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Funeral Held For Massachusetts Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

April 21, 2015

A Mass was held for Cpl. John Dawson on Monday in Upton, and he was buried with full military honors in the Northbridge village of Whitinsville where he grew up. Dawson leaves his parents and a sister.

Fewer Spectators, But Lots Of Enthusiasm At Kenmore Square

April 21, 2015

At Kenmore Square on Marathon Monday, the line of spectators was only one person deep. But WBUR’s Fred Thys found lots of enthusiasm.

4 Friends Go The Extra Mile At Heartbreak Hill

April 21, 2015

Heartbreak Hill turned out to be a meeting place for people with some long-distance relationships.

Forecast: After Scattered Showers, Highs Reach 60s

April 21, 2015

There are still going to be showers in the forecast, but it’s more of a widely scattered thing rather than a steady rain.

Penalty Phase Of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Set To Begin

April 21, 2015

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be — life in prison or the death penalty.

A 123-Year-Old Women’s Club Keeps Tradition Alive Over Tea In Stockbridge

April 21, 2015
Tuesday Club members Alice Wilmont (left) and Karen Fulco (right) prepare tea and traditional tea sandwiches. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

A social networking group that began in 1892 is still meeting today, with its members still gathering face-to-face over formal tea.

With A Season Behind Him, How Did Andris Nelsons Do?

April 21, 2015
Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood last summer. (Hilary Scott)

Andris Nelsons’ conducting — however unorthodox — is organic, and his results have been unmistakably successful, writes Keith Powers.

With More Shorts At The IFFBoston Than Ever Before, Here’s The Top 7

April 21, 2015
"Wire Cutters" creates another planet from the ground up. (Courtesy Jack Anderson)

Short-format films may not be considered the “meat” of most film festivals, but for three years running IFFBoston has given short films increased screen time. This year’s 44 shorts marks an all-time high.

Speedy Ortiz On The Brink Of Stardom: A Look At How The Boston Band Got There

April 21, 2015
Speedy Ortiz (left to right): guitarist Devin McKnight, bassist Darl Ferm, lead singer and guitarist Sadie Dupuis, drummer Mike Falcone. (Shervin Lainez)

“It just kind of seems like everything is wide open at the moment and anything can happen,” drummer Mike Falcone says.

Blankets And Broth: Hypothermia The Main Medical Issue At 2015 Boston Marathon

April 20, 2015

Hundreds of runners on Monday fell victim to hypothermia, a condition where despite a runner’s hyper-exertion, their body temperature drops dangerously low.

Red Sox Get 5 Unearned Runs In 7-1 Rain-Shortened Win Over Orioles

April 20, 2015
Boston's Xander Bogaerts throws to first base on a ground out by Baltimore's Everth Cabrera during the second inning Monday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Justin Masterson benefited from five unearned runs in a soggy Patriots’ Day game shortened by rain to 6 1/2 innings.

What’s Next In Second Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial

April 20, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Daniel Medwed, professor at Northeastern University School of Law, lays out what we can expect to hear in the next phase of the trial against convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tens Of Thousands Cross The Finish Line In 119th Boston Marathon

April 20, 2015
Caroline Rotich, left, and Lelisa Desisa, right, cross the Boston Marathon finish line. (AP)

Despite gray skies and chilling rain, Boston is alive with Boston Marathon spirit this Patriot’s Day.

Rosenberg: State Should Help Keep Overdose Drug Affordable

April 20, 2015
In this 2012 file photo, a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is held up. Narcan is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Senate President Stan Rosenberg says Massachusetts should use its purchasing muscle to help ensure that a key drug used to reverse heroin overdoses remains affordable.

Prosecutor: Convict Offered Sale Of Art Stolen In Gardner Heist

April 20, 2015

A federal prosecutor says a Hartford crime figure told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two paintings stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and was willing to negotiate a sale of individual works for $500,000.

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