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Mass executions claimed in Iraq

This image posted on a website on Saturday appears to show militants leading away captured Iraqi soldiers.

Associated Press

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant boasted on Twitter that its forces had executed 1,700 government soldiers.

“It’s disheartening,” said Marine veteran Chris Lessard of Newton.

Iraq turmoil evokes painful memories for veterans

Was eight years of sacrifice worth the effort? To veterans of Iraq, the answer, like the war itself, is complex.

Poll finds enduring support for Mass. health law

Support has not wavered, despite the well-publicized troubles of the state’s new health insurance website.

Medtronic agrees to buy Covidien for $42.9b in cash, stock

The acquisition of Covidien PLC is one of the largest takeovers of a Massachusetts company in history.

Artificial pancreas offers hope to diabetes patients

The development potentially enables 2 million Americans to eat without counting carbohydrates or calculating insulin injections, researchers announced.

Patty Andresino caught up on her Facebook page while her son, Joe, played for Sullivan Insurance in the Milton Little League playoffs.

Long baseball games weigh on clock-conscious parents

The hectic schedule and the lack of a clock can combine to create a perfect storm of modern family pressures.

The Nation

Gay marriage opponents set to rally in D.C.

Nancy Janda (left) and her new spouse, Larisa Van Winkle, marched in downtown Pittsburgh after being among the 19 gay couples married by the mayor on Sunday. Gay marriage opponents have faced a string of defeats in recent months.

By David Crary

The event’s main sponsor, the National Organization for Marriage, engaged in several successful state campaigns.

GOP assesses Eric Cantor’s defeat

Eric Cantor.

By Philip Elliott

The rejection of House Republicans’ No. 2 lawmaker left many in Washington searching for a way to prevent another upset.

Vocal VA workers faced retaliation

By Eric Lichtblau

Staff members at dozens of hospitals have objected for years to falsified schedules and other improper practices.

The World

Mass executions claimed in Iraq

This image posted on a website on Saturday appears to show militants leading away captured Iraqi soldiers.

By Rod Nordland and Alissa J. Rubin

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant boasted on Twitter that its forces had executed 1,700 government soldiers.

Pakistani jets target militant hide-outs at border

By Ismail Khan

Military officials called the attacks a reprisal for the militants’ assault on the Karachi airport that left 36 people dead.

Netanyahu says Hamas to blame in kidnappings

By Jodi Rudoren

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squarely blamed the Palestinian group for the abduction of three teens.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Credit cards have expiration dates. Laws should too

By Jeff Jacoby

If laws came with expiration dates, lawmakers wouldn’t have to go to such lengths to repeal goofily obsolete ones.

LAWRENCE HARMON

Housing pressures increase in Boston

By Lawrence Harmon

The difficulty of finding and keeping a rental unit in the city is enough to make a grown man cry.

JENNIFER GRAHAM

Divorce court — the best way to discourage divorces

By Jennifer Graham

Even a low-conflict marriage can molder into a high-conflict divorce.

Metro

Long baseball games weigh on clock-conscious parents

Patty Andresino caught up on her Facebook page while her son, Joe, played for Sullivan Insurance in the Milton Little League playoffs.

By Beth Teitell

The hectic schedule and the lack of a clock can combine to create a perfect storm of modern family pressures.

Iraq turmoil evokes painful memories for veterans

“It’s disheartening,” said Marine veteran Chris Lessard of Newton.

By Brian MacQuarrie

Was eight years of sacrifice worth the effort? To veterans of Iraq, the answer, like the war itself, is complex.

Artificial pancreas offers hope to diabetes patients

Christopher Herndon, 13, participated in a trial.

By Deborah Kotz

The development potentially enables 2 million Americans to eat without counting carbohydrates or calculating insulin injections, researchers announced.

Business ǀ Science

Medtronic agrees to buy Covidien for $42.9b in cash, stock

By Robert Weisman

The acquisition of Covidien PLC is one of the largest takeovers of a Massachusetts company in history.

Science in Mind

Study of brain tumor cells reveals genetic diversity, complexity

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

A new study revealed an enormous diversity of gene activity within individual tumors.

Xbox technology retrofitted to oil-drilling work

Workers connected pipe on a drilling rig in Oman. Below,  Yinxiao Liu (foreground) and Shawn Murphy used robotic technology to do the same work in a building in Cambridge.

By Hiawatha Bray

A Kendall Square team is using robotic technology from the video game world to make drilling faster and safer.

Obituaries

Casey Kasem, at 82; creator and host of radio’s ‘American Top 40’

Mr. Kasem, known for his politeness and decorum on the air, had an audience of 10 million listeners in his heyday.

By Paul Vitello

In his final months, Mr. Kasem was at the center of a family legal battle over his care, pitting his wife against his three children from a previous marriage.

Eugene Andrews, at 89; served church, Dorchester community for decades

For 37 years, Mr. Andrews worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Boston Housing Authority.

By Laurie Willis

In a relationship that lasted more than 80 years, Mr. Andrews did just about everything for the Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin in Roxbury.

Acie Byrd Jr., at 77; fought for veterans exposed to nuclear radiation

Mr. Byrd, who served 16 years in the Navy, was part of a unit that retrieved equipment after nuclear explosions.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Byrd served 16 years in the Navy, beginning in 1955. He was part of a naval unit that retrieved equipment and supplies after nuclear explosions.

Sports

Spurs 104, Heat 87

Spurs roll over Heat to claim NBA title

The Spurs celebrated with the Larry O’Brien Trophy after winning the NBA title with a 104-87 win over the Heat in Game 5.

By Gary Washburn

San Antonio won the best-of-seven series, 4-1, cementing its dominance of the NBA over the past decade and a half and perhaps ending Miami’s Big Three Era

US OPEN

Martin Kaymer completes US Open rout

Martin Kaymer, who claimed his second major trophy, entered the final round with a large cushion and increased it by remaining aggressive throughout.

By Michael Whitmer

The way Germany’s Kaymer played for four days might bring him accolades lasting a whole lot longer in this country.

INDIANS 3, RED SOX 2 (11 inn.)

Nick Swisher’s homer in 11th sinks Red Sox

David Ortiz can’t hide his disappointment after grounding out with a man on to end the fifth inning. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

By Julian Benbow

The Red Sox couldn’t capitalize after loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning.

G: Health

Medical records at your fingertips

By Deborah Kotz

New apps and secure websites could convince more patients to store their health information digitally.

Websites and apps allow users to store health records online

By Deborah Kotz

There are dozens of personal health record websites and apps to choose from. Here are some to consider.

Daily Dose

FDA’s advice on eating fish during pregnancy stirs debate

By Deborah Kotz

Whenever the government issues advice on how we should eat, there’s never a shortage of criticism.

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Health Answers

What causes jet lag and how do I get over it?

By Yasmeen Abutaleb

opera review

Odyssey Opera shares rarely heard delights

By Steve Smith

Music Review

A vocal and musical display with Grand Harmonie

By Matthew Guerrieri

Music Review

Pianist Denis Matsuev’s power overwhelms

By Seth Herbst

Book Review

‘The Fever’ by Megan Abbott

By Clea Simon

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

‘The Whole Truth’ won’t be shot in Mass.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

David Ortiz goes to bat for pediatric patients

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Tom Brady and sons hit the Esplanade

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Beach Ball boosters

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Dream Builders honor Donna Summer at mural celebration

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mary Lambert misses Pride performance

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

John Waters visits the Brattle for ‘Carsick’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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