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Boston Police not warned of bomb suspect, chief says

The revelation drew outrage from members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, who were holding the first congressional hearings on the bombings.

Suspect’s parents make peace with his burial

An activist who has been working with the family in Russia said Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s parents do not know where he was buried but they would visit when they came to the US.

Richard family expresses ‘guarded optimism’ for Jane, 7

The 7-year-old sister of fatal bombing victim Martin Richard has undergone her 11th surgery, which her family called an important milestone.

// Republicans boycott committee vote on EPA nominee

All eight GOP members of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee failed to show up at the meeting to consider the nomination of Gina McCarthy.

Ariel Castro is arraigned

Details of horrors suffered by kidnapped women emerge

The women were apparently bound by ropes and chains at times and suffered prolonged sexual and psychological abuse, officials said.

Ken Feinberg, administrator for One Fund Boston, conducted a town hall-style meeting for Marathon bombing victims at the Boston Public Library on Tuesday.



Tragedy’s cold calculations

In distributing money from One Fund Boston, speed competes with fairness.

Clément Métayer and Lola Créton star in “Something in the Air,” Olivier Assayas’s memory play about 1971 France.

Movie Review

An upbeat elegy for the ’60s in ‘Something in the Air’

A clear-eyed memory play from writer-director Olivier Assayas, “Something in the Air” is deceptively calm for a movie about the death of the ’60s.

Joel Edgerton (left, as Tom Buchanan), Isla Fisher (as Myrtle Wilson), and Jason Clarke (as George Wilson) in “The Great Gatsby.”

Movie Review

Baz Luhrmann’s eye­popping vision of ‘Gatsby’

Leonardo DiCaprio gives us the full Gatsby, and he’s magnificent, but the movie ends up romanticizing what F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the book de-romanticizing.

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists Richard T. Lee and Amy Wagers have identified a protein that in mice causes old, enlarged, weakened hearts to return to youthful size and function.

Researchers find protein that rejuvenates aging mouse hearts

A team of Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists discovered a protein that circulates in blood that can turn old hearts young.


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on hockey

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped all 11 shots from the Maple Leafs in overtime, including this point-blank bid from Nazem Kadri.

Maple Leafs making it extra difficult for Bruins

The Bruins led for only 44 seconds in the Game 4 win. Before they celebrate too much, they should recall the famous collapse to Philadelphia in 2010.


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Special Senate election

Gabriel Gomez’s house is in a Cohasset historic district.

Gomez took $281,500 home tax deduction

Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez claimed the deduction for pledging not to make changes to the facade of his 112-year-old Cohasset home, but local bylaws already prevented such alterations.


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Book Review

Helene Wecker’s debut novel blends historical fiction and fantasy.

‘The Golem and the Jinni’ by Helene Wecker

Wecker’s first novel is a blend of historical fiction and fantasy with a dash of sci-fi about faith and free will.