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Malaysian leader says Flight 370 ended in ocean

Relatives of passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370t embraced at a hotel in Beijing after hearing the news from Kuala Lumpur.

Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

After 17 days of mystery over the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Malaysia’s prime minister said a new analysis confirmed the plane went down.

Boom in Boston luxury apartments tests market

A boom in residential real estate construction is about to test the limits of Boston’s demand for ultra high-priced apartment living.

Uchenna and Ted Onuoha, from Nigeria, posed outside Faneuil Hall this month after becoming US citizens.

Katherine Taylor for The Globe

The changing face of citizenship

On the hard road to US citizenship, black immigrants are increasingly gaining ground in Massachusetts and the United States.

Doctors draw critics for aid from drug firms

Many academic medical centers allow doctors to accept research money from drug makers who gave them speaking or consulting fees.

Steven Syre

Code book changes put hospitals in bureaucratic bind

Thanks to new government rules, the bulging book of codes will grow from 14,000 entries to about 68,000 possibilities.

The Nation

Doctors draw critics for aid from drug firms

By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones

Many academic medical centers allow doctors to accept research money from drug makers who gave them speaking or consulting fees.

Search for Washington mudslide survivors grows

The search was hampered by worry over  dangerous conditions near Oso, Wash.  Rain and hills make the area prone to landslides.

By Lisa Baumann

The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew to include 108 people who are still unaccounted for.

Coast Guard aims to reopen channel after Texas spill

Workers placed a boom on the beach at Galveston Island Monday in a bid to keep oil away from the bay’s shoreline and bird habitats.

By Juan A. Lozano

As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized ‘‘tar balls’’ out of the sand along Galveston Bay, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore.

The World

Malaysian leader says Flight 370 ended in ocean

Relatives of passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370t embraced at a hotel in Beijing after hearing the news from Kuala Lumpur.

By Thomas Fuller and Chris Buckley

After 17 days of mystery over the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Malaysia’s prime minister said a new analysis confirmed the plane went down.

Race is on to find jet’s black boxes before time runs out

The crew of one of the Chinese aircraft used in the search for missing Flight 370 worked at Perth International Airport. Australian officials said rough seas halted the search for the jetliner.

By Bradley Brooks

Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down.

Relatives grapple with grief at news

A relative of a Flight 370 passenger wept in Beijing upon hearing the prime minister of Malaysia’s announcement.

By Christopher Bodeen

Relatives shrieked and sobbed uncontrollably. Men and women nearly collapsed, held up by loved ones.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

American exceptionalism and Putin

People celebrate in Lenin Square in Crimea on March 16 after more than 95 percent of Crimeans voted for the Ukrainian region’s accession to Russia.

By Farah Stockman

Vladimir Putin is hardly a popular person these days, but it’s worth taking a look at the world through his eyes.

TOM KEANE

Make it greener to drive

By Tom Keane

The automobile is perhaps the best and most convenient form of transportation ever invented. So why are we so embarrassed about it?

PAUL MCMORROW

Seaport moving in direction of Back Bay

By Paul McMorrow

Boston’s Seaport district used to be an abandoned rail yard. Now it’s becoming the Back Bay with a sea breeze.

Metro

The changing face of citizenship

Uchenna and Ted Onuoha, from Nigeria, posed outside Faneuil Hall this month after becoming US citizens.

By Maria Sacchetti

On the hard road to US citizenship, black immigrants are increasingly gaining ground in Massachusetts and the United States.

R.I. speaker’s scandal stuns, fascinates state

House Speaker Gordon Fox quickly stepped down.

By Mark Arsenault and Travis Andersen

Days after the fall of House Speaker Gordon Fox, the state is awash in unbridled speculation about what the longtime lawmaker might have done.

Boston launches citywide gun buyback program

 The Rev. Liz Walker opened the gun buyback news conference Monday with a prayer at Dr. Loesch Family Park in Dorchester. Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston was to her left.

By Meghan E. Irons

Under the program, people who turn in guns can get a $200 Visa gift card, officials said.

