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After Medical Examiner’s Grisly Testimony, Prosecution Rests In Tsarnaev Trial

One of the bomb blasts caused massive injuries to 8-year-old Martin Richard’s abdomen and nearly tore off his left arm. As jury members viewed autopsy photos, one of them covered her face and several wept.

The Liberal Lion’s Legacy: The Kennedy Institute Opens In Dorchester

Kennedy was one of the longest serving senators in U.S. history, and the institute named for him on Columbia Point is as much of a learning lab as it is a museum.

Composer Philip Glass On How His ‘Way Of Hearing’ Transformed

Glass is the master of minimalism, though he doesn’t actually like the term. He prefers describing himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures.”

Friday, March 27, 2015

Week In Review: Tsarnaev, Inequality, Boston 2024, O’Brien Fallout

Our panel talks about the Tsarnaev trial, the probation department hiring scandal, Boston 2024, and income inequality.

Report: Climate Change Driving Native Plants Out Of New England

One of the report’s most dramatic findings: 22 percent of all native plant species in the region are either extinct, rare or disappearing.

'My Mom Can Bench Press Your Mom' — Female Power Lifters Celebrated In Photo Exhibition

Feminine strength comes in many forms. The physical kind is on display now in a photography exhibition at City Hall featuring female power lifters in honor of Women’s History Month.

Inside Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Students Try To Make Senate Work

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open Tuesday, and includes an interactive exhibit where visitors will play the role of senators and try to create and pass legislation, such as a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In Tsarnaev Trial, Jurors Hear From FBI Bomb Reconstruction Expert

Edward Knapp, a supervisory special agent with the FBI, has spent much of the day testifying about how the bombs were made and the destruction they left in their wake.

Dorchester Native Dances With Alvin Ailey Company In Boston For The Last Time

Douthit-Boyd is just 30 years old. He’s been with Alvin Ailey for 11 years, but his love of dance started young. His artistically-inclined family enrolled him in dance classes at the age of 5, which Douthit-Boyd says was fun, but dance didn’t become a calling until he turned 13 and saw his first live performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Addiction Expert: We Know Too Little About Marijuana

Beacon Hill is buzzing with a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use — we talk to Dr. Kevin Hill about the real facts behind the drug.

Boston Considers Paid Maternity Leave

Efforts to pass federal legislation mandating that businesses provide paid leave have repeatedly stalled. So, the action on this issue has shifted to state and local legislatures.

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