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Massive tornado devastates Okla.

Homes were destroyed from the large tornado that touched down down near Oklahoma City.

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The tornado leveled buildings in an Oklahoma City suburb, including an elementary school.

Marathon bombings

Prison officials ordered to provide records on Tsarnaev

A judge approved a request by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers for records related to his incarceration, including daily activity and suicide watch logs.

A truck struck and killed a bicyclist Sunday near Kenmore Square.

Officials find driver in death of visiting MIT scientist

The driver of the truck that allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist Sunday is cooperating with investigators, an official said.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, spoke to Boston College President William P. Leahy during commencement ceremonies at Alumni Stadium.

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Irish P.M. tells BC graduates to ‘be successful, be well’

Enda Kenny (right) delivered the commencement address at Boston College with almost 4,400 graduates and 20,000 other people in attendance.

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the media before a meeting with Brazilian foreign minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Monday.

Kerry challenges Congress to help ensure diplomats’ security

Secretary of State John Kerry said Congress must go beyond investigations and play a role in ensuring embassies have the resources they need.

Gabriel Gomez and John McCain

US Senate race

Gomez hits Markey on 9/11 vote in appearance with McCain

Appearing in Dorchester with Senator John McCain, Gabriel Gomez slammed his opponent for voting against a 2004 measure to honor the Sept. 11 victims.

Angelina Jolie is a person of extraordinary privilege.

Opinion | Jennifer Graham

Don’t praise Angelina Jolie

Let’s put the brakes on the canonization of Jolie, a person of extraordinary privilege who has exercised an option that’s not available to most women.