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Mass. granted permanent custody of Justina Pelletier

Linda and Lou Pelletier with Justina in September.

Family photo

The judge’s four-page decision in the custody case of the Conn. teen was remarkable for its detail and forcefulness.

Child poverty increased in Mass., report shows

Even as the economy has rebounded, the data show that children in poor households have not enjoyed a similar recovery.

Even on cold nights, people line up outside Giacomo’s.

Dining Out

Is dining in the North End worth the wait?

The North End has a flavor of its own, both Old World and distinctly, precisely local. And yes, waiting is part of the experience.

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The congressional report stops short of laying blame for the missed opportunities to scrutinize Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities.

At left, Ibragim Todashev is shown from a photo taken from video footage during an FBI interview  in his apartment. At right, a redacted view of Todashev’s apartment after the deadly altercation.

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Todashev reports detail a confession, then chaos

The files offer the first official details of the violent confrontation between a FBI agent and Todashev in more than 10 months since the shooting.

$3m settlement reached in Bridgewater hospital death

The settlement follows a Boston Globe story detailing the death of Joshua Messier at Bridgewater State Hospital five years ago.

The Nation

House panel details failures in run-up to Marathon attack

The report highlights ways agencies failed to detain Tamerlan Tsarnaev before he allegedly planned the attack.

By Matt Viser

The congressional report stops short of laying blame for the missed opportunities to scrutinize Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities.

Republicans gain little ground among women

“We’re looking at how we articulate the message, the tone we use, and basically just pushing back on the narrative Democrats have that all women care about are reproductive rights,” said Katie Packer Gage, a partner at the political strategy firm Burning Glass Consulting.

By Kimberly Railey

After most women cast their ballots for President Obama in 2012, Republicans have worked overtime to boost their standing among female voters.

Supreme Court seems divided over contraceptive rule

Hobby Lobby objected to a health-care rule that large employers provide comprehensive contraception coverage.

By Adam Liptak

The court seemed ready to accept that at least some for-profit corporations may advance claims based on religious freedom.

The World

Obama says Putin unlikely to back down on Crimea

By Julie Pace

President Obama acknowledged for the first time that Russia is unlikely to surrender control of the strategically important peninsula.

Search for missing plane starts again

Relatives of passengers on missing Flight 370 protested outside Malaysia’s embassy in Beijing on Tuesday.

By Scott McDonald and Eileen Ng

Angry relatives shouted ‘‘Liars!’’ in the streets of Beijing, dismissing Malaysia’s declaration that the plane went down with all aboard.

Taliban attack election offices to derail presidential vote

By Azam Ahmed

A Taliban assault team turned election offices in eastern Kabul into a scene of carnage Tuesday.

Editorial & Opinion

Victoria Reggie Kennedy and Olympia Snowe

Washington can be fixed

By Victoria Reggie Kennedy

The forces of polarization can be defeated — but it will require bold action and a comprehensive prescription for change.

SCOT LEHIGH

Conventional wisdom for state GOP

By Scot Lehigh

Republicans saw things from their point of view at their state convention, and they adhered to that vantage point.

NICHOLAS BURNS

Three myths about Putin’s Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow Monday.

By Nicholas Burns

Vladimir Putin’s speech a week ago, justifying the annexation of Crimea, contained myths that illuminate the Russian position.

Metro

$3m settlement reached in Bridgewater hospital death

Lisa Brown, the mother of Joshua Messier, showed a copy of a painting he had made.

By Michael Rezendes

The settlement follows a Boston Globe story detailing the death of Joshua Messier at Bridgewater State Hospital five years ago.

Mass. granted permanent custody of Justina Pelletier

Linda and Lou Pelletier with Justina in September.

By Patricia Wen

The judge’s four-page decision in the custody case of the Conn. teen was remarkable for its detail and forcefulness.

Todashev reports detail a confession, then chaos

At left, Ibragim Todashev is shown from a photo taken from video footage during an FBI interview  in his apartment. At right, a redacted view of Todashev’s apartment after the deadly altercation.

By Maria Sacchetti, Maria Cramer and Leon Neyfakh

The files offer the first official details of the violent confrontation between a FBI agent and Todashev in more than 10 months since the shooting.

Business

North Adams Regional Hospital to close

By Robert Weisman

The move would be the first acute care hospital to close in the state in years, idling 530 workers.

Massachusetts ranks third in per capita income

Per capita personal income in the state rose to nearly $57,000 last year, making Mass. the third wealthiest in the nation.

Technology firms prepare for rush to nab limited visas

By Hiawatha Bray

A total of 85,000 special visas are available for high-tech workers, but probably not for long. Last year the quota was filled in less than a week.

Sports

Grady Sizemore or Jackie Bradley Jr?

Decision time is looming as the Red Sox weigh their options before choosing a centerfielder.

By Peter Abraham

Sizemore continues to make it difficult for the Red Sox to decide who will be their Opening Day center fielder.

On football

Bill Belichick using his clout at NFL meetings

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick answers reporters questions during the AFC head coaches breakfast at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

By Ben Volin

Belichick, as one of the league’s senior statesmen, is finally becoming a man of action to propose competitive changes in the NFL.

ON THE OLYMPICS

Critics of Rio de Janeiro Olympics look prescient

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill near the Maracana stadium which is set to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

By John Powers

The IOC warned that there’s “no margin for any further slippages” in preparations for the 2016 Summer Games.

G: Food

Dining Out

Is dining in the North End worth the wait?

Even on cold nights, people line up outside Giacomo’s.

By Devra First

The North End has a flavor of its own, both Old World and distinctly, precisely local. And yes, waiting is part of the experience.

Lasagna, the culinary hug

By Beth Teitell

Post-op, childbirth, family illness, grief — they all provoke the great lasagna exchange.

Accepting meals from strangers as caregivers

By Linda Matchan

A health crisis brings donations of food that teach humility and gratitude — and provides a lesson for those who want to help others.

More Stories

By the Glass

Food-friendly reds from Austria

By Ellen Bhang

sunday supper

Greek-style shrimp, feta become filling for savory tart

By Sally Pasley Vargas

food | travel

Alpine charm, Bavarian menu, at Utah resort

By Lisa Zwirn

Television Review

‘Broad City’: Offbeat and on the mark

By Matthew Gilbert

Book Review

‘The Ghost Apple’ by Aaron Thier

By Laura Collins-Hughes

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

A Tank Away

Still time for winter in Greenville, Maine

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Names

Hailing 12 who jump at chance to help

By Joseph P. Kahn