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Jet crash kills 298 in Ukraine; US cites Russian-made missile

An investigator worked at the scene of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters

The Boeing 777 exploded, crashed, and burned on a flowered wheat field Thursday in a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says any temporary facility housing migrant children would be secure “without being a jail.”

Mass. would house hundreds of migrant children

Governor Patrick said he’s asked officials to find a location for the children for about four months.

Israeli tanks rumbled toward the border in what officials called a strike at terrorist infrastructure.

European Pressphoto Agency

Israel launches invasion of Gaza

Israel began the ground invasion after 10 days of aerial bombardment failed to stop Palestinian militants from showering Israeli cities with rockets.

John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski seek a revolution.

Harvard students’ invention puts cake in a can

The duo was able to try their product on the chef who, in a way, inspired their radical and novel method to make a cake.

New technology could alter wild mosquitoes’ genetic information.

Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate

A new technology could potentially allow researchers to block mosquitoes’ ability to spread malaria, or make weeds more vulnerable to pesticides.

The Nation

Hope for deal on border crisis is fading in Congress

”Instead of considering a thoughtful, compassionate solution . . . radical Republicans would rather hold these kids ransom,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (right), a Democrat from Nevada, said.

By Erica Werner

Prospects for action on the nation’s border crisis faded as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions.

US official faces House panel’s criticism in IRS inquiry

By Eric Tucker

Republicans chastised the Justice Department for failing to share information about its inquiry into the IRS scandal.

Social media program in Cuba under investigation

By Jack Gillum and Desmond Butler

The review centers on USAID’s Twitter-like service meant to undermine the island’s government.

The World

Route over Ukraine is heavily traveled

By Ashley Halsey III

The route that carries a dozen planes an hour high above eastern Ukraine is so popular it has a name: airway L980.

Bodies, wreckage cover remote field

The pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane were scattered in a wheat field.

By Sabrina Tavernise

The pieces of the Malaysia Airlines plane were scattered over several miles of sparsely populated Ukrainian farmland.

Airliners that have been shot down

By The Associated Press

As unthinkable as shooting down an airliner with hundreds of passengers is, it has happened before.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Evan Falchuk’s bold vision

Evan Falchuk took part in Boston’s Pride Parade last month.

By Scot Lehigh

The gubernatorial candidate wants to establish a political party that will favor data over dogma and engage citizens.

JOANNA WEISS

Will Pioneer Institute knock out Common Core?

A teacher at a Delaware elementary school that began implementing the Common Core standards taught a fifth-grade language arts class.

By Joanna Weiss

Pioneer came to the fight early and seeds it frequently.

opinion | Laurence H. Tribe

A death blow for Obamacare?

By Laurence H. Tribe

A new round of litigation attacks the health insurance exchanges at the heart of the Affordable Care Act.

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letters | graduation speech plagiarism

Plagiarism wasn’t the real issue in Mansfield

letters | graduation speech plagiarism

Alas, the numbers weren’t copied in Mansfield

letters | bringing immigrant children to Mass.

No comparison between migrants and Nazi victims

letters | bringing immigrant children to Mass.

Statue of Liberty’s promise kept

Metro

Mass. would house hundreds of migrant children

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says any temporary facility housing migrant children would be secure “without being a jail.”

By Peter Schworm, Michael Levenson and Maria Sacchetti

Governor Patrick said he’s asked officials to find a location for the children for about four months.

Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate

New technology could alter wild mosquitoes’ genetic information.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

A new technology could potentially allow researchers to block mosquitoes’ ability to spread malaria, or make weeds more vulnerable to pesticides.

Harvard students’ invention puts cake in a can

John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski seek a revolution.

By Billy Baker

The duo was able to try their product on the chef who, in a way, inspired their radical and novel method to make a cake.

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Beacon Hill getting ramps for disabled

By Claire McNeill and David Abel

Rallies held locally for Israel, Palestinians

By Faiz Siddiqui and Derek J. Anderson

Adrian Walker

At BRA, the rent is due

By Adrian Walker

Human remains found in Weymouth, Somerville storage facilities

By Zachary T. Sampson and Martin Finucane

Jury out until Monday on Tsarnaev friend’s case

By Patricia Wen and Zachary T. Sampson

MALDEN

Suspect in Malden bank robbery captured in Everett, police say

By Trisha Thadani and Laura Gómez

Business

Market Basket workers plan protest despite threat by company

Signs hung at the entrance of the company's corporate offices in Tewksbury on Tuesday.

By Erin Ailworth and Jack Newsham

The grocery chain had threatened to fire any workers who walk out of their jobs in support of ousted leader Arthur T. Demoulas.

Judge grants Coakley’s request for delay in Partners antitrust settlement

By Robert Weisman

AG Coakley signaled she was prepared to toughen the terms of her settlement with Partners HealthCare System.

FCC commissioner weighs in on net neutrality

FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

By Hiawatha Bray

Jessica Rosenworcel says there should be “no unreasonable discrimination” by Internet service providers.

Obituaries

Elaine Stritch, 89; singer, actress

Elaine Stritch was a presence on TV shows for more than two generations.

By Tim Page

Ms. Stritch’s brassy, whiskey-soaked voice, acerbic wit, and hard-won understanding of human frailty made her an indomitable show-business force.

Johnny Winter, 70; legendary Texas blues guitarist

Johnny Winter performed at the XII Jazz Festival in Valencia’s Palau de la Musica.

By John Heilprin

Mr. Winter was a leading light among the white blues guitar players who followed in the footsteps of the earlier Chicago blues masters.

Don Wright, 84, leader of tribal land claims effort in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Don Wright, an Alaska Native leader who was a force behind a landmark tribal lands compensation law, has died at age 84.Mr. Wright was head of the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1971 when President Nixon signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act into law.

Sports

Just how good can Brock Holt be?

Brock Holt is looking to continue his luck with the Red Sox in the season’s second half.

By Peter Abraham

Holt was seen as a role player, at best, when he was called up in May. But he’s been the Red Sox “best player” ever since.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Patriots, come rescue our summer please

Patriots coach Bill Belichick will convene his 15th training camp in New England next week.

By Christopher L. Gasper

With the Red Sox in last place, we need the excitement that Patriots training camp is going to bring to town next week.

Bill Russell ‘OK’ after fainting spell

Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star game in February.

Celtics officials said Russell felt faint and collapsed while speaking at a corporate event in Nevada.

Capital

Is a lieutenant governor even needed?

Clockwise from top left: Republican Karyn Polito, Democrat Leland Cheung, Democrat Mike Lake, and Democrat Steve Kerrigan.

By Akilah Johnson

Seven hopefuls are championing not only their candidacies but also the indispensability of the office.

Poll has Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker in dead heat

The gap between the two is now the narrowest it has been in the seven weeks since the Globe began polling.

By Michael Levenson

Democrat Martha Coakley has seen her edge over Republican Charlie Baker nearly erased in the last several weeks.

Political intelligence

Three burning questions as the dog days loom

By Jim O’Sullivan

When does the Big Spend begin? Has DeLeo been treated unfairly by the US attorney? And what was Charlie Baker trying to say?

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

12-year journey into ‘Boyhood’

This image released by IFC Films shows Ellar Coltrane at age nine in a scene from the film,

By Ty Burr

Richard Linklater and his cast came away with a film that gets much out of its young star — and cinema itself.

Time is everything in ‘Boyhood’

Actors Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette spent 12 years working on director Richard Linklater’s new movie, “Boyhood.”

By Mark Shanahan

For Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, the film captures the flow of ordinary life.

Michelle Dorrance taps into a new soundscape at Jacob’s Pillow

By Karen Campbell

The acclaimed tap dancer and her company are at Jacob’s Pillow for a rare two-week engagement of the world premiere “ETM.”

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Photography review

Two different views of Britain, Ireland at Yale

By Mark Feeney

Book Review

‘California’ by Edan Lepucki

By Clea Simon

Classical Notes

Kate Soper brings dramatic potency to Tanglewood

By David Weininger

Movie Review

Sighs and videotape in ‘Sex Tape’

By Ty Burr

Movie Review

Toni Collette plays lead in ‘Lucky Them’

By Peter Keough

High Five

Blues Traveler on the nostalgia train

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta

Night Watch

Bijou Fridays: DJ Boris

By Andrew Bourque

Noisy Neighbors

Deathwish Inc. essentials

By Luke O'Neil

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Scott Feiner, the pandeiro man

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Music Review

Hampson evokes Strauss’s myriad moods at Tanglewood

By Matthew Guerrieri

Names

Huntington Theatre names playwriting fellows

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Johnny Depp joins Aerosmith on stage

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jon Lester, wife host cancer research benefit

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Weather forces Boston Landmarks Orchestra to improvise

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Ali Fedotowsky in ESPYs spotlight

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘All the Way’ heads to HBO

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein