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Markey may have exaggerated claims about Herbalife

Senator Edward Markey did little to vet claims of constituents he cited as victims of Herbalife sales practices.

Peter Riddle stretched for a run along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. He helped rescue a victim who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings last year and struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Emotions overcome runners training for Marathon

For many, the conditions are insignificant, comparatively speaking. Some runners say they cry as they train.

The RIKEN institute investigation committee explained the results of interim investigation report during a news conference Friday in Tokyo.

Probe of stem cell research finds errors, but no fraud so far

Thee scientists at a Japanese research institute have agreed to consider a retraction of controversial stem cell papers.

Former US Senator Scott Brown announced Friday that he will explore a run for the US Senate from his new home in New Hampshire.

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Scott Brown resets sights on US Senate

Brown announced Friday that he’ll lay the groundwork to run for the US Senate from New Hampshire.

Heroin epidemic exposes deficiencies in care system

Demand for recovery beds chronically outpaces supply, insurance covers only a few services, and families are increasingly turning to courts for help.

The Nation

Metro-North rail line faulted for safety risks

A Metro-North passenger train derailed last December in the Bronx, an accident that killed four passengers.

By Jim Fitzgerald

The nation’s second-largest commuter railroad allowed safety to erode while pushing to keep its trains on time.

Clinton memos offer glimpse of angst after ’94 losses to GOP

By Peter Baker and Amy Chozick

The series of angst-ridden memos released Friday provided another glimpse into a presidency in crisis.

US judge strikes down Ark. law banning abortion after 12 weeks

By Kelly P. Kissel

A federal judge said viability, not a heartbeat, remains the key factor in determining whether abortions should be allowed.

The World

Probe of stem cell research finds errors, but no fraud so far

The RIKEN institute investigation committee explained the results of interim investigation report during a news conference Friday in Tokyo.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Thee scientists at a Japanese research institute have agreed to consider a retraction of controversial stem cell papers.

Investigators believe flight hijacked, official says

By Eileen Ng and Joan Lowy

A Malaysian investigation into the missing Flight 370 has concluded that one or more people with flying experience switched off communications devices.

Kerry meeting yields no agreement on Crimea

A Ukrainian tank took part in military exercises in northeast Ukraine on Friday. Russia announced its own additional exercises, including fighter jet flights in the Mediterranean.

By Michael R. Gordon and Steven Lee Myers

An 11th-hour bid by Secretary of State John Kerry to ease the escalating crisis over the Kremlin’s intervention in Crimea ended inconclusively Friday.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael Patrick MacDonald

Bring back the gun buyback

Some of the guns turned in to the Boston Police Department in 2006.

By Michael Patrick MacDonald

The biggest misperceptions gun-buyback advocates are up against today are the same ones we saw 20 years ago.

RENÉE LOTH

Online, ‘content’ is a term used loosely

By Renée Loth

Too many websites, even those tied to respectable outlets, are a dog’s dinner of real news, advertising, gossip, and sheer hooey.

Editorial

Change-averse fire department takes step away from insularity

By and large, the Boston Fire Department has been slow to make sure minority communities are represented in its ranks.

Metro

Heroin epidemic exposes deficiencies in care system

By Laura Crimaldi

Demand for recovery beds chronically outpaces supply, insurance covers only a few services, and families are increasingly turning to courts for help.

Markey may have exaggerated claims about Herbalife

Senator Edward Markey did little to vet claims of constituents he cited as victims of Herbalife sales practices.

By Noah Bierman

Senator Edward Markey did little to vet claims of constituents he cited as victims of Herbalife sales practices.

Scott Brown resets sights on US Senate

Former US Senator Scott Brown announced Friday that he will explore a run for the US Senate from his new home in New Hampshire.

By Michael Levenson and Dan Adams

Brown announced Friday that he’ll lay the groundwork to run for the US Senate from New Hampshire.

