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US cites enormity of attack in seeking death penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 30 federal charges for allegedly setting off the April 15 bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Marc Fucarile, who lost his right leg in the bombings, said seeking death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was “just the right thing to do.”

Bomb victims voice a mix of emotions

Some who generally oppose the death penalty said they see this as the rare occasion when it should be used. Others worried that the death penalty might be too easy an end.

Jamie and Jason Fowler with their children, Jack and Juliet. Jack was denied a possibly life-saving drug.

John Zich for The Boston Globe

Hopes of family, firm collide on unproven drug

Should an experimental drug be given to a dying patient if it is unproven and might unravel a carefully designed clinical trial?

At state GOP’s convention, being heard has a price

The Massachusetts Republican Party is charging gubernatorial candidates $25,000 to speak at the event.

Dr. Roman DeSanctis said he has “always been a people person.’’

After 6 decades of devotion, the doctor is out

Dr. Roman DeSanctis, 83, retires Friday after spending his career at Mass. General.

The Nation

Senate votes to delay flood insurance hikes

By Kimberly Railey

The 67-to-32 vote reflected mounting political opposition to increases that Congress passed in 2012.

political notebook

Waxman to retire from Congress

Representative Henry Waxman.

Representative Henry Waxman, a Democrat from Calif., will leave after four decades in the House.

92 implicated in missile test cheating

Top Air Force officials described a persistent culture of ‘‘undue stress and fear’’ that led to cheating on a monthly proficiency test.

The World

Ukraine president’s sick leave raises questions

Viktor Yanukovych’s press office says the president is still in charge of the country.

By Jim Heintz and Maria Danilova

Viktor Yanukovych’s announcement prompted a guessing game about what was happening to the country.

Amanda Knox’s murder conviction upheld on appeal

An Italian court upheld the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox in the 2007 murder of her British roommate.

By Colleen Barry

US student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend were found guilty of the 2007 murder of her British roommate.

US slams Syria over missed chemical arms deadlines

By RICK GLADSTONE and THOM SHANKER

The criticisms were expressed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the US ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

A strong early prospect for AG race

Maura Healey is running for Mass. attorney general.

By Scot Lehigh

Maura Healey, a former assistant attorney general, is just the kind of person you want in politics.

CARLO ROTELLA

Thinking with the wild turkeys

A male wild turkey crossed the sidewalk on Beacon Street in Brookline.

By Carlo Rotella

These animals are exemplary citizens of the messy hybrid of pristine wilderness and the artificial metropolis in which we all live.

editorial

Seeking death for Tsarnaev only delays Boston’s healing

A death-penalty prosecution instead raises the likelihood that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial will drag on much longer.

Metro

At state GOP’s convention, being heard has a price

By Stephanie Ebbert

The Massachusetts Republican Party is charging gubernatorial candidates $25,000 to speak at the event.

US cites enormity of attack in seeking death penalty

By Milton J. Valencia

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 30 federal charges for allegedly setting off the April 15 bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

After 6 decades of devotion, the doctor is out

Dr. Roman DeSanctis said he has “always been a people person.’’

By Liz Kowalczyk

Dr. Roman DeSanctis, 83, retires Friday after spending his career at Mass. General.

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Martha Coakley offers conflicting words on DCF

By Frank Phillips and Michael Levenson

Kevin Cullen

Breno Giacomini, the pride of Malden High

By Kevin Cullen

Business

John Henry assumes role of Globe publisher, names CEO

John Henry (left) and Mike Sheehan hope to boost ad revenue at the Globe.

By Beth Healy

Well-known Boston advertising executive Mike Sheehan will become chief executive officer of New England’s largest newspaper.

State and national economies poised for growth

By Megan Woolhouse

Economists predict consumer spending to encourage businesses to expand, which boosts consumer confidence, leading to more spending.

Watertown’s Dicerna raises $90m in IPO

By Robert Weisman

Shares of the biotech went up nearly 207 percent in their first day of trading Thursday.

Obituaries

Myril Axelrod Bennett, 93; female pioneer in ad world

Myril Axelrod Bennett was a pioneer in the male-dominated world of advertising.

By Bryan Marquard

Mrs. Axelrod’s essay for the Globe about her years in advertising shed light on the role of women in agencies during the era depicted in “Mad Men.”

Reather Dixon Turner, 69; singer for Bobbettes

Reather Dixon Turner (right) with the Bobbettes in 2013.

By Terence McArdle

The doo-wop group penned the 1957 hit “Mr. Lee,” which anticipated the popular girl-group sound of the 1960s.

Thomas Sherak, 68, once led Academy of Motion Pictures

Thomas Sherak prepared in 2011 for the 83d Academy Awards show in Hollywood.

By Michael Cieply

Mr. Sherak was a film studio executive whose impassioned advocacy raised the Academy’s profile during his tenure as its president.

Sports

Canadiens 4, Bruins 1

Canadiens rip lackluster Bruins

Tuukka Rask took the bench in the second period.

By Amalie Benjamin

The message was clear across the locker room: The Bruins hadn’t come out with any emotion against their archrival.

christopher l. gasper

Reality is Celtics were never good

Brad Stevens’ Celtics team has fallen on hard times in January.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Celtics’ season and roster has come crashing down upon them. This was the way it was always going to be, Celtics fans.

Dan Shaughnessy

Media should leave Marshawn Lynch alone

Marshawn Lynch has been reluctant to talk  with reporters during Super Bowl week.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Seattle running back has been under fire for being a recluse during Super Bowl week. But if he doesn’t want to talk to reporters, he shouldn’t have to.

G: Arts & Movies

Actors who write: Franco, Novak, Ringwald

By Matthew Gilbert

One of the more unlikely modern trends is the number of actors, including James Franco, B.J. Novak, and Molly Ringwald, who are forging careers as fiction authors.

Doing good? In ‘Witness Uganda,’ it’s complicated.

Diane Paulus, who is directing American Repertory Theater’s production of “Witness Uganda,” says its music “didn’t sound like anything I had heard before.”

By Patti Hartigan

The musical, which is directed by Diane Paulus at American Repertory Theater, tells the story of an effort to put 10 Ugandan orphans through school.

Stages

When life goes off track, there’s ‘Handicapping’

Kyle Blanchette (left, as Ant), Laurie Singletary (Professor Dunne), and Alexander Roy (Vin) in “Handicapping.”

By Joel Brown

The after effects of job cuts by General Electric in in Schenectady, N.Y. inspired playwright McLindon.

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Classical Notes

‘Old Friend’ is formed over a piano and some coffee

By David Weininger

Movie Review

‘Labor Day’ just doesn’t work

By Ty Burr

Movie Review

Their hapless effort is ‘Awkward’

By Peter Keough

Critic’s Notebook

The enduring allure of ESPN’s ‘Pardon the Interruption’

By Saul Austerlitz

Music review

BSO revels in an all-Ravel performance

By Jeremy Eichler

Night Watch

We Are Music Presents Right Now!

By Alex Stills

Scene & Heard

Gem Club broadens its scope and sound

By James Reed

Book REview

‘The Kept’ by James Scott

By Jan Stuart

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Helen Mirren headlines Hasty Pudding parade

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Confirmed: Billy Joel will play Fenway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Ken Oringer welcomes Gramercy Tavern chef to Clio

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Kennedys join Cheryl Hines on Walk of Fame

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein