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Hit man back on the stand

The defense is continuing its cross-examination of witness John Martorano, who has implicated “Whitey” Bulger in several murders.

Roger Wheeler had just climbed into this car outside a Tulsa country club when he was fatally shot by John Martorano.

Deal for Martorano’s testimony defended

John Martorano, who has admitted to killing 20 people, served only 12 years in prison.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looked on as PresidentObama waved to the crowd after giving a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

In Berlin, Obama renews call for nuclear reductions

Speaking at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, President Obama called for a reduction in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.

// Afghan president wants US out of Taliban peace talks

Hamid Karzai said he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the US steps out of the negotiations.

Investors seek answers in Fed statement on economy

Many investors hope the Federal Reserve today will settle confusion on when it plans to scale back its $85 billion-a-month in bond purchases.

Seeing rates edge up, Chris Donovan last week locked in a 30-year 4.75 percent fixed-rate loan on his South Boston investment property.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Mortgage rates edge up, spurring push to refinance

Signals that interest rates, long near rock bottom, are poised to rise are creating an urgency for homeowners and businesses.

A street-level view of a proposed 52-story residential tower at Copley Place.

Revised Copley tower plan unveiled

A developer wants to build 433 apartments and 109 condominiums in the $500 million, 52-story Copley Place skyscraper.

Police surrounded the North Attleborough home.

Police search home of Patriots’ Hernandez

State and local police descended on the North Attleborough home of Aaron Hernandez one day after a body was found in an industrial yard in town.


Two pandering poseurs at Senate debate

Candidates asking to be entrusted with senatorial authority ought to be willing to think and speak more seriously than Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey.



// Swan song angst

The Rolling Stones concerts at TD Garden last week elicited a feeling that an era that has defined early and middle adulthood for many people is coming to a close.


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Andrew Bailey regrouped as Kelly Johnson rounded the bases with the game-tying home run Tuesday.

Andrew Bailey’s failure dents Red Sox’ big night

Bailey blew a 1-0 lead for the Red Sox Tuesday, part of a troubling trend because nothing can tear down a team quicker than a closer who can’t close out games.