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Deal reached on botched Mass. health site

Massachusetts has agreed to pay a total of $52 million to end its relationship with CGI, which created the state’s Health Connector.

UMass graduate student Justin Warrenfeltz worked at an archeological dig at Burial Hill in Plymouth.

The mystery of where Plymouth got its start

Archeologists are searching for the palisades that would define the town’s original borders.

Veterans of Cambridge politics said they were not surprised at how the Uber battle has exposed the rift between the tech types who have shaped Cambridge’s image to the outside world, and the locals who fear that runaway development, fueled by the tech boom, threatens to make their city unlivable and unaffordable.

Uber battle goes to heart of Cambridge

The fight over the smartphone car service is a collision of cultures.

Scott Brown, now running for Senate in New Hampshire, agreed Friday to let reporters review eight years of tax returns filed by him and his wife Gail Huff.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File

Scott Brown details finances since leaving Senate

Brown earned $186,000 for giving 20 speeches since he left office, and also earned $108,000 in 2013 from Fox News.

Mass. to cover range of transgender medical care

Under new state guidelines, hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery would be available to thousands of transgender residents.

The Nation

Scott Brown details finances since leaving Senate

Scott Brown, now running for Senate in New Hampshire, agreed Friday to let reporters review eight years of tax returns filed by him and his wife Gail Huff.

By Noah Bierman and and Jim O’Sullivan

Brown earned $186,000 for giving 20 speeches since he left office, and also earned $108,000 in 2013 from Fox News.

IRS official under fire for e-mails

Republican congressman Paul Ryan said he did not believe IRS officials on the lost e-mails sought by investigators.

By David S. Joachim

Republicans on the panel investigating the IRS accused its commissioner of lying.

political notebook

Obama favors sick leave for gay couples

President Obama.

The move comes three years after the administration stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act.

The World

Fears in Iraq that ‘Maliki will not go quietly’

A Shi’ite gunman stood in front of a portrait of Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in Kirkuk province on Friday.

By Liz Sly

Iran is seen as key in pressuring Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

ISIS militants capture key Syrian town

By Bassem Mroue

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria stormed the town of Muhassan on the Euphrates river.

As Ukraine declares cease-fire, US points finger at Russia

By Michael R. Gordon and Andrew Roth

The Obama administration says the Kremlin is continuing to arm the rebels.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

Still deciding what busing gained — and what it cost

White students watching a bus carrying black students from Hyde Park High in September 1974.

By Farah Stockman

How can we possibly build a common future when we can’t even agree on the past?

opinion | Donna Bivens and Chris Gallagher

Taking stock of inequality then and now

Boston students look out of a broken school bus window on Sept. 12. 1974.

By Donna Bivens and Chris Gallagher

Boston needs a collective reflection on the ongoing struggle for social justice in our schools.

EDITORIAL

Americans take note: In World Cup, a ‘flop’ is often a hit

Portugal’s Pepe, left, head-butts Germany’s flopping Thomas Mueller during a match Monday.

One aspect of the game that can be perplexing is the global phenomenon of flopping.

Metro

Deal reached on botched Mass. health site

By Felice J. Freyer

Massachusetts has agreed to pay a total of $52 million to end its relationship with CGI, which created the state’s Health Connector.

Mass. to cover range of transgender medical care

By Jeremy C. Fox

Under new state guidelines, hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery would be available to thousands of transgender residents.

In N.H. murder trial, star witness testified for 10 days

Kathryn McDonough went through a range of emotions in her lengthy ordeal on the witness stand.

By Claire McNeill

Kathryn McDonough told stories of alternate personas and tarot cards, of power dynamics and bondage sex.

More Stories

BERLIN, N.H.

Small earthquake detected near Berlin, N.H.

By Martin Finucane

CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge police seek suspect in two attacks

By Jacqueline Tempera

SJC upholds suspension of Suffolk register

By Sean P. Murphy and Martin Finucane

Business

Uber battle goes to heart of Cambridge

Veterans of Cambridge politics said they were not surprised at how the Uber battle has exposed the rift between the tech types who have shaped Cambridge’s image to the outside world, and the locals who fear that runaway development, fueled by the tech boom, threatens to make their city unlivable and unaffordable.

By Michael B. Farrell

The fight over the smartphone car service is a collision of cultures.

FDA approves new Cubist antibiotic

By Robert Weisman

The medicine fights hard-to-treat skin infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria.

First Wind sees setbacks in Maine

First Wind employees worked at a turbine at the Bull Hill Wind Farm in Lincoln, Maine.

By Erin Ailworth

The legal woes threaten some of the Boston-based developer’s proposed projects in the state.

Obituaries

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor; at 90

Ms. Kwolek showed off some household gloves made partly with Kevlar. She was a pioneer in a heavily male field.

By Randall Chase

Ms. Kwolek in 1965 invented the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world.

Charles Barsotti, 80; longtime New Yorker cartoonist

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Barsotti’s clean-lined cartoons were a staple of the magazine for decades.

Sports

on baseball

David Ortiz sees some things differently

David Ortiz delivers an RBI single in the third inning Friday night in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

By Nick Cafardo

Ortiz believes that someone who has played the game at a professional level should make the scoring calls.

Athletics 4, Red Sox 3

Athletics bring down Red Sox again

Red Sox starter Felix Doubront rubs up a new baseball after Oakland’s Josh Donaldson (rear) lost the previous one in the left-field seats, for a three-run homer in the first inning. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

By Peter Abraham

Andrew Miller hit two batters in the eighth inning, allowing Oakland to break a 3-3 tie.

Travelers Championship embraces future pros

Patrick Rodgers is one of the grateful beneficiaries of a Travelers exemption. He made the 36-hole cut Friday.

By Michael Whitmer

Instead of rewarding past performances, the tournament targets promise.

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TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK

Axley making most of his last-minute entry

By Michael Whitmer

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Clay Buchholz back with big club

By Peter Abraham

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

Doug McDermott a shooting star with questions

By Baxter Holmes

FRANCE 5, SWITZERLAND 2

France trounces Switzerland

By Jerome Pugmire

Ecuador 2, Honduras 1

Ecuador rallies past Honduras

By Pan Bylas

NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

Richie Crampton rides fast track from car chief to driver

By Michael Vega

Costa Rica 1, Italy 0

Costa Rica beats Italy, advances in World Cup

By Andrew Keh

G: Family

The ultimate baseball road trip

Ben Blatt (left) and Eric Brewster at Yankee Stadium.

By Eric Brewster and Ben Blatt

After hitting 30 Major League stadiums in 30 days, a baseball fan and a non-fan pick the 10 most memorable.

Dance Review

A roller coaster ride with the Hong Kong Ballet

By Janine Parker

The company opens Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s season.

Television Review

‘Last Ship’ navigates a sea of clichés

Eric Dane (above) plays the captain of the USS Nathan James and Rhona Mitra (below) the scientist who is on board trying to find the vaccine to cure a deadly virus.

By Sarah Rodman

TNT’s new global pandemic drama brings all the whizbang action you’d expect from Michael Bay.