Obama dodges question on Nixon comparisons

“I’ll let you guys engage in those comparisons,” President Obama said in reference to the president who resigned in disgrace in 1974.

Dave Camp (center) questioned outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller during a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday.

House chairman slams ‘culture of cover-ups’ in D.C.

Republican Dave Camp said the IRS targeting of conservative groups seems to be part of a culture of political intimidation by the Obama administration.

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The Boston fire commissioner called his 13 deputy chiefs “dinosaurs” so he and others can dismantle the department.

Charlotte Golar Richie is a former state representative who works for YouthBuild USA, a nonprofit organization.

Big names coalesce around Charlotte Golar Richie

A small group of lawmakers and activists with ties to Mayor Thomas M. Menino is rallying around mayoral candidate Golar Richie.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Copy%20of%20EdMarkey_22.jpg Longevity is Markey’s calling card, Gomez’s weapon

Newcomer Gabriel Gomez argues that Edward Markey has been in office too long, and is out of touch.

Alvaro Galvis said he was drawn by his wife Martha’s raven-haired beauty and her down-to-earth warmth. The Nashua couple met in 1974.

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The Boston Marathon Wounded

Through pain, injured N.H. couple seeks joy

Despite injuries sustained at the Boston Marathon, Alvaro and Martha Galvis are concentrating on happier moments of their lives together.

Bruins 3, Rangers 2 | Christopher L. Gasper

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Game 1 showed us that this will likely be a very tight series, and the Bruins are going to need all the goal-scoring they can get.

Sunday Preview | Globe 100

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Refocused on handguns, the 161-year-old Springfield gun maker rose to the top spot of the 2013 Globe 100 rankings.

Nelsons arrives with a reputation, earned mostly in Europe, for a rare combination of youthful dynamism and artistic substance.

Critic’s notebook

Andris Nelsons brings promise to the BSO

The new musical director opens an exciting and hopeful new chapter at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


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Red Sox 4, Rays 3

Pedro Ciriaco, left,  and Daniel Nava celebrated after they scored with Dustin Pedroia on a three-run double by Will Middlebrooks in the ninth inning.

Red Sox rally past Rays in 9th inning

With two outs, Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run double to give the Sox a surprising come-from-behind win in Florida.


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s front-end crash test found that the 2014 Subaru Forester withstood the impact the best of the 13 vehicles assessed.

Only 2 of 13 small SUVs do well in crash tests

Subaru’s 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get the top ‘‘good’’ rating in the results released Thursday.