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Aaron Hernandez associate turns himself in

From left, Carlos Ortiz, Ernest Wallace, and Aaron Hernandez are being held in the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

Police say they now have all three suspects alleged to have had a role in the slaying of Dorchester’s Odin Lloyd.

Murder victim is recalled with affection, respect

The starkly different worlds of Grove Hall and Gillette Stadium — one troubled by gangs and poverty, the other studded with football celebrity — intersected when Dorchester landscaper Odin Lloyd and Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez became acquainted.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Ex-FBI supervisor insists Bulger was an informant

A disgraced former FBI supervisor told a US District Court jury today that he panicked in 1995 when federal prosecutors arrested Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, out of fear that the member of the Winter Hill Gang would expose the FBI agent’s own crimes.

One Fund to distribute nearly $61 million to victims

Nearly $61 million raised by the One Fund Boston will be distributed to 232 individuals and families starting Sunday, marking the end of a crash two-month campaign to raise money quickly to help victims of the Marathon bombings. The total — which far exceeded the expectations of the fund’s administrators — will allow them to write larger checks on average than the aid provided to the victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Those whose relatives’ died and those who suffered the most grievous injuries as a result of the terror in Boston will each receive nearly $2.2 million. The administrators of the fund, which was established shortly after the bombings by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Governor Deval Patrick, rejected 26 claims that were submitted earlier this month. One claim is still being reviewed, and any compensation for that person would come from money raised over the coming months.

Celeste Corcoran walked on her new prostheses with her daughter Sydney and physical therapist Alyson Jodoin.

Marathon victims take 1st steps down uncertain path

There are 16 people whose legs were blown off in the Boston Marathon bombings — Celeste Corcoran lost both. Sixteen people who have taken — or are likely to in the coming months — their first halting baby steps on prosthetic legs, leaning on walkers or parallel bars. It’s a long-anticipated moment that has produced surprising emotions. They have been hit hard by the finality of their injuries, and by the arduous work and enormous expense involved in getting back on their feet.

The “Fiddle Oak” pictures have brought Zev Hoover national media attention.

Teen’s images of ‘little folk’ make it big online

Zev Hoover, 14, creates fanciful images of miniature people, and his work has caught fire across the Internet.

The Nation

Student loan rate set to double

Representative John Tierney

By Tracy Jan

The interest rate on Stafford student loans is scheduled to double to 6.8 percent because Congress was unable to agree on a long-term fix.

Librarians to aid with federal health law

By Carla K. Johnson

The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Obama’s health care overhaul.

Simpler contraceptive rules issued

By Robert Pear

The Obama administration issued a final rule requiring many employers and insurance plans to provide free coverage of contraceptives for women.

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Pennsylvania girl has second lung transplant

By Kathy Matheson and Joann Loviglio

Testimony bolsters George Zimmerman story

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower

Heat wave across West may ground airliners

By Brian Skoloff and Chris Carlson

The World

Deadly violence ahead of protests in Egypt

Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi (left) chanted as a fire raged at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Alexandria. Supporters of the president (right) rallied in Cairo.

By Tony G. Gabriel

Violence flared up as supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi fought ahead of bigger protests planned for Sunday.

Syrian rebels take major checkpoint

By Sarah El Deeb

Rebels captured a major army post on Friday in the southern city of Daraa after nearly two weeks of intense fighting.

3 arrested in Vatican bank inquiry

By Alessandra Migliaccio, Chiara Vasarri and Flavia Rotondi

The corruption investigation is part of a wider probe into Vatican bank transactions.

Editorial & Opinion

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US is a segregated joint on marijuana

By Derrick Z. Jackson

In a report on marijuana possession arrest rates, the ACLU found that blacks were nearly four times more likely to be arrested than whites.


Brewer Plaza, reborn

Once known for petty crime and drugs, the now-popular Brewer Plaza was renovated and opened last summer.

