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British agency had access to NSA data, report says

The UK government reportedly had access to American communications data since at least June 2010.

// Debate rages over monitoring of phone records

Mass. lawmakers are among the most vocal critics of the top-secret US order.

Up to 5 inches of rain expected in some parts of Mass.

Rain will become heavier throughout the day as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea enter the region.

US added 175,000 jobs in May

The unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent in April as more people began looking for work.

// Birds vs. cars in Duxbury — and for now, the birds win

The town has banned vehicles from parking on beach because a flock of endangered piping plovers is nesting there.

The Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Bulger alleges State Police protected Martorano

James “Whitey” Bulger accused the trooper who relentlessly pursued him of shielding John Martorano after the hit man became a cooperating witness against Bulger.

“The chronicling of what Whitey calls The Big Show will be confined to the written word, though Whitey wants to control who gets to write those words, which is why my colleague Shelley Murphy and I find ourselves on Whitey’s witness list and possible sequestration,” writes Kevin Cullen.

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‘Whitey’ Bulger is sublimely vindictive

“Whitey” just wants to keep colleague Shelley Murphy and me out of the courtroom because he doesn’t like us or the book we wrote about him.

Emily Breslow (left) and Alana Pradhan work at the Harvard iLab for a start-up called Bobo Analytics.

New grads drawn to new businesses

A growing number of technology graduates are eschewing corporate America for the unpredictable world of scrappy start-ups.

// Academy chief to take time off amid inquiry

An outside law firm will investigate reports that Leslie Berlowitz, the head of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, inflated her resume.


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Justo Garcia pleaded not guilty to charges including larceny and campaign violations.

Ally of Lawrence mayor arrested

An attendant at a city-owned garage is accused of illegally doing campaign work for Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua while on the job, among other charges.

Special Reports

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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.