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Outpouring of resilience fuels Boston Marathon

Following a 2:49 p.m. moment of silence to mark the 2013 attacks, spectators erupted at the Boylston Street site of the first blast.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Thousands roared again Monday along the most famous 26.2 miles in sports, celebrating an unexpected American victory and the return of a joyful rite of spring.

The women of Wellesley College were out in force and on their game as they reached out to offer encouragement.

For 26 miles, cheers filled the air

Everywhere, of course, there were reminders of a year ago, but the prevailing mood was celebratory, not somber.

Meb Keflezighi celebrated after becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.

Meb Keflezighi fulfills ‘dream’ as US winner

“Boston strong, America strong,” declared the 38-year-old Keflezighi after he ran away from the field.

KEVIN CULLEN

Marathon’s ordinary beauty drowns out past horror

Everything that was so wrong about Patriots Day last year was swamped on Monday in a sea of normalcy.

The Nation

Kerry to host talks to discuss state of oceans

By Matt Viser

The June conference will focus on pollution, fishing policies, and the impact of climate change on the oceans.

US weighs curbing deportations of illegal immigrants

By Erica Werner

Deportations could be limited for immigrants living in the United States illegally who don’t have serious criminal records.

Health law only chips away at a core goal

By Judy Lin

Barriers persist, blocking tens of millions of people around the nation from accessing health care.

The World

Moscow, Kiev trade more charges on civil unrest

A pro-Russia armed man Monday led Ukrainian journalist Irma Krat; she has reportedly been accused of war crimes.

By Will Englund

A top US diplomat warned that Russia has ‘‘days, not weeks’’ to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis.

Strikes on Qaeda base over two days kill 55, Yemen says

Yemeni soldiers checked vehicles in Sana Sunday. Security measures were tightened amid an antiterrorism operation.

By Ahmed Al-Haj

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by US drone strikes, hit Al Qaeda militants for a second straight day.

Syria sets June 3 as presidential election date

By Ben Hubbard

The announcement criticized by both the opposition and the United Nations as a new threat to prospects of reviving peace talks in the country’s civil war.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Dr. Kevin P. Hill

Medication an effective tool in fighting addiction

By Dr. Kevin P. Hill

When medication-assisted treatment works, addicts get back to functioning. But the stigma remains, despite clinical proof.

TOM KEANE

Billboard treads the uneasy line between fan, fanatic

By Tom Keane

Atop Boylston Street, a billboard from auto dealer Herb Chambers proclaims, “We give everyone great service. Unless you’re a Yankees fan.”

PAUL MCMORROW

Parklets a lively lure to downtowns

Lexington’s new parklet took two downtown parking spaces.

By Paul McMorrow

In city and neighborhood centers today, it’s more important to be interesting than it is to be convenient.

Metro

Outpouring of resilience fuels Boston Marathon

Following a 2:49 p.m. moment of silence to mark the 2013 attacks, spectators erupted at the Boylston Street site of the first blast.

By Mark Arsenault

Thousands roared again Monday along the most famous 26.2 miles in sports, celebrating an unexpected American victory and the return of a joyful rite of spring.

KEVIN CULLEN

Marathon’s ordinary beauty drowns out past horror

By Kevin Cullen

Everything that was so wrong about Patriots Day last year was swamped on Monday in a sea of normalcy.

For 26 miles, cheers filled the air

The women of Wellesley College were out in force and on their game as they reached out to offer encouragement.

By Eric Moskowitz

Everywhere, of course, there were reminders of a year ago, but the prevailing mood was celebratory, not somber.

More Stories

Finishing the story

Medical volunteers returned to serve once more

By Liz Kowalczyk

At the finish line

An emotional race for the sake of running, and healing

By Brian MacQuarrie

Cabdriver, 54, dies in fiery crash on Zakim Bridge

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

Heartbreak Hill

At mile 20, the beating and the blessings

By Billy Baker

Business

Big Marathon weekend for Boylston businesses

Rick Ginsberg of Denver checked out some Boston Strong T-shirts at Marathon Sports after running the Marathon on Monday.

By Taryn Luna

“It’s one of those weekends that retailers live for,” said Edward Albertian, chief executive officer of City Sports.

Mass. courts step into digital era

By Michael B. Farrell

Massachusetts state courts will begin a pilot program to receive court filing via the Web.

betaboston

Zafgen files for IPO as obesity drug gears for Phase 3 trial

By Kyle Alspach

A Cambridge obesity treatment developer has filed plans to go public and raise $86.2 million.

Obituaries

Al Longo, 94; went extra mile for clients of his public relations firm

Ted Williams with Mr. Longo in 1960. The former slugger demonstrated fly casting at a show promoted by Mr. Longo.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Longo combined humor and ingenuity with close relationships with the media, sports and entertainment figures, politicians, and the business community.

Sports

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi celebrated after becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.

By John Powers

Keflezighi, a three-time Olympian, was third in Boston in 2006.

Orioles 7, Red Sox 6

Red Sox fall to Orioles as rally comes up short

Xander Bogaerts grimaced after running into the final out of the eighth inning.

By Nick Cafardo

Clay Buchholz didn’t make it out of the third inning and gave up six runs before a Red Sox rally fizzled in the ninth.

Penalty kill has been a strength for Bruins

In addition to scoring the first goal Sunday, Justin Florek has been essential on the penalty kill with Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille out with injuries. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

By Amalie Benjamin

Despite having new penalty killers pressed into action, the Bruins have killed off all six shorthanded situations.

G: Living

Blue highway: Berkshires CEO treks across America

By Bella English

Step by step, Nancy Fitzpatrick, now 67, is walking across America on US Route 20, east to west.

Book Review

‘A Fighting Chance’ by Elizabeth Warren

By Michael Jonas

The heart of Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir is her work over the past two decades in Washington.

So much comedy, so little time

By James Sullivan

The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell with its new production, “The Complete History of Comedy (abridged).”