Jose Oliver , the father of Jeremiah Oliver, looked at photos of his son during the funeral services in Fitchburg on May 3. “Lord forgive me,” he said, as he touched his son’s casket. “I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.”

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The short, unhappy life of Jeremiah Oliver, failed by all

He was a little boy lost, long before the state lost track of him, and then simply stopped looking. By Patricia Wen

Authorities identify Calif. gunman who killed 6

Officials said the man who appears in chilling YouTube videos is Elliot Rodger, 22, who allegedly went on a shooting rampage last night.

// Sharon congregants take comfort in their small-town ‘family’

Shocked by allegations surrounding a longtime rabbi, residents point to all the positives of their community.

Catcher David Ross (left) chats with Sox starter Jake Peavy in the fifth inning as the Rays finished erasing a five-run deficit. (Steve Nesius/AP)

RAYS 6, RED SOX 5 (15 inn.)

Red Sox extend losing streak to nine

The Red Sox finally scored some runs — and still lost again.

Susan K. Avery, the president and director of the Woods Hole institution, walked with Laurence P. Madin, its executive vice president and director of research.

Woods Hole allies with energy firms

The nonprofit is facing a severe budget crunch, but researchers remain confident the institution can retain its independence.

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// Pope begins pilgrimage with political edge in Jordan

The Globe’s John Allen also looks at the Vatican against the UN and an emerging reformer.

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New England getaways inspired by your Netflix queue

In the mood for a quick escape, but can’t decide where to go? Let your binge-watching habits be your guide.


// Celtics might be irrelevant for a while

It’s time to transform the team and do whatever it takes to acquire Kevin Love from Minnesota.



// Coyote Gulch, the supermodel of national treasures

The pinnacle of this adventure is the canyon’s bottom, where your world loses its horizons.


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Boston Ballet dancers rehearse the “Emeralds” portion of George Balanchine’s “Jewels” at the Boston Opera House Thursday.

Boston Ballet glitters in ‘Jewels’

The company is presenting George Balanchine’s triptych as the Boston climax of its 50th-anniversary season speaks to how far Boston Ballet has come in 50 years.