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Doctor trailed by misconduct allegations

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy treated patients at a popular fertility clinic for 20 years.

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy, medical director of a popular fertility clinic, is accused of inappropriately touching and sexually molesting female patients.

Charles McCullough, the inspector general for the Intelligence Community, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the lessons learned about intelligence and information sharing after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Report finds no single lapse before Marathon bombings

Top investigators did say that there were several holes in the system before the Marathon attack.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams arrived at the funeral of veteran British Labour politician Tony Benn in London March 27.

BC’s Irish project leads to arrest of Gerry Adams

Police in Northern Ireland arrested Adams in a 42-year-old murder.

Harvard scientist Eric Ding’s hobby allows him to fly first class around the world.

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Frequent fliers go to great lengths to earn miles

The most dedicated and frequent of frequent fliers are always on the hunt for more miles.

John Paul Stevens argued for amending the Constitution to allow campaign finance limits at the Senate Wednesday.

John Paul Stevens reaffirms dissent on campaign finance

The 94-year-old retired Supreme Court Justice urged passage of a constitutional amendment for stricter political spending limits.

The Nation

John Paul Stevens reaffirms dissent on campaign finance

John Paul Stevens argued for amending the Constitution to allow campaign finance limits at the Senate Wednesday.

By Noah Bierman

The 94-year-old retired Supreme Court Justice urged passage of a constitutional amendment for stricter political spending limits.

Botched Okla. execution widely condemned

Clayton D. Lockett

By Erik Eckholm and John Schwartz

On Wednesday, the state faced an outcry and the White House condemned the execution as inhumane.

Oil tanker train derails, catches fire; area is evacuated

Several CSX tanker cars carrying oil caught fire when a train derailed in Lynchburg, Va.

By Alan Suderman

Three black tankers ended up in the water and leaking, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety experts pushing for better oversight.

The World

Ukrainian leader admits difficulty in stopping rebels

By Alison Smale

Day by day, in the areas surrounding the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, pro-Russian forces have defied all efforts by the central government to re-establish its authority.

Questions, bravado, panic aboard sinking Korean ferry

By Choe Sang-Hun

As a ferry with was badly listing off the southwestern coast of South Korea two weeks ago, one of the students on board asked, “Are we becoming a Titanic?”

Iraq holds parliamentary election

By Hamza Hendawi

Iraq voted Wednesday in its first nationwide election since US troops withdrew in 2011, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki confident of victory.

Editorial & Opinion

Alex Beam

No fire or brimstone?

By Alex Beam

New notions on damnation hold that hell is empty, meaning sinners can breathe easier.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Will DCF case taint Coakley?

By Joan Vennochi

Martha Coakley is in a delicate spot as she runs for governor and defends the state in a suit filed in relation to troubles at the child welfare agency.

Mike Ross

CNN turns to sensationalism

When, on March 8, Malaysian Flight 370 vanished into the ocean, CNN chose to become a one-story news network.

By Mike Ross

The network’s blanket coverage of the missing jetliner has bordered on the absurd.

Metro

Doctor trailed by misconduct allegations

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy treated patients at a popular fertility clinic for 20 years.

By Liz Kowalczyk

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy, medical director of a popular fertility clinic, is accused of inappropriately touching and sexually molesting female patients.

BC’s Irish project leads to arrest of Gerry Adams

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams arrived at the funeral of veteran British Labour politician Tony Benn in London March 27.

By Mark Arsenault, Zachary T. Sampson and Jeremy C. Fox

Police in Northern Ireland arrested Adams in a 42-year-old murder.

Report finds no single lapse before Marathon bombings

Charles McCullough, the inspector general for the Intelligence Community, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the lessons learned about intelligence and information sharing after the Boston Marathon bombings.

By Matt Viser

Top investigators did say that there were several holes in the system before the Marathon attack.

More Stories

Yvonne Abraham

DCF an agency of awful realities

By Yvonne Abraham

Mother says baby not abused

By Zachary Sampson and John R. Ellement

Ex-Vatican aide defends large home

By Frances D’Emilio

Business

Frequent fliers go to great lengths to earn miles

Harvard scientist Eric Ding’s hobby allows him to fly first class around the world.

By Katie Johnston

The most dedicated and frequent of frequent fliers are always on the hunt for more miles.

Sea change on the Boston waterfront

By Frank Olito

The Seaport Hotel is showing off recently completed renovations, highlighting dramatic growth of the neighborhood.

