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Patrick signs $32.5 billion budget

Governor Deval Patrick vetoed $32.1 million in spending, including the Legislature’s efforts to keep open 45 beds at Taunton State Hospital.

Pro-Western official leading in Libya elections

A coalition led by a Western-educated political scientist appeared to to be beating Islamist parties in Libya’s first election in the post-Gadhafi era,

Ernest Borgnine is shown in front of his home in the mountains above Hollywood, Calif., in this 1969 photo.

Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

The beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous, roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar as a lovesick butcher in ‘‘Marty’’ in 1955, died Sunday.

State Rep. Carlos Henriquez arrested

The Dorchester state representative was arrested this morning on domestic assault charges after an altercation with a woman inside his vehicle in the South End, police said.

Carl Crawford drilled in the outfield before the second game of a doubleheader with the New York Yankees at Fenway Park Saturday.

Offseason surgery likely for Carl Crawford

His elbow will likely need offseason Tommy John surgery, but Crawford still wants to return to the lineup in the near future.


joanna weiss

‘The Newsroom’ and the news: There’s too much of both

How is it that people’s first instinct is to turn, not to a trusted media outlet, but to Google? The problem is that we have too much news.

Globe Magazine | Perspective | Ted Dobson

Losing Moira

His daughter was killed by a man who drove drunk and a system that did nothing to stop him.

Illustration by Gracia Lam

Globe Magazine | Connections

My newfound family

Adopted as a baby, a Somerville woman recently reunited with the five brothers and sisters she never knew.

US citizenship candidates wait at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles last month.

jeff jacoby

To resolve immigration debate, broaden it — and abolish antiquated quotas

The problem with America’s immigration system isn’t that too many people are breaking the rules. It’s that the rules themselves are irrational and counterproductive.


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Roger Federer rebounded from a first-set loss to Andy Murray to win his seventh Wimbledon title.

Federer wins seventh Wimbledon title

Roger Federer rebounded from a first-set loss against Andy Murray to win a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title and his 17th Grand Slam championship.


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Rodney Peterson, co-headmaster at one of Boston’s exam schools, was charged last year with assaulting his wife, Dee Griffin Peterson. He was sentenced to a year of probation.

After headmaster’s arrest, Johnson failed to act

Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson is facing fire for backing and not suspending one of her headmasters who was arrested and briefly jailed on a domestic assault charge.


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Joe Strummer of The Clash at the Palladium in New York City on March 30, 1980.

New rock films document Neil Young solo, Clash breakup

Rock ’n’ roll artists, as we all know, can take dramatically different paths. Two new rock movies open this week, illustrating just how strangely divergent these paths can be.


Book Review

‘Zoobiquity’ by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers

The book examines the physiological similarities between humans and animals — as well as some illuminating differences.