federal elections in that state, the Supreme Court ruled.

Federal agents renew hunt for Hoffa’s remains

Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit.

2,000 rally in N.Y. capital against hydraulic fracturing

Protesters demonstrated on Monday in Albany, N.Y., against hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural-gas drilling. A new poll found a rise in those who oppose the practice.

A new statewide poll found a slight increase in voters statewide who oppose fracking.

The World

Syrian civil war divides leaders at G-8 summit

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain and President Obama helped students paint a mural Monday at the only Protestant-Catholic primary school in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.

By Julie Pace

Britain and France are unwilling to join the US in arming rebels, and Russia is spurning calls to end support of the regime.

Attack on Afghan convoy kills 3 drivers

Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns into a convoy carrying goods to the capital, killing three drivers and wounding two others, an official said.

Deadlock in Assange WikiLeaks saga continues

Julian Assange sought refuge one year ago.

British and Ecuadorian officials said they had failed to make a breakthrough in the standoff over Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has spent the past year in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Editorial & Opinion

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Big Data’s big deal

By Farah Stockman

In an age of Big Data, we should stop focusing on who is collecting it and why, and instead make good laws to regulate its use.


Privacy in a surveillance society

By Tom Keane

We are becoming a surveillance society, but there has to be a stopping point, because the information that is shared with one can easily be shared with all.


What a wage is worth

By Renée Loth

Mass. needs an increase in its minimum wage because of the high cost of living here and because such a move could reduce the number of people on state dependency.


3 making plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

Jonathan Napoli wants to run a dispensary in Roxbury.

By Kay Lazar

State health officials are currently finalizing the rules for operating medical marijuana dispensaries.

Roxbury college, nearby high school to team up

By James Vaznis

Madison Park students would be able to enroll at Roxbury Community College, enabling them to earn a high school diploma and associate’s degree.

Senate drafts welfare overhaul

By Jim O’Sullivan

State senate leaders unveiled fast-tracked legislation requiring welfare applicants to prove they have sought employment before receiving cash benefits.

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Kevin Cullen

Once a hitman, always a hitman

By Kevin Cullen

The trial of ’Whitey’ Bulger

Confessed murderer ties Bulger to 6 killings

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Boston grappling with a spike in violence

By Maria Cramer and Colin A. Young

Two charged in bleach attack

By Travis Andersen and Brian R. Ballou


Millennium chief faces questions, uncertainties

Anna Protopapas, Millennium’s president, says its corporate owner is “working through the process” of restructuring research operations.

By Robert Weisman

Anna Protopapas, president of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, acknowledges that the restructuring of its parent company may lead to job cuts.

Carnival operators sued over wage law

By Gail Waterhouse

Carnival workers sued E.J. Amusements of Seabrook, N.H., for alleged violation of minimum wage and overtime laws.

Strategy is crucial for selling NFL gear

Michelle Downey tried on team caps at the New England Patriots Pro Shop in Foxborough earlier this month.

By Callum Borchers

The imperative to satisfy the tastes of NFL fans demands a level of research and planning once confined to the fashion industry.


Jacob Canick, 68; advanced research in prenatal screening

Dr. Canick, praised for his humor and modesty, had taught at medical schools around the world.

By Kathleen McKenna

A researcher and teacher, Mr. Canick was internationally known over the past quarter century.

Gene Mako, 97; Wimbledon and US doubles champion

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Mako won a pair of US and Wimbledon doubles championships, even after an injury took away his power.


Bruins 2, Blackhawks 0

Bruins stifle Blackhawks in Game 3

Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron were the stars of Game 3 for the Bruins.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Patrice Bergeron, in a personification of desire, willed the Bruins to a 2-0 cutthroat win to give Boston a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins are the team you love to love

Nothing got past the steady hands of Tuukka Rask, who turned aside the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane on the doorstep for one of the Bruins goaltender’s 28 saves in Game 3 at TD Garden.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Before this series ends, the Bruins will be our new Boys of Summer. Right now they are a feel-good team on par with the 1967 Red Sox and the 2001 Patriots.

Christopher L. Gasper

Daniel Paille rises to occasion for Bruins — again

Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin hooked up after Paille scored to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the second period.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Paille, with another goal to spark the Bruins’ win, has gone from fourth-liner to headliner.

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On Hockey

Bruins taking fight out of the Blackhawks

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Dan Shaughnessy

Bobby Orr is rooting for the Bruins

By Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins Notebook

Tuukka Rask stands tall in shutout

By Fluto Shinzawa

Red Sox Notebook

Mike Napoli returning to Red Sox Tuesday

By Peter Abraham


Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa a late scratch

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Celtics, Clippers posturing in Doc Rivers saga

By Baxter Holmes and Gary Washburn


Spurs’ Danny Green emerges as outside threat

By Gary Washburn


Patriots sign undrafted running back George Winn

By Shalise Manza Young

Division 1 boys’ Tennis championship

BC High edges St. John’s Shrewsbury for tennis title

By Craig Holt

Division 1 Girls’ Championship

Acton-Boxboro girls cruise to tennis title

By Mary Pavlu

G: Living

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What to do when you see a seal

Seals on Cape Cod’s Monomoy Island.

By Jan Brogan

When a seal or other marine mammal turns up on the beach, the goal is to avoid unnecessary human intervention.

Frame by Frame

Standing in the shadow of ancient beauty

The Royal Descendant Hetepheres, about 2440 B.C.E., limestone.

By Sebastian Smee

The Royal Descendent Hetepheres, a limestone statue, possesses the kind of beauty that reminds you of the smallness of your life.


Kelly Rowland, ‘Talk A Good Game’

By Sarah Rodman

In her fourth solo release, Rowland strikes a balance of sound and sentiment.

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Austra, ‘Olympia’

By James Reed


J. Cole, ‘Born Sinner’

By Ken Capobianco

Album review | JAZZ

Bill Frisell, ‘Big Sur’

By Siddhartha Mitter


Zomby, ‘With Love’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Book Review

‘The Son’ by Philipp Meyer

By Jan Stuart

Love Letters

Ex-college athletes need a time out

By Meredith Goldstein


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Music Review

Rancid keeps it raw at House of Blues

By Scott McLennan


A few boldfacers in Boston for Bruins game

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Story of the ring Kraft gave to Putin grows

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Joe Andruzzi and friends hit the links

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


The Heritage on the Garden hits 25

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


‘Superman’ author mixed on ‘Man of Steel’ movie

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Denzel Washington is filming in Haverhill

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein