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More steps for stability in Ukraine

Lawmakers raced to restore calm after a week of upheaval that ended in President Viktor Yanukovych’s flight and ouster.

“We will see young people, people from different backgrounds,” said retired US District Court judge Nancy Gertner.

Dynamics changing on federal bench in Mass.

New appointees are filling four open seats, and other veteran judges are taking more of a back-seat role.

US Senator Mitch McConnell.

2 sides target Mitch McConnell in Ky. Senate race

McConnell is staring at polls that show his approval rating in his home state is even worse than that of President Obama.

Dueling sides on the casino issue hit the streets Sunday. Diane Santoro (left) backs the plan and joined a rally in Revere. Estella Pineda (right) issued signs in opposition at Immaculate Conception Church before a march.

PAT GREENHOUSE (LEFT) AND JESSICA RINALDI/GLOBE STAFF

Stakes high in Revere’s second casino referendum

There is little public data available on the race ahead of Tuesday’s vote on a planned Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs.

Former bitter foes Vito Gray (left) and Victor Woods have found peace.

Years after stabbing, former crime rivals find forgiveness

In 1991, Vito Gray left Victor Woods for dead, with a deep gash in his gut. Since then, the two have found peace.

The Nation

2 sides target Mitch McConnell in Ky. Senate race

US Senator Mitch McConnell.

By Noah Bierman

McConnell is staring at polls that show his approval rating in his home state is even worse than that of President Obama.

Court to hear case on using permits to cut emissions

Emissions rise from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-burning power plant in Montana that may be required to reduce its emissions.

By Mark Sherman

Industry groups and GOP-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the new rules.

Governors agree there’s no turning back on health law

The White House reported that 1 million people signed up nationwide for private insurance under the health law in January alone.

By Steve Peoples

Republicans and Democrats alike suggest that President Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay.

The World

More steps for stability in Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko, former prime minister of Ukraine, addressed people in Independence Square in Kiev on Saturday after her release from prison, where she had been serving a sentence for a corruption conviction that many had seen as politically motivated. She received an enthusiastic but not overly exuberant reception from the crowd.

By David M. Herszenhorn

Lawmakers raced to restore calm after a week of upheaval that ended in President Viktor Yanukovych’s flight and ouster.

Ukraine leader’s documents detail extravagant spending

The public toured the lavish residence near Kiev abandoned by President Viktor Yanukovych.

By Maria Danilova

Evidence was uncovered of lavish spending in an economy that is teetering on the verge of default.

Senior Al Qaeda fighter killed, Syrian rebels say

Activists said an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad inflicted damage in a neighborhood of Aleppo.

By Diaa Hadid

Two suicide bombers killed the militant leader inside his compound in Aleppo, according to rebels and activists.

Editorial & Opinion

Jennifer Graham

The carriage horses are fine

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed replacing carriage horses, like this one near Central Park, with antique cars.

By Jennifer Graham

Never do abusers outnumber the caring, and it’s not wise to govern at the whip of extremes.

Derrick Z. Jackson

The danger of cheering the immature

Richie Incognito, accused of bullying a Miami Dolphins teammate, was 23 years old in 2006, his first year in the NFL.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

The time bomb will always be ticking in locker rooms, as long as we support children in men’s bodies.

opinion | Nathaniel P. Morris

GOP gets serious on health care

Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma.

By Nathaniel P. Morris

Amid tough health circumstances, Senator Tom Coburn deserves a nod for bringing productive ideas to the debate.

Metro

Stakes high in Revere’s second casino referendum

Dueling sides on the casino issue hit the streets Sunday. Diane Santoro (left) backs the plan and joined a rally in Revere. Estella Pineda (right) issued signs in opposition at Immaculate Conception Church before a march.

By Mark Arsenault

There is little public data available on the race ahead of Tuesday’s vote on a planned Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs.

Years after stabbing, former crime rivals find forgiveness

Former bitter foes Vito Gray (left) and Victor Woods have found peace.

By Meghan E. Irons

In 1991, Vito Gray left Victor Woods for dead, with a deep gash in his gut. Since then, the two have found peace.

Dynamics changing on federal bench in Mass.

“We will see young people, people from different backgrounds,” said retired US District Court judge Nancy Gertner.

By Milton J. Valencia

New appointees are filling four open seats, and other veteran judges are taking more of a back-seat role.

Business ǀ Science

Women put startup savvy to work for charity

Kirstan Barnett, a hedge fund partner, founded SheGives.

By Michael B. Farrell

Women prominent in Boston business and technology circles are using startup skills to support socially oriented nonprofits.

RNAi tactic to fight disease offers new hope

From left: Phillip D. Zamore is codirector of the RNA Therapeutics Institute. Craig Mello and another scientist won a Nobel Prize for RNAi work. John Maraganore says Alnylam tailors RNAi for various targets.

By Karen Weintraub

Local biotechs report progress in the quest to attack diseases through RNA interference, which blocks genes’ normal production of proteins.

To improve streaming, Netflix will pay Comcast

Kevin Spacey and Molly Parker in “House of Cards,” a Netflix hit in its second season.

By Edward Wyatt and Noam Cohen

The deal is a milestone in the history of the Internet.

Obituaries

Dick Kelley, 48; BC media relations specialist

Mr. Kelley was BC’s primary media contact for men’s basketball, and the secondary contact for men’s hockey and soccer.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Kelley inspired Boston College players and colleagues, before and after he was diagnosed with ALS.

Alice Herz-Sommer, 101; oldest known Holocaust survivor

Mrs. Herz-Sommer performed in concerts that bolstered spirits at a concentration camp.

By Sylvia Hui and Robert Barr

As a pianist, Mrs. Herz-Sommer performed in concerts that bolstered spirits at a concentration camp.

Walter Ehlers, 92, WWII Medal of Honor recipient

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Ehlers was the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor to participate in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

Sports

For Russia, the Games were a complete success

Before the festivities concluded in Sochi, there was the symbolic handoff to the host of the next Winter Games in 2018.

By John Powers

The mood throughout the Sochi Olympics was relaxed and friendly, helped by thousands of smiling and helpful young volunteers.

on hockey

Canada made statement to world in winning gold

Canadian team members listened to their national anthem after receiving their gold medals.

By John Powers

For the Canadian men’s hockey team, defending their title by snuffing out the Swedes, 3-0, was an accomplishment and a relief.

on the olympics

Sochi Olympics are a measured success for US

Four-time Olympian and former Harvard hockey player Julie Chu was the US flag bearer in the Closing Ceremony.

By John Powers

Behind in the medal count, the bulk of the haul was produced by the X Gamers, the Alpine skiers and the sledders and sliders.

G: Health

Can aspirin fight cancer?

Research has shown that aspirin’s ability to reduce the clotting of blood could play a role in its cancer-fighting abilities.

By Karen Weintraub

The medicine-cabinet staple seems to be a powerful weapon, though it’s not without risks.

Nick Waterhouse embraces his retro soul

“I don’t think in terms of eras,’’ soul singer Nick Waterhouse says of his many musical influences.

By James Reed

“I don’t think in terms of eras,” says the soul singer, who headlines the Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday, of his many influences.

White Denim finds a sound that fits

White Denim is (clockwise from top left) James Petralli, Josh Block, Steven Terebecki, and Austin Jenkins.

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

The Austin quartet, which plays the Sinclair Tuesday and Wednesday night, has carved off some of its rougher edges.

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