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UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors

The insurance giant plans to cut up to 700 physicians from its network as a way to control costs, company officials said.

Secretariat took the final turn at Belmont Park, cementing the Triple Crown in 1973.

Associated Press

Why the third time is rarely the charm

In the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome will have to outrun not only 10 rivals but history, too.

Officials released an image of a shirt in connection with the body found on a Sandwich beach.

Officials seek public’s help identifying body found on beach

The body, found wrapped in a tarp, was missing its head, arms, and legs, and was affixed to a moving dolly, officials said.

Convention center funding cut over concerns of deal

The $110 million was eliminated amid claims that it was a hidden subsidy to build a towering hotel near the facility.

A videographer taped a conversation between Harvard Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (left) and Christina Hodge, the coordinator for Academic Partnerships at Peabody Museum, for a massive open online course.

Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe

Nearly 75% who take online classes are outside US

Data released last week provide insight into the demographics of students who use what are known as massive open online courses.

The Nation

UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors

By Tracy Jan

The insurance giant plans to cut up to 700 physicians from its network as a way to control costs, company officials said.

Some states well ahead in race to cut emissions

By Justin Gillis and Michael Wines

Cuts on the scale President Obama is calling for have already been accomplished in swaths of the country.

New Clinton papers reveal aides’ advice

The National Archives released 2,000 pages of documents from Bill Clinton’s administration on Friday.

By Ken Thomas

The National Archives released 2,000 pages of documents from the Bill Clinton White House on Friday.

The World

Putin meets with Ukraine’s president-elect

Germany’s Angela Merkel, Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met on Friday.

By Lori Hinnant and Vladimir Isachenkov

Kiev’s new leader said talks on ending the crisis between the countries could begin in earnest as soon as Sunday.

World leaders in France honor sacrifices on D-day

President Barack Obama (center) and French President Francois Hollande (right) smiled with World War II veteran Kenneth ‘Rock’ Merritt. World leaders and veterans gathered in northern France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day invasion.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb

There was a palpable sense that the 90-year-olds standing proudly on stage, or sitting in wheelchairs, might be gathering here for the last time.

US veterans gather on Normandy beach to toast the fallen

By Greg Keller

Veterans from the US 29th Infantry Division returned to the shores of Omaha Beach at dawn Friday after 70 years.

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Move over, plover; the beach is for people

By Lawrence Harmon

It’s not just nitwits who are questioning the extent of government protection for the birds’ nests.

editorial

New Palestinian unity cabinet deserves chance to work

It is not in the interests of the United States or Israel to defund the security cooperation that has helped keep the territories safe.

editorial

Campaign laws: Maura Healey’s wrong address

Maura Healey

For Healey’s partner, a state judge, to provide rent-free space to a political candidate and her staff appears to run afoul of rules governing the judiciary.

More Stories

letters | why should workers take it on the chin for cheaper housing?

Key to housing access in Boston: raise wages, don’t cut them

letters | why should workers take it on the chin for cheaper housing?

White-collar workers will agree to pay cuts, too, right? Right?

letters | why should workers take it on the chin for cheaper housing?

Land, fees, and other costs drive price surge more than labor

Metro

Nearly 75% who take online classes are outside US

A videographer taped a conversation between Harvard Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (left) and Christina Hodge, the coordinator for Academic Partnerships at Peabody Museum, for a massive open online course.

By Peter Schworm

Data released last week provide insight into the demographics of students who use what are known as massive open online courses.

Officials seek public’s help identifying body found on beach

Officials released an image of a shirt in connection with the body found on a Sandwich beach.

By Laura Crimaldi and Faiz Siddiqui

The body, found wrapped in a tarp, was missing its head, arms, and legs, and was affixed to a moving dolly, officials said.

Rape case shows challenge of tracking sex offenders

By Maria Cramer and Peter Schworm

Man accused in Arlington rape may have listed one address with police but stayed at another.

More Stories

Man fatally shot on motorcycle near home of mayor’s mother

By Travis Andersen and Melissa Hanson

star watch

The moon goes on a celestial date this weekend

By Alan MacRobert

Business

Convention center funding cut over concerns of deal

The Boston Convention & Exposition Center.

By Casey Ross

The $110 million was eliminated amid claims that it was a hidden subsidy to build a towering hotel near the facility.

Car service Uber raises $1.2 billion

A smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in India.

By Michael B. Farrell

The car service received $1.2 billion from three Boston investment firms, making it one of the wealthiest tech startups in the world.

US adds 217,000 jobs in May

A job-seeker completed an application at a career fair in Philadelphia.

By Jack Newsham

The economy saw strong growth in the service sector, pushing employment past its previous peak in January 2008.

Obituaries

Film star Mona Freeman, 87; typecast as teen in ’40s and ’50s

Ms. Freeman posed with William Holden in a 1948 publicity photo for “Streets of Laredo.”

By Steve Chawkins

Ms. Freeman often played the spunky, wholesome girl next door but longed for roles as “wildcats, brazen women, the menacing side of the triangle.”

Rivers Patout III, 76; ministered to sailors at Houston port

Father Patout was tough but compassionate, often working to protect the rights of sailors during their stay in Texas.

By Allan Turner

The Rev. Patout was a feisty Catholic priest who for four decades ministered to sailors at the Houston International Seafarer’s Center.

John Bishop, 87; helped start car racing association

Mr. Bishop cofounded of International Motor Sports Association in 1969.

Sports

Why the third time is rarely the charm

Secretariat took the final turn at Belmont Park, cementing the Triple Crown in 1973.

By T.D. Thornton

In the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome will have to outrun not only 10 rivals but history, too.

TIGERS 6, RED SOX 2

Red Sox drop their fourth in a row

Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made a running catch in the fourth inning, and the Sox ended up with a double play when Miguel Cabrera was doubled up at first. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By Peter Abraham

The worst-to-first Red Sox are heading back down again after a 6-2 loss in Detroit.

ON BASEBALL

Red Sox are ‘tired of losing’

A.J. Pierzynski shows his frustration after grounding out to end the sixth inning. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By Nick Cafardo

Being streaky is the team’s only consistent trait this year.

G: Family

Gwen Trost gives thanks to MGH doctor

Sandrine’s co-owner Gwen Trost with son Benjamin at her bistro.

By Bella English

A local mom with a rare genetic form of kidney cancer extended a fund-raising hand to the doctor who helped her and her family.

Stages

With ‘Odd Couple,’ Cape Playhouse pilots new course

Noah Racey, as neat-freak Felix, stars opposite Michael McGrath, as slobby pal Oscar, in the Cape Playhouse’s production of “The Odd Couple.”

By Joel Brown

The production of Neil Simon’s warhorse kicks off the venerable venue’s first summer under the new leadership of producer Mark Cuddy.

Book Review

‘The Lemon Grove’ by Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh creates a family whose lives are shattered by lust and disappointments.

By Eugenia Williamson

With an abundance of subversively erotic scenes, the story may draw comparisons to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but Walsh’s novel clearly has more ambition.