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Supreme Court grapples with gay marriage

On Wednesday, the court will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars married gay couples from receiving federal marriage benefits.

Jon Moorman and Mary Manouchehri bought this Jamaica Plain condo for 12 percent over the asking price.

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Scarcity of homes around Boston sparks bidding wars

The housing market in the Boston area is picking up, sending the sale price for some homes far above the asking price.

Police officers were on the scene on Waverly Street in Roxbury after a shooting.

Officer is caught in crossfire on Roxbury street

A police officer returned fire when he found himself in the middle of a shooting on a street in Roxbury this afternoon.

Boston College may discipline students for providing condoms

The students are distributing condoms out of their dorm rooms, a violation of Boston College’s mission as a Catholic and Jesuit institution, officials said.

Carmelo Anthony drove past Paul Pierce in the second half.

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Knicks hand Celtics fifth straight loss

With Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee out of the lineup, the Celtics couldn’t keep pace with the Knicks at TD Garden.

The mixed grill Barcelona dish.

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Outstanding tapas at Barcelona Wine Bar

Among the memorable things about this new eatery in Brookline is its inspired take on tapas, which are reasonably priced and number nearly 40.

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// All they’re cracked up to be

If it happens that you have too many eggs on hand, you’re in luck.

Red Sox Mike Napoli (left) and Daniel Nava each homered in his first major league at-bat, Nava belting a grand slam on the first pitch.

First at-bat memories linger for Red Sox

Some debuts (such as Mike Napoli’s and Daniel Nava’s) are more memorable than others. But that first appearance makes a mark for all.

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Dido, ‘Girl Who Got Away’

The great tragedy of Dido’s career just might be the infrequency with which she actually pursues it.

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Globe Talk | April 3

// A conversation with Jim Calhoun

Subscribers can attend an evening with Connecticut’s legendary former men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, moderated by Bob Ryan.