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NSA leak may test US, China ties

China may have to make a decision on how to deal with the source of a leak on US surveillance programs who is hiding in Hong Kong.

Bulger’s lawyers ask for trial delay

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger want time to investigate allegations that police protected a key witness against Bulger.

Political analysis

// Paul Cellucci the state’s last bipartisan governor

The affection from Democrats since Cellucci’s death strikes at the unique role the former governor played in the state’s political history.

A vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man rolled over and caught fire, causing major traffic delays.

Fiery crash on Route 24 snarls morning commute

A 20-year-old man and his dog are safe after the car they were in rolled over and caught fire in Brockton.

From left, Rich Ranky, Mark Sivak, and Janos Stone developed Northeastern University’s Digital Media Commons at Snell Library.

Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

Northeastern’s 3-D printing lab is for all to use

The school is opening a 3-D printing lab this fall within its library to give all students access to this trendy manufacturing technology.

Colleen MacRamos, with Jack, 1, and Maggie, 5, said she and her husband can’t afford family health care insurance.

State targets gap in federal health law

Nearly 4 million people could be ineligible for federal subsidies because of a “glitch,” but Mass. officials are launching a new effort to close the gap.

Harold Addison grabbed the summit sign as Gerry Wright, his climbing companion that night, and savior Guy Gosselin approached.

50 years later, hikers meet man who saved their life

Guy Gosselin broke Mount Washington Observatory policy when he gave food and shelter to hikers Harold Addison and Gerry Wright in 1963.

Christopher L. Gasper

// Talent, not luck, put Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

If there are critics out there who claimed the team’s 2011 championship was a fluke, the Bruins are now repudiating them.



// No US military intervention in Syria

Casual talk of arming rebel groups ignores the dark history of mayhem that has followed precisely on that tactic in the past.

Special Reports


The trial of Whitey Bulger

Globe coverage of the notorious Boston gangster, who is facing a sweeping indictment that includes 19 murder charges.