Fateful WWII exercise recalled

New Bedford commemorated Exercise Tiger, a long-secret D-Day training mission that cost 749 American servicemen their lives.

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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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Antipsychotic drug use by US nursing homes

The Globe has compiled a database of every US nursing home, showing their use of antipsychotic drugs, registered-nurse staffing, and percentages of residents with behavioral problems.

Innovation Economy

What if? The question that powers Boston’s innovation economy

In academic labs, at start-ups and non-profits, and within corporate walls, teams of exceptionally smart people hunt for ways to render the impossible possible.

In this undated file photo, blind activist Chen Guangcheng sits in a village in China.

Obama aide mum on whether US is protecting activist

Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest in China last week and might be hiding in the US embassy in Beijing, according to reports.

Rajon Rondo (right) was ejected late in the fourth quarter after he bumped official Marc Davis upon being called for a technical foul.

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nba playoffs, round 1 | hawks 83, celtics 74

Celtics drop playoff opener

Trailing most of the game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Celtics got to within four in the final quarter when Rajon Rondo was ejected for bumping an official.

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100 ‘FENerable’ years on display at the Hall of Fame

A National Baseball Hall of Fame exhibition traces the history of the Boston ballpark through treasured memorabilia and intriguing objects.

Music is now a lifeline for ailing opera singer

Illness has derailed Quincy-born Barbara Quintiliani’s promising career, forcing her to miss months of performances. That’s why her upcoming gig is so important.

Ruth Simmons, the president of Brown University, is a guest on “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’’ At first, she was reluctant to participate in the genealogical journey.

Brown president Ruth Simmons traces ‘Roots’

It seems unlikely that the first black president of an Ivy League university and a woman with a PhD from Harvard and nearly 40 honorary doctorates would be clamoring for cameras.


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White sox 4, Red sox 1

Boston starter Josh Beckett lasted into the seventh, after giving up three runs in the first. That would be all the runs the White Sox would need behind the sharp pitching of Gavin Floyd.

Red Sox winning streak ends

The Red Sox had won six in a row, but White Sox starter Gavin Floyd took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Sunday to win the series finale.


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Stephen Perez Jr., 22, who was shot outside a Tremont Street nightclub early Sunday morning. Perez was a US Army sniper who had recently returned from Afghanistan.

Man killed in Theater District was soldier back from Afghanistan

Stephen Perez Jr., who was fatally shot outside a club on Tremont Street early Saturday, had just returned from duty in Afghanistan and planned to become a Revere police officer.


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On the Hot Seat

Big plans for a cheesy concept

Michael Inwald left business school at Yale a few years ago to launch Cheeseboy, the nation’s first quick-service grilled cheese chain.

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Egyptian protesters shouted slogans during a demonstartion against the interim military leadership outside the defense ministry in Cairo Sunday.

Egypt’s ruling military to reshuffle Cabinet

Egypt’s ruling military council promised Sunday to reshuffle the Cabinet, hours after the parliament suspended sessions to protest the panel’s failure to heed repeated calls for the government’s dismissal.


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Packing adrenaline, curiosity, folly in Guatemala

David Abel’s journey into the jungle began on the coast of the volcano-ringed Lake Atitlan and took him from the old colonial capital of Antigua to the capital of Guatemala City.