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Angry sergeant releases Tsarnaev photos

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, with a red dot from a sniper’s laser sight trained on his head, surrended to authorities on April 19.

Sergeant Sean P. Murphy/Massachusetts State Police via Boston Magazine

Incensed by the Rolling Stone cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a tactical photographer released the images to Boston Magazine without permission.

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“The Cuckoo’s Calling” became a runaway bestseller when it was revealed that J.K. Rowling wrote the book.

Quick bestseller underscores writers’ struggles

The revelation that J.K. Rowling used a pseudonym to write a mystery novel has reignited a debate: How does an unknown writer break through?

Conductor Gil Rose, former artistic director of now-defunct Opera Boston, is set to launch Odyssey Opera with  Randolph Fuller this fall.

Out of Opera Boston’s ashes: A new opera company rises

Odyssey Opera is set to emerge with plans to emulate the ambitious programming of its acclaimed but perpetually cash-strapped forerunner.

Bulger, Flemmi exchange words, glares in court

After Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi’s testimony ended for the day, he could be seen mouthing an expletive at his former partner.

Stephen “Stippo” Rakes outside the liquor store he once owned. Rakes alleged James “Whitey” Bulger stole ownership of his business.

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Questions as alleged Bulger victim Rakes found dead

Authorities believe Stephen Rakes, who had wanted to testify against James “Whitey” Bulger, may have died elsewhere and that his body was dumped in Lincoln.

For Korea veteran, one last mission

Thomas J. Hudner Jr. is making one final attempt to find his wing man’s remains, the final chapter in a saga that is about not only loyalty, but also about race.

The Nation

CDC projects years of life and health after 65

By Mike Stobbe

Hawaii tops the charts in the government’s first state-by-state look at how long Americans age 65 can expect to live, on average.

Facing debts of $19b, Detroit files for bankruptcy

Nearly 80,000 buildings in Detroit are empty or blighted, and its population has fallen to 700,000.

By Michael A. Fletcher

The city filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation’s history on Thursday, marking a new low in a long decline.

Perry signs sweeping Texas bill to restrict abortions; challenges likely

Abortion-rights supporters demonstrated outside the Texas Capitol auditorium in Austin on Thursday.

Governor Rick Perry signed a bill into law giving his state some of the toughest constraints on abortion in the country.

The World

Putin foe convicted in embezzlement case

Thousands of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny protested the verdict in St. Petersburg. Many saw Navalny’s prosecution as politically motivated.

By Will Englund and Kathy Lally

Russia’s most effective anticorruption campaigner was sentenced to five years in prison in a verdict that sent shock waves throughout the country.

Official confirms pesticide as poison in school lunch in India

Khushi Kumari cried in pain at a hospital on Thursday, still ill after eating tainted food in Patna, India, on Tuesday.

By Rama Lakshmi

It appeared from postmortem reports that pesticide either was used instead of cooking oil or got mixed with the oil used to prepare the meal.

Palestinians undecided on restarting talks with Israel

By Mohammed Daraghmeh

A high-level meeting of senior Palestinian leaders called to discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest peace proposal ended without a decision on Thursday.

Editorial & Opinion

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Beyond Bulger

Somerville’s Freedom School is illustrative of a town that is no longer a parochial place in which mobsters could thrive.

By Simon Waxman

The best revenge against James “Whitey” Bulger is how Boston and Somerville are no longer the kinds of places where a mobster like him could thrive.


Optimism for Senate, but not for House

Senator John McCain, left, shared a laugh with Senator Chuck Schumer last month.

By Scot Lehigh

Senators on both sides acknowledged some fault in the polarization, but the House remains gridlocked.


Free play — it’s not just for kids

By Carlo Rotella

Activity chosen and directed by the participants who do it for its own sake is an important way that humans learn how to socialize.


Top Mass. GOP figures plot 2014 strategy

It’s not clear if Charles D. Baker (left) or Scott Brown will seek the governorship next year.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Some Mass. Republicans met last week to discuss the party’s 2014 prospects, but decisions can’t be made until Charles Baker and Scott Brown finalize their political intentions.

Norfolk DA says he suffered ‘medical episode’ before crash

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey, here in February, says he lost consciousness before crossing the center line in his car, triggering a four-car crash.

By Stephanie Ebbert and Javier Panzar

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says he lost consciousness, triggering a four-car crash.

Angry sergeant releases Tsarnaev photos

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, with a red dot from a sniper’s laser sight trained on his head, surrended to authorities on April 19.

By Travis Andersen and Nikita Lalwani

Incensed by the Rolling Stone cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a tactical photographer released the images to Boston Magazine without permission.

