Mass. stalled antibullying guide under Romney

Former governor Mitt Romney’s administration blocked publication of a guide for public schools because officials objected to use of the terms “bisexual’’ and “transgender.’’

Theologians issued statements supporting Sister Margaret Farley.

Sanctions against nuns spark backlash

The denouncement of the sex ethics book, “Just Love,’’ was the latest crackdown by the Vatican on American nuns who have pushed the boundaries of Catholic doctrine.

Sister Mary Othelia operates a tractor at the Mount Asissi Convent in Illinois in 1942. The nuns did all of the planting and harvesting on the 100-acre farm.

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In singling out nuns, Catholic Church overlooks its history

When the Vatican called US nuns “radical,” it ignored the rich history of women in the church.

State Street latest to win tax break on the waterfront

Boston officials plan to give the financial giant $11.5 million in tax cuts to construct an office building on the South Boston Waterfront.

Former Celtics fan favorite Kendrick Perkins helped guide the Thunder past the Spurs in the Western Conference finals.

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Kendrick Perkins’s familiar scowl back in NBA Finals

The former Celtics fan favorite has brought defense, rebounding, and toughness to the Thunder, as well as championship experience.

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The real cost of higher education

The Globe’s Steven Syre examined the real average cost for new undergraduate students and discovered a surprising price leader.

“We’re not just missing the boat, we could be missing the bomb. . . . Detonating a nuclear bomb in the [US] is at the very top of Al Qaeda’s terrorist targets,” said Representative Edward Markey.

US to miss target for tighter port security

The Department of Homeland Security will miss an initial deadline of July 12 to comply with a sweeping federal law meant to thwart terrorist attacks arriving by sea.

Breakthrough buoys battery firm A123 Systems

The struggling Waltham firm is set to reveal a new technology that would allow batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles to work at extreme temperatures.

Patents Green Mountain Coffee holds on the single-serve K-Cups for Keurig machines will expire in the fall.

Another challenge for K-cup maker Green Mountain

Shares of Green Mountain have tumbled as investors worry about expiring patents on the K-Cup single-serving pod and other issues clouding the company’s future.

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Commerce secretary takes medical leave after crashes

The White House says John Bryson will take a medical leave as he undergoes tests after suffering a seizure in connection with two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area.


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Insights on being a father with Gregory Slayton

Slayton, a former Fulbright scholar to Asia and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, has just published a book called “Be a Better Dad Today!”

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Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

Shawn Harris of and Niraj Shah of Wayfair, who have been building businesses in the region for more than a decade, talk about running start-ups.