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Troubled Mass. health site leads to feud on $45m grant

The Obama administration’s hopes that the state would serve as a model have collapsed in a bitter regional feud over tens of millions of dollars.

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen with UNH Law School dean John T. Broderick Jr. at a luncheon this week.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Forces beyond N.H. may hold Shaheen’s fate

A campaign by Scott Brown would bring a deluge of outside spending as Senator Jeanne Shaheen seeks reelection.

Complaints raised on marijuana dispensary investors

Mass. regulators granted a preliminary medical marijuana license to a group that includes two investors who have been accused of fraud.

“I’m anxious. I feel confident in what we can control, but there’s so much more that happens around it,” Dave McGillivray says.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Longtime Marathon director faces security, health tests

In ways large and small, it will be a different Boston Marathon this year, and Dave McGillivray is a different man.

Mayor Walsh can keep tabs on city life by consulting two data dashboards in his office that let him see statistics on services such as school bus arrival times and hot line calls.

Data dashboards give Mayor Walsh the latest news

Two 46-inch screens display information about all things Boston — from school buses to how many potholes were filled.

The Nation

Troubled Mass. health site leads to feud on $45m grant

By Tracy Jan

The Obama administration’s hopes that the state would serve as a model have collapsed in a bitter regional feud over tens of millions of dollars.

General gets reprimand, no jail time, for sex misconduct

By Richard A. Oppel Jr.

The sentence was far less than what the general faced when the case began two years ago.

Harry Reid orders computer review in CIA rift

By David S. Joachim

The Senate majority leader called the intelligence agency’s claims that members of a committee’s staff had hacked its network “absurd.”

The World

Obama moves to expand sanctions on Russia

A man in an unmarked uniform guarded Ukrainian crew members on a ship in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Thursday.

By Mark Landler

The Kremlin responded to President Obama’s announcement by banning nine US officials from entering Russia.

Three Ukrainian warships seized

A marine carried a globe from the Ukrainian navy headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Thursday. The facility was seized by pro-Russian forces on Wednesday.

Pro-Russian forces seized the ships in Crimea, and shots were fired, but there were no casualties, officials said.

Search plane fails to find possible debris from lost jet

A relative of a passenger on the missing Malaysia airliner waited for news in China.

By Scott McDonald and Kristen Gelineau

The first plane sent to fly over an area where a satellite detected two objects returned empty-handed.

Editorial & Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

15 percent rule? It’s democratic

Charlie Baker attended a preconvention rally in Hyde Park Tuesday.

By Joanna Weiss

An insiders’ game? That depends on the alternatives to the current system for both parties’ conventions.

SCOT LEHIGH

N.H. state of mind for Scott Brown

Scott Brown announced an exploratory committee last week as US Senator Jeanne Shaheen seeks reelection.

By Scot Lehigh

The former Mass. senator is hoping the slipper will fit in the Granite State and restore the magic.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

The equinox season

By Joan Wickersham

Amid remnants of the harsh winter, signs are emerging of what’s ahead.

Metro

Complaints raised on marijuana dispensary investors

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy

Mass. regulators granted a preliminary medical marijuana license to a group that includes two investors who have been accused of fraud.

Data dashboards give Mayor Walsh the latest news

Mayor Walsh can keep tabs on city life by consulting two data dashboards in his office that let him see statistics on services such as school bus arrival times and hot line calls.

By Michael B. Farrell

Two 46-inch screens display information about all things Boston — from school buses to how many potholes were filled.

Forces beyond N.H. may hold Shaheen’s fate

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen with UNH Law School dean John T. Broderick Jr. at a luncheon this week.

By Jim O’Sullivan and Joshua Miller

A campaign by Scott Brown would bring a deluge of outside spending as Senator Jeanne Shaheen seeks reelection.

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Kevin Cullen

A losing proposal

By Kevin Cullen

BOSTON

Truck hits man, 25, on bicycle in Back Bay

By Jacqueline Tempera

Business

Crystal bus line is cited by US

Crystal Transport is still operating service in-state, including between the JFK/UMass MBTA station and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

By Katie Johnston

The Boston charter bus company Crystal Transport Inc. has been by ordered by federal authorities not to operate over state lines.

Environmental group mapping gas leaks across Mass.

