10 candidates barred from Egypt race

Egypt’s election commission disqualified 10 presidential hopefuls Saturday, including key Islamists, from running in next month’s race.

People braved the rain Saturday outside Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

Midwest braces for dangerous storms

A tornado has touched down in Kansas, and hail and rain were pelting Nebraska this afternoon, forecasters said.

Delivery driver cited for Scott Brown car crash

The Dedham House of Pizza delivery driver failed to yield when making a left turn, the police report said.

Best Buy to close 2 stores in Massachusetts

The electronics retailer is closing its store on Newbury Street in Boston and one in Wareham, the company announced today.

the 116th boston marathon

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The Boston Athletic Association announced accommodations today for runners in response to the weather forecast for Monday.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


The Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital was designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

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Arts | Site Lines

MGH museum gets design right, inside and out

The new museum at Massachusetts General Hospital succeeds in grabbing your attention.

A hiker explores the summit of Mount Lafayette, the highest point on Franconia Ridge, in the Granite State.

travel | explore new england

10 New Hampshire trails for spring hiking

With increasing daylight and fewer crowds, spring can be ideal for visiting some of the state’s most popular trails.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Ideas | Q&A

The rise and fall of white bread

Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s new book “White Bread” examines the history of the “most fought-over food” in American history.


What’s foreign, what’s fun for a jogger turned tourist

Whether on a short trip to Manhattan or his first visit to Arizona, jogging is how the Globe’s Geoff Edgers plays tourist.


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Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed during a drug bust-turned-shootout on Thursday.

Michael Maloney recalled for kindness, love of his work

Maloney was eight days from retirement as police chief of Greenland, N.H., when he was killed on Thursday. The town remembers a leader who “lived and breathed the job.”


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Boston OK’s Seaport apartment complex

The 197-unit apartment building across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will add to a flood of new residences planned for the Seaport district.

Nation & World

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An image released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) showed smoke billowing Saturday in the city of Aleppo.

UN backs Syria observer mission, violence spikes

The UN Security Council approved the deployment of a first team of observers to shore up the fragile truce, even as fighting surged Saturday.

Boston Marathon

Marathon day temperatures are a hot topic

With forecasts predicting 80-plus-degree weather, Boston Marathon runners, race organizers, and medical personnel are preparing for worst-case scenarios.


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Jacoby Ellsbury collided with Reid Brignac at second base in the Sox home opener on Friday.

Jacoby Ellsbury may avoid shoulder surgery

The Red Sox officially placed Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list while they gather further information and determine the treatment plan.


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Television Review

From left: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet.

HBO’s ‘Girls’ brings grimaces, grins

“Girls” is an angsty, younger bizarro take on “Sex and the City,” as viewers tag along in the lives of four very different twentysomething friends.