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Kevin Cullen

Troubles echo in IRA trial

By Kevin Cullen

Business

Boom in Boston luxury apartments tests market

Luxury amenities and postcard views of Boston are helping attract some high rollers to 45 Province Street near Downtown Crossing.

By Casey Ross

A boom in residential real estate construction is about to test the limits of Boston’s demand for ultra high-priced apartment living.

Steven Syre

Code book changes put hospitals in bureaucratic bind

By Steven Syre

Thanks to new government rules, the bulging book of codes will grow from 14,000 entries to about 68,000 possibilities.

Whitehead, Biogen team up on drug research

Biogen Idec, headquarters pictured above, will contribute $5.2 million to fund Whitehead-led  research projects.

By Robert Weisman

Whitehead Institute is entering a scientific research collaboration with Biogen Idec Inc., the Cambridge biotechnology giant.

Obituaries

John Larkin, played key role in cracking Brink’s case

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Larkin, the Boston FBI agent who helped crack the biggest robbery in American history, was 98.

Albert Kapikian, 83, virologist who made global impact

Albert Kapikian (center) led a team that created the first rotavirus vaccine to be licensed in the United States.

By Emily Langer

Dr. Kapikian, a virologist who helped lead important advances in the understanding of gastrointestinal illnesses, died Feb. 24.

Patrice Wymore Flynn, actress, screen legend

Ms. Wymore Flynn met Errol Flynn when they starred in the 1950 western ‘‘Rocky Mountain.’’

By David McFadden

Ms. Flynn, the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, was 87.

Sports

On baseball

Contract works well for Red Sox, David Ortiz

David Ortiz and GM Ben Cherington shake after a deal that likely means the DH will end his career in Boston.

By Nick Cafardo

In a very skillfully designed contract, the Red Sox are allowing Ortiz to earn his salary for his work going forward.

Red Sox Notebook

Jon Lester contract talks still going

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington addressed the media Monday.. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By Nick Cafardo

GM Ben Cherington doesn’t know if an agreement will be in place with pitcher Lester by Opening Day.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Red Sox-Orioles rained out

With the game called because of rain,  Red Sox players abandon ship. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By Nick Cafardo

The teams’ game, a week before Opening Day, was called after 2 innings due to rain.

G: Living

Civic activist Hubie Jones, on the record

By James H. Burnett III

Jones, recently celebrated for his nearly 60 years altering Boston’s social services landscape, will be the subject of an oral history project.

Stage Review

In ‘Talley’s Folly,’ there’s love among the ruins

By Terry Byrne

Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Talley’s Folly” traces an unlikely romance built on a fragile foundation of hope.

‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Motown’ highlight Broadway in Boston’s new season

Clockwise (from top): The casts of “Kinky Boots, “Newsies,” and “Motown,” three of the productions that will visit Boston theaters as part of Broadway in Boston’s 2014-15 season.

By Don Aucoin

Broadway in Boston will present “some of Broadway’s hottest and most eagerly awaited shows,” the group said.

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Music Review

Making waves at Symphony Hall

By Jeremy Eichler

ALBUM REVIEW| POP

Shakira, ‘Shakira’

By James Reed

ALBUM REVIEW | POP

Karmin, ‘Pulses’

By Ken Capobianco

ALBUM REVIEW | ROCK

The Hold Steady, ‘Teeth Dreams’

By Sarah Rodman

ALBUM REVIEW | JAZZ

The Bad Plus, ‘The Rite of Spring’

By Jon Garelick

ALBUM REVIEW | ELECTRONIC

Liars, ‘Mess’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Photography Review

Photographic connections at the Morgan Library

By Mark Feeney

Book Review

‘Bad Teeth’ by Dustin Long

By Michael Patrick Brady

Events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Love Letters

He looks at ‘revenge porn’

By Meredith Goldstein

Names

Group challenges WGBH programming

By Joseph P. Kahn

Names

Dudamel leads and is honored

By Joseph P. Kahn

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