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A scrap of police tape marked the spot where a man was shot to death on Harold Street in Roxbury on Sunday.

JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE GLOBE

Decades later, man killed in same spot as brother

Nearly twenty-one years ago, a man was gunned down outside his Roxbury home. On Sunday, his younger brother met the same fate.

Caroline, Jacqueline, and John F. Kennedy, then a US senator, at Hyannis Port in 1960.

Kennedy letters fiercely protected for decades

The dispute over Jacqueline Kennedy’s letter to an Irish priest is the latest twist in a years-long effort by Caroline Kennedy.

Bridgewater hospital given 45 days to address concerns

The agency that accredits mental health facilities conducted a surprise inspection due to “patient safety concerns.”

Diversity lags in full-time city hires under Walsh

Mayor Walsh has predominantly hired men and filled most full-time jobs with white employees in his first five months in office.

Merck to buy Cambridge’s Idenix in $3.85b deal

Merck’s $3.85 billion purchase of Idenix is the latest sign the Boston area has become a magnet for acquisition-hungry drug makers.

The Nation

Kennedy letters fiercely protected for decades

Caroline, Jacqueline, and John F. Kennedy, then a US senator, at Hyannis Port in 1960.

By Matt Viser

The dispute over Jacqueline Kennedy’s letter to an Irish priest is the latest twist in a years-long effort by Caroline Kennedy.

Audit says more than 57,000 await first VA appointment

By Matthew Daly

The audit is the first nationwide look at the VA network in the uproar that began with reports two months ago of patients dying while awaiting appointments.

Steps VA has taken to address patient-care scandal

Legislation is being written in both the House and Senate to allow more veterans to get treatment from outside providers if they can’t get timely VA appointments.

The World

Taliban vow to expand attacks after Pakistan airport siege

Pakistani police officers moved a wounded colleague at the Karachi airport terminal following a five-hour assault.

By Declan Walsh

Ten militant fighters, disguised as government security forces and armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests, stormed the Karachi airport Sunday night.

After cease-fire talks begin, new fighting in east Ukraine

A Ukrainian family loaded their belongings on a bicycle and joined a growing number of residents fleeing  Slovyansk, Ukraine, amid escalating clashes.

By Marko Drobnjakovic

Loud booms and shelling were heard in downtown Slovyansk, where at least six buildings bore damage from shelling a day earlier.

5 in Russia sentenced in journalist’s slaying

Politkovskaya was shot in Moscow in 2006.

By Andrew Roth

Anna Politkovskaya was 48 when she was shot to death in a contract killing in her Moscow apartment block in 2006.

Editorial & Opinion

TOM KEANE

Lotteries — Robin Hood in reverse

By Tom Keane

Lotteries prey on the gullible, desperate, and poor, amounting in essence to a highly regressive tax.

FARAH STOCKMAN

The blurred line between devotion and insanity

By Farah Stockman

It’s often hard to see the slight difference between religious fanaticism and mental illness.

CARLO ROTELLA

A grown-up recital, with kid-sized butterflies

By Carlo Rotella

It doesn’t matter how old you are — a public performance by a student musician causes dread.

Metro

Bridgewater hospital given 45 days to address concerns

“There is a tremendous need for improvement,” said state Rep. Kay Khan.

By Michael Rezendes

The agency that accredits mental health facilities conducted a surprise inspection due to “patient safety concerns.”

Diversity lags in full-time city hires under Walsh

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By Andrew Ryan and Andrew Ba Tran

Mayor Walsh has predominantly hired men and filled most full-time jobs with white employees in his first five months in office.

Decades later, man killed in same spot as brother

A scrap of police tape marked the spot where a man was shot to death on Harold Street in Roxbury on Sunday.

By Laura Crimaldi

Nearly twenty-one years ago, a man was gunned down outside his Roxbury home. On Sunday, his younger brother met the same fate.

Business

Merck to buy Cambridge’s Idenix in $3.85b deal

By Robert Weisman

Merck’s $3.85 billion purchase of Idenix is the latest sign the Boston area has become a magnet for acquisition-hungry drug makers.

Bid to raise high-risk insurance rates rejected

By Deirdre Fernandes

State officials said a consortium of high-risk insurers failed to show that a premium increase was needed.

Closer look at Partners deal urged

The Rev. Burns Stanfield (above) said his group is concerned the high price of medical care shortchanges other needs.

By Robert Weisman

A group comprising dozens of Boston area religious congregations want to gauge whether the pact will contain health costs.

Obituaries

James G. Wheeler, at 90; force behind organ donor law

In the House, Mr. Wheeler wrote,  “I find the life frus-trating but also fascinating ‘

By Bryan Marquard

An estate and trusts attorney, Mr. Wheeler served two terms in the state Legislator and about 20 years as town moderator in Westwood.

Rik Mayall, at 56; British comedian

Rik Mayall and Marsha Fitzalan played Alan and Sarah B’Stard in ‘‘The New Statesman’’

Mr. Mayall was one of a generation of performers that injected post-punk energy into British comedy.

Sports

Orioles 4, Red Sox 0

Red Sox shut out by Orioles

The Red Sox dugout was dour in the ninth inning of Monday’s loss.

By Peter Abraham

The defending World Series champs, losers of 6 past 7 now, have the look of a team that knows it’s not very good.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Stephen Drew: ‘It will work out for the best’

Stephen Drew has started slowly at the bat but believes he is contributing on defense. AP Photo/Tony Dejak

By Dan Shaughnessy

Not many folks are neutral on the return of the mild-mannered Drew, whose oblique strain further clouds his odd return to the Red Sox.

ON BASKETBALL

Chris Bosh OK playing third fiddle for Heat

Chris Bosh, right, celebrated with Dwyane Wade during Miami’s Game 2 win against the Spurs.

By Gary Washburn

Regardless of how much Bosh accomplishes for the Heat, James and Wade will receive the bigger shares of the credit.

G: Living

Marcus Burke’s crossover

“I read your book,” exclaimed Lili Njeim, 15, of Stoughton, to Marcus Burke at an April reception at a Foxborough school before an appearance to promote his novel, “Team Seven.”

By James H. Burnett III

After dropping his hoop dreams, Burke, who was raised in Milton, looks to score as a debut novelist.

Frame by Frame

Haberle renders realism meant to trick the eye

By Sebastian Smee

American artist John Haberle played with many of the same ingredients as Picasso and Braque.

ALBUM REVIEW | ROCK

Jack White, ‘Lazaretto’

By James Reed

Controversy-courting rocker Jack White plies his trademark chutzpah and swagger on a roller coaster ride of a sophomore LP.

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Television Review

‘Chasing Life’ under a cloud

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Book Review

‘Scalia: A Court of One’ by Bruce Allen Murphy

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16,000 apply for ‘Top Chef’ episode

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Dakota Johnson spotted on ‘Black Mass’ set

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Jeremy Lin in Chinatown

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Bob Kraft at Tonys; Giuliani spotted in the North End

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Sparkling for Rosie’s Place

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Tedy Bruschi back on the field in Foxborough

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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It’s batter up for Sorboni Banerjee

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Mozart and Salieri’ triumphs in Brighton

By Jeffrey Gantz

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Quote: Kiss and tell

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