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US won’t mirror Mass. on health exchanges

Under pressure from the insurance industry, the Obama administration decided not to adopt features of the Mass. plan advocates say have helped consumers.

Judy Clarke’s high-profile clients included Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.

Seasoned defender for Marathon bombing suspect

Judy Clarke, the lawyer heading the defense for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is well-versed in capital cases.

Audit hits use of funds by Randolph nonprofit

The head of the May Institute was living in Georgia for more than a decade while collecting a six-figure salary and improperly billing the state for personal expenses.

Graduates cheered at Boston University, one of several schools holding commencement exercises Sunday, with celebration tempered by thoughts of the Marathon bombings.


At commencement, BU honors the fallen

In a bittersweet commencement ceremony that highlighted how closely its fate is intertwined with the city around it, Boston University bestowed degrees on nearly 6,700 graduates, including posthumous degrees awarded to Lu Lingzi, the graduate student killed in the Marathon bombings, and Binland Lee, a senior who died in a fire in her off-campus apartment last month.

Jeff Anthony (left) and David Iscove in the EMI vault at Iron Mountain.

Storage firm preserves troves of entertainment

The process of digitizing cultural artifacts is a little-known, soulful world inside of Iron Mountain, the Boston-based data storage company.

The Nation

Obama aide accuses GOP lawmakers of partisanship

The Obama administration has promised to cooperate with investigations, but is also fighting to keep the problems from overshadowing its agenda.

By Brian Knowlton

A senior adviser to President Obama mounted a combative defense of the administration Sunday.

At Morehouse ceremony, Obama honors King, notes graduates’ responsibilities

Graduating students at Morehouse College photographed President Obama at commencement ceremonies Sunday.

“One of the things you’ve learned over the last four years is that there’s no longer any room for excuses,” President Obama said at the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr.

Man faces hate charge in New York slaying

The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man before firing a single fatal shot to his head has been charged with murder as a hate crime.

The World

Assad forces regain part of strategic Syrian city

Syrians inspected the rubble of buildings damaged by government airstrikes in the city of Qusair on Saturday.

By Anne Barnard and Hala Droubi

Syrian troops pushed into Qusair, killing at least 52 people and handing the rebels what may be a major setback.

Man accused of spying leaves Russia

Russia alleged Ryan Fogle, of the US Embassy, was a spy.

The US ­Embassy employee accused of spying by Russian authorities left the country on Sunday, five days ­after he was ordered to leave, NTV television ­reported.

Iran executes 2 convicted as spies for Israel, CIA

Iran hanged two men convicted of spying for the CIA and Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, state radio reported.

Editorial & Opinion


The art of warfare

Every vehicle in this 1944 convoy is an inflatable used by the Ghost Army.

By Juliette Kayyem

Using rubber tanks, sound effects, and illusions of manpower, World War II’s Ghost Army tricked the Germans into believing they knew America’s true plans.


I failed Barbara Walters

By James Carroll

I was disinclined to be the finger-wagging priest on whom Barbara Walters was counting in a 1972 appearance on her daytime show, “Not For Women Only.”


Fire Dept. charges require full, independent reviews

The Boston Fire Department has a tradition of marginalizing outsiders like Fire Chief Steve Abraira, but the deputy chiefs’ letter raises too many public safety issues to simply ignore.


Local WWII veterans visit their memorials

Robert Dorrington of Weston looked out the window at Arlington National Cemetery on Sunday.

By Christina Jedra

Nonprofit Honor Flight New England took 61 veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials that honor them for their sacrifices.

Fusion program at MIT is ending

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

The school plans to close a long-running nuclear fusion project, one of only three in the nation, because of cuts in federal funding.

MBTA officer hangs tough in recovery from shooting

MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue

By Derek J. Anderson

Richard “Dic” Donohue remembers almost nothing of the night he was shot during chaotic gunfire on a normally quiet Watertown street.

Business ǀ Science

MGH, AstraZeneca partner to create new drug combos

Dr. Keith Flaherty has developed a formula for analyzing tumors.

By Karen Weintraub

AstraZeneca will pair a Mass. General team’s tumor analysis with the company’s library of drugs to identify combinations of treatments.

HeyWire gives office phone a mobile makeover

By Michael B. Farrell

The Cambridge firm has created technology that can redirect texts and photos sent to landlines to cellphones and other smart devices.

Yahoo buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash

Tumblr was founded in February 2007 by David Karp, who is 26. According to its latest statistics, it has 175 employees and has raised more than $125 million in venture funding.

By Michael J. de la Merced, Nick Bilton and Nicole Perlroth

The board of the faded Web pioneer agreed to buy the popular blogging service for about $1.1 billion in cash.


Thomas A. Johnson, 84, former NAACP leader

Mr. Johnson helped integrate the pressroom at the Globe.

By Laurie D. Willis

Mr. Johnson helped integrate the Globe’s pressroom and was a very active member of the Merrimack Valley branch of the NAACP.

Daoma Winston Strasberg, prolific author of mystery and romance novels

Many of Mrs. Strasberg’s historical novels were set in her native Washington, D.C.

By Bart Barnes

Mrs. Strasberg, who was 90, wrote novels that tended to revolve around households and families, often focusing on a strong woman as the protagonist.


bruins 5, rangers 2

Bruins blister Rangers, take 2-0 series lead

Adam McQuaid, Nathan Horton, and David Krejci (46) mob Torey Krug after his first-period goal; the fans are happy, too.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins tied their 2013 playoff high with five goals in a 5-2 victory over the Rangers in Game 2.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask silencing critics, goal scorers

In nine games, Tuukka Rask has posted a 2.32 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Rask has had big pads to fill in replacing Tim Thomas, but he looks like he’s up to the task of taking the Bruins on another Cup run.

Red Sox 5, Twins 1

Three-hour rain delay doesn’t stop Red Sox

Few people saw Dustin Pedroia’s homer in the ninth inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox extended their win streak to five games with a 5-1 victory over the Twins.

G: Health

Health and wellness

New treatment for nearsighted

Devon Wiley of Hingham, who is nearsighted, uses ortho-k contacts, an alternative to Lasik and glasses. The lenses reshape the cornea and improve a patient’s vision.

By Jan Brogan

A treatment known as ortho-k, in which patients wear contact lenses only at night, is increasingly being used to treat nearsightedness.

Boston Medical Mysteries

The coda to music lover’s bowel disease

X-rays of a normal hip joint (left) and of how Chuck’s hip may have looked after years of taking steroids. Image on right has irregular, rough femoral surface (arrows) with pockets of damaged bone, which appear as areas of greater lucency (asterisk).

By Dr. Sushrut Jangi

Meet Chuck — he’s 65 years old, a resolute Bostonian who has encountered waves of disease throughout his life. Most importantly, he’s a fierce audiophile.

Daily Dose

Small eateries better than fast food? Think again.

By Deborah Kotz

Bostonians may be getting twice as many calories at local American and popular ethnic restaurants.

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Comic legend Mel Brooks in PBS spotlight

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A charged premiere from Prometheus Dance

By Karen Campbell


Obamas looking at Farm Neck vacation?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Tom Brady and family go to BU graduation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski cancels Las Vegas trip

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Joel Edgerton joining Barry Levinson’s Bulger film

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


House Party for Boys & Girls Clubs in Chestnut Hill

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