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Susan Rice to be named national security adviser

Rice will replace Tom Donilon, who is resigning, and former Obama aide Samantha Power will take over for Rice as the US ambassador to the UN.

Seated in the back seat of a Plymouth County Sherriff’s Department SUV, James “Whitey” Bulger arrived at the Moakley Courthouse Wednesday morning.

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The trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Bulger jury selection process enters second day

A third, and perhaps final, batch of 225 jurors were brought into court for the jury selection process in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

// Academy head’s false credential draws scrutiny

Federal investigators will examine whether Leslie Berlowitz violated any laws by inflating her credentials in grant filings.

Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer of Suffolk Downs, unveiled the proposed casino and hotel project on March 27.


Boston, Suffolk Downs at odds on casino payments

The two sides remain “miles apart” on how much money a casino at the East Boston track should pay to the city.


Washington booms – thanks to other people’s money

Despite a cut in federal spending due to the sequester, the Washington region remains flush with money.

Gabriel Gomez’s misstep in calling Rep. Edward Markey (left) “pond scum’’ underscored his inexperience on the campaign trail.

US Senate debate | 7 p.m., WBZ

Missions clear for Gomez, Markey in debate tonight

The debate presents an opportunity for Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey to rewrite some of the story lines of the race.

// MLB may suspend Alex Rodriguez, other players, report says

The league intends to suspend about 20 players connected to a clinic that sold performance enhancing drugs.

Manny Ramirez, who has some of his father’s famous fun side, is expected to be chosen in this week’s MLB draft.

Manny Ramirez Jr. ready for MLB draft call

The son of the ex-Red Sox star, who scouts say is humble but has some of his father’s flair, is expected to be selected in the middle rounds of the draft.

Special Reports

Special report

Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.