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Secretary of State John Kerry met with Brunei’s sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, last October. Kerry has so far said nothing publicly about Brunei’s harsh new legal code.

Brunei’s harsh new legal code at odds with US goals

The small country’s draconian system of legal punishment has put Secretary of State John Kerry on the defensive.

Kelley Devaney works about 20 hours a week, mostly out of her Sudbury home. She felt isolated when not working.

shirley leung

Mothers being wooed to restart careers

So many women have left corporate America to raise a family that the female brain drain can no longer be ignored.

Rockwell painting kept in storage in Gardner heads to auction

In the early 1950s, Norman Rockwell gave the painting to a Gardner principal, and it hung in the Gardner High School principal’s office until 2001.

The Nation

Brunei’s harsh new legal code at odds with US goals

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Brunei’s sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, last October. Kerry has so far said nothing publicly about Brunei’s harsh new legal code.

By Bryan Bender

The small country’s draconian system of legal punishment has put Secretary of State John Kerry on the defensive.

House to subpoena records in VA hospital deaths

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

By Pauline Jelinek

Officials said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki had ordered a nationwide audit of access to care that the agency provides.

House Republicans push through new Benghazi inquiry

By Bradley Klapper and Donna Cassata

A bitterly divided House voted 232 to 186 to establish a panel to investigate the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack.

The World

Ukrainian separatists to press on with referendum

Pro-Russian activists posed for a picture Thursday outside the occupied regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine.

By Simon Denyer,

The leaders of the self-styled ‘‘Donetsk People’s Republic’’ argued that they would lose credibility if they canceled the vote.

UN decries ethnically motivated attacks in S. Sudan

By Jason Straziuso

A new report said more than 300 people from one ethnic group were slaughtered in an incident.

ANC posts strong lead in balloting in S. Africa

By Norimitsu Onishi

The country’s long-ruling African National Congress was headed to another big victory in national elections, incomplete results showed.

Editorial & Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

What’s worse: Shame or obscurity?

Monica Lewinsky wasn’t the first victim of the Internet age. She was the first reality  star.

By Joanna Weiss

Monica Lewinsky wasn’t the first victim of the Internet age. She was the first reality star.

LAWRENCE HARMON

No Starbucks, but local roots lose out, too

By Lawrence Harmon

Prosperous neighborhoods don’t need to be posh. But they need the right mix.

CARLO ROTELLA

Burlesque à la Boston

Niki Luparelli is the main force behind “Strip Zeppelin” in Cambridge.

By Carlo Rotella

“Strip Zeppelin” offered a reminder that in this city you’re never far from the classroom.

Metro

After overdose, a new struggle begins for Taunton man

Cory Palazzi, with help from his mother, Lori Gonsalves, dressed for a doctor’s visit.

By Laura Crimaldi

Like many addicts, Cory Palazzi survived an overdose, but was left with damage to his mind and body.

Crosby recuses himself from Eastern Mass. casino vote

Stephen Crosby said in his statement that Commissioner Jim McHugh will act as chairman for the Eastern Massachusetts license deliberations.

By Meghan E. Irons and Andrea Estes

Stephen Crosby said his participation in the fight for the Boston-area license has “become a distraction.”

Rockwell painting kept in storage in Gardner heads to auction

By Peter Schworm

In the early 1950s, Norman Rockwell gave the painting to a Gardner principal, and it hung in the Gardner High School principal’s office until 2001.

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Power, patronage are put on trial

By Milton J. Valencia

KEVIN CULLEN

A requiem for Tim Cook

By Kevin Cullen

SANDWICH

Sandwich boy, 2, flown to MGH with burns

By Catalina Gaitan

Business

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Mothers being wooed to restart careers

Kelley Devaney works about 20 hours a week, mostly out of her Sudbury home. She felt isolated when not working.

By Shirley Leung

So many women have left corporate America to raise a family that the female brain drain can no longer be ignored.

State subpoenas second firm in pyramid scheme probe

The offices of  Wings Network in Framingham.af

By Beth Healy

Secretary of State William Galvin is investigating a Portugal-based company because its sales strategy appears to be similar to TelexFree.

Waltham fuel distributor to require safer rail cars at its terminals

Rail cars unloaded crude oil at a terminal owned by Waltham-based Global Partners LP in 2013.

By Erin Ailworth

The move by Global Partners LP follows several fiery crashes involving trains transporting crude oil from North Dakota.

Obituaries

Aram Gharabekian, 58; conductor promoted works by Armenian composers

Aram Gharabekian showcased Armenia’s music and culture.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. Gharabekian founded SinfoNova Chamber Orchestra, and went on to become artistic director and principal conductor of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.

Tatiana Samoilova, 80; Soviet movie star

Ms. Samoilova played Anna Karenina in a 1967 Soviet adaptation of the novel.

By Sophia Kishkovsky

Ms. Samoilova’s doe-eyed, dark-haired beauty, and strong-willed performances drew comparisons to Audrey Hepburn.

Cornelius Gurlitt, 81; reclusive German art collector

Hundreds of artworks, including a long-lost painting by Monet, were in Mr. Gurlitt’s house in Salzburg (above).

By Kirsten Grieshaber

Mr. Gurlitt’s long-secret hoard of well over 1,000 artworks triggered an international uproar over the fate of art looted by the Nazis.

Sports

Bruins 1, Canadiens 0 (OT)

Bruins win thriller to tie series

Matt Fraser is mobbed by teammates after his goal, at 1:19 of overtime, gave the Bruins the win over the Canadiens in his first career playoff game.

By Amalie Benjamin

Matt Fraser, just called up from Providence, scored the winning goal 79 seconds into overtime of his first career playoff game to even the series at 2-2.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Matt Fraser steps up to save Bruins

Matt Fraser found a willing celebratory dance partner in Johnny Boychuk after Fraser ended Game 4 just 1:19 into overtime by giving the Bruins a 1-0 win in Montreal.

By Dan Shaughnessy

How does an epic series produce a Game 4 hero who was still in the minors a day before his magic moment?

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Patriots surprise by staying put in first round

By Christopher L. Gasper

By drafting Dominique Easley, Bill Belichick decided instead of making a big trade he would take a big body.

G: Arts & Movies

Teller conjures up a magical vision of ‘The Tempest’ at ART

The cast of “The Tempest” includes  (from left) Nate Dendy, Tom Nelis, and Charlotte Graham.

By Patti Hartigan

The mononymous magician describes the production as a sort of “shipwrecked magic show” performed on a set that resembles “the end of a Coney Island pier at night.”

Stage Review

‘On the Verge’ travels through time on the wings of wordplay

From left: Paula Langton, Christine Hamel, Adrianne Krstansky, and Benjamin Evett in “On the Verge.”

By Jeffrey Gantz

The New Repertory Theatre in Watertown is presenting Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge” through May 25.

More Sondheim? Lyric Stage likes the sound of that

Spiro Veloudos and Lyric Stage have a Stephen Sondheim musical or celebration planned over three successive seasons.

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Spiro Veloudos and Lyric Stage have a Stephen Sondheim musical or celebration planned over three successive seasons.

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Television Review

‘Penny Dreadful’: Glorious excess

By Matthew Gilbert

Movie Review

‘Fed Up’ provides food for thought

By Peter Keough

Konocopia at Machine

By Alex Stills

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff