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Terror at the Marathon

FBI’s Boston leader brushes off talk of friction

Richard DesLauriers said his agency works “shoulder-to-shoulder” with local officers, despite recent suggestions of a breakdown in intelligence-sharing about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev’s burial appears legal

Authorities in the Virginia county where Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried said the interment seems to have been done properly.

// Cardinal O’Malley warns against moral relativism

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said in his message at Regis College’s commencement that the secular world has lost its understanding of the importance of life.

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

First Red Sox loss with Buchholz starting

The Red Sox had 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position and came up empty on all of them, undermining a two-run, eight-inning outing by Clay Buchholz.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Oceanfront homes in Plymouth with panoramic views of the Atlantic have been bought and sold at bargain prices in recent years. Erosion has been whittling properties for years.

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Globe South

Tide is high, but they’re holding on

Plymouth residents are battling Mother Nature to save what they have. And some believe they are winning — or at least holding their ground.

From left, clockwise: Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez, Zack Greinke, Chad Billingsley, and Cutis Granderson.

Sunday Baseball notes

Tale of two titans

The story of the two highest-payroll teams in baseball, the Yankees and Dodgers: similarly beset with injuries, but opposite in terms of results.

After nine seasons, NBC’s “The Office” is closing up shop on Thursday.

Critic’s Notebook

‘The Office’ thrived in awkward moments

Eulogies need to take stock of an entire life, not just the final days. The show was a rule-breaker of the first order, and foiled viewer expectations.

Shadows of Wellesley students waved alongside Boston Marathon runners.

Globe Magazine

Restart: The future of the Marathon

Marathon 2014 will be different. But if next year will be a corrective, what will the race look like in five years? And how will we tell the story of what happened?


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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.”

Nation & World

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Democrats to force committee votes on Obama’s nominees

President Obama’s latest round of Cabinet-level nominees is running into deep resistance, pitching Democrats and Republicans into another tense standoff.


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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.