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Veteran manager Erin Deveney takes over as child welfare chief

Erin Deveney, a lawyer who spent most of the last decade at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, replaces embattled chief Olga Roche.

Deadly opioid Fentanyl confirmed in Boston overdose

A synthetic drug linked to dozens of recent overdose deaths has been found for the first time in heroin used in Boston.

Supreme Court appears hesitant on cellphone searches

At issue is the tension between privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment and modern technology.

Adam Silver exited his news conference after imposing a lifetime ban on Donald Sterling.

Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS

NBA delivers historic ban to Donald Sterling

Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from the NBA for making racist comments, and fined him $2.5 million.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s actions were reminiscent of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Adam Silver delivers powerful blow against racism

The commissioner’s justice was firm and swift. It was a good American moment. But we all know it’s never over.

The Nation

Supreme Court appears hesitant on cellphone searches

By Tracy Jan

At issue is the tension between privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment and modern technology.

Supreme Court upholds rule limiting coal pollution

By Coral Davenport

Legal experts said the decision signaled the Obama administration’s efforts to use the Clean Air Act to fight global warming could withstand legal challenges.

Biden reveals measures to fight sex assault on campus

 Madeleine Smith, a graduate of Harvard University who had been raped while attending college, spoke in Washington on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden listened on.

By David S. Joachim

Vice President Joe Biden urged school administrators to adopt measures to improve reporting of assaults and protect the confidentiality of victims.

The World

European Union adds 15 names to Ukraine sanctions list

By Alan Cowell,

The European Union added 15 names to its own list of figures close to the Kremlin who will now be subject to asset freezes and travel bans.

Senators drop demand for drone death tallies

By Bradley Klapper

President Obama tightened rules for drone attacks last year, partly to limit unintended casualties, and deaths have declined significantly.

Attacks in 2 Syrian cities kill at least 54

People gathered around the wreckage of a car bombing Tuesday in the Abbasiyeh neighborhood of Homs, Syria.

By Albert Aji

A massive double car bombing and a mortar strike targeted progovernment neighborhoods Tuesday in two of Syria’s largest cities.

Editorial & Opinion

Les Perelman

Flunk the robo-graders

By Les Perelman

Machines that evaluate student essays give high marks to gibberish.

JEFF JACOBY

Donald Sterling’s words were vulgar, but private

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a gmae in 2010.

By Jeff Jacoby

The Clippers owner’s racist remarks are odious, but private lives and private thoughts aren’t supposed to be everyone’s business.

SCOT LEHIGH

Will Boston get bikers to pipe down?

By Scot Lehigh

Police Commissioner William Evans says that he understands that excessive noise is an important quality-of-life issue.

Metro

Deadly opioid Fentanyl confirmed in Boston overdose

By Brian MacQuarrie

A synthetic drug linked to dozens of recent overdose deaths has been found for the first time in heroin used in Boston.

Veteran manager Erin Deveney takes over as child welfare chief

Protecting children is the top priority, Erin Deveney says.

By Michael Levenson and Patricia Wen

Erin Deveney, a lawyer who spent most of the last decade at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, replaces embattled chief Olga Roche.

New school ratings bring criticism from charter backers

By James Vaznis

Advocates for charter schools see a blow to expansion in the state’s procedures for evaluating education districts.

Business

Akamai patent case before Supreme Court

By Kyle Alspach

The Cambridge company alleges Limelight Networks copied Akamai’s method for faster delivery of online content.

Newly renovated Terminal B opening at Logan

The new Berkshire Farms Market will debut in the refurbished Terminal B at Logan Airport Wednesday.

By Frank Olito

The opening is the culmination of a project to consolidate operations that were spread between terminals A and C.

Boston Medical Center fires vendor after data breach

By Robert Weisman

The records of about 15,000 patients at the hospital were posted without password protection on a website used by physicians.

Obituaries

John J. Bartley Jr., 87; antique auto enthusiast, historian

John J. Bartley Jr. bought his 1937 Ford Tudor Deluxe from his mother for $2. He wrote about it in V8 Times magazine.

By Jasper Craven

For Mr. Bartley, who over the years attended more than a thousand automobile shows in New England, his cars were not mere machines, but members of an extended family.

Sports

NBA delivers historic ban to Donald Sterling

Adam Silver exited his news conference after imposing a lifetime ban on Donald Sterling.

By Gary Washburn

Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from the NBA for making racist comments, and fined him $2.5 million.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Adam Silver delivers powerful blow against racism

NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s actions were reminiscent of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

By Dan Shaughnessy

The commissioner’s justice was firm and swift. It was a good American moment. But we all know it’s never over.

Doc Rivers, Clippers happy to move on

Doc Rivers celebrated with Clippers players after finishing off a win against the Warriors.

By Baxter Holmes

“We’re all in a better place because of this,” the Clippers coach said of Donald Sterling’s ban.

G: Food

From your recipe box to our inbox

By Debra Samuels

Home cooks, we learned from readers who sent favorite recipes into The Recipe Box Project, seem to like informal brunches as much as everyone else.

Recipe for sausage and mushroom strata

Foxborough resident Judy Copek shares a layered egg, bread, sausage, mushroom, and cheese casserole from her from cousin, Mimi Dill of Athens, Ga.

Recipe for sour cream coffee cake

Roberta Strack of Westwood clipped this recipe from a Confidential Chat column about 45 years ago.

More Stories

Cookbook Review

Greek Cypriot cooking with hard-to-find ingredients

By T. Susan Chang

Cheap Eats

Salad restaurant Sweetgreen draws the crowds

By Sheryl Julian

Sunday Supper

Rice, beans, and veggies one day, burritos the next

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

Book Review

‘The Next America’ by Paul Taylor

By Megan Woolhouse

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

‘Top Chef’ will film its 12th season in Boston this spring

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Robert Kraft smooches Sir Elton

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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WCVB’s Karen Holmes Ward meets up with ‘Belle’ star

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Jimmy Page to speak to Berklee grads

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Taylor Schilling lands a movie role; New Kids cruise lands a TV show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music Review

The Knife defy expectations at House of Blues

By Michael Andor Brodeur