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Gardner Museum teams with Google for virtual tour

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the first New England museum to use Google’s Street View, allowing viewers to virtually navigate its galleries.

The battle to free Taunton from heroin’s deadly grip

Melissa Welch, off heroin for less than a month, got support and a kiss from her mother, Susan.

JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF

The drumbeat of heroin overdoses, day after day, week after week, is exacting a psychic and physical toll on the old mill city of Taunton.

Russia reclaims Crimea as its own

‘‘In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of Russia,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

GOP support for Charlie Baker runs deep

Rank-and-file Republicans from across the political spectrum are rallying behind the Mass. gubernatorial candidate.

BetaBoston

Mass. regulators warn about bitcoin

Officials issued a warning about the risks of virtual currencies after a second ATM-like kiosk opened in the Boston area.

The Nation

NYC fire department reaches bias settlement

By Jake Pearson

About 1,500 minorities who took the entrance exams that were found to be biased will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.

Heroes’ service noted at long last

Vietnam veterans (from left) Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela, and Specialist Santiago Erevia after receiving the Medal of Honor.

By Jada F. Smith

Investigators concluded that 24 service members — most of them Hispanic and all of them from the Army — had been unfairly denied the Medal of Honor.

Illinois GOP pins hopes on primary

By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen

With a hunger to reclaim the governor’s office, Republican voters set out Tuesday to shake up Illinois’s Democratic-dominated political order.

The World

Russia reclaims Crimea as its own

Russia's President Vladimir Putin spoke during a rally to celebrate the incorporation of Crimea at the Red Square in Moscow.

By David Filipov

‘‘In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of Russia,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

West looks for new ways to curb Russia

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a news conference following a meeting of Western allies in Warsaw.

By Josh Ledermanand Nancy Benac

Vice President Joe Biden and European leaders unleashed a torrent of angry words against Russia’s “dark path.”

Chinese say no domestic terror ties in plane mystery

A Royal Australian Air Force crew member of an Orion AP-C3 scanned the sea west of the Malaysian peninsula on Tuesday.

By Chris Buckley

The Chinese government said it had ruled out the possibility that any of the Chinese citizens on the plane were terrorists, separatists or malcontents.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

Outrage at DCF misses the point

Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche.

By Farah Stockman

The Department of Children and Families is easy to demonize, but Mass. won’t supply resources needed to protect kids.

JEFF JACOBY

Wobbly US strengthens Russia

By Jeff Jacoby

From the Kremlin’s perspective, the bottom line is crystal-clear: American leadership in the world is weaker than it has been in decades.

editorial

US response to Putin’s acts requires a level of subtlety

Th first round of sanctions was designed to be more symbol than substance, and to serve as a warning if Russia moves into eastern Ukraine.

Metro

The battle to free Taunton from heroin’s deadly grip

Melissa Welch, off heroin for less than a month, got support and a kiss from her mother, Susan.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The drumbeat of heroin overdoses, day after day, week after week, is exacting a psychic and physical toll on the old mill city of Taunton.

ART

Gardner Museum teams with Google for virtual tour

The Google Cultural Institute’s Street View allows viewers to access 360-degree views of galleries in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

By Sebastian Smee

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the first New England museum to use Google’s Street View, allowing viewers to virtually navigate its galleries.

GOP support for Charlie Baker runs deep

Charlie Baker will seek support at the Republican state party convention Saturday in Boston.

By Frank Phillips

Rank-and-file Republicans from across the political spectrum are rallying behind the Mass. gubernatorial candidate.

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Shaheen, Brown go on offense in N.H. Senate race

By Joshua Miller and Jim O’Sullivan

CHELSEA

Firefighters battle blaze in Chelsea house

By Jacqueline Tempera

BOSTON

Top aide leaves Boston US attorney’s office

By Milton J. Valencia

BOSTON

Mattapan man acquitted in 2010 slaying

By Martin Finucane

Business

BetaBoston

Mass. regulators warn about bitcoin

Liberty Teller’s Chris Yim (right) spoke with a traveler at the South Station bitcoin kiosk, one of two in the area.

By Kyle Alspach

Officials issued a warning about the risks of virtual currencies after a second ATM-like kiosk opened in the Boston area.

Fan Pier getting new high-rise

Goodwin Procter will occupy most of the 17-story building.

By Casey Ross

The 17-story office building will join a series of large construction sites in South Boston’s Innovation District.

Daniel Boulud plans Boston restaurant

Celebrated French chef Daniel Boulud plans to open Bar Boulud at Boston’s Mandarin Oriental hotel in September.

By Taryn Luna

Boulud, a celebrated French chef, plans to open Bar Boulud at Boston’s Mandarin Oriental hotel in September.

Obituaries

Virginia Scott, Moliere biographer, UMass Amherst theater professor

Virginia Scott helped found the theater department on UMass Amherst’s campus.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Scott, who helped found the theater department at UMass Amherst, where she taught for three decades, died March 1.

Jim Stowers; invested in fighting cancer

Mr. Stowers and his wife wanted researchers to focus on how genes work.

By Margaret Stafford

A Kansas City, Mo., philanthropist whose tenacity in business was just as fierce as in his fight for stem-cell research, Mr. Stowers died after a period of declining health.

Sports

Jacoby Ellsbury having ‘very easy transition’ to Yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury did not  play in Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox because of a strained calf muscle.. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

By Peter Abraham

Seeing the Red Sox for the first time this year, Ellsbury showed little emotion discussing his switch in baseball’s biggest rivalry.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

CC Sabathia pulling for Grady Sizemore

Red Sox second baseman Jonathan Herrera forces New York’s Brett Gardner and turns a double play.: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Peter Abraham

The Yankees lefthander is impressed by what he is seeing from his former Indians teammate.

ON BASEBALL

Derek Jeter an idol for Xander Bogaerts

The number 2 on Xander Bogaerts’s back is there for a reason. . (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Nick Cafardo

Bogaerts now wears the same number and is sharing the same path Jeter traveled learning from demanding infield coach Brian Butterfield.

G: Food

Who will win Munch Madness 2014?

Clockwise from the top left: Mei Mei’s trotter cake, Coppa’s salted cod, o ya’s Kinmedai sashimi, and Scampo’s spaghett with cracklings and hot pepper.

By Devra First

Fresh blood battles it out in the Globe’s annual tournament for the best Boston-area restaurant.

dining out

Pier 6 offers a water view for all seasons

Fried oysters at Pier 6.

By Devra First

With a view like Charlestown’s Navy Yard, the food does not need to steal the show.

q & a

Chester Hastings wants to demystify artisanal cheeses

By Michael Floreak

The chef and cheesemonger’s latest “The Cheesemonger’s Seasons” pairs seasonal fruits and vegetables with cheese.

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Cookbook Review

Alice Medrich tinkered with her chocolate recipes

By T. Susan Chang

Sunday Supper

Roast chicken with biscuits and gravy, then sandwiches

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

sunday supper

Recipe for biscuits

Television REview

‘The 100’: More apocalyptic worry

By Matthew Gilbert

Television Review

‘Doll & Em’ mixes business and friendship

By Sarah Rodman

Galleries

Fading images leave lasting impressions

By Cate McQuaid

A Tank Away

Durham, N.H., is a great place for the young at heart

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Names

Locals among Beard award finalists

By Devra First

Names

Chefs and foodies gather at ‘A Spoonful of Ginger’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Concert news coming from the Red Sox

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Coolio was in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Dropkick Murphys close St. Patrick’s run at Lansdowne pub

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

BSO has a night for the Emerald Necklace

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Spitzer, Leone honored as “Champions of Change”

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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