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Harsh weather turns Boston Marathon into a punishing slog

David Davenport (left), Elizabeth Demaio (center), Zachary Wandell (back right) and Lindsay Lavin (front right) climbed Heartbreak Hill.

The unforgiving weather made the 2018 Boston Marathon a punishing gantlet of biting rain, buffeting headwinds, and dispiriting cold.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens winner mens winner Yuki Kawauchi and women winnerDesiree Linden.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

In rain-swept Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi pour it on

Linden took control at Heartbreak Hill, while Kawauchi stormed from behind to win the men’s race.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/947146904.psd-6305.jpg Attorney for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Cohen performed secret legal work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity

A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Trump’s personal attorney took a stunning twist.

President Donald Trump, with members of his Cabinet, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ( left) in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/file

Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ So what’s happening with his Cabinet?

The president’s promise to surround himself with top-quality associates has been stymied by constant controversy and scandal.

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Such cases more than tripled nationwide to about 3,000 in 2014 from about 900 in 2004.

The Nation

Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ So what’s happening with his Cabinet?

President Donald Trump, with members of his Cabinet, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ( left) in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

By Astead W. Herndon

The president’s promise to surround himself with top-quality associates has been stymied by constant controversy and scandal.

Attorney for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Cohen performed secret legal work for Fox News commentator Sean Hannity

Michael Cohen named three clients: Donald Trump, ex-RNC official Elliot Broidy, and Fox TV’s Sean Hannity.

By Philip Bump and Devlin Barrett

A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Trump’s personal attorney took a stunning twist.

Wellesley College professor wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

Poet Frank Bidart posed for a portrait in his Cambridge home in August.

By Martin Finucane

Frank Bidart, one of America’s most respected poets, won for his book “Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.”

The World

Chemical weapons experts blocked from site of Syria attack

Some parts of Douma, formerly held by Syrian rebels, have been rendered into rubble by government airstrikes.

By Richard Pérez-Peña

Western officials accused Syria and Russia of preventing weapons inspectors from reaching the site in Douma.

Researchers to mark site where Pearl Harbor planner died

By Chris Carola

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the death of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.

US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court

By Mehmet Guzel

Andrew Craig Brunson faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of ‘‘committing crimes on behalf of terror groups.’’

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Cambridge police incident needs further scrutiny

Cambridge’s mayor called a video of a police officer repeatedly striking a black Harvard University student while he was pinned to the ground by fellow officers “disturbing” and promised that the findings of an internal probe would be made public.

The city’s police force has a troubling history of escalating encounters rather than de-escalating them.

Renée Graham

It’s not just Starbucks: White fear is an American problem

Protesters outside of a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Sunday, where two black men were arrested after employees called police to say the men were trespassing.

By Renée Graham

For black people, this video has been viral forever.

JOAN VENNOCHI

He’s right about Trump, but James Comey still needs to be honest about himself

James Comey testified on Capitol Hill in May 2017.

By Joan Vennochi

Comey worried how he would look to partisans on both sides of the bitter 2016 election.

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Opinion | Niall Ferguson

Zuckerberg’s trip to Washington was classic sci-fi

By Niall Ferguson

Michael A. Cohen

Comey knows he’s to blame

By Michael A. Cohen

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

Fear Pompeo and Bolton — Trump’s heedless hawks

By Richard North Patterson

Opinion | A.J.B. Lane

Miserable weather for the Boston Marathon

By A.J.B. Lane

Metro

Cambridge police commissioner backs officers in Harvard student’s arrest

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr. at a press conference on Monday defended his officers’ actions during a skirmish with a Harvard student Friday night.

By Meghan E. Irons

Branville Bard urged the public to not cast judgment on the officers’ actions based on “20-20 hindsight.”

KEVIN CULLEN

What’s a little rain when you’ve survived war?

cutline onfo from cullen: Army veterans Tom Davis and Alfredo “Freddie” De Los Santos, warming up on a bus after a wet, cold race, finished first and second in the handcycle division of the Boston Marathon fir the second consecutive year.