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Embattled Suffolk register wants to return to work

By Andrea Estes and Sean P. Murphy

Review ordered at Boston’s Madison Park High School

By Jacqueline Tempera and Martin Finucane

Four arrested in T assault

By Jennifer Smith

CAMBRIDGE

Power outage reported on MIT campus

By Martin Finucane and Jacqueline Tempera

TAUNTON

Taunton man crashes car into neighbor’s deck

By Jacqueline Tempera

WAKEFIELD

Teenage girl missing from DCF program in Wakefield

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Business

‘Phantom Gourmet’ brothers buy Mendon drive-in

Dan, Dave, and Michael Andelman, the trio behind the Phantom Gourmet brand, walked the grounds of the Mendon Twin Drive-In. It is one of three drive-in theaters left in Massachusetts.

By Sarah Shemkus

Dan, Dave, and Michael Andelman are taking over the drive-in, one of only three left in the state.

Low-cost laptop provider leaves Cambridge

A $100 laptop was the idea of Nicholas Negroponte.

By Hiawatha Bray

The One Laptop Per Child Association’s local office and labs developed hardware and software for the computers.

Idenix files suit in Europe against rival Gilead

By Robert Weisman

The Cambridge drug developer says Gilead infringed on an Idenix patent when it marketed a popular new hepatitis C treatment.

Obituaries

Joel Brinkley, 61; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Joel Brinkley also wrote books about digital, high-definition TV technology.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Brinkley, son of famed commentator David Brinkley, won the Pulitzer for a harrowing series about Cambodian refugees after the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, 91; redefined ideas of beauty for African-Americans

Mrs. DeVore-Mitchell helped Barbara Barnes with makeup application technique at her charm school in 1969.

By Margalit Fox

Mrs. DeVore-Mitchell almost single-handedly opened the modeling profession to African-Americans.

Roger Hilsman, 94; adviser to JFK on Vietnam policy

Roger Hilsman was named assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs.

By Matt Schudel

Dr. Hilsman served as State Department intelligence chief during the Cuban missile crisis and the early stages of the Vietnam War.

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Sports

Suns 87, Celtics 80

West not won as Celtics fall to Suns

Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22) fouls Boston Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless (11) on this drive in the first half.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics (22-44) are 4-24 against teams from the West this season, having now twice lost to Phoenix (37-28).

ON FOOTBALL

Signing of Brandon Browner shows Patriots have focus on defense

Cornerback Brandon Browner agreed to a three-year, $17 million deal with the Patriots, according to reports.

By Ben Volin

Questions remain about the Patriots’ roster, but the team has moved in recent days to upgrade its pass coverage.

For Mike Napoli, this spring is better in all ways

By some measures, Mike Napoli was the best defensive first baseman in the AL last season (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

By Peter Abraham

With no microscope on his hip, and a two-year contract in hand, all he cares about now is trying to be an even better first baseman.

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Lighter workload is working for Clay Buchholz

By Peter Abraham

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Red Sox make it five wins in six games

By Peter Abraham

UMass-Lowell 3, Vermont 2

Adam Chapie’s late goal lifts Lowell

By Barbara Matson

on basketball

Rajon Rondo happy with support from ownership

By Gary Washburn

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Avery Bradley makes return to Celtics lineup

By Baxter Holmes

George Washington 85, UMass 77

Minutemen eliminated from A-10 tournament

By Michael Whitmer

Notre Dame 7, BC 2

Notre Dame routs BC in Hockey East playoff opener

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

UNH 1, Northeastern 0

UNH wins Hockey East quarterfinal opener

By Anthony Gulizia

Millis 57, New Mission 36

Millis girls win Division 4 state title

By Emily McCarthy

St. Clement 45, Quaboag 42

St. Clement survives, wins Division 4 state title

By Jake Fischer

Bruins notebook

Bruins give workhorse Torey Krug a break

By Fluto Shinzawa

G: Family

Dublin on the Charles

Customers line up for soda bread and other treats at Greenhills Irish Bakery in Dorchester on a recent Saturday morning.

By Thomas Breathnach

An Irish travel writer visits eight Greater Boston spots that feel like home.

From the Archives

Pothole season in Boston

By Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

Potholes are potholes, whether it’s 1968 or 1998. But this year, the extreme weather has made for the perfect pothole storm.

Book REview

‘The Spinning Heart’ By Donal Ryan

“The Spinning Heart” by Donal Ryan.

By Emily Rapp

Told by 21 narrators, Ryan’s insightful tale chronicles the lives of the residents of a rural town in the aftermath of the Irish economic collapse.

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