At least 207 are dead in church, hotel explosions in Sri Lanka

The blasts marked the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. Officials described the attacks as a terrorist incident, and blamed religious extremists.

Police investigators near debris outside Zion Church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.


Relatives of people killed in church blasts mourned as they waited outside of a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday.

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Sri Lankan security personnel walked through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo. A series of blasts near at churches and hotels rocked the country Easter morning.

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Sri Lankans carried a victim’s body out of St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo after the explosions.

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A Sri Lankan Special Task Force personnel climbed a ladder outside a house during a raid on a house in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after a suicide blast killed police searching the property.


Security personnel stood guard outside the Shangri-La Hotel after Sunday’s attacks.

How world leaders reacted to deadly Easter Sunday attacks on churches in Sri Lanka

British Prime Minister Teresa May condemned the attacks on churches and hotels as “truly appalling.”

// UMass Boston professors fume about competition from Mount Ida campus

On the campus of the former Mount Ida College in Newton, UMass Amherst is offering a business program strikingly similar to the one offered on the Boston campus.

Yvonne Abraham

// A woman’s prayer

Lord, grant me the confidence of a male candidate for president.

Dorchester, MA--04/20/2019--Workers on strike cheer on cars honking in solidarity outside of the Stop & Shop in Dorchester, MA on Saturday afternoon. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe) Topic: 21stopshop(2) Reporter:

After talks go late into night, Shop & Shop negotiations resume Sunday

Both side said talks began again Sunday morning after discussions continued late into Saturday night.

Rick Rodriguez and Gayle Saks, with Lola and Gronk, in their dog-friendly apartment.

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‘Don’t bark in the elevator’: Urban dogs learn new rules

In some Boston neighborhoods, good luck finding a condo or apartment that’s not dog-friendly.

// New regulations are a matter of life and extinction for right whales

A team plans to meet in Providence next week and issue formal recommendations that seek to reduce whale deaths and serious injuries by as much as 80 percent.

Christopher L. Gasper

// ‘That was awesome, dude!’ — Michael Chavis enjoys his Red Sox debut

His first MLB at-bat results in pinch-hit double in ninth and key moment in Red Sox victory.


// The Rev. Howard M. Haywood, Newton leader and affordable housing advocate, dies at 78

A tireless advocate for affordable housing in Newton and a driving force for the creation of the Myrtle Village development, he was honored by community leaders in December.

// Chasing waterfalls in New England

Here’s where to watch Mother Nature gush about spring.

Start your garden from square one

This method works whether you have a suburban backyard or a porch in the city.

// Recipe: Dark and fudgy chocolate-coconut macaroons for Passover have a hint of orange

Use a microplane-style grater to get the finest, fluffiest shreds of orange rind to add to the batter.

Aidan Clarke attended a few college soccer camps — at a cost of up to $500 apiece — before calling it quits. He and his father, Dan, said Aidan got little instruction.

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For wealthy people or well-connected, college admissions are easier

The glare of the admissions scandal has obscured the vast ecosystem of other ways that the connected get a leg up — all of which are perfectly legal.

// As Russia probe began, Trump called NSA chief for help

Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest US intelligence agency.

// Impeachment is warranted if charges against Trump are proven, Nadler says

‘‘If proven, some of this would be impeachable, yes,’’ Representative Jerry Nadler said about allegations against President Trump in the Mueller report. Nadler, a Democrat, chairs the House Judiciary Committee.

President Trump has shown a tendency to dwell on perceived assaults, rather than moving on.

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Trump still faces political danger after Mueller report

President Trump is running a lucky streak. The question is whether he can take advantage of it.

South Boston, MA, 04/21/2019 -- A priest gives communion during Easter sunrise service at Castle Island. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22sunrise Reporter:

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Hundreds celebrate sunrise Easter Mass on Castle Island

Before dawn, hundreds of people across the region left their beds early Sunday and traveled to gather at the edge of Boston Harbor and welcome one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.


// Easter celebrated at Boston area churches

Vigils and other services were held Saturday, the day before the holiday.

// Wet weather is expected to continue with more rain on the way

Clouds and humidity will linger, with rain expected Monday afternoon into Tuesday.

Ningiukulu Teevee Uunnijut (Relaxing After a Meal), 2018 Stonecut on Paper 39 x 49.3 cm Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts

Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts

Ideas | Bathsheba Demuth

The Arctic present, with all its uncanniness, is likely to be the future everywhere

Climate change, unlike territorial battles, cannot be neatly drawn and settled. It does not wear a uniform or plant flags. It is something far eerier.

N.H. airman killed overseas in non-combat related incident

Staff sergeant Albert J. Miller died at the Al Udeid Air Base, according to a press release from the US Department of Defense

// Frank Pepe Pizzeria will open in Burlington and in Watertown

The renowned pizza chain, already with a location in Chestnut Hill, is expanding its Boston area presence.

Greg Shell on evening economic disparities

As managing director of the Bain Capital Double Impact Fund, Greg Shell works to identify and fund companies that offer profitable models for addressing critical social problems.

Special reports

The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

Munch Madness

Munch Madness | Final

// And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.


// 108 Stitches

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Photos: The 2019 Boston Marathon

An estimated 30,000 runners competed in the 123rd Boston Marathon.

Spring House Hunt

// The things home sellers do that can turn off buyers or kill a sale

A hot housing market forgives a lot of mistakes, but that doesn’t stop sellers from undermining their own home sale.


// Opinion: My polio-stricken mother’s advice to parents: immunize your kids

My mother survived polio in 1949, but it paralyzed both her legs and one arm and she later died from its complications.