Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Secretary of State John Kerry said diplomats have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a ‘‘nationwide cessation of hostilities.’’

A member of the Syrian government forces waved as he sat on the road leading to Gaziantep on the outskirts of the village of Kiffin on Thursday.

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The Internationalist

Does peace in Syria stand a chance?

Ending civil wars can be a long and messy process.

Shirley Leung

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Did the apocalypse just hit Suffolk University?

Sebastian Smee

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Degas-Two%20Dancers%20Entering-1473785.jpg The hard truths behind Misty Copeland’s Degas photos

Many view Degas’s ballet pictures as if the works were some sort of grand affirmation of their art. They’re really not.

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2746821RM_D013694013-5599623-8989-ki1G--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg We’re awaiting the call on Mike Carey

The ex-NFL official has gained a reputation — perhaps unfairly — for being Mr. Wrong, and may not be back on CBS.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/norton%20plant.jpg Alnylam buys Norton site for $200 million drug manufacturing plant

The facility may employ 220 workers within five years.

Latte, a 1-year-old Maltese Yorkie.

handout

Need some puppy love? App allows users to borrow, lend dogs

Bostonians appear smitten: There have been about 1,500 active users each month here since Bark’N’Borrow’s November launch.

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The couple allege in the lawsuit that Aisling Brady McCarthy is responsible for the death of their 1-year-old girl in 2013.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/12kanyewest1.jpg Kanye West mounts fashionable NYC party for ‘The Life of Pablo’

On Thursday afternoon, the hip-hop superstar unveiled his hotly anticipated new album during a fashion show at Madison Square Garden.

PBS, underway

Live video: Clinton, Sanders sound off on immigration, race

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are facing off in a debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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The debate was the first time Hillary Clinton has been on stage since Bernie Sanders beat her by 22 points in the N.H. primary.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/12082010_08railpic-7793301[1]-5364.jpg Former banker to be extradited to native Ireland

Drumm is facing 33 criminal charges in Ireland related to the 2009 collapse and government takeover of Anglo-Irish.

Japan stocks plunge after holiday as Yen soars amid global rout

Stocks plummeted in Tokyo, with the Topix index headed for its biggest weekly loss since 2008.

Lead declines in Boston-area water supply, but caution advised

The water in thousands of homes is still running through pipes that could be leaching lead into the water, officials said.

Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI

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Changes to the park should honor the former mayor, but not set the city back financially.

Boston-02/11/16 The finals of the mens and ladies FIS Snowboard World Cup 2016 at the Big Air event at Fenway Park. Jenna Blasman from Canada in her first jump as seen in a 7 frame in-camera muliple-exposre which shows her twisting from back to front. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

BIG AIR NOTEBOOK

Flying high at Fenway Park

Canada’s Jenna Blasman took to the skies in her first jump of the evening.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160211_WALKER_12coldpic_14622x.jpg Homeless shelters prepare for bitter weekend cold

The Pine Street Inn will expand capacity and outreach to bring the homeless indoors.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tripssquare-11204.jpg It’s South Carolina’s turn to sort out the GOP field

New Hampshire was supposed to pick a favorite of the establishment GOP field. They didn’t, and now it’s South Carolina’s turn.

The Big Picture

Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday 2016

Historians say Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of a pagan festival as a period of celebration before the penance of Lent.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

BetaBoston

Betaboston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/masschallenge.jpg MassChallenge program for entrepreneurs opening in Mexico City

The Boston-based accelerator program that gives office space and grants to emerging companies is opening its fifth location.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Crux

crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/06/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Peter-Saunders-C-717x450-1298-ksp--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/bath.jpg Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.