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Aaron Hernandez embroiled in murder probe

Patriots receiver Aaron Hernandez, at his home, has been questioned by police investigating the death of a Dorchester man.

State troopers searched the home of the Patriots tight end in relation to the death of a Dorchester man.

No sprint to the finish yet in Senate race

Traditionally the final week of a campaign is frenetic, but Edward J. Markey kept a relatively light schedule.

Cameron Kerry is a quieter version of his older brother.

Cam, John Kerry first brothers together on Cabinet

With Cam Kerry acting as Secretary of Commerce and John Kerry as Secretary of State, the brothers are causing some confusion in Washington.

Mental health clinics cited

Dozens of therapists who were unlicensed or improperly supervised treated patients at three Arbour Health System clinics.

Jonathan Toews (19) and Bryan Bickell celebrated after Brent Seabrook scored the overtime winner for Chicago.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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Bruins beaten up by Blackhawks

The Bruins defense wilted and, although they erased three deficits during the game, allowed the Blackhawks to escape with a win that tied the series at 2-2.

The trial of “Whitey” Bulger

Bulger jury gets stark view of deaths

Prosecutors shifted focus to the victims as hit man-turned-witness John Martorano wrapped up his testimony.

The Nation

Cam, John Kerry first brothers together on Cabinet

Cameron Kerry is a quieter version of his older brother.

By Matt Viser

With Cam Kerry acting as Secretary of Commerce and John Kerry as Secretary of State, the brothers are causing some confusion in Washington.

IRS criticized for plan to pay $70m in bonuses

Nancy Riordan held up a sign during a Tea Pary rally near the US Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, in a protest of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations.

By Stephen Ohlemacher

The Obama administration ordered agencies to cancel discretionary bonuses, but the IRS says it’s following union contract obligations.

Father-son pimps get partial acquittal

A judge who heard prostitutes testify that a father-and-son pimp team made them feel like family cleared the two men of sex-trafficking charges.

The World

US presses Taliban to back down on Qatar office

By Alissa J. Rubin and Rod Nordland

US officials urged insurgents to backtrack on their effort to present themselves as essentially an alternative government at a Qatar office opened Tuesday.

Court says UK soldiers’ families can sue over Iraq deaths

The families of several British soldiers killed or injured in Iraq can sue the government for failing to protect them, the country’s highest court ruled Wednesday.

Floods close Lourdes pilgrimage site in Pyrenees

By Bob Edme

Heavy floods in southwest France have left two dead and forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of pilgrims from nearby hotels.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Boston’s gang wars, 2013

By Joan Vennochi

Whitey Bulger’s trial is full of mesmerizing stories of lurid gangland slayings that occurred decades ago. But the gang violence that’s happening now in Boston elicits mostly shrugs.

Alex Beam

Letting the sun shine in

By Alex Beam

Friday’s summer solstice is a day to spend doing your favorite activities outside. It’s a great, free gift of sunlight, from nature, with love.

editorial | senate endorsement

Markey’s record elevates him over newcomer Gomez

Like a job seeker with a stellar resume who doesn’t entirely dazzle in the interview, Markey nonetheless retains some important selling points.

Far from being a detriment, Edward Markey’s experience fills a need for a state that has lost Edward Kennedy and John Kerry.

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A threat to Mass. Medicare funds

By Lynn Nicholas

letters | State eyes increase in minimum wage

Hiking wage would pose economic woes, make Mass. an outlier

letters | state eyes increase in minimum wage

Second-tier wage undercuts efforts of young people

letters | state eyes increase in minimum wage

We’re asking too much of some jobs

Metro

Kevin Cullen

Shaming the shameless

By Kevin Cullen

Johnny Martorano cooperated with the government as an act of self-preservation by a man who only cares about sticking it to Whitey Bulger.

Aaron Hernandez embroiled in murder probe

Patriots receiver Aaron Hernandez, at his home, has been questioned by police investigating the death of a Dorchester man.

By Mark Arsenault, Wesley Lowery and Brian Ballou

State troopers searched the home of the Patriots tight end in relation to the death of a Dorchester man.

Mental health clinics cited

By Chelsea Conaboy

Dozens of therapists who were unlicensed or improperly supervised treated patients at three Arbour Health System clinics.

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The trial of “Whitey” Bulger

Bulger jury gets stark view of deaths

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Yvonne Abraham

A lost year at Madison Park high school

By Yvonne Abraham

Attorney Trestan to lead N.E. ADL

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Man shot as he sits in car

By Akilah Johnson

Man arrested in Salem theft

By Todd Feathers

Business

Proposed Copley tower plan includes 224 more homes

A street-level view of a proposed 52-story residential tower at Copley Place.

By Casey Ross

A developer wants to build 433 apartments and 109 condominiums in the $500 million, 52-story Copley Place skyscraper.

Tech Lab

BlackBerry’s new phone is perfect — for three years ago

A thumb-friendly keyboard is still a big advantage for many BlackBerry fans, but such devices are losing market share.

By Hiawatha Bray

BB 10 software makes BlackBerry a worthy rival to Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone software.

State seeks to build water tech cluster

By Erin Ailworth

The proposal calls for the creation of a network to connect firms with laboratories and operating facilities to more quickly commercialize new technologies.

