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Boston schools food program in chaos, report finds

Widespread dysfunction is leading to millions in losses each year and creating a “hostile work environment,” according to a review.

Mayor Walsh received $1.4m in gifts for gala, transition

Most of the contributions came from corporations, developers, and others who do business with the city.

Mary McHale (left) was helped through therapy by certified nurse assistant Yva Cadet at Marian Manor, South Boston.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

State, nursing homes face off over Medicaid funds

Nursing home operators say that reimbursements from Medicaid are not keeping up with rising costs.

 Chelsea Roberts, left, and Cherice Hunt cheered on a classmate Sunday during Boston University’s 141st commencement. Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of State John F. Kerry were among the dignitaries who offered advice to graduates across New England as they started new chapters of their lives.

The Boston Globe

Patrick advised BU graduates to connect

In his remarks at Boston University, Governor Patrick advised students to look up from their screens and truly be present.

Mass. lawmakers pledge to examine state boards

A panel will explore the possibility of abolishing some state boards, consolidating others, or redefining their missions.

A pickle bowl has replaced traditional breadbaskets at Estelle’s because, the chef said, pickles are gluten free.

The complimentary breadbasket is disappearing

The traditional free breadbasket has become a victim of society’s two most powerful forces — the economy and the gluten free movement.

The Nation

Obama angry over falsification of VA data, as criticism builds

By Brian Knowlton

President Obama has demanded that the department’s leaders “fix these things,” the White House chief of staff said Sunday.

At Yale graduation, Kerry urges optimism on government institutions

Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s speech to Yale’s graduating seniors featured pop culture references, a little self-deprecating humor, and his hopes for how the class will set about making contributions to the world.

By Matt Viser

Secretary of State John F. Kerry shared his hopes for how the class will set about making contributions to the world.

California gearing up for worst wildfire season

By Julie Watson

Governor Jerry Brown said the state has 5,000 firefighters and has appropriated $600 million to battling blazes, but that may not be enough in the future.

The World

Bosnia flooding triggers landslides, levels town

Rising waters inundated buildings and roads Sunday in the Serbian town of Obrenovac, 18 miles southwest of Belgrade.

By Sabina Niksic

The Balkans’ worst flooding since record keeping began forced tens of thousands of people from their homes.

Renegade Libyan general says Parliament suspended

Security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery guarded the entrance road to the Libyan Parliament in Tripoli.

By Esam Mohamed

A commander in the military police in Libya read a statement announcing the suspension on behalf of a group led by General Khalifa Hifter.

3 face charges in Turkey mine disaster

By Desmond Butler

Prosecutors arrested three people, including a company manager, on charges of negligence that contributed to the deaths of hundreds of miners.

Editorial & Opinion

Priyanka Borpujari

India’s new leader faces old scars

BJP leader Narendra Modi gestures while speaking to supporters after his landslide victory.

By Priyanka Borpujari

In the last decade, Muslims have seen Narendra Modi as a constant reminder of their minority status.

Jennifer Graham

Insects in the mail: Let the buyer beware

Seven-spot ladybug

By Jennifer Graham

Amid all the groaning about the lackluster US economy, remember this: We’re not broke yet. We still have enough money to buy bugs.

Noah Guiney

Aretha Franklin, others deserve radio royalties

Aretha Franklin.

By Noah Guiney

Each of the hundreds of times a day that “Respect” gets broadcast, the payments go to the song’s writer, not the performer.

Metro

Mass. lawmakers pledge to examine state boards

By Todd Wallack

A panel will explore the possibility of abolishing some state boards, consolidating others, or redefining their missions.

Boston schools food program in chaos, report finds

By James Vaznis

Widespread dysfunction is leading to millions in losses each year and creating a “hostile work environment,” according to a review.

Care of mentally ill faulted in report

By Liz Kowalczyk

More than half of mentally ill patients hospitalized in Massachusetts were sent home without a complete plan for follow-up care, newly released data show.

Business ǀ Science

State, nursing homes face off over Medicaid funds

Mary McHale (left) was helped through therapy by certified nurse assistant Yva Cadet at Marian Manor, South Boston.

By Erin Ailworth

Nursing home operators say that reimbursements from Medicaid are not keeping up with rising costs.

Cambridge project taps excess steam to heat buildings

Steam is produced by gas-fired boilers at Veolia’s Kendall Station.

By Erin Ailworth

French power company Veolia provides steam, a byproduct of electricity production, to heat and cool buildings.

AT&T to buy DirecTV for $49 Billion

By Cecilia Kang

The deal would create a new telecom and television behemoth to rival cable companies.

Obituaries

Jay Carr, 77; Globe film critic known for prolific writing, kindness

Mr. Carr was the Globe’s chief film critic from 1983 until 2002.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Carr reviewed films for the Globe from 1983 until 2002, and also hosted the “Screening Room” segment on NECN.

Dobrica Cosic, president during Yugoslavia’s civil war, dies at 92

Dobrica Cosic, a nationalist writer who served briefly as Yugoslavia’s president as the country unraveled in civil war, died Sunday, his family said.

Don Meyer, 69; persevered to set coaching record

By Dave Kolpack and Carson Walker

Mr. Meyer, who was of the winningest coaches in college basketball, died Sunday in South Dakota.

Sports

Tigers 6, Red Sox 2

Red Sox bats remain silent in loss to Tigers

Jake Peavy takes off his hat and howls after Torii Hunter’s fifth-inning hit-and-run single.

By Julian Benbow

The Tigers left Fenway with a 6-2 win, their first series win at Fenway since 2006 and their first sweep at Fenway since 1983.

On baseball

Troubling signs pushing Red Sox into a corner

Dustin Pedroia  throws to first as the Tigers’ Ian Kinsler slides in in the first inning Sunday night. Mark L. Baer/USA Today

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox are not taking advantage of their good health, and they’re playing poorly at home.

NBA scrutinizing proposal to reinvent draft

The Celtics’ Danny Ainge (above) likes the revolving wheel idea better than the current draft lottery but is open to other ideas. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

By Baxter Holmes

“The Wheel’’ system, invented by Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren, could eliminate the need for teams to “tank.”

G: Health

Scientists hoping to ease interpretation of the DNA ‘book of life’

Geneticist Dr. Robert C. Green (with a patient at Brigham and Women’s Hospital) had an analysis of his DNA, which revealed a rare mutation in a gene linked to a condition that causes facial deformities at birth. Because he does not have the disorder, Green says “most likely this is not a meaningful mutation.”

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Interpreting a healthy person’s genome with the current tools and understanding of human genetics is tricky.

The complimentary breadbasket is disappearing

A pickle bowl has replaced traditional breadbaskets at Estelle’s because, the chef said, pickles are gluten free.

By Beth Teitell

The traditional free breadbasket has become a victim of society’s two most powerful forces — the economy and the gluten free movement.

Daily Dose

Why do more teens report driving stoned than drunk?

By Deborah Kotz

We need an MASD: mothers against stoned driving to help convince young drivers that driving under the influence of pot is just as dangerous as driving drunk.

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