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West presses for restraint as Russia sends more troops

A soldier lacking identifying insignias near the Crimean Parliament in Simferopol.

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What began in Ukraine three months ago as a protest has turned into a big-power confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War.

Medical research still lags on women, study says

Glaring gaps persist in medical researchers’ efforts to understand gender differences in common diseases, according to a report.

Taking risk, credit unions push student loans

Credit unions, in the hunt for younger customers and higher returns, are rapidly expanding sales of private student loans.

A leaping director-producer Steve McQueen celebrated with cast members after the historical drama “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

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86th Academy Awards

‘12 Years,’ ‘Gravity’ win top honors at Oscars

“12 Years a Slave” won best picture at the Academy Awards, while “Gravity” took home seven awards, including best director.

Louise Griffin said once she became aware of her son Zachary Gys’s addiction, she tried to get him help.

Overdoses spur plea from mothers for more treatment

The grief of three local mothers attaches a name and a face to a heroin scourge often reduced to a numerical tally of suffering.

James Arena-DeRosa, who is running for lieutenant governor, worked with Caitlin Barrett of Blue Lab.

Tech startup process a model for political trail

The Blue Lab in Boston’s Liberty Square is offering candidates shared space and resources — much like a tech incubator.

The Nation

EPA to reveal tougher sulfur emissions rule

By Coral Davenport

The EPA plans to unveil a major regulation Monday that forces oil refiners to strip out sulfur from American gasoline blends.

Groups scrambling to inform uninsured of deadline

By Connie Cass

On March 31, for the first time, nearly everyone in the US will be required to be signed up for health insurance or risk being fined.

Supreme Court to look at IQ rule on death row

By Mark Sherman

A Florida inmate is challenging the state’s use of a rigid IQ cutoff to determine mental disability.

The World

West presses for restraint as Russia sends more troops

A soldier lacking identifying insignias near the Crimean Parliament in Simferopol.

By Steven Erlanger

What began in Ukraine three months ago as a protest has turned into a big-power confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War.

90 killed in dual attacks on Nigerian city, village

Nigerians examined the rubble Sunday after two car bombs exploded in Maiduguri the previous night.

By Haruna Umar and Michelle Faul

Government forces have been unable to quell an uprising by Islamic extremists.

John Kerry issues warnings to Russia on Ukraine

By Michael R. Gordon

The secretary of state said Russia risked eviction from the Group of Eight industrialized nations and that assets of Russian businesses could be frozen.

Editorial & Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Tax reform: Ski it if you dare

By John E. Sununu

Everyone loves the idea of simplicity, but getting there will require that we think of ourselves as taxpayers, not part of a special group.

opinion | Stephen Kinzer

US a full partner in Ukraine debacle

Armed servicemen stood near their armored personnel carrier in the Crimean city of Feodosiya on Sunday.

By Stephen Kinzer

This crisis is in part the result of a zero-sum calculation that has shaped US policy toward Moscow since the Cold War.

opinion | Hannah Thoburn

Crimea’s mixed loyalties

A pro-Russian woman with a Russian flag posed for photos with soldiers surrounding a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Sunday.

By Hannah Thoburn

Ethnic Russians have deep ties to the region, while native Tatars remember Josef Stalin’s deportations.

Metro

Overdoses spur plea from mothers for more treatment

Louise Griffin said once she became aware of her son Zachary Gys’s addiction, she tried to get him help.

By Laura Crimaldi

The grief of three local mothers attaches a name and a face to a heroin scourge often reduced to a numerical tally of suffering.

Medical research still lags on women, study says

By Deborah Kotz

Glaring gaps persist in medical researchers’ efforts to understand gender differences in common diseases, according to a report.

State House primary race nears finish line

From left: Liam Curran cites his tough childhood and the help he got as a youth from the community. Gene Gorman, a lecturer at Emerson College, offers a blend of community and political activism. Dan Hunt says his state government experience would allow him to “hit the ground sprinting.” PJ McCann says he’s “the ideas candidate.” John O’Toole says his long experience in the district as a community activist sets him apart from the field.

By Joshua Miller

The five Democratic candidates vying to fill the seat Martin Walsh vacated to become mayor made their final campaign pushes.

Business ǀ Science

Tech startup process a model for political trail

James Arena-DeRosa, who is running for lieutenant governor, worked with Caitlin Barrett of Blue Lab.

By Ben Schreckinger

The Blue Lab in Boston’s Liberty Square is offering candidates shared space and resources — much like a tech incubator.

Taking risk, credit unions push student loans

By Deirdre Fernandes

Credit unions, in the hunt for younger customers and higher returns, are rapidly expanding sales of private student loans.

Power grid vulnerable to cyberattack, report says

By Matthew L. Wald

The industry and government are not set up well enough to counter the threat, according to a report by leading experts.

Obituaries

Carl Barron, 97, furniture leasing pioneer, philanthropist

Mr. Barron and his wife, Ruth, posed in the Putnam Furniture Leasing Co. showroom in Cambridge in 1999.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Barron pioneered the concept of furniture leasing 70 years ago in Cambridge.

Carlos Gracida, 53, accomplished polo player

Mr. Gracida (left) helped teams win polo’s major tournaments in Argentina, the United States, and Britain in 1987, 1988, and 1994.

By William Yardley

Mr. Gracida helped teams win polo’s major tournaments in Argentina, the US, and Britain in 1987, 1988, and 1994.

Alain Resnais, 91, acclaimed French filmmaker

Mr. Resnais’s death was confirmed by President François Hollande, who called him one of France’s greatest filmmakers.

By Dave Kehr

Mr. Resnais helped introduce literary modernism to the movies and became an international art-house star.

Sports

Bruins 6, Rangers 3

Bruins rip Rangers as Tuukka Rask stands tall

Tuukka Rask had 39 saves for the Bruins.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Whether it was on breakaways, odd-man rushes, or follow-up attempts, Rask answered the call in the 6-3 win.

Is there ever really crying in baseball?

“We understand that crying is when tears come out of your eyes and stuff,” said David Ortiz. “Trust me, there’s a lot of us, we don’t tear out like a lot of people do, but we suffer, crying inside.”

By Stan Grossfeld

Current and ex-Red Sox players shed light on whether their sport ever has caused an outpouring of emotion.

Carl Yastrzemski gets to see his grandson play

Carl Yastrzemski, left, chatted with his grandson, Mike, before Sunday’s game.

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox Hall of Famer’s grandson, Mike, stepped into the Orioles lineup Sunday in the Red Sox’ 8-6 win.

G: Health

86th Academy Awards

‘12 Years,’ ‘Gravity’ win top honors at Oscars

A leaping director-producer Steve McQueen celebrated with cast members after the historical drama “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

By Ty Burr

“12 Years a Slave” won best picture at the Academy Awards, while “Gravity” took home seven awards, including best director.

The show

Ellen brings sunshine to the Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres brought pizza to the audience during the Oscars.

By Sarah Rodman

After the controversial choice of Seth MacFarlane last year, host Ellen DeGeneres kept the stars laughing instead of making them sweat.

Lifesaving implants complicate end-of-life care

Professional societies have issued calls for physicians to address with patients the issue of when to deactivate a defibrillator or pacemaker.

By Dr. Daniela J. Lamas

What to do with these devices in terminally ill patients is becoming a growing issue.

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