Doctor barred for ‘spiritual diagnosis’

A psychiatrist at Boston Children’s Hospital became convinced his 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits.”

Boston merchants hope bombing not labeled terrorism

The Marathon bombings are presenting the first major test of an insurance law passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to regulate coverage.

Jon Lester, who improved to 5-0, shows his excitement in polishing off his one-hit shutout with his fifth strikeout.

red sox 5, blue jays 0

Jon Lester, nearly perfect, dazzles Jays

Lester was a pitch away from perfection for the Red Sox in a 5-0 victory Friday night.

David Krejci and Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson fight for position in front of the Toronto net in the first.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bruins take the hard road again

We should know by now that the Bruins never, ever do it the easy way. They rarely get the job done in five games. It’s usually seven.

Virginia woman’s help led to burial site for Tamerlan Tsarnaev

“I don’t see what good it does to stand outside and protest against a dead body.” said Martha Mullen. “It’s an exercise in hatred and bigotry.”

Protesters gathered outside the Worcester funeral home on Monday where the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was held.

derrick z. jackson

The decency to bury a body

We came to view the Marathon bombing as a unique event, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev as uniquely evil, which justified a sense of anger so vast that it was self-poisoning.

Artist, philosopher, and auto mechanic Mahmood Rezaei-Kamalabad set up shop near Fresh Pond in Cambridge.

Drivers find place for spiritual, philosophical growth

The Aladdin Auto Repair Gallery in Cambridge is as much a place to contemplate ­philosophy and faith as it is a garage and art gallery.

Endy Kenny has said the measure would clarify, not alter, Ireland’s strict abortion laws.

Cardinal O’Malley says he’ll boycott BC graduation

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will not attend because Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland, who supports narrow abortion rights, is speaking.


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Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1

Maple Leafs forward ClarkeMacArthur beat Johnny Boychuk, then goaltender Tuukka Rask to give Toronto a 2-0 lead early in the third period.

Bruins come up short in Game 5

The Bruins came close to tying it, but the Leafs scratched out a 2-1 win to send the series back to Toronto with the Bruins up, 3-2.

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State Department sought to change Libya talking points

Political considerations influenced the talking points that UN Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Benghazi, Libya, according to department e-mails.


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Stephen G. Whitley of New York ISO (at left) and Gordon van Welie of ISO New England (at right), with colleagues from the Northeast at Friday’s energy conference.

Changes urged for fueling power grid

The Northeast needs a more diverse mix of fuel to generate power, and more pipeline and transmission capacity to bring the energy here, officials said.


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Book Review

Ramona Ausubel pushes for  her characters to be more, feel more, experience more.

‘A Guide to Being Born’ by Ramona Ausubel

“A Guide to Being Born,” contains elements of fantasy juxtaposed against starkly realistic elements, and the fantastic casts the realistic into relief.