Mass. economy outpaces US in first quarter growth

By Megan Woolhouse

The state economy grew at a good clip even as economic growth in the country essentially ground to halt, according to records.

Obituaries

Adolphous G. Bullock 93, veteran and owner of two funeral homes

Adolphous Bullock was an Army veteran of World War II.

By J.M. Lawrence

Bullock, the grandson of a Virginia slave, owned the Bullock Funeral Homes in Boston for 40 years with his wife, Toni.

Bob Hoskins, 71, British actor and star of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’

Mr. Hoskins was cast as the pulp-fictional, cartoon-hating detective Eddie Valiant in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

By John Anderson

Hoskins’s varied career ranged from noir drama ‘‘Mona Lisa’’ to animated fantasy ‘‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Bruins-Canadiens rivalry never gets old

With former Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in net, Canadiens fans saluted their team during a 2008 playoff game in Montreal.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Gentlemen, start your animus. Hockey’s Hatfields and McCoys are at it again, reuniting for a 34th time in the postseason.

Bruins’ right wing overhaul helped team thrive

Reilly Smith, Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson (left to right) were part of the right-wing overhaul for the Bruins.

By Fluto Shinzawa

GM Peter Chiarelli knew he had to rebuild the Bruins’ right-wing depth last summer. Luckily, his plan with three new forwards has paid off.

NFL DRAFT PREVIEW | LINEBACKERS

Khalil Mack no longer under the radar

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is ready to explode onto the NFL scene.

By Anthony Gulizia

The disruptive University of Buffalo linebacker is expected to be the first top-10 draft pick in school history.

G: Style

The rise of party planner AJ Williams

AJ Williams makes some adjustments prior to an event she planned at the Lenox Hotel earlier this month.

By Christopher Muther

AJ Williams has worked to become one of Boston’s biggest event planners. She specializes in helping nonprofits.

Television Review

In praise of the transporting ‘Vikings’

“Vikings” tracks warriors on westward raids and shifting allegiances among leaders.

By Matthew Gilbert

The scripted History series, which finishes its second season Thursday, will only appeal to a specialized kind of taste.

Book REview

‘Cubed’ by Nikil Saval

Nikil Saval’s first book focuses on the evolution of workers and the workplace.

By Eugenia Williamson

Saval chronicles the evolution of the American office from airless prison to what it is today.

Globe North

Wage suit ruling could cost Lawrence over $1m

By Alan Leo

A retired Lawrence police captain is set to return to court this month after a legal victory that could affect the city’s teetering finances.

Lawrence captain was injured during May 2006 flood

Former Lawrence police captain Ronald Plourde said he was injured in the line of duty on May 17, 2006, during that year’s record-breaking spring floods.

Melrose

Melrose proposes zoning to encourage development

A map prepared by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council shows the Tremont/Essex Street Corridor and a half-mile radius.

By Kathy McCabe

New zoning is being proposed in Melrose that would allow for a broader mix of uses around the Cedar Park and Highlands neighborhood train stations.

Globe South

To the dying, spiritual caregivers can be godsend

Alan Zuker, who is receiving hospice care and other services at Hebrew SeniorLife in Dedham, is greeted by Rabbi Herman Blumberg.

By Steve Maas

They do not prescribe medication or serve soothing broths, but for hospice patients, spiritual caregivers often ease the pain that hurts the most.

Abington

Abington election brings change to town government

By Jean Lang

Some fresh faces will be helping to lead the Abington town government following Saturday’s election.

MBTA to sell two properties south of Boston

In 2008, passengers could board ferries from Quincy 363 days a year. The service was halted in October 2013.

By Johanna Seltz

The MBTA is selling a rarely used portion of the Greenbush commuter rail parking lot in Scituate, and the closed ferry terminal in Quincy.

Globe West

State workshop prepares women for wild turkey hunts

Participants in the state’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman seminar for first-time turkey hunters get some tips at Shirley Rod and Gun Club.

By Jose Martinez

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program has been introducing women to activities such as forestry, shooting, fishing, and camping.

At 96, Watertown doctor still heads to work at the VA

Dr. Grant V. Rodkey, 96, has a story for a VA colleague, Dr. P. Marco Fisichella.

By Megan Turchi

Rodkey now spends most of his day consulting with other VA doctors, but his mere presence makes an impact around the office.

Rep. Kennedy hears the stories of unemployed professionals

By Ellen Ishkanian

Despite an improving economy, there are still 250,000 unemployed people in Massachusetts, and 160,000 job openings, according to Kennedy.