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Alexis Wright, 30, pleaded guilty to 20 counts. Prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of 10 months.

Zumba instructor pleads guilty to prostitution

Alexis Wright, accused of using her Maine fitness studio as a front for prostitution, pleaded guilty to 20 counts.

State releases draft rules on medical marijuana

Doctors and their patients could decide what conditions, other than debilitating ones, would qualify for treatment.

President Barack Obama spoke at a port in Miami March 29, 2013, promoting a plan to create construction and other jobs by attracting private investment in roads and other public works projects.

Obama calls for public, private spending to create jobs

President Obama tried to show that the economy remains a top priority in a Miami speech.

Apple seeks patents for button-less iPhone

Apple is seeking a patent for an iPhone display that wraps around the edges of the device, expanding the screen and eliminating all physical buttons.

With a new manager in John Farrell and a new, calmer vibe in the clubhouse, the Red Sox are starting a new era this year.

Christopher L. Gasper | Exclusive Sunday Preview

Let’s give these Red Sox a chance

Rarely have the Red Sox ever been more reviled than after last season. But this year’s team appears to be different, and might just surprise people.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Ideas

Unsolved mysteries of Boston

Globe/AP File Photos

After Whitey and the Gardner, what’s left? Meet the vanished socialite, the million-dollar postal heist, the Dover Demon — and more.

Boston’s potential mayoral candidates

Thomas M. Menino’s exit launched a possible free-for-all among politicos have for years said they would run for mayor only if he stepped out of the race.

Paul Cezanne’s “The Large Bathers” (1906), on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Art Review

At the MFA, looking at Gauguin next to Cezanne

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has lent the MFA Cezanne’s “The Large Bathers,” pictured, which now hangs beside Gauguin’s “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”

Dancers from the Peter Smith School of Irish Dance from New Jersey practiced at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.

Photo gallery

Globe photos of the week

Competitors at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston, a dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Science, and more of the week’s best images.


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Jackie Bradley Jr. seems poised to earn a spot on the Red Sox roster.

Red Sox still holding Jackie Bradley in limbo

While Daniel Nava and Mike Carp earned roster spots Friday, the Sox are holding back on Bradley, who still appears likely to make the team.

Nation & World

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WBUR reporter Robin Young hosts “Here & Now” in Bostony

WBUR’s ‘Here & Now’ to expand

The Boston-produced news program is expected to attract a wider national radio audience after “Talk of the Nation” ends production in June.


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Television Review

Kit Harrington as Jon Snow in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Fantasy gets real on ‘Game of Thrones’

Matthew Gilbert predicts that the brutal, political, intimate, and visually absorbing epic will continue to win loyalty from its audience in season 3.

Globe Insiders

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.