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Judge: Guidelines call for 7 to 9 years for Greig

A judge in the sentencing of “Whitey” Bulger’s girlfriend calculated what guidelines call for her to serve, although he has yet to rule on the final sentence.


Senate should accept justices with records on abortion

With a litmus test on abortion rights, the US Senate has ruled out many of the life experiences that have helped make previous Supreme Courts attentive to all aspects of a case.

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.’’

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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Opinion | Farah Stockman

In singling out nuns, Catholic Church overlooks history

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

Hillary Clinton urges women to build democracy locally

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton opened the State Department’s first Women in Public Service Institute at Wellesley College Monday.

Hanley Ramirez, the face of the Marlins franchise, went 0 for 4 and his average dropped to .254.

On Baseball

Beckett-Ramirez trade still reaping benefits

The Red Sox won a World Series. The Marlins got a franchise player and MVP candidate. It was the deal that helped build both teams.

Graduates walked through Harvard Yard.

Boston Capital

The real cost of higher education in Mass.

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


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Marlins 4, Red Sox 1

Though he lasted seven innings, Red Sox starter Josh Beckett couldn’t escape the one jam that really cost him, the Marlins’ three-run first inning.

Marlins keep Red Sox reeling

The Red Sox’ slump continued as they lost for the seventh time in eight games and the offense couldn’t bail out Josh Beckett.


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Roland Poirier, of Weston, Conn., who owns a summer house in Eastham, baited his fishing rod on a visit at Wellfleet Harbor with his daughter, Alison, 18, and their dog. They were excited about the bear’s presence.

Bear’s foray on Cape Cod finally ends

After spending weeks bumbling through backyards and cranberry bogs, a 3-year-old black bear’s recent visit to the more urban Provincetown has branded him a safety risk.


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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!”

Diversity Boston

Head to head

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.