Demand for foreign work visas rises

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday that it has received about 42,000 requests for its standard H-1B visas since it began accepting applications April 2.

// Job outlook bright for 38 Studios staff

Dozens of game companies are lining up to hire castoffs from 38 Studios LLC, Curt Schilling’s failing video game maker.

Mass. GOP moves to invalidate caucus ballots

A month after Mitt Romney’s loyalists were trounced by Ron Paul supporters in the state caucuses, the Mass. Republican Party is trying to invalidate some ballots.

Plymouth divided over Pilgrim’s license renewal

Some Plymouth residents vowed to continue opposition to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station following the US decision to renew its license.

Arlington High students break bed in MFA exhibit

Two students have been suspended after causing a bed on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts to collapse by sitting and jumping on it.

Cary Holmes, a reference librarian at Morse Institute Library, found the World War II record of Alfred DeFlumeri.


Librarian uncovers Natick veteran’s true story

Cary Holmes, a reference librarian at Morse Institute Library, found the World War II record of Alfred DeFlumeri, who was executed after a failed covert US operation.

A wounded US paratrooper is helped through a blinding rainstorm in 1969 by medics during the 10-day battle for Hamburger Hill. The more than 1.6 million troops back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will join more than 20 million others from previous wars.

Opinion | Roland Merullo

The patriotism of sacrifice

This Memorial Day should serve to remind us that a just, wise, decent society asks sacrifice of everyone, not just the poor and brave.

 Major Marianne Miller, 42, of West Roxbury.

Honoring Massachusetts veterans who answered the call

An estimated 379,000 men and women in the state — those who fought and those who served during peacetime — are counted among the ranks of veterans.

Dan Shaughnessy

Celtics don’t have a chance against Heat

The party is over for the Morgan Freeman Five, the Duct Tape Five, or whatever you want to call the ancient warriors who patrol the court for the Boston Celtics.


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Harvard graduates, class of 2012, marched across Massachusetts Avenue Thursday.

Not easy for Harvard grads to say they went there

Although the pop culture image of Harvard people is that they are shamelessly throwing it around, most students and graduates say the reality is the opposite.

Nation & World

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In Boston, CrossFit trainer Christina Morris (second from left), helps Brian Bostwick (left) hold a cord for workout partner Kevin Cummings.

Extreme workouts gaining in popularity

While many cubicle-dwelling Americans struggle with weight and fitness problems, a distinct subset is diving into exercise that might seem extreme to outsiders.


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The HBO biopic focuses more on Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) than on Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen).

Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, nearly his match

The HBO biopic “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, is a love story, but it’s also a travelogue, as well as a smallscreen historical epic.