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Rate of fatal shootings in Boston sparks alarm

Police investigated the scene on Rosewood Street in Mattapan, where a man and woman were shot to death Monday.

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A recent dramatic spike in homicides has pushed the January death toll higher than any time in the last several years.

Suffolk register of probate seeks end to forced leave

Patricia Campatelli allegedly punched an employee and has been placed on administrative leave not once, but twice, in her one-year tenure.

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy left NESN offices in Watertown on Monday after meeting with reporters.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Pain palpable, but Jerry Remy is no quitter

Nothing will ever be easy again for Remy, who is returning to NESN, or any of the families devastated by Jennifer Martel’s murder.

Dot-specific domain names on way to the Web

The first of the new domains in the Latin alphabet will debut Wednesday, and include .bike, .clothing, .singles, and .plumbing.

The Nation

Spy agencies mining data from smartphone apps

US and British surveillance agencies are sharing formulas for gathering personal information from cellphone apps, files leaked by Edward Snowden showed.

By James Glanz and Jeff Larson

US and British agencies are sharing formulas for gathering data from apps, files leaked by Edward Snowden showed.

Most Americans value privacy over safety, poll shows

President Obama’s efforts to curb spying on US citizens did not impress.

Most Americans are also unimpressed with President Obama’s efforts to restore trust in government.

Bribery trial opens for ex-mayor of New Orleans

Ray Nagin arrived at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

By Michael Kunzelman

Ray Nagin is accused of accepting bribes and free trips from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work.

The World

Military leader hints he’ll seek Egypt’s presidency

“The trust of the people is a call that demands compliance,” said Abdul-Fattah el-Sissi.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah el-Sissi took the first formal steps on Monday to become president himself.

Question of Assad’s future stymies Syria talks

An estimated 1,200 women, children, and elderly people are trapped in besieged areas of Homs, according to observers.

By Zeina Karam

The key issue of a transitional government to replace President Bashar Assad blocked any progress in contentious peace talks.

US ships gear to be used to destroy chemical weapons

A US cargo ship loaded with sophisticated equipment will be used to destroy containers of chemical weapons being removed from Syria.

Editorial & Opinion

JOSHUA GREEN

The unending divide

President Obama delivered his 2013 State of the Union speech.

By Joshua Green

President Obama’s inability to win significant legislative victories in recent years is due to entrenched partisanship, and that may be here to stay.

Farah Stockman

Mass. puts the ‘medical’ in marijuana

By Farah Stockman

The state is planning to take a rigorous approach to regulating medical marijuana that may yield far-ranging benefits.

TOM KEANE

Charlie Baker, Richard Tisei face the Tea Party smear

By Tom Keane

Democrats have shown they’ll tar Republican office-seekers in Mass. as Tea Party candidates who are only pretending to be centrists.

Metro

Suffolk register of probate seeks end to forced leave

“It’s been horrible. She’s been made to look terrible by half truths. . . . She never hit that guy,” said Philip R. Boncore,  who is representing  Patricia Campatelli (above).

By Sean P. Murphy and Andrea Estes

Patricia Campatelli allegedly punched an employee and has been placed on administrative leave not once, but twice, in her one-year tenure.

Rate of fatal shootings in Boston sparks alarm

Police investigated the scene on Rosewood Street in Mattapan, where a man and woman were shot to death Monday.

By Maria Cramer

A recent dramatic spike in homicides has pushed the January death toll higher than any time in the last several years.

Patrick sees chance to ‘rethink’ state family agency

Governor Patrick  spoke Monday about the ongoing independent review of the Department of Children and Families.

By Michael Levenson

Governor Patrick has empowered a national child welfare organization to review the state’s agency after a 5-year-old boy went missing.

