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Fraud alleged in findings on stem cells

A dramatic advance in creating stem cells received a serious blow when a scientist who led the work was accused of fraud by her own institute.

Rural states seek to sap research funds from Boston

Two dozen rural states stretching from Maine to Montana are clamoring to increase their share of federal research dollars.

MBTA’s late-night train service gets off to strong start

Despite the successful debut weekend, officials are warning that those who want the service must show that there’s a steady demand.

The Nation

Visiting Red Sox give capital a focus on unity

David Ortiz took a photo of himself and President Obama that was retweeted with help from Samsung, with which Ortiz has an dnrosement deal.

By Matt Viser

The Red Sox are now the team that seemingly every politician, operative, and staffer wants to be associated with.

Rural states seek to sap research funds from Boston

By Tracy Jan

Two dozen rural states stretching from Maine to Montana are clamoring to increase their share of federal research dollars.

Critics say Senator Warren’s student loan figures off

By Noah Bierman

Many specialists assert that in most years the government is actually losing money on the loan program.

The World

Mahmoud Abbas moves threaten to derail peace talks

President Mahmoud Abbas cited Israel’s failure to release prisoners as agreed.

By Jodi Rudoren, Michael R. Gordon and Mark Landler

The Palestinian leader moved to join 15 international agencies, a step that would bring benefits of statehood outside the negotiation process.

NATO allies look to allay members’ fears over Russia

By John-Thor Dahlburg and Vladimir Isachenkov

NATO foreign ministers moved to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia.

Japan ends half-century ban on weapons exports

By Martin Fackler

Japan wants to assume a larger regional security role in order to offset China’s growing military might.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

Strong enough to stand up to genocide?

Former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav — better known as Duch — greets judges in the courtroom at his trial in Phnom Penh in 2012.

By Farah Stockman

When killing is the law and showing mercy is a crime, how guilty are those who follow the orders of the ruling authorities?

SCOT LEHIGH

An education model worth exploring

By Scot Lehigh

An international education expert sees a system where initiative, authority, and accountability are pushed down to the school level.

JEFF JACOBY

Why no wine online in Mass.?

Bottles of wine at Ludwigs Fine Wine and Spirits in San Anselmo, Calif.

By Jeff Jacoby

Mass. is home to enthusiastic wine drinkers, but they can’t have wine shipped directly to them from out of state.

Metro

Fraud alleged in findings on stem cells

RIKEN Institute’s investigative committee found Haruko Obokata guilty of research misconduct in two instances.

By Karen Weintraub

A dramatic advance in creating stem cells received a serious blow when a scientist who led the work was accused of fraud by her own institute.

Ortiz selfie with Obama a home run for Samsung

By Zuri Berry

Samsung confirmed Tuesday that it had helped David Ortiz take Tuesday’s selfie with President Obama.

MBTA’s late-night train service gets off to strong start

Alex Geller (left) and Nathan Butt waited for a train home at Park Street Station at 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

By Martine Powers

Despite the successful debut weekend, officials are warning that those who want the service must show that there’s a steady demand.

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Man accused in carjacking spree arraigned at hospital

By Evan Allen and John R. Ellement

Kevin Cullen

Delivery from ashes for firefighter’s wife

By Kevin Cullen

METHUEN

Arrests made in stabbing of Methuen High student; one suspect still sought

By Jennifer Smith and Jacqueline Tempera

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Olympia Dukakis to receive Norton award

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

Shirley Leung

Top of Boston’s ad world a male bastion no longer

Mullen Boston president Kristen Cavallo shattered the usual path to power.

By Shirley Leung

Women now run Boston’s four biggest advertising firms, capping a whirlwind 12 months of female dominance.

New foreclosure actions fall in Mass.

The number of foreclosures initiated by lenders fell sharply in February due to an improving economy and strong housing market.

Yuengling makes return to a thirsty Boston market

Yuengling has snagged valuable tap handles in Boston bars.

By Gary Dzen

After a two-decade hiatus, D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. is returning to Massachusetts and already some smaller craft brewers are seeing their sales go flat.

Obituaries

Lorenzo Semple Jr., creator of TV’s ‘Batman,’ dies at 91

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Semple put the Zap! and the Pow! in the original episodes of the arch, goofy 1960s television show “Batman.”

Howard Schmertz, Millrose Games director, dies at 88

Mr. Schmertz, a lawyer who for 29 years presided over the Millrose Games in New York, died Thursday in Port Washington, N.Y.

Sports

Champion Red Sox are feted at White House

While Koji Uehara (left) and David Ortiz (center) seemed suitably attired for the occasion, Jonny Gomes made a much bolder -- and spectacularly patriotic -- fashion statement at the White House.

By Peter Abraham

David Ortiz insisted on a selfie with the president, and Jonny Gomes made a loud fashion statement during the team’s visit.

Red Sox notebook

John Lackey set to face Orioles

John Lackey walked across Camden Yards on Opening Day.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox, being careful, didn’t have Lackey pitch in spring training until March 11.

Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater to visit Patriots

By Ben Volin

Teams only get to bring 30 draft prospects to their facilities for 1-on-1 interviews. The Patriots, apparently, are using one of those visits on Johnny Football.

G: Food

Restaurant Week reinvented as Dine Out Boston

Spicy Cambodian red sauce over rice noodles, at Elephant Walk.

By Devra First

The inaugural installment of Dine Out Boston brings markdowns, flexibility — and a step in right direction.

Tripoli Bakery put its stamp on ‘beach’ pizza

Tripoli Bakery’s biggest claim to fame: “beach” pizza.

By Jane Dornbusch

The famed square, slightly sweet, often imitated but never duplicated, brings in the faithful from miles around to the Lawrence fixture.

q & a

Designer Adam Tihany builds restaurants around the food

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By Michael Floreak

Adam Tihany, the creative mind behind many of the world’s most beautiful four-star restaurants and hotels, attributes his career to a bit of serendipity.

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Sunday Supper

An inexpensive beef roast turns into Swiss melts

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

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Streep thrills UMass Lowell

By Jill Radsken

Cheap Eats

A wide South Asian spread at Masala, with drinks

By Catherine Smart

A Tank Away

A village of quiet comfort in Pomfret, Conn.

By Ellen Albanese

Galleries

From dreamy images, reality is revealed

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘By Its Cover’ by Donna Leon

By Daneet Steffens

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

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First family looking for Vineyard rental

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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More stars join Massachusetts movie ‘Tumbledown’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Big night for Coolidge’s ‘Science on Screen’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Local 25 honors late autism advocates

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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The National’s Bryce Dessner at the ICA

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Wicked’ author speaks at Lesley University

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Basic Math’ is, in fact, ‘Sex Tape’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein