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Car insurance rates on the rise in Mass.

The rise comes as insurers recover losses from a harsh winter and an improving economy encourages more driving — and accidents.

Traffic jams like this one near the Sagamore Bridge in July 2013 have boosted a proposal to use a public-private partnership to erect a third bridge across the Cape Cod Canal.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/File

Investors sought for a new Cape Cod bridge

Transportation officials are moving ahead with a way to ease the pain of Cape Cod traffic: a new, privately-funded bridge.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/jalyons-8775.jpg Online vendetta leads to $4.8m jury award for lawmaker

A series of horrors was inflicted upon the family of James Lyons in 2008, two years before he was elected to the state House.

Jack Kane stopped by Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham on Sunday to visit the graves of his parents, John and Ruth, who both died this year. His father was a veteran of the Korean War. Families across the area are remembering those who lost their lives in combat.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Remembering loved ones lost

For some families Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it’s an improvisation of what feels right.

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Ash Carter blamed Iraqi forces for a retreat that led to the Islamic State’s victory in capturing the city of Ramadi.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/senter0001-002.jpg Slow-moving sales for UMass Amherst specialty plates

Since the plates debuted in 2013 to raise money for the alumni association, only 1,554 have been sold.

The Nation

An uneasy calm in Cleveland after protests

Raven Evans was exposed to pepper spray fired by police at a protest Saturday against police tactics in Cleveland.

By Mitch Smith and Ashley Southall

Police arrested 71 Saturday protesting an officer’s acquittal on charges related to shooting two unarmed black men.

Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; one remains

A woman suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the Bellingham, Wash., harbor.

By Gene Johnson

One of the two protesters who chained themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel.

HUD secretary dismisses ‘witch hunt’ over Hillary Clinton

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton

Julian Castro defended the former secretary of state against scrutiny of her Benghazi e-mails.

The World

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2015. There are 219 days left in the year.

Syrian army prepares for counterattack on ISIS

A militant website put up a picture of Syrian soldiers who were captured by Islamic State militants in the Palmyra area of Syria. Syria’s army has deployed troops to the area.

By Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue

The Syrian army is deploying troops near the ancient town of Palmyra.

Gay nuptials in Ireland expected by fall

Same-sex marriage supporters in Ireland reacted Saturday in Dublin as the results of the referendum became known.

By Shawn Pogatchnik

The Irish Justice Department confirmed Sunday it plans to draft a marriage bill this week.

Editorial & Opinion

John E. Sununu

Trade is about consumers buying things they desire

For all the talk about tariffs, workers rights, and catfish labeling, at the end of the day trade is about consumers buying things they desire. Pictured: A mall in Lima.

By John E. Sununu

With or without the US, the volume of global trade will continue to increase as it has for hundreds of years.

opinion | Jeff Sovern

Arbitration clauses for credit cards cost consumers

By Jeff Sovern

If businesses don’t have to worry about consumers suing them, a key deterrent against corporate misconduct is removed.

editorial

Include Mass. gateway cities in Olympics events, benefits

Once industrial powerhouses, midsized cities like Holyoke (pictured), Springfield, Fall River, New Bedford, Lowell, and Lawrence have been ailing for years, with higher unemployment than the rest of the state and limited growth.

By The Editorial Board

Boston 2024 should consider innovative ways to spread the wealth of the Summer Games across the state.

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opinion | Susan E. Reed

From afar, an optimistic view of America

By Susan E. Reed

letters | Chamber of Commerce has energy responsibility

Use leverage to put a price on carbon

letters | Chamber of Commerce has energy responsibility

State cannot rest on clean energy laurels

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Could have more directly challenged the Chamber of Commerce

Metro

Online vendetta leads to $4.8m jury award for lawmaker

By Stephanie Ebbert

A series of horrors was inflicted upon the family of James Lyons in 2008, two years before he was elected to the state House.

Slow-moving sales for UMass Amherst specialty plates

Angela Guillemette with her UMass Amhest license plate.

By Laura Krantz

Since the plates debuted in 2013 to raise money for the alumni association, only 1,554 have been sold.

Boy, 7, shot as he rode bicycle in Dorchester

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross said that Divan Silva, 7, was shot near 296 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester.

By Travis Andersen

Police at the scene said that a bullet also grazed the head of a 20-year-old man.

Business

Investors sought for a new Cape Cod bridge

Traffic jams like this one near the Sagamore Bridge in July 2013 have boosted a proposal to use a public-private partnership to erect a third bridge across the Cape Cod Canal.

By Jon Chesto

Transportation officials are moving ahead with a way to ease the pain of Cape Cod traffic: a new, privately-funded bridge.

Car insurance rates on the rise in Mass.

A harsh, snowy, and slippery winter is contributing to the rise in car insurance premiums for many Massachusetts drivers.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The rise comes as insurers recover losses from a harsh winter and an improving economy encourages more driving — and accidents.

EverQuote breaks mold of youthful startup

EverQuote cofounders Seth Birnbaum (left) and Tomas Revesz.

By Callum Borchers

The little-known company, a comparison shopping site for auto insurance, looks almost nothing like a hot consumer technology firm.

Obituaries

John Nash, 86; Nobel winner rose from mental illness

Dr. Nash received an honorary doctorate of science from the City University of Hong Kong in 2011.

By Erica Goode

Dr. Nash’s decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a book and a 2001 film, both titled “A Beautiful Mind.”

Tom Landers, 71, of Duxbury; ‘a newsman’s newsman’

Mr. Landers took a self-portrait while on assignment for the Globe in Colombia in 1985.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Landers, who spent four decades as a photographer at the Globe, was known for his competitiveness.

Anne Meara, 85; distinguished actress, comedian

Ms. Meara made several guest appearances on the sitcom “The King of Queens,” on which Jerry Stiller was a regular.

By Peter Keepnews

Ms. Meara became famous as half of one of the most successful male-female comedy teams with spouse Jerry Stiller.

Sports

Red Sox 6, Angels 1

Mike Napoli's hot streak continues as Red Sox win again

Mike Napoli hit a two-run home run in the second inning Sunday.

By Julian Benbow

The Red Sox first baseman had a two-run homer and a two-run double to lead Sunday's victory.

christopher l. gasper

Don’t give up on the Red Sox just yet

John Farrell wasn’t happy with an umpire’s call in the fifth, but he loved the Red Sox’ pitching, hitting, and defense.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Boston’s win over the Angels was complete with lights-out starting pitching, thunder from the offense, and sterling defense.

Isaiah Thomas wants to help Celtics recruit free agents

In a talk with Danny Ainge, Isaiah Thomas (above) said a rim-protecting big man is atop his wish list for the Celtics.

By Adam Himmelsbach

Thomas, who played for three teams this past season, believes he’s found a home in Boston.

Monday Family

Families with a transgender child learn and change

Barbara Jackson and Brian Pomodoro with a photo of their eldest child, Gwen, who came out as transgender three years ago.

By Cristela Guerra

No one can truly understand the journey unless they’ve gone through it — or supported a loved one during the process.

Actors bonded in Durango desert in ‘Texas Rising’

“Texas Rising” cast members (from left) Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bill Paxton, and Olivier Martinez during a press tour earlier this year.

By Sarah Rodman

A star-studded cast of actors play famous historical figures in the 10-hour miniseries about the Alamo and its aftermath.

TV Review

In History miniseries, ‘Texas Rising’ falls to stereotype

Bill Paxton as General Sam Houston in History’s “Texas Rising.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The overall plotting of the show, which is set in the 1830s, is as disjointed as it is clichéd.