Dismal jobless report alarms

Hiring slowed sharply in March, hundreds of thousands gave up job searches, and the percentage of Americans in the labor force fell to its lowest level since 1979.

Gridlock deepens on Mass. transportation bill

Legislative leaders signaled they won’t budge from their $500 million tax package, far shy of Governor Deval Patrick’s $1.9 billion proposal.

Paul Bernon and Sam Slater’s indie comedy “Drinking Buddies” was just picked up for distribution.

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Young Massachusetts film producers finding early success

Paul Bernon and Sam Slater’s indie comedy “Drinking Buddies,” starring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick, was just picked up for distribution.

Holly Von Seggern apologized Friday for workers who denied lunch to 25 students at Coelho Middle School.

Company fires some in Attleboro school lunch incident

Several employees who refused to provide lunch to students at a middle school were fired after an investigation.

Keer Deng, 19, was blinded by a slave master, who rubbed chili peppers in his eyes and hung him upside down from a tree.

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From torment in Sudan to a life of hope, promise

Keer Deng, who lives at the Perkins School for the Blind, was enslaved, brutalized, and blinded as a boy, but has found kindness and hope.

Tammie Lampes, 48, of Derry, said she thought New Hampshire would be open to a Scott Brown Senate candidacy.

N.H. voters OK with Brown, but perhaps not in Senate run

Voters and pundits said former Mass. Senator Scott Brown’s moderate brand of Republicanism would work well in New Hampshire — if he were considered a local.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Lawrence Harmon

No salvation for anyone on the wrong side of Menino

There is plenty of company in the Boston mayor’s boneyard: former political opponents, out-of-favor cops, recalcitrant developers, and Globe columnist Lawrence Harmon.

Does Boston need a CEO as mayor?

Boston’s first open race for mayor in a generation has yet to attract a candidate from the ranks of business.

Nation & World

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Plan B, the “morning after pill,” will be available to anyone.

Morning-after drug must be sold over counter to all, judge orders

Consumers may soon find Plan B emergency contraception on supermarket and drugstore shelves after a federal judge’s 59-page decision against the federal government.


Political Notebook

The president had called Kamala Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country.”

Obama apologizes to California AG

The president called Kamala Harris to apologize for calling her the “best-looking attorney general in the country.”


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