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Human genes can’t be patented, high court rules

The Supreme Court’s decision could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries, but was seen as a major win for researchers and patients.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

On Bulger trial’s second day, focus on ’80s surveillance

A retired State Police detective who led the agency’s surveillance of “Whitey” Bulger at a garage near Boston Garden is resuming testimony today.

// Gomez seldom the deal maker

On the campaign trail, Gabriel Gomez downplays his career in private equity, and hand in layoffs and offshoring jobs.

Terry Carter embraced Felicia Meyer at the Pine Street Inn Job Training graduation ceremony, which was attended by family, friends, and alumni of the program.

Pine Street graduates march toward jobs

More than 100 people completed a training program for the homeless run by the Pine Street Inn.

Will Philip tuttle go back lobstering on his boat (background), “the Queen Tut”? “Oh, God, yes!” he said. “As soon as they get the boat up and running.

After boat capsizes, lobsterman, 90, swims to safety

Philip Tuttle shouldn’t have been out on his boat alone, but he is not one easily told what to do.

Tech Lab

How to keep data away from prying eyes

If you don’t want to be tracked online, there are apps for deleting cookies, hiding your network address, and ensuring that your messages are not intercepted.

Bruins coach Claude Julien was upset after his team was flagged for a too many men on the ice penalty.

Christopher L. Gasper

A great night, just not for the Bruins

For Bruins fans, the Game 1 loss stings. But it could be a sign that this will be a terrific series in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Blackhawks were all smiles after their winning goal in the third overtime.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins, Blackhawks provided a thriller

After more than five periods of crunching, white-knuckle hockey, the Blackhawks showed why they are favorites for the Stanley Cup.



// Gabriel Gomez’s identity problem

The Republican Senate candidate is a confusing blur of statements and positions that make it difficult to understand who he is and where he stands.


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Red Sox 2, Rays 1

Daniel Nava follows the flight of his two-run homer off Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer in the third inning of the Red Sox 2-1 win Wednesday.

Daniel Nava shines in Red Sox’ win

Nava blasted a two-run home run that turned into the difference as the Red Sox beat the Rays after a spot start from Alfredo Aceves.


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Eight are accused in hacking scheme

A cybercrime ring allegedly tried to steal at least $15 million by hacking into a dozen financial institutions and the US military’s payroll service.


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movie review

Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.”

A no-nonsense Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

With “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder has made a superhero blockbuster that carries the weight of its fraught times — at least until the last half hour.


Bargain Bin

Yards of fabric

Ami Albernaz’s weekly roundup of bargains includes Thomas Pink’s semi-annual sale.