Acrimony over arms for Syrian rebels

President Obama’s decision to supply arms to rebel forces in Syria has deeply divided members of Congress, including those from Massachusetts.

The trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Jury duty a hardship in long trials like Bulger’s

The pay for jury duty in federal cases like Bulger’s is $40 per day, and some legal analysts worry that it could endanger a defendant’s ability to get a fair trial.

Kevin Cullen

// Courtroom tales bring Whitey’s reign of fear into focus

On Friday Whitey Bulger smiled at Dickie O’Brien, a bookie he used to shake down. When the testimony was done, Whitey wasn’t smiling anymore.

Johnny Boychuk, left, may have all his teammates (including Tyler Seguin, center, and Zdeno Chara, right) beat when it comes to bushy whiskers.

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Playoff beard tradition in NHL continues to grow

Nearly every participant in the Stanley Cup Final has grown out his facial hair as part of one of hockey’s most celebrated rituals.

Hospital visit inspires Marathon amputee J.P. Norden

Depressed at one setback after another, Norden met people at the Walter Reed military hospital with similar injuries who had learned to thrive.


Inspiration and support

Boston Marathon bombing victim J.P. Norden visited military amputees for advice on resuming an active life.

The offices of One Fund Boston in the Prudential Center run on items given by firms and the labor of volunteers.

Volunteers, companies help Marathon bombing victims

The One Fund Boston undertook the daunting work of managing the victim’s relief effort and has raised $47.4 million.

Immigration agency ordered to name felons it has released

A judge sided with the Globe in a lawsuit seeking the names of criminals freed since 2008, a rare victory against one of the most secretive federal agencies.

After entering the lobby of the SuperLux theater in Chestnut Hill, patrons can make their way to theaters that offer plush reclining seats with footrests, drinks, and appetizers and entrees from Davio’s restaurant next door.

Chestnut Hill movie complex aims for upscale comfort

For $28, moviegoers can recline in plush seats with footrests, browse appetizers, entrees, and drinks from an iPad, and merely press a call button to order food.


lawrence harmon

// Boston firefighters’ airport hot point

Turf, politics, professional jealousies, old scores, and lots of other issues are at play over Massport’s decision to expand the mutual aid network to other fire departments.


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Orioles 2, Red Sox 0

Ryan Dempster pitched into the eighth inning, giving up two runs on five hits in his first career appearance at Camden Yards after 16 seasons in the majors.

Orioles blank Dempster, Red Sox

Ryan Dempster pitched into the eighth inning, giving up two runs. On most nights, that’s a win, but the Red Sox had only three hits.


A ceremony was held in Newtown on Friday, the sixth-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

6 months after Newtown, a push to fight on

Family members of those killed in Newtown joined with gun-control advocates to launch a new effort to pass legislation that would require background checks for gun buyers.


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