Lynch’s health care vote at issue in Senate campaign

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act remains one of the better known moments of his career.

A Japanese helmet in the form of a conch shell is one of the items on display.

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Higgins Armory Museum to close

The museum, the only one in the country devoted solely to arms and armor, will give its collection to the Worcester Art Museum.

Nathaniel Fujita was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Peter Lauriat. “I am Lauren Dunne Astley’s mother. But never again will I be called mom, or mommy or mother,” said Mary Dunne, below left, with Lauren’s father, Malcolm Astley.

Nathaniel Fujita found guilty in Wayland murder

Fujita, 20, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his former high school girlfriend, Lauren Astley, in 2011.

Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel grimmaced in pain after he injured his knee during a basketball game in February.

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Injury revives NBA age feud

Everett native Nerlens Noel’s injury at Kentucky rekindled a national debate about the NBA’s eligibility rule.

Thomas J. May

AG wants utility chief’s pay revealed

Martha Coakley called to eliminate the reporting technicality that allowed Northeast Utilities to withhold a full accounting of Thomas J. May’s pay in 2012.

Kevin Cullen

Bill Bratton is America’s most wanted

Bratton, a Dorchester boy made good, has led New York and LA police. Could a top US post or job in London be next?

The headstone of Mary Paine, who died Dec. 31, 1713, at 15 months old, was discovered by Roland McCandlish during a 1955 tour of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in the North End of Boston.

300-year-old headstone returned

The sailor who took the stone in 1955 sees his act as rescuing it from the North End toolshed where he found it.

Dan Shaughnessy

Maryland was the best to not make NCAAs

The 1974 Terrapins, ranked fourth with six NBA draft picks on the team, didn’t make the tournament.


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Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2

The scorching line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and Tyler Seguin punched in three of the Bruins’ four goals.

Bruins stop skid with win over Leafs

The scorching line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and Tyler Seguin punched in three of the Bruins’ four goals.

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John Brennan is a former CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia and has served as President Obama’s principal counterterrorism adviser for the past four years.

Senate confirms Brennan to CIA

The Senate, nudged off its axis by Senator Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster about threats from the nation’s drone policy, voted to confirm John Brennan as CIA director.


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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was expected to join Reebok’s announcement event on Friday in Washington.

Reebok plans $30m gift to aid youth fitness

Reebok International Ltd., the Canton athletic shoe and apparel maker, will donate $30 million over three years to a kids’ fittness nonprofit.


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BLO music director David Angus will be joined by Caroline Worra, John Tessier, Emily Hindrichs, and Sarah Coburn for performances in the upcoming season.

Boston Lyric Opera announces new season

The 2013-14 season will feature new productions of four operas: Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Bellini’s “I Puritani,” and Jack Beeson’s “Lizzie Borden.”

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Beginning in the 1930s, New England ski trails quickly expanded, and today skiing isn’t the quaint small business it once was.