Mitt Romney mum on how to regulate big banks

If elected, Romney is pledging to repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, but he hasn’t said how he would regulate Wall Street institutions to prevent another financial crisis.

President Obama greeted and thanked US troops in Kabul on the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Obama lays out strategy for exiting Afghanistan

President Obama signed a deal with Afghan President Hamid Karzai outlining the withdrawal of US combat troops but affirming a continuing commitment to the country.

Second Brown committee lures financial sector funds

Senator Scott Brown has used a joint fund-raising committee to collect $2.9 million in political donations, nearly half of which came from the nation’s financial sector.

Jeff Jacoby

What Brown’s and Warren’s tax returns show

For Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, it appears that it’s easier to criticize other people’s standards than to faithfully adhere to their own.

Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

Restaurateur finds big success with small details

Boston restaurant impresario Ed Kane, Inc. Magazine’s fourth-fastest growing private business owner in the US, has become a case study for how to beat the odds.

Bob Ryan

Paul Pierce major force in leading Celtics

Big contributors abounded, but no one stood taller than the Celtics captain, who helped carry Boston with a 36-point, 14-rebound, 4-assist effort in their Game 2 win.

Greenway board looks to new sources for funding

The nonprofit that manages the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is seeking contributions from private sources because it is facing the possible end of state funding.

Brian McGrory

At Liberty Mutual, accounting to no one

Phantom stock and phony options still add up to nearly $200 million, all of which Ted Kelly took out of Liberty Mutual in his last four years as chief executive.

US says blind Chinese activist in medical facility

A blind Chinese legal activist who was at the center of a diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing left the US Embassy to receive medical care and be reunited with this family.


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Game 2: Celtics 87, Hawks 80

Paul Pierce had 36 points and 14 rebounds in Game 2 against the Hawks.

Celtics topple Hawks, even series

A combination of stifling defense and Paul Pierce’s ability to take over the game carried the Celtics to an 87-80 victory, evening the series at 1-1 with Game 3 Friday at TD Garden.


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Two bodies found behind Saugus school

The bodies of a 54-year-old Lynn woman and an elderly female relative were found behind an elementary school shortly after dawn Tuesday, unnerving residents.


Political Notebook

“I commend those who planned and conducted the bin Laden raid a year ago, and I applaud President Obama for approving the mission,’’ said Mitt Romney, an infrequent tweeter, said Romney on the social networking site.

Mitt Romney lauds President Obama on bin Laden

Romney began the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death by paying Twitter tribute to the president, then spent a chunk of the day bemoaning that the issue has become politicized.


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The Boston Globe headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard.

Globe’s paid circulation up for first time since 2004

Sunday circulation averaged 365,512 for the six month period that ended in March, up 2.5 percent for the same period a year ago, while average daily circulation rose 2.9 percent.

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