Clinton, Sanders spar on scope of plans

In sharp exchanges late in the debate, the candidates revealed how pivotal the politics of race have become in the Democratic nominating contest.

Opinion | Eric Fehrnstrom

// Why Elizabeth Warren can’t endorse Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street is too cozy, especially as the beneficiary of outsized speaking fees from big banks.

// With flurry of data, this app is a snow day predictor

The calculator considers weather predictions, number of school days already used up, and media hype about a storm.

Emily Blistein’s Love Is Mightier project is designed to promote artists who create images for postcards aimed to spread anti-violence messages.

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Anti-violence message sent through postcards

Emily Blistein is trying to tackle the epidemic of gun violence in America through postcards.

// Need some puppy love? App allows users to borrow dogs

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

// For the first time, the universe is heard

A team from MIT spearheaded the landmark discovery, which marked the first time scientists had detected gravitational waves.


// 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.

// Julia Marino wins women’s World Cup at Fenway

Marino, 18, of Westport, Conn., was the Big Air star with 169.25 points.

Greater Boston prepares for weekend’s Arctic weather

The cold has arrived and it won’t be leaving until Sunday at the earliest, the National Weather Service said.

// Harvard Business Review successfully adapts to the digital age

The publication has seen a trend-defying 21 percent surge in paid circulation from 2010 to 2015.

// Parents sue nanny for wrongful death

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

Shirley Leung

// Suffolk overhaul must follow McKenna’s sacrifice

Did the apocalypse just hit Suffolk University?

Clockwise from top left: Adele, Lady Gaga, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, B.B King, David Bowie, Chris Stapleton.

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Grammys attempt to balance classic and contemporary

The spirit of legends past will converge with the stars of today at the Grammys. Can the show find balance between salute and celebration?

US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich.

Diplomats reach deal on humane aid, truce in Syria

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

// Drug kingpin seeks early release from prison

Darryl Whiting, a once-feared drug dealer, choked back tears as he pleaded with a federal judge for mercy.

Adrian Walker

// Throw the book at Darryl ‘God’ Whiting

The potential release of Whiting worries a lot of people who remember his reign of terror.

// A saxophonist’s memorial album could win two Grammys

Jimmy Greene dedicated his album, Beautiful Life, to the memory of his daughter, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// 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

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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



// 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'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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



// 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

// 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.