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Hernandez meets with lawyers, no charges filed

Aaron Hernandez arrived at his house in North Attleborough, as reporters camped outside expected action by investigators.

Investigators remained tight-lipped about the homicide investigation that has embroiled Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

(Top, left to right) Christian Peter, Albert Haynesworth, Corey Dillon, (bottom) Donté Stallworth, and Nick Kaczur have not been the best examples of the Patriots’ Way.

Story may expose new crack in the Patriots’ Way

Aaron Hernandez is the latest in a string of Patriots players who have become entangled in police investigations in recent years.

// Many tuning race out in town Gomez must win

Places like Braintree are key to Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez’s hopes in the Senate race.

Staples kiosks allow customers to buy online what they can’t find in stores.


Staples looks to fend off its online rivals

The Framingham office supply giant is moving fast to reinvent the way it does business by embracing online shopping inside its stores.

US seeking extradition of Snowden in NSA case

Edward Snowden has been charged with violating the Espionage Act and stealing government property for disclosing classified information.

The Nation

Senate deal paves way for new immigration bill

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is the 11th Republican to agree to back the bipartisan measure.

By David Espo and Erica Werner

A test vote was scheduled for Monday on the bipartisan immigration bill.

Prosecutors can say ‘profiled’ at Zimmerman trial

Judge Debra Nelson announced her ruling in Sanford, Fla.

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower

Prosecutors can argue in opening statements that George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin, but they cannot say he was profiled based on race.

Ohio is a top supplier of guns to other states

Gun-control advocates say less-restrictive laws in Ohio led to more than 1,600 weapons being used in crimes in three dozen other states last year.

The World

Taliban name, flag disputes threaten talks

The Taliban flag was visible through a gap in a wall of the new Afghan Taliban office in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday.

By Rod Nordland

Taliban leaders were debating whether to cancel peace talks because of criticism of their use of their flag and formal name.

Morocco’s justice system criticized over coerced confessions, political trials

By Paul Schemm

Human Rights Watch said in a report that the system in Morocco overly relies on coerced confessions in politically-tinged trials and needs serious reform.

Jewish man killed at Western Wall

By Isabel Kershner

An Israeli security guard fatally shot the man after apparently suspecting him of being a Palestinian militant about to carry out an attack, police said.

Editorial & Opinion

lawrence harmon

Business needs to join mayoral race

By Lawrence Harmon

It would be a shame if Boston’s mainstream business leaders stick to the sidelines through the preliminary election when the field whittles down.

opinion | alan berger

The ‘let-it-burn’ strategy in Syria

Syrian government soldiers stood in front of the clock tower flying the national flag in the main square of the city of Qusayr, in Syria’s central Homs province, on June 5, after the army claimed it had seized total control of it and the surrounding region.

By Alan Berger

If one assumes that President Obama is following a course based on national security interests, then his statecraft may look less like indecisiveness and more like a Machiavellian strategy.

The podium

The two-party lock on politics

Democrats and Republicans alone hold the reins of power, leaving out independent views from the conversation, writes Evan Falchuk of the United Independent movement.


Tribute to bombing victims set to close Tuesday

Ava Bowman, 5, and her father Brooks, of Los Angeles, paid their respects at the memorial to Boston Marathon bombing victims in Copley Square.

By Nikita Lalwani

Boston plans to remove the memorial to the Marathon bombing victims and move the items to the city archives in West Roxbury.

Gomez, Markey gear up for final push

Gabriel Gomez made a campaign stop at the Swanton Street Diner in Winchester Friday. Edward Markey spoke with Jeanne Gunning in Quincy.

By Stephanie Ebbert and Michael Levenson

Kicking off the final days of the Senate special election, Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez honed their final messages.

‘Whitey’ Bulger trial

Alleged ‘Whitey’ Bulger victim tells of ambush

Jurors heard from Frank Capizzi, who was wounded in the North End shooting that killed Al Plummer, a Bulger rival, in March 1973.

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Prosecutors brought more witnesses before the jury in an effort to show the human toll of James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged crimes.


Four Mass. health insurers to issue $57.5m in rebates

By Robert Weisman

Too many premium dollars collected last year went into administrative expenses and surpluses rather than medical care.

Unique housing effort builds Allston’s new Charlesview

Elsa Rojas, with Bart Mitchell of The Community Builders, expressed delight with her apartment at Charlesview Residences.

By Jenifer B. McKim

The new Charlesview Residences, a 340-unit mixed-use project on the Allston-Brighton line, includes subsidized and market-rate apartments.

Hire shows Mass. is committed to water tech sector

Michael Murphy, business development manager for water innovation at Mass. Clean Energy.

By Erin Ailworth

Michael Murphy, business development manager for water innovation at Mass. Clean Energy, will help build the state’s nascent water technology cluster.


Susanne Spatz, 94; aided Newton residents by volunteering

Susanne F. Spatz chaired Newton’s Council on Aging.

By Emma Stickgold

Mrs. Spatz chaired the city’s Council on Aging in the 1990s.

Albert White Hat, 74; helped preserve Lakota language

Mr. White Hat led the Lakota Studies Department at Sinte Gleska University.

By Kristi Eaton

Mr. White Hat led the Lakota Studies Department at Sinte Gleska University.

William Slany, 84; exposed Nazi theft of Jewish assets

According to Mr. Slany, many assets were stored in ostensibly neutral nations.

By Megan McDonough

According to Mr. Slany, many assets were stored in ostensibly neutral nations.


Red Sox 10, Tigers 6

Red Sox bounce back with rout of Tigers

Shane Victorino, who tied a career high with five RBIs, belts a two-run single in the Sox’ four-run fourth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Five Detroit pitchers were pounded for 17 hits and Shane Victorino went 4 for 5 with a home run and five RBIs in a 10-6 win.

Christopher L. Gasper

After rough game, expect a sharper Tuukka Rask

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask didn’t need to pad his stats during practice Friday — here stuffing Brad Marchand — since he’s had such a strong postseason.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Bruins goalie, who has been superb in these playoffs, has little for which to atone after Boston’s 6-5 OT loss in Game 4.

Chara, Bergeron are pillars of Bruins’ defense

Defensive stalwarts Zdeno Chara (left) and Patrice Bergeron (right) have handled opponents’ top lines.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The defensive awareness of captain Zdeno Chara and forward Patrice Bergeron is one reason the Bruins could claim a 3-2 series lead with a Game 5 win.

G: Family

Obsessed with Jack the Ripper

Painter Walter Richard Sickert’s “Putana a Casa.”

By Mark Micheli

125 years after the murder spree, a fascination still lingers around one British painter’s connection with the unsolved case.

From the Archives

Frog Pond in the summer

What started out as a watering hole for cows in the pasture is now a refreshing resort for visitors at the Boston Common.

Bands ready to reconnect with their Channel days

Among the bands scheduled to play the Channel reunion show at Royale are Lizzie Borden and the Axes.

By Scott McLennan

Boston bands who saw their stars rise and shine at defunct Waterfront club the Channel will perform to benefit an addiction-treatment program.