The real N.H. GOP summit is upstairs, behind closed doors

A good speech can give a candidate some temporary buzz, but winning the backing of a top state Republican proves more valuable in the long run.

Rockland shocked at death of student on trip in Greece

Jared Quirk, who died Friday while walking in Athens with his classmates, was remembered as “a good, sweet kid.”

Rupprecht family: Chris and Kate (both on right) and their children, Finley, 3, and Kai, 5 months, might move in with Chris’s parents, Rolf and Kathy, in Westford.

In hot market, sellers left with no place to go

Buyers are snapping up homes, but the low inventory is making it difficult for sellers to find their next house.

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The city’s luxury real estate market shows no signs of cooling.

Rescue workers searched the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps in March.

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Crash reveals industry’s failure to address pilot suicide

Andreas Lubitz’s troubled behavior in the period leading up to his final Germanwings flight raised no alarms at Lufthansa.

BOSTON

19-year-olds arrested in Roxbury after firearms found in car

An officer spotted a loaded long rifle on the floor in the back of the car after the vehicle was pulled over due to a broken tail light.

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Getting gamblers to the games with a minimum of traffic woes is a high-stakes undertaking for communities revamping their roads.

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Hardly anyone is, even though roughly 600 million chip-based credit cards will soon be sent to American customers.

Henry Richard ran down Boylston Street in the YES relay team. His brother Martin was killed in the marathon bombing.

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Henry Richard hits the finish line in youth race with all-star squad

For some, the annual race marked the last time they saw Richard’s brother, Martin, before he was killed in the bombings.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

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As part of a sociology class, Kevin Paul Dupont visited the prison where the former Patriots star is now located.

Shira Springer | Fair Play

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There is so much more to Sarah Attar’s smiling image on the Boston Marathon banners than just a happy runner.

Rita Jeptoo at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2014.

Jeptoo scandal angers and frustrates clean marathon competitors

Some female elites believe Jeptoo’s two-year suspension from competition doesn’t go far enough.

Peter Post | Etiquette at work

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/speith150-4111.jpg The importance of the viral Jordan Spieth thank-you note

As amazing as his Masters performance was, the story that keeps coming to the fore is about what a truly nice guy he is.

The Celtics and Cavaliers split four games this season.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Celtics in playoffs is much more fun than lottery

Let’s see how Brad Stevens’s hungry men can do against the most talented team in the NBA.

Bob Ryan

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With tanking talk behind us, the Celtics are a nice team and fun to root for, but they are still far from being great.

Could a new hobby help stave off dementia?

Research suggests midlife artistic and social activities can protect your brain from memory and thinking problems.

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The complex in Foxborough is complete with attractive hotel rates and live entertainment of all sorts for families.

Marathon trial podcast

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This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.

Opinion

Robert Kuttner

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The real intriguing question is why Obama invests so much political capital in promoting agreements like these.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Coachella 2015

Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.