Taliban attack Afghan capital, 3 other cities

The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on at least seven sites across the Afghan capital on Sunday, targeting NATO headquarters, the parliament and diplomatic residences.

For the Jesuits, a long road to accountability

Even after the clergy abuse scandal exploded, the Catholic order failed repeatedly to rein in offending priests, and a current Boston College trustee admits he should have done more.

Five die in Okla. tornadoes, authorities say

Tornadoes reported across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday and early Sunday left five people dead, and more storms are expected.

Mitt Romney’s inner circle to abruptly expand

With the focus now on the general election, new players with national experience have begun joining the Romney campaign, potentially challenging the hierarchy of advisers.


Job hopes on the rise for college graduates

As the economy slowly improves, seniors and graduate students may have more reasons to be optimistic about job prospects this year.

Dan Shaughnessy

A good scrap, but a loss for the Bruins

Proving once again that seeding means little in hockey, the seventh-seeded Capitals are giving the Bruins fits thus far in this first-round series.

Sunday basketball notes

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At times rest has superseded victory during this compressed, 66-game NBA season, which has little practice time and demanding travel to adhere to the national television schedule.

Last year’s Boston Marathon mens winner Geoffrey Mutai broke the tape at the finish line.

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Mutai hoping for more Boston Marathon gold

Geoffrey Mutai may have to win another laurel wreath in Boston in Monday’s marathon to earn a place on Kenya’s team for this summer’s Olympics in London.

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For decades, Jim Hart has played Jonas Parker, a Minuteman at the Battle of Lexington who is fatally stabbed by a Redcoat. On Monday, he takes one for the team a final time.


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Police say Cullen Mutrie allegedly killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and wounded four other officers.

Suspect allegedly shot self, his friend

Cullen Mutrie, the 29-year-old alleged to have fatally shot Police Chief Michael Maloney last week, killed a woman in his apartment, then shot himself in the head.


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Lighting design creates the right feeling

Nancy Goldstein, principal of Light Positive, a Marblehead lighting design firm, has been in the lighting profession for more than 30 years.

Nation & World

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If it’s too hot, runners can defer to 2013 race

Amid growing concerns about high temperatures on race day, the Boston Athletic Association announced a deferment option for this year’s Boston Marathon.


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NHL Playoffs: Game 2 | Capitals 2, Bruins 1

Nicklas Backstrom (top) is mobbed by teammates after giving the Capitals the win in double overtime.

Capitals even series in double OT

After two overtime clashes, the latest a 2-1 Washington win Saturday in double overtime, it’s clear that this first-round series will be an all-defense, buttoned-down war of attrition.


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Paul Revere’s midnight ride — by day, in a car

In a quest to discover where the myths end and the truth begins, I set off to re-create the midnight ride of Paul Revere — albeit without the horse and not by moonlight.


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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.