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Obama authorizes weapons to Syrian rebels, officials say

The White House disclosed earlier today the US has conclusive evidence that Syria’s government used chemical weapons in the civil war, which President Obama has called a “red line.”

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

// ‘Whitey’ Bulger investigator testifies about leaks

The retired State Police colonel testified at length about his frustration with leaks thwarting his agency’s investigations of James “Whitey” Bulger.

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.

Terence Nance and Namik Minter in a scene from Nance’s film, “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.”

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Movie Review

Beauty and love in all their complications

In “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” Terence Nance directs himself and his perhaps over-analyzed love for an elusive beauty.

Boston University’s Marsh Chapel Choir performed with the Rolling Stones for their classic

BU choir joins the Rolling Stones in unlikely pairing

Boston University’s Marsh Chapel Choir, which usually sings music like Bach, will appear with the Stones again Friday at TD Garden.

Bidding for the weed-bordered tandem parking spaces began at $42,000. They were claimed for $560,000.

Bidding puts new premium on Boston parking spaces

Bidding for the tandem parking spaces in the Back Bay began at $42,000. They were claimed for $560,000.


Playing Superman a super opportunity

“Man of Steel” producer Christopher Nolan’s ideal Superman, Henry Cavill, discussed his big role with the Globe.



// 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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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.