By Kevin Cullen

Army veterans Tom Davis and Alfredo “Freddie” De Los Santos, who each lost a leg in combat, finished first and second in the handcycle division.

Teaching hospitals pledge to hire, treat more minorities

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute plans to hire a new leader for diversity programs and to require all faculty and administrative leaders to complete a bias awareness workshop.

By Liz Kowalczyk

Their efforts to highlight diversity are partly in response to a Boston Globe Spotlight series on race published in December.

Business & Tech

Trade secrets battle between Alnylam, Dicerna is just one of many

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. accuses Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. of skullduggery, and Dicerna charges Alnylam with bringing “sham litigation” to try to drive a rival out of business. Above: Alnylam chief executive John Maraganore.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Such cases more than tripled nationwide to about 3,000 in 2014 from about 900 in 2004.

Wayfair at forefront of Supreme Court online tax case

The Wayfair call center in Bangor, Maine, a state where the company has a physical presence.

By Jon Chesto

Wayfair didn’t seek the national spotlight. But that’s where the online home-goods retailer ended up.

Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy

Research released on Monday suggested that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system. Using one of these drugs — Merck's Keytruda — with usual chemotherapy extended survival for people newly diagnosed with the most common type of cancer that had spread beyond the lungs, one study found.

By Denise Grady

The findings should change medical practice immediately, cancer experts say.

Obituaries

Hal Greer, 81, Hall of Fame guard who won title with Sixers

FILE - In this April 17, 1968, file photo, Hal Greer (15) of the Philadelphia 76ers goes to the basket defended by Bill Russell (6) of the Boston Celtics, during an NBA basketball game at Boston Garden in Boston, Mass. Looking on is Larry Siegfried (20) of the Celtics. Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died. The Sixers said Greer died Saturday night, April 14, 2018, in Arizona after a brief illness. He was 81.(AP Photo/File)

By Richard Goldstein

A consistently prolific scorer, Mr. Greer was one of the most brilliant pro guards of the 1960s.

Sports

NHL playoffs: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2

Maple Leafs find legs on home ice, beat Bruins in Game 3

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask turns aside a breakaway bid by Kasperi Kapanen in the first period Monday.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Patrick Marleau, the NHL’s active postseason goal leader, scored twice for Toronto.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Desperation of Leafs and their fans sounds all too familiar

Toronto, Ontario - 4/16/2018 - (2nd period) Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) scored his first goal of the playoffs for the 3-2 lead over the Boston Bruins which was appreciated by actress and Maple Leafs fan Elizabeth Moss, second from left, of Mad Men and The handmaiden's Tale fame. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin P. Dupont , Topic: 17Maple Leafs-Bruins, LOID: 8.4.1612772118.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Like Boston in the bad old days, Toronto has long had a knack for coming up short.

TARA SULLIVAN

Mother Nature kept turning the screws on Desiree Linden. She just ran harder

Desiree Linden rounded onto Hereford Street alone at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

By Tara Sullivan

Linden ran straight into the record books, breaking the tape at the Boston Marathon in 2 hours 38 minutes and 54 seconds, the first US women’s winner in 33 years.

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By Gary Washburn

Patriots notebook

UCLA offensive lineman visits Patriots Monday

By Ben Volin

MONDAY’ SCHOOL ROUNDUP

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By Trevor Hass

BRUINS notebook

Bruce Cassidy had clear view on botched penalty

By Kevin Paul Dupont

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE NOTEBOOK

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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Tuesday Stories

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Boston Symphony names new assistant conductor

Yu-An Chang

By Mark Shanahan

Yu-An Chang of Taiwan won first prize at a 2016 international conducting competition.

Names

Wrestlers John Cena, Nikki Bella call off engagement

John Cena and Nikki Bella kissed after they got engaged at WrestleMania 33 in 2017.

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Names

One chance to view ‘The Dating Project’

By Sophie Cannon

The documentary follows participants in a Boston College professor’s unconventional extra-credit assignment.

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TV Critic’s Corner

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