By Erin Ailworth

Thousands of natural gas pipeline leaks have been identified that cost consumers millions and can also pose a threat.

Harvard Business enters online education fray

John W. Weeks Bridge and clock tower over Charles River in Harvard University campus.

By Callum Borchers

The primer on business aimed at undergrads, its first offering below the graduate level, will cost students $1,500 for the first term.

Obituaries

Lawrence E. Walsh, 102; Iran-Contra prosecutor

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh spoke to reporters outside US District Court in Washington in 1989.

By Neil A. Lewis

As an independent counsel, Mr. Walsh exposed the lawbreaking in the Reagan administration that gave rise to the Iran-Contra scandal.

Fred Phelps, 84; led reviled antigay protests at funerals

Fred Phelps Sr. led a demonstration in Topeka’s Gage Park in 1991. He had said he found comfort in being a pariah.

By Adam Bernstein

Rev. Phelps was an ordained Baptist minister, a disbarred Kansas lawyer, and, according to a BBC documentary, the patriarch of the ‘‘most hated family in America.’’

Vernita Gray, 65; gay rights advocate wed partner in Illinois

Vernita Gray (left) and Patricia Ewert were happy to show their marriage license in their Chicago home in November.

By Carla K. Johnson

Ms. Gray’s failing health and her wish to marry persuaded a federal judge to order that an expedited marriage license be granted.

Sports

HARVARD 61, CINCINNATI 57

Harvard defeats Cincinnati in NCAA opener

Harvard’s Siyani Chambers (right) leaps into the arms of teammate Brandyn Curry to celebrate the win. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

By Julian Benbow

With the spotlight on them — and, to a certain extent, the pressure — the 12th-seeded Crimson delivered.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Harvard proves (again) that it belongs

Brandyn Curry (right) and Siyani Chambers celebrated after Harvard beat Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Don’t call Harvard’s win over Cincinnati an upset. It’s no fluke they won a game in the NCAA Tournament again.

Christopher L. Gasper

UMass basketball deserves attention

UMass coach Derek Kellogg, center, talked to his team during practice on Thursday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

This UMass team is worth cheering for. Time to break out a tattered “Refuse to Lose” T-shirt and pay attention.

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red sox notebook

Red Sox not concerned with David Ortiz’s slump

By Peter Abraham

Bruins notes

Bruins have experience enduring a long season

By Amalie Benjamin

Hockey East Tournament

Gritty UMass-Lowell set to face Notre Dame

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

hockey east tournament notebook

Joe Pendenza a key to UMass-Lowell’s attack

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

On Basketball

Brandon Bass hasn’t lost professionalism

By Gary Washburn

DAYTON 60, OHIO STATE 59

Dayton stuns Ohio State in NCAA second round

By John Wawrow

UConn 89, St. Joseph’s 81

Shabazz Napier lifts UConn over St. Joseph’s in overtime

By John Wawrow

ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Syracuse backs up Jim Boeheim’s talk

By Joe Sullivan

G: Arts & Movies

Longtime Marathon director faces security, health tests

“I’m anxious. I feel confident in what we can control, but there’s so much more that happens around it,” Dave McGillivray says.

By Bella English

In ways large and small, it will be a different Boston Marathon this year, and Dave McGillivray is a different man.

art review

‘Permission to be Global’ shines at MFA

By Sebastian Smee

Tightly packed but brilliantly set out, the first exhibition ever devoted to contemporary Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts warrants repeat visits.

Classical Notes

Dudamel’s intensity not dulled by controversy

Gustavo Dudamel.

By David Weininger

Gustavo Dudamel, who will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic on its first visit to Boston since 1983 on Sunday, arrives here in the midst of controversy.

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Photography review

At the MFA, a way of seeing specific to the camera

By Mark Feeney

Book REview

‘Being a Teen’ by Jane Fonda

By Eugenia Williamson

Movie Review

‘Grand Piano’ plays off key

By Peter Keough

Scene & Heard

Friendly People make noise at this year’s SXSW

By Luke O’Neil

Noisy Neighbors

The Hotelier, ‘Home, Like Noplace is There’

By Luke O'Neil

Night Watch

I Love 80s at Guilt

Music Review

At BSO, Bronfman completes a Beethoven marathon

By Jeremy Eichler

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Love Letters

They haven’t kissed

Names

Irish Film Fest opens

By Bella English