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Bulger, Flemmi exchange words, glares in court

By Milton J. Valencia and Shelley Murphy

Questions as alleged Bulger victim Rakes found dead

By Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen

Heat expected to peak today

By Peter Schworm and Nikita Lalwani

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Royals throw a curve ball

By Kevin Cullen

Scene & Heard

Arc opens in former An Tua Nua space

By Luke O’Neil

Valor of black regiment is honored

By Alyssa A. Botelho


Six-alarm fire destroys Uxbridge building

By Nicholas Jacques


Quincy officer cleared of assault charge

By Jessica Bartlett

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With Emmy nominations, Netflix is in the house

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Steve Rakes never got to tell his story

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More evaluation for Topsfield man

By Katherine Landergan

Woman’s body found in harbor

By Melissa Hanson


The Frost Ice Bar is coming to Faneuil Hall

Workers from Iceculture, a Canadian ice-sculpting company, trimmed 300-pound blocks of ice for Frost Ice Bar in Faneuil Hall.

By Katie Johnston

New England’s first ice bar is set to hit Boston in mid-August. It will be constructed almost entirely of ice — walls, bar stools, even cocktail glasses.

Mass. jobless rate at almost 2-year high

The increase in federal payroll taxes and rising food and gasoline prices are restraining consumer spending.

The state’s unemployment rate rose from 6.6% to 7% in May as 2,800 jobs were added in June.

Court backs Harmonix shareholders, not Viacom

By Hiawatha Bray

Viacom owes $299 million to shareholders of the Cambridge-based video game maker that created “Rock Band.”


Robert Meservey, award-winning physicist, dies at 92

Dr. Robert Meservey was a scientist at MIT for more than 40 years, pioneering award-winning developments in physics and exploring other scientific fields.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Meservey also was a respected photographer, a survival training instructor for the US Army during World War II, and an expert skier.

Bill Warner, 44; set speed record on a motorcycle

Bill Warner makes a run on his motorcycle during The Maine Event on a runway at a former air base Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Limestone, Maine. Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway on a later run. (AP Photo/Peter Freeman) NO SALES NYTCREDIT: Peter Freeman/Associated Press

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Warner died Sunday in Limestone, Maine, after trying to set a speed record for a run on a conventional motorcycle.

Marc Simont, 97; children’s book illustrator

Marc Simont illustrated such children’s books as “A Tree Is Nice,’’ which won the Caldecott Medal. He also drew the images for the Nate the Great series.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Simont illustrated nearly 100 books, his work paired with texts by some of the world’s best known writers for young people.


Red Sox face daunting schedule now

Jonny Gomes, David Ortiz and the Red Sox face a challenging lineup to start the post-All-Star break portion of their schedule.

By Julian Benbow

With series against the Yankees, Rays, and Orioles, the Red Sox’ place atop the AL East will be tested thoroughly.

on basketball

For Paul Pierce, Celtics exit was difficult

Paul Pierce smiled as he spoke to reporters Thursday in Brooklyn.

By Gary Washburn

Leaving the only NBA home he’d known was not something Pierce wanted to do, but something he knew was best for all involved.

Christopher L. Gasper

Finally, Yankees arrive at Fenway Park

Robinson Cano and the Yankees are making their first trip to Fenway Park starting Friday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

If it seems that baseball season has been devoid of buzz this year, even with a first-place Red Sox team, maybe it’s because the Yankees haven’t visited yet.

G: Arts & Movies

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Colby College Museum becomes a true destination

The new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby Museum of Art.

By Sebastian Smee

When the Colby Museum of Art opened its new pavilion, its community of supporters celebrated a transforming gift of more than 500 works by the Lunder Family.

Pedro Reyes dissects the war on drugs

With “Pharmasphere,” Pedro Reyes is improvising with high school students to open society’s relationship with all drugs to new ways of scrutiny.

By Geoff Edgers

“Pharmasphere,” being premiered in the MFA’s Shapiro Family Courtyard, will feature teens from area schools as well as unrehearsed participants from the audience.

Classical Notes

Title characters energize ‘The Merry Wives’

Stephanie Kacoyanis (left), Martha Guth, and Jason Budd rehearse “The Merry Wives” for Boston Midsummer Opera.

By David Weininger

Boston Midsummer Opera is offering three performances of the rarely U.S. staged “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Otto Nicolai.

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Movie Review

‘Museum Hours’ hears secret harmonies

By Mark Feeney

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‘The Hunt’ for truth — and falsehood

By Peter Keough

Night Watch

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By Vanessa Fernandes


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Movie Stars

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