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Kevin Cullen

Lamenting the loss of a good jake

By Kevin Cullen

Teen’s phone is focus in teacher slaying

By Kathy McCabe and John R. Ellement

O’Brien seeks delay for trial

By Milton J. Valencia

NORTH READING

North Reading assault suspect captured in Nashua

By Jacqueline Tempera

BOSTON

Dorchester man faces gun charges

By Jacqueline Tempera

Business

Dot-specific domain names on way to the Web

By Hiawatha Bray

The first of the new domains in the Latin alphabet will debut Wednesday, and include .bike, .clothing, .singles, and .plumbing.

Owner reaffirms 2017 closing of Brayton Point plant

Brayton Point in Somerset is considered to be among the state’s dirtiest power plants.

By Erin Ailworth

The loss of the Somerset facility could mean higher electricity prices for consumers and, in the worst cases, power shortages.

New shoe startups emerge in Boston area

From left, Forsake partners Jack Knoll, Jake Anderson, and Sam Barstow discussed their company in their Allston apartment.

By Taryn Luna

Many of these young businesses are targeting niche markets and taking advantage of Internet fund-raising sites.

Obituaries

Eric Lawson, 71; former Marlboro Man developed lung disease

Mr. Lawson, shown in an undated ad, smoked as many as three packs of Marlboros a day.

By John Rogers

For the past several years, Mr. Lawson had spoken out fiercely about the hazards of smoking.

Tom Gola, 81; helped hometown teams win NCAA, NBA titles

Mr. Gola (15) vied for a loose ball with Fort Wayne’s George Yardley in an NBA championship series game in 1956.

The Hall of Famer led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, and helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the 1956 NBA championship.

Jose Emilio Pacheco, 74, noted writer

By Michael Weissen Stein

Mr. Pacheco was widely regarded as one of Mexico’s foremost poets and short story writers.

Sports

Bruins 6, Islanders 3

Bruins score 6 goals in second straight rout

The Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron (center) celebrates his third-period goal with Dougie Hamilton (left), Zdeno Chara, and Brad Marchand.

By Amalie Benjamin

Thanks to last night’s 6-3 win over the Islanders, the Bruins now have a 4-0-1 record in their last five games.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Pain palpable, but Jerry Remy is no quitter

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy left NESN offices in Watertown on Monday after meeting with reporters.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Nothing will ever be easy again for Remy, who is returning to NESN, or any of the families devastated by Jennifer Martel’s murder.

Jerry Remy to return to NESN booth

Jerry Remy (center) will be back in the broadcast booth alongside Don Orsillo (right) for Sox games. It will be his 27th year as color analyst.

By Chad Finn

The longtime Red Sox broadcaster has been on a leave of absence since his son Jared was arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend in August.

G: Living

BOOKISH | MATTHEW GILbert

What’s in a name?

By Matthew Gilbert

From colors to cars to cosmetics — here’s the story behind how companies name their products.

Boston Calling fest includes Jack Johnson, Modest Mouse

Jack Johnson is scheduled to perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival.

By James Reed

The lineup of the next Boston Calling festival in May will also include Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Phosphorescent, and others.

Album review | INDIE ROCK

Dum Dum Girls, ‘Too True’

By James Reed

Dee Dee Penny has a keen eye for classic pop songcraft, right down to circular choruses that tangle up in your head like taffy.

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ALBUM REVIEW | WORLD

Angélique Kidjo, ‘Eve’

By Siddhartha Mitter

ALBUM REVIEW | INDIE-ROCK

Hospitality, ‘Trouble’

By Luke O'Neil

Album review | hip-hop/bluegrass

Gangstagrass, ‘Broken Hearts and Stolen Money’

By Stuart Munro

Book Review

‘Out of the Woods’ by Lynn Darling

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

ALBUM REVIEW | JAZZ

Nir Felder, ‘Golden Age’

By Jon Garelick

Names

Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal

By Matthew Gilbert

Names

Senator Elizabeth Warren visits Perkins

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Cape artist’s work listed among pol’s goods

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Dennis Lehane’s ‘The Consumers’ optioned

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Elizabeth Banks to direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Quentin Tarantino has sued Gawker

Boston Calling lineup

By James Reed