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Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia

A day ­after the controversy swirling around the burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev subsided in Worcester, it resurfaced 500 miles to the south, engulfing a rural Virginia hamlet.

Dan Donahue, managing director of the Lenox Hotel, is among the business executives recovering from losses from the Marathon bombings.

Boston merchants hope bombing not labeled terrorism

The Marathon bombings are presenting the first major test of an insurance law passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to regulate coverage.

Endy Kenny has said the measure would clarify, not alter, Ireland’s strict abortion laws.

Cardinal O’Malley says he’ll boycott BC graduation

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will not attend because Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland, who supports narrow abortion rights, is speaking.

A woman who disappeared in the catastrophic building collapse on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24 was discovered alive on Friday. Reshma Begum survived in an opening between beams and pillars, and said she had located food and water that lasted until two days ago. “I never dreamed I’d see the daylight again,’’ Begum said on local TV. The death toll has topped 1,000.


Survivor emerges 17 days after factory collapse

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Day after day, the drudgery of digging for bodies had progressed at Rana Plaza. Talk of rescuing survivors had faded. This was the recovery phase, and what was being recovered were corpses, the numbers spinning remorselessly forward: 700 dead became 800, then 900, with no end in sight.

Boston Children’s Hospital doctor barred for ‘spiritual diagnosis’

A Boston Children’s Hospital psychiatrist who became convinced his 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits” and appointed himself as her spiritual mentor has been barred from practicing medicine, according to the state Board of Registration in Medicine.

IRS says audits of conservative groups out of line

The Internal Revenue Service apologized to Tea Party movement groups and other conservative organizations Friday for what it now says were overzealous audits of their applications for tax-exempt status.

The Nation

State Department sought to change Libya talking points

By Donna Cassata

Political considerations influenced the talking points that UN Ambassador Susan Rice used after the assault in Benghazi, according to department e-mails.

Post office had $1.9 billion second quarter loss

By Sam Hananel

The US Postal Service warned that losses would continue to mount without help from Congress.

DNA shows Ohio kidnapping suspect fathered girl

Deborah Knight (in wheelchair), grandmother of  ex-prisoner Michelle Knight, at the home of Gina DeJesus.

By Thomas J. Sheeran and Andrew Welsh-Huggins

A DNA test confirmed that kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl who escaped from the house along with the women, a prosecutor said Friday.

The World

Survivor emerges 17 days after factory collapse

A woman who disappeared in the catastrophic building collapse on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24 was discovered alive on Friday. Reshma Begum survived in an opening between beams and pillars, and said she had located food and water that lasted until two days ago. “I never dreamed I’d see the daylight again,’’ Begum said on local TV. The death toll has topped 1,000.

By Julfikar Ali Manik

The rescue of Reshma Begum has offered a temporary respite from the gloom of removing bodies from the building in Bangladesh and a startling tale of resilience.

Pakistan set for historic, unpredictable election

Pakistani soldiers took positions in Peshawar on Friday, a day before national elections.

By Sebastian Abbot

The vote marks the first time in Pakistan’s 65-year history that a civilian government has completed its full term and handed over power in democratic elections.

Seeking reelection, Imelda extends Marcos dynasty

By Jim Gomez

Imelda Marcos dazzled voters with her bouffant hairstyle, oversized jewelry, and big talk on the campaign trial this week bidding to keep her seat in Congress.

Editorial & Opinion

derrick z. jackson

The decency to bury a body

Protesters gathered outside the Worcester funeral home on Monday where the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was held.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

We came to view the Marathon bombing as a unique event, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev as uniquely evil, which justified a sense of anger so vast that it was self-poisoning.

harvey silverglate

Unrecorded testimony

Robel Phillipos has been charged with obstruction of justice.

By Harvey Silverglate

Robel Phillipos, a friend of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, faces charges based on FBI interviews that were not recorded.

lynn nicholas

A trust fund for new Medicaid funding

By Lynn Nicholas

Massachusetts is set to receive federal money for an expansion of Medicaid, and the best way to ensure that the money will be spent wisely is to separate it from state funds.


After blast, sisters share road to recovery

Nicole Gross and her husband, Michael, inside her hospital room at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital before her discharge Friday.

