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Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts

A federal grand jury charged Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev with using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people.

Coakley weighs run for governor

Attorney General Martha Coakley is gauging the political climate, Democratic Party operatives said.

Chinese firm charged with stealing tech from Mass. company

A federal grand jury, acting in a case that could have implications for US-China relations, indicted a Chinese wind turbine maker Thursday on charges that it stole key technology from a Massachusetts company.

New fight over gay marriage recognition

After the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriages, advocates will work to have the unions recognized nationwide, but opponents vow to hold the line.

Aaron Hernandez was denied bail by Judge Renee F. Dupuis, who called the evidence circumstantial “but very, very strong.”


Aaron Hernandez investigated in 2012 killings

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez — charged with murder in the slaying of an acquaintance, Odin Lloyd — is also being investigated in a 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston’s South End that killed two men and wounded another, say two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.

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Former FBI agent John Morris testified Thursday about receiving bribes from James “Whitey” Bulger.

Former FBI supervisor takes stand in Bulger trial

In court today, “Whitey” Bulger cursed at disgraced former FBI official John Morris, who testified at the trial.

The Nation

On Africa trip, Obama urges rights for gays

The Obamas stood on Thursday at Goree Island’s “Door of No Return,” where many shackled slaves left Africa, inching across a plank to the hull of a waiting ship.

By Julie Pace

President Obama urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal’s president.

Senate passes immigration overhaul bill

Framers of the immigration overhaul bill, including Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, discussed its passage in the Senate on Thursday. All 12 New England senators backed the legislation.

By Ashley Parker and Jonathan Martin

The strong 68-32 vote sent the issue to the House, where the Republican leadership has said that it will not take up the measure and is instead focused on much narrower legislation.

Perry uses senator’s tough early life to criticize filibuster

Rick Perry said that  “it’s just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential.”

By Will Weissert

Texas Governor Rick Perry hit back at the star of a filibuster that killed tough abortion restrictions and called lawmakers back for a second special session to try to pass the bill.

The World

US schooner missing near Australia

By Nick Perry

An American schooner sailing from New Zealand to Australia is missing with seven on board.

15 die on bloody day in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters ambushed a national police patrol in western Afghanistan, killing a commander and four of his men.

Eichmann files will not be released

By Geir Moulson

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency can keep secret some of its records on Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Nazi Holocaust.

Editorial & Opinion


The tech-tax monster vs. Beacon Hill

By Scot Lehigh

A provision in the transportation bill would extend the sales tax to all of the computer services that companies hire third-party vendors to do for them.

opinion | michael jonas

Boston’s education mayor?

The twelve candidates for mayor have voiced varying degrees of support for lifting the charter school cap.

By Michael Jonas

A coalition of education and nonprofit leaders wants to put the vision of school-level autonomy at the center of the mayor’s race.


Life Sciences Center pays off in jobs, new tax revenues

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a quasi-public agency, is the state’s edge in the growth of the biotech and medical-device sectors, according to a recent report.


Coakley weighs run for governor

Attorney General Martha Coakley is giving serious consideration to running for governor, Democratic Party operatives said on Thursday.

By Frank Phillips and Jim O’Sullivan

Attorney General Martha Coakley is gauging the political climate, Democratic Party operatives said.

Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts

“This case is about our community; it’s about an assault on our people,” Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said Thursday following the release of the indictment.

By David Abel and Martin Finucane

A federal grand jury charged Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev with using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people.

Aaron Hernandez investigated in 2012 killings

Aaron Hernandez was denied bail by Judge Renee F. Dupuis, who called the evidence circumstantial “but very, very strong.”

By Mark Arsenault, Maria Cramer and Wesley Lowery

The former Patriot, who is charged with murdering an acquaintance this month, is also being investigated in a drive-by shooting, said two officials.


Cape businesses squeezed as wages increase

New wage laws mean higher pay for foreign workers at the Flying Bridge restaurant in Falmouth and elsewhere on the Cape and Islands.

By Sarah Shemkus

New federal rules for the seasonal worker visa program have increased wages – some in excess of 40 percent.

State not adding jobs fast enough, report says

By Megan Woolhouse

The state’s economy continues to outperform the nation’s, but the low unemployment rate masks problems.

At least six groups submit bids to buy The Boston Globe

By Beth Healy

The bidders include a group led by former Time Inc. chief executive Jack Griffin and another by Red Sox owner John Henry.


Michael Sullivan; at 67, producer for ‘Frontline’

Mr. Sullivan worked on many documentaries, with topics like Rwanda, farm families, and Shakespeare.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Sullivan had a particular passion for Rwanda and, since the late 1990s, ensured that high-level broadcast television closely examined religion.

Bert Stern, 83, elite photographer of stars, products

Mr. Stern

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Stern helped redefine advertising and fashion art in the 1950s and ’60s, but is perhaps best known for his poignant photos of Marilyn Monroe.

Stephen Marriott, 54, manager in family’s hotel chain

Stephen Marriott (left) promoted new bed designs with David, J.W., and John Marriott.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Marriott rose threw the hotel chain as a member of a tight-knit family, despite suffering from a rare muscular disorder.


Celtics will send Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett to Nets

Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett could be shipped to Brooklyn in a new blockbuster deal, league sources said.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics began a full rebuilding process by reaching a deal to send their superstars to Brooklyn for a package that includes 3 first-round draft picks.

on basketball

Celtics made painful decision to start over

Paul Pierce won’t retire a Celtic, nor will Kevin Garnett vigorously motion to the TD Garden crowd again.

By Gary Washburn

In trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn and officially ending the Big Three era, the Celtics made the risky but necessary decision to rebuild.

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4

Red Sox continue roll, batter Blue Jays

Dustin Pedroia was congratulated after hitting a two-run homer in the second inning.

By Julian Benbow

The Red Sox cooled off the red-hot Blue Jays with a 7-run second inning that provided all the offense they needed.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

An ear-opening film showcases the voices behind legends

Background (from left): Jo Lawry, Judith Hill, and Lisa Fischer  are three of the  backup singers featured in “20 Feet From Stardom.

By Ty Burr

Morgan Neville’s lovely documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” happily puts some enormously talented backup singers front and center.

Stepping into the spotlight in ‘20 Feet From Stardom’

Morgan Neville says, “To be a backup singer you’ve got to be . . . perfect on the first take and the 40th take, and the lead singer can screw up all day long.”

By Sarah Rodman

Director Morgan Neville hopes the stars of his new film “20 Feet From Stardom” can continue to benefit from buzz — and maybe get their own tour.

Art review

A ‘Convergence’ of Boston sculpture

“Liminal Bloom” by Andy Zimmermann is at the Massachusetts Avenue end of the reflecting pool on the Christian Science Plaza.

By Sebastian Smee

Christian Science Plaza is hosting an ambitious exhibit from Boston Sculptors, a long-running cooperative of local sculptors.

More Stories

Stage Review

Teenage angst set to music in ‘Spring’

By Terry Byrne

Classical Notes

String quartets are the focus at Tanglewood

By David Weininger

Movie Review

Hair today, gore tomorrow in ‘Maniac’

By Peter Keough

Television Review

‘Ray Donovan’ brings Southie to Lala Land

By Matthew Gilbert

Noisy Neighbors

Agachiko, ‘Yes!’

By Jon Garelick

High Five

Lisa Fischer’s star shines

By Sarah Rodman

Night Watch

Plastique at Midway Café

By Katy Rushlau

Geto Boys make Boston debut

By Martín Caballero

Book Review

‘The Caretaker’ by A.X. Ahmad

By Alan Cheuse

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