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Top IRS official was first told of targeting in 2012

The Internal Revenue Service says acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller was first informed in May 2012 that tea party groups were inappropriately targeted for scrutiny.

US obtained AP phone records in secret probe

The news cooperative’s top executive called it a ‘‘massive and unprecedented intrusion’’ into how news organizations gather the news.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy Philadelphia clinic.

Abortion doctor guilty in deaths of 3 babies

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy Philadelphia clinic.

New Mass. report suggests ‘foreclosure crisis is over’

The Warren Group, which tracks local real estate, said there was a sharp drop in foreclosure activity in March.

Bruins vs. Maple LEafs | Game 7, 7 p.m.

Maple Leafs’ Lupul says pressure is on the Bruins

Toronto winger Joffrey Lupul and several other members of the Maple Leafs looked relaxed and well-rested heading into tonight’s deciding game.

Leafs fans weren’t about to hide their excitement as they watched a pack of dejected Bruins file into the locker room.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

on hockey

Bruins back themselves into corner yet again

Nothing says desperate like uh-oh. And uh-oh is where the Bruins find themselves now in a winner-take-all Game 7 with the Maple Leafs.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel inherited a military culture in which woman are not accorded equal status.


Pentagon’s sexual assault conundrum

The only real solution will come with the complete integration of women into an armed services that has, for too long, treated them as second-class citizens.

interactive graphic and essay

Panorama: The Boston Marathon memorial

An interactive panorama of the impromptu memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings set up in Copley Square.

James Carroll

Thunderbirds of prey

Fears of a hollowed-out military always trumped fears of hollowed-out schools, inner cities, civic infrastructure, and moral value.


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Yeah Yeah Yeahs aim to please at House of Blues

More than a decade removed from the self-titled EP that announced their fierce arrival on New York’s indie-rock scene, the band played a sold-out House of Blues Sunday.