Weekend fires displace 48 residents

Fires in Cambridge, Lowell, and the Jamaica Plain section of Boston have displaced a total of 48 residents from their homes.

Watergate figure Charles Colson dies at 80

Mr. Colson, the special counsel to President Nixon who went to prison for his role in Watergate and later became a Christian evangelical helping inmates, has died.

BU identifies slain 24-year-old as Indian student

Boston University identified the man shot to death early Thursday in Allston as mathematical finance student Kanagala Seshadri Rao.

UN authorizes 300 observers in Syria

The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers in Syria from 30 to 300.

Yankees 15, Red Sox 9

Yankees hand Red Sox their fifth straight loss

The Yankees erased a nine-run deficit with back-to-back seven-run innings to beat the Red Sox.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulapo Kuti in the musical “Fela!” in a 2009 performance in New York.

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Bill T. Jones on making ‘Fela!’

The unconventional Broadway bio-musical is about the Nigerian musical superstar and political outlaw Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Copley’s “Paul Revere” (1768) has become an icon of Revolutionary-era America.


John Singleton Copley: Portrait of the artist as an Englishman

We’ve adopted him as the first great American painter. He wouldn’t have seen it that way.

Robert Battle (center) rehearses his work “Takademe” with Linda Celeste Sims and Yannick Lebrun.

Robert Battle looks within to lead Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

When the company makes its 42d Celebrity Series of Boston appearance, Battle will have been at the helm for almost 10 months.

“The style is what holds everything together with my work,’’ says Alex Katz, here checking the sequencing of pieces for a show at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Alex Katz, prince of prints

At 84, Katz brings his trademark style and pastoral vision to the major MFA show.


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Scott Brown says he may release six years of tax returns. Elizabeth Warren said she will release 2010 and 2011 returns.

Brown closer to release of tax returns

US Senator Scott Brown inched closer to fulfilling the Globe request, telling radio host Jim Braude, “Yeah, actually, we’re taking that under consideration.’’


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Political Notebook

President Obama wants Congress to extend a law that cut interest rates on a federal loan program for low- and middle-income undergraduates.

Obama wooing young voters with student loan focus

President Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education as he previews an argument he will make on campuses in states crucial to his reelection.

Nation & World

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Egyptian generals urged to give up power

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square to demand that generals relinquish the power they took after former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted.