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Patrick’s office seeks potential child welfare chief successor

The move is a sign Governor Patrick may be heeding calls for the resignation of Olga Roche after months of defending her.

 Homes lay in ruins Monday after a half-mile-wide tornado tore through the Little Rock, Ark., suburbs the day before, killing at least 15 people. Twisters also took lives in Oklahoma and Iowa on Sunday, and at least nine more people were killed Monday when tornadoes roared into Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

AP

Tornadoes leave trail of devastation across South

Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses as they barreled through the South on Monday, killing at least nine people.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/02/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/suarez_suicideattempt(1)_G_005.jpg Suicide-attempt survivors go public in hope of aiding many at risk

The hope is that a higher profile will help break the silence surrounding suicide, and encourage those at risk to get help.

US, Tufts University at odds on handling sexual assaults

The US Department of Education found that Tufts is not complying with federal rules governing how colleges address sexual assault.

State’s $30 scratch tickets get a fast welcome

Since the new game was launched by the Mass. State Lottery last Tuesday, bettors have snapped up more than $8 million in tickets.

NBA may act on Clippers owner today

Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers declined to commit to returning to the Clippers next year and eight companies suspended their sponsorships with the team.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ryan90-14407.jpg Donald Sterling profile is not a pretty picture

Though you couldn’t tell from Donald Sterling’s hiring practices, it has become clear that this is not an exemplary human being.

The Nation

Tornadoes leave trail of devastation across South

 Homes lay in ruins Monday after a half-mile-wide tornado tore through the Little Rock, Ark., suburbs the day before, killing at least 15 people. Twisters also took lives in Oklahoma and Iowa on Sunday, and at least nine more people were killed Monday when tornadoes roared into Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses as they barreled through the South on Monday, killing at least nine people.

N.Y. lawmaker pleads not guilty to US fraud charges

After being arraigned Monday, Representative Michael Grimm accused prosecutors of trying to “assassinate my character.”

By Tom Hays

US Representative Michael Grimm pleaded not guilty through his lawyer to mail, wire and tax fraud charges.

Minimum wage bill nears likely Senate rejection

By Alan Fram

Few if any Republicans are expected to join Democrats, leaving them shy of the needed 60 votes.

The World

US announces more sanctions against Russia

Pro-Russian protesters clashed with pro-Ukrainian supporters during a rally Monday in Donetsk, Ukraine.

By Mark Landler

The Obama administration ordered travel bans and asset freezes for seven Russian officials, including two said to be in Putin’s inner circle.

Egypt sentences more than 680 to death

Relatives of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi were distraught Monday over the news of the death sentences.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

An Egyptian court sentenced to death the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and more than 680 other people after a swift mass trial.

Underwater zone expands in search for missing Malaysian plane

By Chico Harlan

The sputtering search for a missing Malaysian airliner will be expanded to include a much larger swath of the Indian Ocean floor.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

The Cold War’s silver lining

By Farah Stockman

Many of the technologies we rely on today were a direct result of the Cold War breathing down our necks.

PAUL MCMORROW

Four development ideas Boston should steal

By Paul McMorrow

Boston has a lot of catching up to do, and Martin Walsh’s team should start by looking outside City Hall.

TOM KEANE

The rise of the progressives

By Tom Keane

Progressives in Mass. have proven they can manage the economy and offer positions on civil rights and the middle class that resonate with voters.

Metro

US, Tufts University at odds on handling sexual assaults

A stairway to the Sophia Gordon Residence Hall on the Tufts University campus.

By Marcella Bombardieri

The US Department of Education found that Tufts is not complying with federal rules governing how colleges address sexual assault.

Patrick’s office seeks potential child welfare chief successor

Olga Roche (left), the commissioner at the Department of Children and Families, testified at a House committee hearing in January.

By Michael Levenson and Patricia Wen

The move is a sign Governor Patrick may be heeding calls for the resignation of Olga Roche after months of defending her.

Mattapan teen faces manslaughter charge in death of brother

Juanly Pena, 14, was arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on Monday.

By Maria Cramer

A 14-year-old Mattapan boy is facing adult charges in the shooting death of his 9-year-0ld brother.

Business

State’s $30 scratch tickets get a fast welcome

Greg Zarzour visited Ted’s Stateline Mobil in Methuen on Monday, where a clerk held out one of the state’s new $30 lottery tickets.

By Sarah Shemkus

Since the new game was launched by the Mass. State Lottery last Tuesday, bettors have snapped up more than $8 million in tickets.

Mass. got $850m in home loan aid

By Deirdre Fernandes

Banks spent the money to settle government lawsuits over their faulty lending practices, a report says.

In search for teen jobs, Walsh becomes telemarketer-in-chief

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and members of his staff made cold calls to employers on Monday.

By Megan Woolhouse

Martin Walsh and other officials called about 70 companies to ask them to provide summer jobs for young people.

Obituaries

Jack Ramsay, 89; college and NBA coach who led Blazers to 1977 title

By Richard Goldstein

Dr. Ramsay was regarded as one of pro basketball’s keenest coaching minds.

Sports

Bob Ryan

Donald Sterling profile is not a pretty picture

Clippers owner Donald Sterling sat courtside on April 4 in Los Angeles.

By Bob Ryan

Though you couldn’t tell from Donald Sterling’s hiring practices, it has become clear that this is not an exemplary human being.

Even without ‘sexy stats,’ Zdeno Chara shines for Bruins

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal with teammate Jarome Iginla #12 in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings during the game at TD Garden on April 20, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

By Amalie Benjamin

Again a finalist for the Norris Trophy, Chara’s excellence can be hard to quantify at award season. He might be a better fit for a “best defensive defenseman” honor.

Chris Capuano has lifted Red Sox bullpen

Chris Capuano hasn’t allowed a run in 11 relief appearances covering 14⅓
 innings. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

By Peter Abraham

For a pitcher who hoped to continue his career as a starter, working out of the bullpen has proven to be more rewarding than expected.

G: Living

Suicide-attempt survivors go public in hope of aiding many at risk

Craig Miller had been a victim of sexual molestation when he tried to kill himself.

By Linda Matchan

The hope is that a higher profile will help break the silence surrounding suicide, and encourage those at risk to get help.

Boston-based National Braille Press remains a top publisher for the blind

Matt Witterschein rivets binders at the National Braille Press in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

By James Sullivan

Amid a decline in Braille literacy and shifts in technology, Boston-based National Braille Press remains a top publisher for the blind.

Frame by Frame

Edouard Manet’s ‘Victorine Meurent’ at the MFA

By Sebastian Smee

The Edouard Manet painting is one of the most arresting portraits in the Museum of Fine Arts.

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