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Harvard secretly searched emails

Administrators looked through accounts of 16 resident deans, looking for a media leak in the school’s cheating case.

Markey, Lynch address union members at forum

Rep. Stephen Lynch and Rep. Edward Markey, both vying for the open US Senate seat, struck similar chords this morning at a candidate forum in Dorchester.

Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille (20) celebrated with teammates after his goal gave Boston a 3-0 lead in the first period.

Bruins 3, Flyers 0

Bruins shut out Flyers

Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for a shutout as the Bruins won the first of three games against Philadelphia.

// 2d Plum Island home falls off foundation

A second home on Plum Island fell from its foundation early this morning after it was compromised during Friday's high tide.

Initiative organized to repeal Mass. casino law

The gambling opponents’ first step is to gather more than 70,000 signatures from registered voters by late November.

Boston Police recruits stretched out before their last workout at the Boston Police Academy before the June 2011 graduation.


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Boston’s police test

Urban departments should reflect the communities they serve, yet the current class of 57 recruits has only eight minority members.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Van Cliburn, who died Feb. 27 at age 78, is pictured as a 23-year-old performing at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.

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When a Texas pianist became ‘the American Sputnik’

During one heady week in April 1958, a combustible mix of music and politics ignited Van Cliburn’s career in a way that no pianist had ever been launched before. Or since.

Marc Schermerhorn of Seattle scaled a grass carp in class, with interpreter Zhang Nan Yu beside him. The class made the pork wontons served in cups of chicken broth.


Learning Sichuan style at the source

A two-week program for Chinese-cooking aficionados at one of the country’s premier cooking schools offers students the chance to learn the secrets of hot and spicy Sichuan food.


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“I am a songwriter first and foremost,’’ says Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank.

Versatile songwriter Holly Williams does her pedigree proud

Holly Williams comes from a dynasty in American music, starting with her grandfather, Hank Williams, but it’s last thing you think of when you hear her latest album.