By Bella English

Nicole Gross was released from the hospital after spending 3½ weeks recovering from ­serious injuries. Her sister ­Erika Brannock remains hospitalized.

Drivers find place for spiritual, philosophical growth

Artist, philosopher, and auto mechanic Mahmood Rezaei-Kamalabad set up shop near Fresh Pond in Cambridge.

By Cate McQuaid

The Aladdin Auto Repair Gallery in Cambridge is as much a place to contemplate ­philosophy and faith as it is a garage and art gallery.

Foxborough, Lexington ensembles tap Ellington spirit

Jazz ensemble trumpeters Morgan Milender (left) and Brenden Johnson rehearsed at Foxborough High.

By Joseph P. Kahn

High school jazz ensembles will be among 15 finalists this weekend in the “Essentially Ellington” competition in New York.

More Stories

Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia

By Wesley Lowery and Matt Viser

Cardinal O’Malley says he’ll boycott BC graduation

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement


Some health coverage rates up

By Robert Weisman

Health insurance base rates will rise an average of 2.5 percent for Massachusetts small businesses and individuals renewing July 1.

Candlemaker aims to help impoverished women

Moo Kho Paw (left) and Naw Test made candles at Prosperity Candle in Easthampton.

By Sarah Shemkus

A Easthampton candle company is targeting a worldwide market and aims to provide women a path to self-sufficiency in the process.

Changes urged for fueling power grid

Stephen G. Whitley of New York ISO (at left) and Gordon van Welie of ISO New England (at right), with colleagues from the Northeast at Friday’s energy conference.

By Erin Ailworth

The Northeast needs a more diverse mix of fuel to generate power, and more pipeline and transmission capacity to bring the energy here, officials said.


Fredrick L. McKissack; builder wrote black history books

Fredrick and Patricia McKissack wrote more than 100 children’s books about black history.

By William Yardley

Mr. McKissack, 73, quit a career in construction to join his wife in writing more than 100 children’s books about African-American history.

Malcolm Shabazz, 28, grandson of Malcolm X

Mr. Shabazz died after a dispute over a bill in Mexico City, police said.

By Adriana Gomez Licon and E. Eduardo Castillo

Mr. Shabazz was found dead outside a Mexico City bar after a violent dispute over the bill.

Herbert Blau; staged early works of existentialists; 87

Mr. Blau was a passionate voice for a more challenging theater experience.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Blau was a fiercely iconoclastic theater director, scholar, and theorist who staged some of the earliest productions of Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, and Jean Genet in the ­United States.


Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1

Bruins come up short in Game 5

Maple Leafs forward ClarkeMacArthur beat Johnny Boychuk, then goaltender Tuukka Rask to give Toronto a 2-0 lead early in the third period.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins came close to tying it, but the Leafs scratched out a 2-1 win to send the series back to Toronto with the Bruins up, 3-2.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins take the hard road again

David Krejci and Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson fight for position in front of the Toronto net in the first.

By Dan Shaughnessy

We should know by now that the Bruins never, ever do it the easy way. They rarely get the job done in five games. It’s usually seven.

red sox 5, blue jays 0

Jon Lester, nearly perfect, dazzles Jays

Jon Lester, who improved to 5-0, shows his excitement in polishing off his one-hit shutout with his fifth strikeout.

By Peter Abraham

Lester was a pitch away from perfection for the Red Sox in a 5-0 victory Friday night.

G: Family

Overnight sensation: Goodbye BSO. Hello Pops!

The transformation of Symphony Hall is a well-orchestrated process.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Each year in early May, Boston’s Symphony Hall gets a fast makeover from classical concert venue to cafe-style Pops seating.

From the Archives

From the Globe archives: Strollers on Boston Common

Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, we take a look at children in the city.


Lisa Loomer’s ‘Distracted’ diagnoses our society’s ADD

Underground Railway Theater is staging Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted,’’ the story of a boy with ADD and the effects on people close to him.

By Joel Brown

The play is the story of a boy with attention deficit disorder and what it does to his family, and along the way it also makes the case that ADD is an apt metaphorical diagnosis for our times.