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The Richards walked along Truro’s shore in August. The summer routine, often a trip to New Hampshire, took on a different meaning without Martin. They needed new memories

Richard family

Part Two of Two

For Richard family, finding strength

It had been 10 weeks of hospitals and surgeries, of therapy and slow recovery, of fearful memories and inklings of hope. And now it was time for the Richards to go home. By David Abel

GOP pushes funding cuts for social science work

House Republicans are questioning millions of dollars in grants by singling out dozens of projects for extra scrutiny.

The tax deal is designed to jump-start the development of Fenway Center, enabling construction to start early next year on new retail spaces, hundreds of apartments and a parking garage on property that straddles the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Mayor Walsh calls for Fenway Center tax break

The $4.6 million tax break is designed to jump-start the development of the $550 million project.

Full extent of the opiate crisis in Mass. unknown

No real-time data are collected to show how many overdoses are occurring, how many deaths are resulting, and where the toll is greatest.

Katrine and Stephen Campbell bought this house using the tactic.

Katherine Taylor for The Globe

Tight housing market drives rising bids

The potentially risky maneuver of escalation is becoming part of the area’s real estate bidding war landscape, brokers say.

The Nation

GOP pushes funding cuts for social science work

“For a committee that is supposed to be advancing science, we seem to be doing an awfully good job of advancing selective science,” said Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, who is on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

By Tracy Jan

House Republicans are questioning millions of dollars in grants by singling out dozens of projects for extra scrutiny.

Gunman kills 3 at Jewish centers in Kansas

Crime scene investigators worked Sunday after a female was shot to death at the Village Shalom senior living facility.

By Maria Sudekum

The suspect is a well-known white supremacist who has run for public office on a white power platform, according to authorities.

Insurers pursue diabetics under new health care law

Sarah Luke, 73, of Kennesaw, Ga., got help managing her diabetes through a workshop that she had seen advertised on a flier.

By Kelli Kennedy

Companies are pushing these patients to follow through on medical care as intervention improves their quality of life and cuts costly treatments.

The World

Ukraine troops clash with pro-Russia dissidents

A pro-Russia gunman guarded a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on Sunday.

By Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Higgins

Commandos engaged in gunfights with men who had set up roadblocks and stormed a Ukrainian police station, and at least one officer was killed, officials said.

Thousands rail against Putin, Kremlin at Moscow rally

A woman, wearing Ukraine’s national colors, attended a protest of Russian television news coverage in Moscow.

More than 10,000 people turned out to denounce Russian state television’s news coverage, particularly of the crisis in Ukraine.

Early results show runoff likely in Afghan presidential race

An Independent Election Commission worker tallied ballots Sunday in Kabul.

By Rod Nordland

The election complaints commission said it had received so many serious fraud complaints that it might have to extend the time needed to adjudicate them.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Mike Ross

Charlestown, a school, and a lot of moms

Like all changing neighborhoods, Charlestown is composed of both new residents and old; those that were there long before, and those who just arrived.

By Mike Ross

One Boston community found a way to transform public education almost by accident.

JAMES CARROLL

Canonization rules send an unsettling message about God

By James Carroll

This notion of a cure through God’s miraculous intervention implies a system whereby God actively declines to intervene in the countless other cases.

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Time to shake the copper habit

By John E. Sununu

A growing torrent of communication now runs through fiber, across the Internet, or embedded in applications like Facebook or Twitter.

Metro

Full extent of the opiate crisis in Mass. unknown

By Brian MacQuarrie

No real-time data are collected to show how many overdoses are occurring, how many deaths are resulting, and where the toll is greatest.

Part Two of Two

For Richard family, finding strength

The Richards walked along Truro’s shore in August. The summer routine, often a trip to New Hampshire, took on a different meaning without Martin. They needed new memories

By David Abel

It had been 10 weeks of hospitals and surgeries, of therapy and slow recovery, of fearful memories and inklings of hope. And now it was time for the Richards to go home.

Helping Asian teens find balance in studies

The Lexington Asian Mental Health Initiative hosted a forum at the Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building, where families spoke about the stresses of Asian-American students.

By Kathleen Burge

Asian-American parents gathered recently in Lexington to discuss whether their children are experiencing too much stress.

Business ǀ Science

Tight housing market drives rising bids

Katrine and Stephen Campbell bought this house using the tactic.

By Jay Fitzgerald

The potentially risky maneuver of escalation is becoming part of the area’s real estate bidding war landscape, brokers say.

Mayor Walsh calls for Fenway Center tax break

The tax deal is designed to jump-start the development of Fenway Center, enabling construction to start early next year on new retail spaces, hundreds of apartments and a parking garage on property that straddles the Massachusetts Turnpike.

By Casey Ross

The $4.6 million tax break is designed to jump-start the development of the $550 million project.

Wind turbine test site seeks breaking point

Stephen Flesher, a blade test technician, removes cables from the recently delivered 200-foot blade.

By Erin Ailworth

The state-run Wind Technology Testing Center is tasked with testing the strength of turbines and looking for flaws in their construction.

Obituaries

Steven Brion-Meisels, 64; taught peacemaking to all he met

Mr. Brion-Meisels incorporated inspiring quotes from writers he admired into bookmarks he painted and gave to friends as gifts of gratitude.

By Bryan Marquard

Working with students and pupils from college age to kindergarten, Mr. Brion-Meisels taught for nearly four decades.

Nuala Pell, 89; widow of US senator

Mrs. Pell, a patron of the arts, posed amid hibuscus flowers in her garden in Newport, R.I., in 2004.

Mrs. Pell was the widow of former US senator Claiborne Pell and a patron of the arts.

Ron Pundak, 59; helped pave way for interim Israeli-Palestinian accords

Mr. Pundak helped initiate backdoor communications between Israel and the Palestinians that paved the way for interim peace accords between the sides.

Sports

YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2

Red Sox lose finale to Yankees

David Ortiz and the Red Sox left New York after losing three of four.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox, now 5-8, lost three of four in the series and have dropped seven of their last 10 games.

Dan Shaughnessy

MLB replay system under fire now

Umpire Bob Davidson ejected John Farrell during an argument Sunday night.

By Dan Shaughnessy

John Farrell said “it’s extremely difficult to have any faith in the system” that he thinks cost the Red Sox a game Sunday.

Bubba Watson wins his second Masters

Bubba Watson won his second green jacket after beating Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth by three shots.

By Michael Whitmer

Watson joined an elusive group as the 17th player to win a green jacket more than once.

G: Health

Healthy mom, healthy baby

By Karen Weintraub

Researchers have learned more precisely what risks pregnant women face, and what they can do to protect their health — and the health of their baby.

10 Tips for maximizing mother and baby’s health

Advice for staying healthy during pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby has changed over time. Here are 10 current tips for moms-to-be.

White Hinterland’s Dienel embraces the freedom of not caring

By James Reed

“Baby,” White Hinterland’s latest album, is an exuberant foray into brooding R&B.

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