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On Marathon anniversary, much to embrace

Mayor Martin J. Walsh expressed condolences to Denise and Bill Richard and their children Jane and Henry for the loss of 8-year-old Martin Richard last year.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

A day marked by somber reflection and painful remembrance was also one filled with love and gratitude from survivors.

Everett may buy site, sell it to Wynn for casino use

The plan comes amid concerns from the gaming panel about a felon’s ties to land where Steve Wynn has proposed building a casino.

Bruins and Celtics are tale of opposite directions

You see it in TV ratings, in ticket prices, and in fans’ loyalties. The Bruins are flying high, while the Celtics are headed home.

Melody Fisher and her son Zachary attended  a meeting on  the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.

Hospital closing roils North Adams

The demise of the North Adams Regional is the latest gut punch taken by this economically depressed city of about 14,000 people.

The Boston scientists found that the degree of brain changes appeared to be directly related to the amount participants smoked per week.

Study finds brain changes in young marijuana users

Occasional use by young adults shows abnormalities in two key areas of the brain, according to a new study.

The Nation

Capital murder among charges in Kansas shooting

Frazier Glenn Miller, a well-known Ku Klux Klan member, made a video appearance in court Tuesday from jail.

By Steven Yaccino

Prosecutors Tuesday charged a 73-year-old white supremacist with murder in the killing of three people outside two Jewish community facilities Sunday.

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

By Matthew Perrone

A number of women’s groups warn that moving to a DNA-based testing model could lead to confusion, higher costs, and overtreatment.

Pension deal with retired police, firefighters lifts hopes in Detroit

By Monica Davey

The agreement has the potential to draw the city a step closer to emerging from the largest municipality bankruptcy in the nation’s history.

The World

Ukraine sends force to curb unrest in East

By Andrew E. Kramer

The White House praised the move as a measured step toward restoring law and order.

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

Former Sierra Leone prosecutor David M. Crane, Ambassador Gerard Araud of France, and forensic pathologist Stuart Hamilton presented a report on allegations of torture in Syria.

By Peter James Spielmann

The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding. Some bore the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings.

Iraq says Abu Ghraib prison is closed

By Duraid Adnan

It was not clear whether the closing was permanent, or whether the prison might reopen if the Sunni insurgency is tamed.

Editorial & Opinion

Thomas Gagen

Mistakes in Watertown

In this image, taken April 19, 2013, from a nearby residence, officers rush into the street as soon as a black SUV driven by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left the scene of the shootout.

By Thomas Gagen

Excessive gunfire by police could have endangered the public and may have led to Officer Donohue being hit by friendly fire.

Opinion | SCOT LEHIGH

Slogging forward on climate change

In this 2011 photo, Richard Muller, left, and his daughter, Elizabeth Muller, right, pose with a map from their study on climate at their home in Berkeley, Calif. Muller is a “reformed” climate skeptic.

By Scot Lehigh

To forestall the worst effects of global warming, nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years.

FARAH STOCKMAN

The market isn’t free if the elites hijack it

Ecuador president Rafael Correa was elected in 2007.

By Farah Stockman

Reforms in Ecuador have reduced poverty and stoked economic growth.

Metro

Everett may buy site, sell it to Wynn for casino use

Steve Wynn has offered to buy the former Monsanto Co. industrial site for $35 million if his casino is approved.

By Andrea Estes and Sean P. Murphy

The plan comes amid concerns from the gaming panel about a felon’s ties to land where Steve Wynn has proposed building a casino.

Study finds brain changes in young marijuana users

The Boston scientists found that the degree of brain changes appeared to be directly related to the amount participants smoked per week.

By Kay Lazar

Occasional use by young adults shows abnormalities in two key areas of the brain, according to a new study.

On Marathon anniversary, much to embrace

Mayor Martin J. Walsh expressed condolences to Denise and Bill Richard and their children Jane and Henry for the loss of 8-year-old Martin Richard last year.

By Jenna Russell

A day marked by somber reflection and painful remembrance was also one filled with love and gratitude from survivors.

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Respects are paid at Marathon finish line

By David Abel and Evan Allen

MGH doctors to pay $4.5m over death

By Jacqueline Tempera

Business

Hospital closing roils North Adams

Melody Fisher and her son Zachary attended  a meeting on  the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The demise of the North Adams Regional is the latest gut punch taken by this economically depressed city of about 14,000 people.

Women sue lingerie companies over fat-reducing garments

By Katie Johnston

Two Mass. women say undergarments infused with capsules of caffeine and vitamins failed to live up to claims that they would melt away fat.

Mass. residents get extension on filing state tax returns

By Deirdre Fernandes

Taxpayers will now have until midnight on Friday because of issues with the state’s free online tax-filing system.

Obituaries

Phyllis Frelich, 70; actress won Tony for ‘Lesser God’

Ms. Frelich and co-star John Rubinstein talked to guests in sign language after winning best acting awards at the Tony dinner in New York City. Both starred in the play “Children of a Lesser God,’’ which won best play honors.

By Bruce Weber

Ms. Frelich made a groundbreaking and Tony-winning Broadway star turn in 1980 in “Children of a Lesser God,” written with her and her husband’s help.

Gregory White Smith, at 62; Pulitzer-winning biographer of artists

By Hoai-Tran Bui

Mr. Smith polarized the art community for his speculative approach to Jackson Pollock’s troubled personal life.

Zander Hollander, at 91; sports trivia shepherd

Mr. Hollander annually provided statistics-filled tomes of several sports that he titled, “Complete Handbooks.”

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Hollander rebounded from the death of his newspaper in the mid-1960s to become what Sports Illustrated called “the unofficial king of sports paperbacks.”

Sports

Bruins and Celtics are tale of opposite directions

While fans have cheered the Bruins to the top spot in the East, the Celtics have sputtered to one of the worst records in the NBA.

By Bob Hohler

You see it in TV ratings, in ticket prices, and in fans’ loyalties. The Bruins are flying high, while the Celtics are headed home.

White sox 2, red sox 1

Red Sox throw it away in bottom of ninth

Mike Carp couldn’t handle the errant throw by Xander Bogaerts on the final play of the game.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox squandered a good pitching performance by Jake Peavy with a walk-off error by Xander Bogaerts.

New playoff life has Jarome Iginla pumped

“I want to win really badly,”Jarome Iginla says of going back to the playoffs.

By Amalie Benjamin

Last year’s shot at a Cup ended abruptly for Iginla — at the hands of the Bruins. Now he’s on the other side.

G: Food

The best tastes of the season, lamb

Roast leg of lamb with spring vegetables made by chef Jeremy Sewall.

By Michael Floreak

Chef Jeremy Sewall calls his presentation of tender lamb, asparagus, fava beans, peas, and mushrooms “a spring awakening.”

Tips on preparing lamb

Chef Jeremy Sewall’s tips for cooking lamb, a spring favorite on many holiday tables.

Recipe for low-and-slow roast leg of lamb

A roast leg of lamb with spring vegetables made by chef Jeremy Sewall.

This roasting method requires browning first, then cooking in a low oven.

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