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Report urges help for Boston’s young black, Latino men

The city’s young men and boys are overwhelmingly black and Latino, and often living in poverty, according to a new report.

Patients wonder if they were molestation victims

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy has been accused of inappropriately touching female patients in incidents that date back at least to 1998.

Ed Gilmore (left), Adam Garfield, and James Riley of SpeedETab watched “Silicon Valley.”

Amy Beth Bennett for The Globe

In HBO show, tech community sees real life, comedy

When tech workers in Boston watch HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” it all seems so familiar.

Forces identified as Ukraine security officers opened fire on Ukrainians outside a town hall in Krasnoarmeisk on Sunday. At least one person reportedly was killed.

Manu Brabo/Associated Press

Chaos, doubts greet voters in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian insurgents said 90 percent of voters in two key regions came out in favor of sovereignty.

“We just had the most ineffective Congress in our nation’s history and we can do better,” says Seth Moulton, who is running against John. J. Tierney.

Moulton seeks rare upset of fellow Democrat Tierney

The political newcomer’s remarkable resume and knack for networking have bought his freshman bid uncommon credibility.

Federal officials worry that the cesium chloride used in conventional blood irradiator machines could threaten public safety, citing fears that people could be exposed in an accident or, in a worst-case scenario, that the material could be stolen by terrorists to make a “dirty bomb” spewing radiation.

Blood irradiators cited as threats to security

Officials worry that the cesium chloride used in conventional blood irradiator machines could threaten public safety.

The Nation

Blood irradiators cited as threats to security

Federal officials worry that the cesium chloride used in conventional blood irradiator machines could threaten public safety, citing fears that people could be exposed in an accident or, in a worst-case scenario, that the material could be stolen by terrorists to make a “dirty bomb” spewing radiation.

By Bryan Bender

Officials worry that the cesium chloride used in conventional blood irradiator machines could threaten public safety.

US fails to inspect high-risk oil wells, audit finds

By Hope Yen

A report highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas development.

Va. graduation somber after crash

Two members of the University of Richmond’s athletic staff were among three killed when a hot air balloon crashed.

The World

Chaos, doubts greet voters in east Ukraine

Forces identified as Ukraine security officers opened fire on Ukrainians outside a town hall in Krasnoarmeisk on Sunday. At least one person reportedly was killed.

By Andrew E. Kramer

Pro-Russian insurgents said 90 percent of voters in two key regions came out in favor of sovereignty.

Search for Nigerian girls gets boost

A woman shouted slogans during a rally in Abuja, Nigeria, calling on the government to rescue the schoolgirls.

By Haruna Umar

US hostage negotiators and security specialists from other countries have arrived to help in the search.

Insurgents kill 20 troops in Iraq barracks

By Sinan Salaheddin

The slayings mirrored two assaults earlier this year in the area targeting security forces.

Editorial & Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Big Data, meet Big Brother

By John E. Sununu

Amid public anxiety over the NSA, President Obama’s Privacy Working Group goes after still more data.

JAMES CARROLL

Prayer at public meetings? Leave God out of it

The US Supreme Court upheld the right of government entities to allow sectarian prayers before public meetings.

By James Carroll

For religion’s sake, keep church and state separate.

JEFF JACOBY

US legal bubble can’t pop soon enough

By Jeff Jacoby

Too much law and lawyering makes democratic self-rule impossible, and common sense legally precarious.

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letters | report sounds warning on climate change impact

Let our region’s efforts serve as a national model

letters | report sounds warning on climate change impact

Our region must brace for impact of climate change

letters | report sounds warning on climate change impact

A bipartisan solution could be found

Metro

Moulton seeks rare upset of fellow Democrat Tierney

“We just had the most ineffective Congress in our nation’s history and we can do better,” says Seth Moulton, who is running against John. J. Tierney.

By Stephanie Ebbert

The political newcomer’s remarkable resume and knack for networking have bought his freshman bid uncommon credibility.

Report urges help for Boston’s young black, Latino men

By Akilah Johnson

The city’s young men and boys are overwhelmingly black and Latino, and often living in poverty, according to a new report.

Patients wonder if they were molestation victims

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

By Liz Kowalczyk

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy has been accused of inappropriately touching female patients in incidents that date back at least to 1998.

Business ǀ Science

In HBO show, tech community sees real life, comedy

Ed Gilmore (left), Adam Garfield, and James Riley of SpeedETab watched “Silicon Valley.”

