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Syrian troops used chemical weapons on rebels, US says

The assessment that President Bashar Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons in the civil war will put more pressure on a divided Obama administration to respond.

Before getting injured in overtime, Nathan Horton (right) hugged David Krejci after the two of them assisted on Milan Lucic’s first-period goal.

Stanley Cup Final

Bruins coach says Nathan Horton is day-to-day

Jordan Caron would be the most likely candidate to enter the Boston lineup if Horton can’t play in Saturday’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

// ‘Whitey’ Bulger investigator grilled by defense

In his cross-examination of a retired State Police colonel, Bulger’s defense attorney sought to raise questions about the credibility of a key witness.

Tandem parking spots sell for $560,000

Two tandem parking spaces in a Back Bay alley sold for $560,000, making them among the most expensive parking spots in the city’s history.

June 12, 1977: Three generations of Kennedys dug small scoops of muddy soil during groundbreaking ceremonies for the John F. Kennedy Library construction at the University of Massachusetts Harbor Campus. From left, Caroline Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr., and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis did the ceremonial honors. Senator Kennedy marked the day by saying, “Here on this auspicious day, the voyage Jack began sails on in the library that will bear his name. In breaking ground today, we remember Jack. And in remembering Jack, we remember the best in our country and ourselves.”

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From the Archives

The John F. Kennedy Library

On June 12, 1977, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at Columbia Point for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Massachusetts State Police saluted as the casket of former governor Paul Cellucci was carried to the State House.

Paul Cellucci remembered at State House ceremony

The ceremony, held in the House chamber, was packed with Massachusetts politicians past and present.

Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm in “Mad Men.”

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For couples, shared TV shows turn to streaming infidelities

The latest relationship hurdle? When one member of a couple sneaks off to watch a favorite TV show — alone.

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.



// 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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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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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.