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2 patients languished at a Brockton VA facility

The findings are part of a “troubling pattern of deficient patient care” that investigators confirmed at veterans facilities nationwide.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (right) and Secretary of State John Kerry met at the Prime Minister’s Office in Baghdad on Monday.

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John Kerry wins a vow from leaders in Iraq

The secretary of state said he was assured by the nation’s political leaders that they would begin working to form a broader government.

Procedures roil faculty at Boston Latin Academy

The headmaster and other administrators are accused of lowering academic standards and “creating fear and insecurity amongst faculty.”

Ryan Pitts at home in Nashua.

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Nashua man’s valor marked by Medal of Honor

Ryan Pitts will receive the award for his role in the Battle of Wanat, one of the most analyzed engagements of the war in Afghanistan.

Arthur T. Demoulas greeted supporters as he arrived for a board meeting last year.

Ouster at the top in Market Basket family feud

President Arthur T. Demoulas and two other top executives were removed by a board controlled by Demoulas’s chief rival — his cousin.

Customers inundated with satisfaction surveys

Technology makes it less expensive and easier to send surveys than in pre-Internet days.

The Nation

Nashua man’s valor marked by Medal of Honor

Ryan Pitts at home in Nashua.

By Bryan Bender

Ryan Pitts will receive the award for his role in the Battle of Wanat, one of the most analyzed engagements of the war in Afghanistan.

2 patients languished at a Brockton VA facility

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson has launched an agency review.

By Bryan Bender

The findings are part of a “troubling pattern of deficient patient care” that investigators confirmed at veterans facilities nationwide.

Justices, with limits, let EPA curb power-plant gases

By Adam Liptak

The Supreme Court on Monday handed President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency a victory in its efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

The World

John Kerry wins a vow from leaders in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (right) and Secretary of State John Kerry met at the Prime Minister’s Office in Baghdad on Monday.

By Matt Viser

The secretary of state said he was assured by the nation’s political leaders that they would begin working to form a broader government.

Sunni militants consolidate control of western region

Iraqi Kurdish forces took positions near Taza Khormato in their fight against jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

By Tim Arango

Sunni militant extremists extended their control on to the country’s entire western frontier.

Pro-Russia militants vow to observe cease-fire

People in Donetsk blocked a car carrying Mikhail Zurabov, the Russian ambassador, after a meeting on Monday.

By Andrew Roth

Pro-Russia separatists declared a cease-fire in a surprise move that they said they hoped would lead to a settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Editorial & Opinion

TOM KEANE

Busing wasn’t about quality education

Boston students look out of a broken school bus window in September 1974.

By Tom Keane

Busing was all about social engineering and produced some good, notably in breaking down barriers, but overall it has to be judged as a failure.

PAUL MCMORROW | Commentary

Harbor Garage height feud misses the real debate

The Harbor Garage is seen from the Harbor in Boston.

By Paul McMorrow

The battle lines in the fight with Don Chiofaro shouldn’t form over an arbitrary, inviolable height limit.

JOANNA WEISS

Editorial cartoon: Uses for Yo.

By Joanna Weiss

A new app called “Yo.” is sweeping the nation. Some say it’s inane. But can it serve a purpose?

Metro

Procedures roil faculty at Boston Latin Academy

In a letter sent to the interim superintendent, dozens of teachers at Boston Latin Academy have raised a series of issues.

By James Vaznis

The headmaster and other administrators are accused of lowering academic standards and “creating fear and insecurity amongst faculty.”

Landlord backs out of City Council hearing

Anwar Faisal was paid millions to house university students.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Anwar Faisal had offered to appear before a committee investigating his business relationship with Northeastern.

3 killed when Amtrak train hits car in Mansfield

The crash caused the train to derail, but it was placed back on the tracks this morning.

By Laura Crimaldi

The third victim wasn’t discovered until later in the morning because of the large area of the scene, authorities said.

Business

Ouster at the top in Market Basket family feud

Arthur T. Demoulas greeted supporters as he arrived for a board meeting last year.

By Erin Ailworth

President Arthur T. Demoulas and two other top executives were removed by a board controlled by Demoulas’s chief rival — his cousin.

Working parents fear family responsibilities will hurt careers

By Katie Johnston

Nearly half of working parents worry family obligations could get them fired or demoted, according to a survey.

Tech workers find their sport in World Cup soccer

Fans of the French team celebrated a goal at LabCentral in Cambridge on Friday.

By Callum Borchers

One explanation is the high number of foreign-born workers in high-tech industries.

Obituaries

MIT mourns researcher Kaitlin Goldstein, 28

Ms. Goldstein, a 28-year-old native of Providence, was found dead in northern India Saturday.

By Matt Rocheleau

The native of Providence, R.I., was an academic standout who wanted to help bring renewable energy to developing countries.

Steve Rossi, 82, crooner who gained fame in comedy duo

In 1966, after almost a decade together, Marty Allen (left) and Mr. Rossi made their big-screen debut in the unsuccessful spy spoof in “ The Last of the Secret Agents”?

By Peter Keepnews

Mr. Rossi, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen & Rossi, became a favorite of ‘‘The Ed Sullivan Show’’ and other TV variety shows.

Sports

Mariners 12, Red Sox 3

Red Sox routed by the Mariners

It was a frustrating night for Red Sox starter John Lackey, who was tagged for seven runs in just 3 2/3 innings. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

John Lackey allowed six runs in the fourth inning as the Mariners thumped the Red Sox.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

David Ortiz’s message clear: ‘What about me?’

The infamous press-box point by David Ortiz.  Jim Davis/Globe Staff

By Christopher L. Gasper

When Ortiz complained about a scorer’s ruling, it showed again that baseball is an individual game masquerading as a team sport.

Large shadows loom over top NBA prospects

Celtics Hall of Famer Larry Bird, now leading the Pacers, is used as a comparison for many who are projecting draft prospect Doug McDermott’s future in the NBA.

By Baxter Holmes

Hakeem Olajuwon. Larry Bird. Those are the comparisons made to some of this year’s best players. But are those comparisons fair?

G: Living

Remembering Pat Gregory

The death of Pat Gregory led to outpourings of emotion on Martha’s Vineyard, as seen in a memorial service attended by 1,000 people.

By Bella English

After a senseless killing, cherished memories emerge of a lifetime of deeds that lifted Martha’s Vineyard.

Customers inundated with satisfaction surveys

By Beth Teitell

Technology makes it less expensive and easier to send surveys than in pre-Internet days.

Frame by Frame

The portrait artist as seer and seen

By Sebastian Smee

Not much is known about Jan Gossaert, or about the subject of this painting – except that they may well be one and the same.