Obituaries

Michael Hastings; wrote profile that ended general’s 34-year career

Michael Hastings won a George Polk Award in 2010 for his profile of General Stanley A. McChrystal.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Hastings, an award-winning freelance reporter, was known for an intrepid, gonzo-style journalism.

James Gandolfini, 51; portrayed tough-talking mob boss

James Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his role as Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos.”

By Lynn Elber

Mr. Gandolfini’s portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s ‘‘The Sopranos’’ turned the mobster stereotype on its head.

Marjorie Harvey, 91; teacher became a freelance writer

Marjorie Dorson Harvey taught at Concord Academy until the early 1970s.

By Bryan Marquard

Mrs. Harvey taught at Concord Academy then became a freelance writer, bringing readers along with her on journeys.

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Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins fans celebrated too soon

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews celebrates Chicago’s winning goal, much to the chagrin of Bruins counterpart Zdeno Chara.

By Dan Shaughnessy

We were getting greedy. It wasn’t a matter of if the Bruins would win the Stanley Cup, but when. So many premature thoughts.

Celtics, Clippers talks back on

The Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers have re-opened discussions about sending Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Clippers.

By Gary Washburn and Baxter Holmes

The teams have reignited talks that would send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett west and bring a rebuilding package back to the Celtics.

blackhawks 6, bruins 5 | OT

Bruins beaten up by Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews (19) and Bryan Bickell celebrated after Brent Seabrook scored the overtime winner for Chicago.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins defense wilted and, although they erased three deficits during the game, allowed the Blackhawks to escape with a win that tied the series at 2-2.

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Christopher L. Gasper

Blackhawks bullied the Bruins

By Christopher L. Gasper

On Hockey

Bruins’ defense took the night off

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Bruins NOTEBOOK

Tyler Seguin’s error put Bruins in a hole

By Fluto Shinzawa

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Red Sox can’t catch up to Rays

By Peter Abraham

On Baseball

Time to credit Ben Cherington

By Nick Cafardo

Blackhawks Notebook

Marian Hossa returns for Blackhawks

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Red Sox Notebook

Red Sox sign first-round draft pick Trey Ball

By Peter Abraham

Golf tip: Pick up the pace

By Michael Whitmer

Christopher L. Gasper

Blackhawks helped start Bruins’ golden era

By Christopher L. Gasper

nba finals notebook

Spurs are trying to regroup for final match

By Gary Washburn

Yankees 6, Dodgers 4; Dodgers 6, Yankees 0

Dodgers rebound to split doubleheader against Yankees

By Howie Rumberg

The week in golf

By Michael Whitmer

G: Style

Sip and slide: 11 summer cocktails

Nantucket Mojito at West Side Lounge.

By Luke O’Neil

Kick back and relax with these cool cocktails that Boston’s top bartenders recommend for this summer.

Movie Review

Pixar gives ‘Monsters University’ the old college try

Billy Crystal again provides the voice of Mike Wakowski (above), this time in the story of how he met his monster pal Sulley.

By Ty Burr

“Monsters University” is better than “Cars 2” but not by enough, offering unsettling evidence that Pixar’s Golden Age may be in the past.

Movie Review

Mastering sign language in ‘Sign Painters’

Film “Sign Painters” reveals some colorful characters.

By Mark Feeney

The documentary by directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon is fresh, passionate, and unexpected.

Globe North

Real estate market heating up in Everett, Revere

The back porch of an Everett two-family home, listed for $399,900 by Century 21 North Shore.

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Many are hoping to line up a winning hand, it seems, before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awards a casino license in eastern Massachusetts.

Pro casino: Everett Ward 6 Common Councilor Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin supports a casino coming to Everett

Ward 6 Common Councilor Michael McLaughlin has been at the forefront of the Everett United movement to bring a casino to the city.

Evmorphia Stratis: No casino for Everett

Evmorphia Stratis is a lifeling Everett resident who opposes the casino proposal.

The lifelong Everett resident has been a vocal opponent of the casino, speaking at community meetings and participating in a panel discussion at Suffolk University.

Globe South

The season for picnics south of Boston

Food cooked over a grill as people picniced at Houghton's Pond in Milton.

By Stacey Shipman

Venues range from the summit of Great Blue Hill to the sands of Nantasket Beach, and many locations offer opportunities to hike, bike, swim, and fish.

Picnic venues South of Boston

A list of places to picnic south of Boston.

Scituate

Scituate maintains ban on holiday bonfires

By Jessica Bartlett

For the second year in a row, Scituate is banning the Fourth of July tradition of bonfires on the beach.

Globe West

Stow

Teen with rare Usher syndrome finds strength in riding horses

Bella Dunning’s fierce determination allowed her to conquer balance problems and ride horses.

By Cindy Cantrell

Bella Dunning’s genetic disorder hasn't kept her from dance classes, riding a bike, or her greatest passion – horseback riding.

Lexington

Lexington considering an anaerobic digester

By Brock Parker

The digesters use micro-organisms to break down organic materials, such as food and yard waste, and create “biogas,” that can be burned to produce electricity.

Concord

Plan calls for new visitors center at Walden Pond

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

The new management plan also calls for better handicapped accessibility and increased safety measures.