Broken City

Turning the political map into a partisan weapon

The Republican Party’s national effort to control redistricting has cemented its grip on the House but also intensified gridlock.

Officers rang the doorbell of the North Attleborough home of Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, then conducted a search.

Hernandez home subject of intense police search

As many as 20 law enforcement officers, police dogs, and a locksmith descended on the home of Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Japan.

MFA branch in Japan needs new vision

The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts has been plagued by financial problems and, increasingly, a missing sense of conviction about its purpose.

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Hong Kong says Snowden has left for ‘third country’

Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the US for revealing classified surveillance programs, has left Hong Kong, the government said this morning.

Coach Claude Julien and his players reacted to Chicago scoring an empty-net goal late in the third.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Must-win up next for Bruins in epic series

The Blackhawks will have a chance to win the Stanley Cup at TD Garden, but don’t count on it. This thing has to go seven.

Blackhawks 3, Bruins 1

// Bruins drop Game 5, down 3-2 in series

The Bruins need to beat the Blackhawks twice to claim the Stanley Cup, and they may have to do so without Patrice Bergeron.

Patrice Bergeron left in the second period and was taken to a hospital.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patrice Bergeron is irreplaceable for Bruins

The fact that the Bruins’ bellwether center was unable or not allowed to return to action in a critical Game 5 is foreboding.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Charamixes it up with Bryan Bickell, trying desperately to keep the ice in front of goalie Tuukka Rask clear of Blackhawks.

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Zdeno Chara has no answer for Blackhawks’ attack

The Blackhawks have played to their speed and that has caused the Bruins captain to be uncharacteristically flat-footed.



// Not talking of Newtown is cowardice

Gabriel Gomez has it backwards if he thinks the national debate about gun control should ignore the event that sparked it.


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Tigers 10, Red Sox 3

Allen Webster warmed up before the game.

Tigers rough up Allen Webster, Red Sox

The rookie pitcher gave up four runs in the first inning to the Tigers in a game the Red Sox would go on to lose, 10-3.