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Virginia officials surprised to learn of suspect’s burial

Officials are looking into whether the law was followed in the process of burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s remains.

Woman who coordinated burial was upset by protests

When a Virginia woman heard about reports of protests outside a funeral home, she decided she could help end the controversy.

Cardinal O’Malley to boycott BC commencement

O’Malley said the boycott is in protest of Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s stance on abortion rights.

IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups

The IRS inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for reviews to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, istockphoto; Globe Staff photo illustration

Exclusive Sunday preview | Ideas

Bring back the United States of Pork

When we threw out earmarks, did we lose the key to breaking down Washington gridlock?

Opinion | Ann Blegen

A good college fit

What I didn’t realize two years ago is that the school you attend doesn’t matter — you will get out of college as much as you put into it.

Exclusive Saturday preview

// Overnight sensation: Goodbye BSO. Hello Pops!

Each year in early May, Boston’s Symphony Hall gets a fast makeover from classical concert venue to cafe-style Pops seating.

Anthony Hunt, 11, of Dorchester donned a mask as Babson College held a “Lemonade Day Young Entrepreneurs” to benefit the One Fund at Copley Square.

Photo gallery

Globe photos of the week

Children sold lemonade to support the One Fund, a Marathon bombing victim recovered in the hospital, golf season began, and more of the week’s best images.


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Tyler Seguin doesn’t have a point through four games.

Tyler Seguin cooling off

Seguin started the playoffs with a stick loaded for attack, but he, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron have not scored an even-strength goal.

Nation & World

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Spire permanently installed on WTC tower

A tall, heavy spire was fully installed atop One World Trade Center on Friday, bringing the New York City structure to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet.


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

Gomez stands ground on home

Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez defended a $281,500 tax deduction on his historic home and declined to release further information.


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Television review

Chris O’Dowd, as Tom Chadwick, shows an old family photo to his dad, played by Michael McKean, in “Family Tree.”

Christopher Guest’s ‘Family Tree’ is a sweet mockumentary

It’s really about time Guest made his way to series TV, and it’s a great thing that HBO, so respectful of artistic intention, is his home.