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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Josiah McElheny’s expanding universe

From Josiah McElheny’s curiosity about cosmology came “Island Universe’’ (2008), a collection of glass and chrome starburst-like sculptures that some critics consider his most ambitious work.


The ICA presents 21 works by an artist whose career appears to be expanding along with his vistas.

Cruise’s latest film is the new release “Rock of Ages.”

Critic’s Notebook

Tom Cruise continues his odd trajectory with ‘Rock of Ages’

Remember when we thought we knew who Tom Cruise was? Our mistake, writes Ty Burr.

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Vulgar speech can’t be banned, but it should be curbed

Middleborough’s solution is all wrong, but the problem it’s trying to address is no small matter.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Photo%201-565--90x90.jpg Syrians stream into Jordan fleeing violence

Two Northeastern journalism graduate students share stories of displaced Syrian refugees and what they have been through on their journey to Jordan.

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Red Sox hang on to defeat the Cubs

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to back a strong start by Jon Lester as Boston won the second game of its weekend series in Chicago.

A shelf containing books about gangsters and crime from the Santa Monica, Calif., apartment where James “Whitey” Bulger and girlfriend Catherine Greig hid before their arrest in June 2011.

Trove of evidence offers deeper look into Bulger case

A shelf in James “Whitey” Bulger’s apartment was full of books about gangsters and crime, something federal prosecutors say Bulger specialized in himself.

Victim count soars in Chelsea man’s alleged $1m fraud

The investigation is widening into Gary Martel, accused this week of stealing as much as $1 million from more than 40 investors.

SEC had quizzed Facebook on revenue, $1b deal

As Facebook’s IPO neared, regulators asked about mobile revenue, its $1 billion deal to buy Instagram, and the control CEO Mark Zuckerberg has over the company.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/146442576-452--90x90.jpg Deeply divided, Egyptians head to polls again

Voters entered the latest round of presidential elections in an atmosphere of suspicion, resignation, and worry.

UN observers in Syria suspend activities

The chief of UN observers said the bloodshed and violence is impeding their ability to carry out their mandate.


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Hostelling International’s $46 million facility on Stuart Street has a modern design and amenities not common to old-style hostels.

New hostel provides more affordable lodging in Hub

Hostelling International Boston’s spacious new $46 million facility on Stuart Street will charge $29-$59 a night for dorms and $89-$169 a night for private rooms.

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Suu Kyi credits Nobel with helping her through house arrest

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech Saturday in Norway, more than 20 years after winning the award.