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A hint that Hernandez was with man found slain

State Police dug for evidence Thursday in an industrial park in North Attleborough.

Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle/AP

Video images taken Monday appear to show Aaron Hernandez with a Dorchester man found dead hours later, the latest development in the killing linked to the Patriots tight end.

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// Judge freezes assets of Boston’s taxi king

A state judge froze Edward J. Tutunjian’s assets, ruling that cabdrivers have a “reasonable likelihood” of winning a class-action lawsuit.

Dennis Foley and his son Timothy took in First Night’s Grand Procession in 2012.

First Night organizer closing

Following years of declining donations and business sponsorships, First Night Boston is shutting down after nearly four decades.

June 21

Farm bill fails as trade-offs of yore vanish

The bill’s defeat in the House, leaving the fate of nearly $1 trillion in farm subsidies and food-stamp programs in limbo, reflects the gridlock in Washington.

Louis Lapiana was shot and paralyzed, allegedly by a cohort of James “Whitey” Bulger.

‘Whitey’ Bulger trial

Bulger jurors told of human toll

Diane Sussman de Tennen described the gunfire, allegedly from a cohort of “Whitey” Bulger, that left dead the driver of a car in which she was a passenger.

The Nation

GOP senators broker deal on border security

The deal would increase the number of border patrol agents along the boundary with Mexico from 21,000 to 40,000.

By Ashley Parker

Two Senate Republicans reached an agreement on a plan to strengthen border security with the group of eight senators that drafted an overhaul of immigration laws.

NSA leak details citizen records

Top secret rules published by the Guardian newspaper outline exceptions to NSA rules on intercepted communications.

By Richard Lardner

The agency can keep copies of intercepted communications from or about US citizens if the material contains significant intelligence, according to exemptions published Thursday.

June 21

Farm bill fails as trade-offs of yore vanish

The House on Thursday defeated the farm bill, 234 to 195. Nearly 80 percent of the proposed farm bill spending would be set aside for food stamps and nutrition programs.

By Matt Viser

The bill’s defeat in the House, leaving the fate of nearly $1 trillion in farm subsidies and food-stamp programs in limbo, reflects the gridlock in Washington.

The World

Prisoner swap could be key to future Taliban peace talks

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is the only known American soldier held captive from the Afghan war.

By Charlie Savage

Five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American sergeant could determine whether the negotiations the US has long sought with the Taliban take place.

Saudis to deport Lebanese who back militants in Syria

Saudi Ambassador Ali Awad Assiri did not specify when the deportations would begin.

By Bassem Mroue

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Beirut announced the kingdom’s plans, the latest sign of the fissures growing in the Arab world over the Syrian civil war.

Protests gain steam in Brazil despite recent concessions

Protesters blocked access to the Arena Fonte Nova Stadium on Thursday in Salvador, where the Confederations Cup is being played, as tear gas was shot by riot police.

By Bradley Brooks

The demonstrations have sent hundreds of thousands into the streets since last week to denounce poor public services and government corruption.

Editorial & Opinion


Pacheco Law eats T money and options

By Scot Lehigh

The law, which effectively prevents state agencies from contracting with private companies for work currently done by public employees, hinders the MBTA from saving money.


Rowhani’s Iran

Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani greeted reporters during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

By Nicholas Burns

Hassan Rowhani’s surprise victory in the country’s presidential election is better news than expected, but the moderate candidate may not be the panacea that many are trumpeting.


Humanities: The practical degree

By Carlo Rotella

Full and effective participation in a postindustrial society and economy requires advanced analytical and expressive ability, and studying the humanities is essential to developing those abilities.


Callahan Tunnel to close for three months

Work on the Callahan will overlap rebuilding of the Longfellow Bridge and Government Center T station.

By Martine Powers

Beginning in January, the Callahan Tunnel will be fully closed as part of a $34.9 million project to update the 52-year-old tunnel.