By Callum Borchers

When tech workers in Boston watch HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” it all seems so familiar.

Technology recreates the epic D-day invasion on WGBH

Higgins boats delivered troops and vehicles to the beaches of Normandy.

By Hiawatha Bray

Seventy years after Allied troops stormed onto the beaches of Normandy, a new generation of scientists are digitally recreating the machines that got them there.

Biogen gives hemophilia drugs to help poor nations

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Biogen Idec Inc. will make the largest donation ever of hemophilia drugs to developing nations, where the costs prevent thousands of people from getting treatment.

Obituaries

Joyce Johnson, 84; sculptor and defender of Cape’s dune shacks

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Johnson helped shape Cape Cod during the more than 50 years she divided her time between Truro and North Eastham.

Samuel Halperin, at 83; leader in US education policy

By Adam Bernstein

Dr. Halperin was credited as an architect of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to provide comprehensive federal aid to public schools.

Patrick Lucey, at 96; Wisconsin governor, Anderson’s running mate in 1980

Mr. Lucey waved after John Anderson (right) named him as his running mate in 1980.

Mr. Lucey was elected governor of Wisconsin in 1970 and won reelection in 1974 but left midway through his second term to serve as President Jimmy Carter’s ambassador to Mexico.

Sports

Red Sox 5, Rangers 2

Red Sox climb above .500

Dustin Pedroia was celebrated after his second-inning home run.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox have won six of their last eight games and sit two games out of first.

Kevin Paul Dupont

It won’t be easy for Bruins to douse Canadiens’ fire

P.K. Subban spoke with a referee after Shawn Thornton sprayed water on him.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Shawn Thornton added an unnecessary obstacle for his team with his amateurish stunt in Game 5.

Martin Kaymer wins The Players Championship

Martin Kaymer was pumped after making a long par putt on No. 17 that allowed him to hold off Jim Furyk and Jordan Spieth (left). (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Michael Whitmer

A long putt to save par on No. 17 was good enough for Kaymer to hold off Jim Furyk.

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Red Sox notebook

Red Sox have a problem on the basepaths

By Peter Abraham

Bruins at Canadiens | 7:30 p.m. | nbcsn

Bruins expect Canadiens to be ‘desperate’

By Amalie Benjamin

Bruins notebook

Shawn Thornton fined for spraying P.K. Subban

By Amalie Benjamin

Boys’ lacrosse notebook

Car accident doesn’t stop North Andover’s Kyle Young

By Sebastian Lena

GIRLS’ LACROSSE NOTEBOOK

Dartmouth focused on improvement, not record

By Michelle Fenelon

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK

Pope John Paul II isn’t your average Division 4 team

By Jake Fischer

Boys’ volleyball notebook

Greater New Bedford’s McGarty snaps career assist record

By Liz Torres

revolution 5, Sounders 0

Revolution soundly beat Sounders

By Nick Ironside

The Players Championship Notebook

Four fail to dislodge Tiger Woods from No. 1 spot

By Michael Whitmer

G: Health

Oldest patients are often left out of drug trials

Dr. Daniel Forman (left) and Kenneth Manning, an exercise physiologist research assistant, monitor a 91-year-old World War II veteran as he exercises on a treadmill during a clinical trial at the VA Boston Health Care System campus in Jamaica Plain.

By Dr. Daniela J. Lamas

With older patients often excluded from medical trials, doctors are left with little guidance when prescribing medications.

Television Review

HBO’s ‘The (Dead Mothers) Club’ counts the losses

Molly Shannon (right) in “The (Dead Mothers) Club,” an HBO documentary about women who lost their mothers at an early age.

By Matthew Gilbert

This HBO documentary is about women who lost their mothers at an early age, including Jane Fonda, Rosie O’Donnell, and Molly Shannon.

Music Review

Angel Olsen’s intensity never wavers

By James Reed

Olsen lays everything bare and then looks dead into the crowd to see what you think of it. Her performances are a two-way street.

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Music review

Idan Raichel brings potential, energy to show

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Music Review

Emmaus story abides with Cantata Singers

By Matthew Guerrieri

Book Review

‘The Son’ by Jo Nesbo

By Daneet Steffens

Health Answers

Is it normal to get blurred vision when exercising?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

BMC gala raises over $2 million

By Christopher Muther

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Pan-Mass Challenge toasts riders at party

By Christopher Muther

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Jessica Alba, Diane Paulus and others spotted around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Quote of the day: Sean Combs

By Christopher Muther