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North Korea in ‘a state of war’

North Korea says it has entered “a state of war” with South Korea in the latest of a string of threats that have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Small forward Paul Pierce had a hand for his team's play as he headed to the bench with the game in hand late in the fourth quarter.

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Celtics 118, Hawks 107

Pierce, Green help Celtics vaporize Hawks

Behind contributions from all over, from their captain to a forward that joined the team midseason from China, the Celtics shot the lights out at TD Garden.

UNH 5, Denver 2

UNH hockey rallies for win in NCAA Northeast

Absent from last year’s NCAA Tournament, the University of New Hampshire rallied from a first-period deficit for a victory over the University of Denver.

Oct. 20, 1940: Mrs. Edwin Benson of Arlington purchased a glass of homemade cider from Marion Thurston of the Paine-Elm Farm roadside stand in Concord.

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From the archives

Pushcart vendors

While some vendors brave the winter, it seems the profusion of pushcarts sprout with the spring flowers.

Video | Spotlight preview

Driven to the Edge: A Globe Spotlight investigation

A nine-month investigation coming Sunday has found that the cab industry in Boston is a world of common payoffs and driver exploitation.

A scene from the national tour of “The Book of Mormon,” which begins a three-week run at the Boston Opera House on April 9.

Exclusive Saturday preview

‘Book of Mormon’ the hottest show in Boston

Competition for seats to the irreverent, Tony Award-winning show has made it the most expensive ticket since “The Lion King” revival in 2004.

(Providence, Rhode Island) A nearly 100 year old elm tree on the property of the John Brown House Museum seen Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island, has Dutch elm disease and will be cut down toward the end of January. (Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe)

G Cover | Exclusive Saturday preview

From mighty elm to salad bowl

A 108-year-old elm felled recently in Providence, planted in a Frederick Law Olmsted design, will be remade by local artists.


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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.

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Pope Francis attended the celebration of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday at the Colosseum in Rome.

Pope’s foot-washing ritual devastates traditionalists

Pope Francis’ decision to disregard church law and wash the feet of two girls is seen by some as a sign he has little or no interest in reviving pre-Vatican II traditions.


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

WBUR’s ‘Here & Now’ getting big boost

The program will expand to two hours and be broadcast nationally this summer in a first-of-its-kind partnership between a local station and NPR.


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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.