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Support slim in Mass. for scrutiny of data

Forty percent of residents oppose the government obtaining telephone records and electronic information of Americans, a new poll shows.

Bomb threats, hoaxes have public and police on edge

State Police are “running ragged” responding to bomb threats, hoax devices, and calls about an unattended backpack or suitcase since the Marathon attacks.

Children’s starts hand transplant program

Boston Children’s Hospital announced that it has started the world’s first hand transplant program for youngsters.

Roger Ahlfeld of Framingham conducted a job search from his tiny home office next to his daughter’s bedroom.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

For those long out of work, job prospects get worse

Roger Ahlfeld wakes up each morning at about 5:30 and before taking his first sip of coffee, he grabs his iPad to check his e-mail.

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Both Gabriel Gomez (left) and Edward Markey support a comprehensive reform of the federal tax code, but each candidate would approach that reform with a fundamentally different philosophy.

Gomez, Markey differ on economic remedies

From tax policy to raising the nation’s debt limit, Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey said they would take starkly different stances if elected on June 25.

The Nation

Dick Cheney defends national surveillance policies

The former vice president said Snowden had violated US law and might be a Chinese spy.

By John M. Broder

The former vice president called the NSA contract worker who disclosed the programs a criminal and a traitor.

Envoy selected for Guantanamo prison closure

President Obama has selected Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan to head the State Department’s renewed effort to shut the military prison.

Colorado crews douse hot spots to keep wildfires at bay

Macey Roth, 4, cheered on firefighters Sunday morning as they drove past a fire camp in Colorado Springs. Crews hope to have the wildfires fully under control by Thursday.

Firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history.

The World

Iran’s president-elect meets conservative elite

Supporters of Hasan Rowhani, a moderate, rallied at the shrine of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Sunday.

By Nasser Karimi

Western leaders watched for openings as moderate president-elect Hasan Rowhani began talks with Iran’s political establishment.

Pope blesses thousands of Harley riders

Harley-Davidson bikers with an image of Pope Francis rode in Rome near the Vatican. Motorcycle enthusiasts celebrated the 110th anniversary of the company in Rome.

Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders celebrating the manufacturer’s 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather.

Attacks kill 51 people in Iraq

A blistering string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq killed at least 51 and wounded dozens Sunday, spreading fear throughout the country.

Editorial & Opinion

Jennifer Graham

We need Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow kneeled after the Broncos defeated the Steelers in a wildcard playoff game on Jan. 8, 2012.

By Jennifer Graham

Kneeling is an act that’s not permitted in the state religion, the Church of Self-Esteem. And that’s why we need Tim Tebow — to remind us to be humble.


US security — too big not to fail

By James Carroll

The US security industry has grown huge, and technology has given easy access to secrets to too many people. Yet, some secrets are worth keeping.

Kent Greenfield

Why Justice Ginsburg should step down

Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed Roe vs. Wade on its 40th anniversary at The University of Chicago Law School in May.

By Kent Greenfield

The time is right for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire from the Supreme Court. Doing so now would allow President Obama to nominate a similarly liberal-minded jurist during an off-election year.


Overhaul urged at Madison Park high school

Madison Park has been plagued for years by lackluster state standardized test scores.

By James Vaznis

Parents, alumni, and community activists are galvanizing to stop what they call the “downward spiral” of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

Laments, shrugs for snub of July Fourth event

The Hatch Shell was empty on Sunday, but on July Fourth it will be packed with celebrants for a Boston Pops concert and fireworks.

By Alyssa A. Botelho

The “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” on the Charles River Esplanade will appear only locally, on WBZ-TV.

Lutheran leader hits highway to spread message

James Hazelwood stood next to his motorcycle after preaching Sunday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, an appearance that coincided with the annual motorcycle rally in Laconia, N.H.

By Jeremy C. Fox

Bishop and biker James Hazelwood is on a mission to personally visit all 184 Lutheran churches in New England.

Business ǀ Science

Big-data crunching hits the fast lane in Holyoke

By Naila Moreira

A new computing facility will make it faster and cheaper for Boston-area life sciences companies to investigate leads involving large amounts of data.

Lines fuzzier in US-Europe austerity debate

Police were patrolling the waters around the G8 summit venue in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Sunday.

By Jackie Calmes

After pressing Europe to adopt American-style stimulus measures, the US is now feeling the effect of its own cutbacks.

Innovation Economy

Got a song request? Text it on over

CustomMade’s CEO, Mike Salguero.

By Scott Kirsner

A new app from RequestNow, a start-up founded by two BU undergraduates, will allow you to text a song request to a DJ.


Thomas Penfield Jackson, 76; judge

Judge Jackson’s order that Microsoft should be broken up was overturned by a federal appeals court in 2001.

By Matt Schudel

Judge Jackson’s order that Microsoft should be broken up was overturned by a federal appeals court in 2001.

Henry Stone, 97; executive was fond of technology

Mr. Stone was a Dover selectman from 1957-1964.

By Michele Richinick

Mr. Stone, a longtime insurance executive, was a Dover selectman from 1957-1964.

Paul Soros, 87; ‘invisible Soros’ was shipping innovator

Mr. Soros’s company has dominated the port-building industry.

By Robert D. Hershey Jr.

Mr. Soros’s company has dominated the port-building industry.


Orioles 6, Red Sox 3

Orioles roll past Jon Lester and Red Sox

David Ortiz reacts to flying out in the eighth inning, ending the Sox DH’s 0-for-4 performance.

By Peter Abraham

The Orioles took three of four games in the series and improved to 5-2 against the first-place Red Sox this season.

Teams place big bets on older players

Celtics president Danny Ainge faces a big decision on whether to keep Paul Pierce in the fold. The aging veteran led the team in minutes played this year.

By Shira Springer

As more older players prove their worth, pro teams are taking more calculated risks when building rosters.

Christopher L. Gasper

Tuukka Rask just as good as Tim Thomas

Torey Krug congratulates Tuukka Rask following the Bruins’ win in Game 2.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Bruins goalie is matching the performance Thomas gave two years ago, when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.

G: Health


How to deal with the perils of summer

Harmful germs may be lurking in your local public pool.

By Kay Lazar

Bad bug bites. Sunburn. Dirty pools. Heatstroke. The hazy, lazy days of summer, eagerly anticipated by New Englanders, can harbor a dark side, too.

Television Review

A new take on Marilyn Monroe, in her own words

HBO’s “Love, Marilyn’’ tells Monroe’s story using writings by her discovered a few years ago.

By Matthew Gilbert

HBO’s new documentary “Love, Marilyn’’ tells Monroe’s story using writings by her discovered a few years ago.

Book Review

‘High Price’ by Carl Hart

Columbia University neuroscientist Carl Hart used and sold drugs as a youth in Miami. He weaves personal stories with research to debunk what he considers myths about addiction.

By Suzanne Koven

The Columbia neuroscientist weaves personal stories with research to debunk what he considers myths about addiction.

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