By Renée Loth

The renovation of this key part of Boston’s urban fabric is a case study in what makes some public spaces work and others wither.


Summer crime threat shows need for new police tactics

When it comes to getting a point across to young and violent offenders, there is no substitute for police on their thresholds.

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Potential witness must be jailed until leaving US

Ibragim Todashev

By Maria Sacchetti

A potential witness in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Chechen man by an FBI agent has been ordered to leave the US no later than July 1.

Longtime Cambridge manager’s tenure ends

Sunday is Robert Healy’s last official day as Cambridge city manager.

By Brock Parker

“It’s been a pretty good end,” said Robert Healy, 69, who is leaving after 32 years on the job.

Medway hunts for time capsule buried in ’63

A dirt patch in front of the Medway Town Hall marks where officials thought a time capsule was buried.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The town is trying to find a container put in the ground 50 years ago, hoping to display the contents as part of a 300th anniversary celebration.


Former Army post Devens is fertile ground for jobs

By Megan Woolhouse

Since 2010, companies at Devens have added more than 400 jobs — the vast majority in high-paying manufacturing industries.

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees seek to change state tip law

Luis Cruz, Jevon Smith-Gomez, and Daniel Glynn waited on John DiCamandrea at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Saugus.

By Gail Waterhouse

Currently, the Mass. tip pooling law forbids anyone with “managerial responsibility” to share in pooling of tips by counter staff.

Facebook to remove ads from offensive pages

By Tanzina Vega

Facebook is trying to protect advertisers from appearing next to offensive material that was beyond their control.


Bernie Sigalove, 97; instrumental inspiration to Temple Israel

Mr. Sigalove and his wife moved to Centerville on Cape Cod in the 1980s.

By Lauren Dezenski

Mr. Sigalove used his business connections from his furniture store to help secure funding for the synagogue in Natick.

Curtis Tarr, 88; led draft lottery during Vietnam War

In 1972, Curtis Tarr spun a drum holding military assignments for men born in 1953.

By M.L. Johnson

Mr. Tarr was the former head of the Selective Service System who oversaw the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War.

Bob Gilka, 96; transformed National Geographic’s images

Robert E. Gilka (left) with photographer Winfield Parks Jr. and equipment before a shoot.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Gilka oversaw National Geographic photography for about two decades.


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Jonny Gomes helps Red Sox subdue Blue Jays

Jonny Gomes drove a single to left field with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

By Peter Abraham

Pinch hitting in the seventh, Gomes drove home the go-ahead run with a single to left as the Red Sox went on to win, 7-5.

Celtics might not be that bad next season

Many around the league believe Rajon Rondo and the Celtics won’t be nearly as bad as some might believe.

By Baxter Holmes

The talent of point guard Rajon Rondo and a weak Eastern Conference may prevent a complete collapse of the Celtics.

Patriots were ‘taken aback’ by murder charge

The Patriots have voided all of Aaron Hernandez’s remaining guaranteed money, which totals $5.91 million.

By Ben Volin

The Patriots decided late last week to cut Aaron Hernandez if he were to be arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd in any way.

G: Family

Granville Coggs’ rhythm of life

Dr. Granville Coggs during Harvard Medical School's 1953 class reunion held at Gordon Hall in Boston.

By James H. Burnett III

Sixty years after graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Granville Coggs, a former Tuskegee Airman, is still marching to his own beat.

From the Archives

The elevated Central Artery

Running elevated over the North End, the elevated Central Artery displaced residents, bisected neighborhoods, and gashed a barrier through the heart of downtown.

Dance Review

Climbing walls, shifting perspectives at Jacob’s Pillow

Circus artist Tobias Wegner uses video, illusion, and a piece of chalk to create a life for himself in “LEO” at Jacob’s Pillow.

By Janine Parker

Performed by the circus artist Tobias Wegner, “LEO” is a brilliant, funny, and sweet duet for one man and that man’s video-projected doppelgänger.