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On Day 1, defense declares Bulger a criminal operator

James “Whitey” Bulger with his lawyer, J.W. Carney (right)

After decades of myth making and endless accounts of his duplicity and brutality, James “Whitey” Bulger finally sat before judge and jury.

To many, Bulger trial is the biggest show in town

As the three sisters walked from the courtroom, where they had just watched the opening arguments in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, they were followed by a young woman, a law student, who walked briskly to catch up.

The Nation

Lawmakers miss briefings on intelligence

By Julia Edwards and Noah Bierman

Many lawmakers didn’t attend briefings, even as they have several times approved the NSA authority to mine information.

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Editorial & Opinion

elissa ely

Never far from vigilance

By Elissa Ely

Some worries may be baseless, but there’s every reason to be careful in our world.


No easy answers on increasing minimum wage

By Megan Woolhouse

Some economists say an increase in the minimum wage will benefit poor families and others say it forces employers to pare back hiring.

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In a shift for investors, interest rates are rising

By Nathaniel Popper and Peter Davis


Lawrence Durocher; mixed business guile, zany touch

 Mr. Durocher, with his family.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Durocher, 73, grew up in the Belmont area and was a college dropout who became a marketing and publishing expert.

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Blackhawks 4, Bruins 3 (3 OT)

Bruins lose Game 1 in triple OT

Tuukka Rask skates off as Chicago’s Andrew Shaw (second from left) celebrates after tipping home the game-winning goal in triple overtime.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins blew a 3-1 third-period lead and missed chances in the extra frames before Andrew Shaw delivered the winner 12:08 into the third OT.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins, Blackhawks provided a thriller

The Blackhawks were all smiles after their winning goal in the third overtime.

By Dan Shaughnessy

After more than five periods of crunching, white-knuckle hockey, the Blackhawks showed why they are favorites for the Stanley Cup.

Christopher L. Gasper

A great night, just not for the Bruins

Bruins coach Claude Julien was upset after his team was flagged for a too many men on the ice penalty.

By Christopher L. Gasper

For Bruins fans, the Game 1 loss stings. But it could be a sign that this will be a terrific series in the Stanley Cup Final.

G: Style

For couples, shared TV shows turn to streaming infidelities

Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm in “Mad Men.”

By Beth Teitell

The latest relationship hurdle? When one member of a couple sneaks off to watch a favorite TV show — alone.

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