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Innocence unveils evil

By Kevin Cullen

The goodness of Dianne Sussman, who testified against Whitey Bulger Thursday, only made Whitey look smaller and viler.

Gomez makes ‘give me a chance’ pitch

Gabriel Gomez greeted supporter Conley Ford of Scituate while campaigning Thursday afternoon.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Gabriel E. Gomez has been describing the brevity of the term he is trying to win — only 17 months — as a probation period of sorts.

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Judge freezes assets of Boston’s taxi king

By Jonathan Saltzman

‘Whitey’ Bulger trial

Bulger jurors told of human toll

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

campaign notebook

Brown to join Gomez

Music review

Kings of the Mic Tour revisits hip-hop heyday

By Martín Caballero

Day 7


Lenders take back far fewer homes

By Jenifer B. McKim

Foreclosure activity in Massachusetts continued to decrease last month, marking the lowest monthly number since at least 2006.

Mass. unemployment rate up slightly in May

By Deirdre Fernandes

Mass. employers added 3,500 jobs in May, but it wasn’t enough to keep the state unemployment rate from rising.

Markets fall on stimulus remarks

Blue chip stocks have fallen 560 points over two days. One observer said investors are worried the economy may not be as strong as the Federal Reserve thinks.

By Beth Healy

All signs point to an improving economy, but stocks are falling as people wonder when the Fed might stop pumping money into the market.


Kate Barnes; virtuoso poet in Maine published often

Ms. Barnes was appointed Maine’s first poet laureate by Governor Angus King.

By Bryan Marquard

Born in Hingham into a writing household, Ms. Barnes, 81, was Maine’s first poet laureate.

Dave Jennings, 61; punter holds most Giants records

Mr. Jennings booted more punts as any other Giant.

Mr. Jennings was the most prolific punter in Giants franchise history and a former radio analyst for the team.

Bob Meistrell; developed modern wet suit

Bob Meistrell during an expedition in the 1950s.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Meistrell, 84, began making wet suits for surfers and scuba divers in the early 1950s and cofounded Body Glove.


Aaron Hernandez’s scouting report was ominous

 One team’s pre-draft report on Aaron Hernandez: “Self-esteem is quite low . . . not well-adjusted.’’

By Shalise Manza Young

Before the Patriots drafted Hernandez in 2010, there were concerns about his makeup.

dan shaughnessy

Patriots have lost their way

Aaron Hernandez has been with the Patriots since 2010.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Patriots like to say their organization is held to a higher standard. But the Aaron Hernandez trouble shows they are only about winning football games.

Celtics-Clippers talks take a bizarre turn

Where will Doc Rivers coach next season?

By Baxter Holmes

Trade talks that could result in Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett in Los Angeles seem to have hit a wall, with several potential pitfalls.

G: Arts & Movies

The Rascals, Monkees, and Zombies take the classics for a trip

From left: Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli, and Eddie Brigati perform band hits “Good Lovin’,” “How Can I Be Sure?,” “Groovin’,” and “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” and others in a biographical stage show.

By Geoff Edgers

Each group is taking a different approach upon reentry. Here’s what to expect when the lights go down at their Boston area shows.

The Pops pays tribute to Garcia

Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart gets into the spirit of the Jerry Garcia symphonic shows by sporting a tie-dye T-shirt at Symphony Hall.

By Scott McLennan

The Boston Pops is one of the eight orchestras around the country presenting Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.

The return of Fleetwood Mac

From left: John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.

By Sarah Rodman

The steady lineup since 1998 is back on the road, and the band’s influence on pop music has never been stronger.

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Book Review

‘The Sweet Girl’ by Annabel Lyon

By Kathryn Lang

Classical Notes

Chamber operas look death in the eye at OperaHub

By David Weininger

Movie Review

Much ado about quite a bit

By Ty Burr

Television Review

‘Devious Maids’ feels like too familiar a formula

By Matthew Gilbert

High Five

Irma Thomas’s accomplishments

By James Reed

Night Watch

Case & Point at Rise