Defense team faces task of trying to humanize Tsarnaev

Janet Vogelsang delves into the troubled lives of heinous criminals to try to convince jurors not to impose the death penalty.

Sen.Ted Cruz spoke during the 2015 First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit.

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GOP attacks focus on foreign policy at N.H. summit

The field of 19 potential presidential candidates faulted Obama for strategies they said were feckless and detrimental to the American future.

Expo 76 plans called for floating platforms on boston Harbor built around a water plaza.

Dreams and doubts collided in plans for global ‘Expo’

The public argument over Expo 76 can be seen as the present written in the past, a nearly 50-year-old first draft of the debate over the 2024 Olympics.

Ex-worker sues software firm Jenzabar Inc. on bias charge

The defendants do not dispute firing her on religious grounds, but claim a religious exemption from antidiscrimination law.

Three-alarm Belmont fire damages commercial block

A three-alarm fire in Belmont damaged businesses at 297 Belmont St. on Saturday night, according to the fire department.

United Teen Equality Center outreach team Johnny Chheng and Jonathan Lunde greeted Angel Garcia (right) when he was released from the Middlesex House of Correction in North Billerica last winter.

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72 hours is a short time to change for a lifetime

The stakes are high, not only for offenders, but also for the state, which has seen its prison population triple since the 1980s.

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

Siobhan Daly will be running to benefit Zoo New England.

Charity runners are inspired by causes, families, each other

Siobhan Daly who started jogging only last May as she fought postpartum depression, will be running the Boston Marathon primarily for her children.

Stephen Michael Dodd.

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Alleged victim speaks out about abuse, roils Maine town

Emboldened by one man’s courage, several other men have emerged to allege that officer Stephen Dodd molested and raped them.

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

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.

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.

Using the LIFT app connected to the hotel TV, a woman works out with the help of a trainer observing her online.

LIFT

Now your trainer can go on vacation with you

The LIFT app is a new way to make sure you stay on your exercise regimen when you travel.

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In her new book, the founding artistic director of Lenox’s Shakespeare & Company argues that Shakespeare’s female characters matured as he did.

Could a new hobby help stave off dementia?

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

Boston University forward Jack Eichel smiles as he holds his trophy after winning the Hobey Baker Award, recognizing college hockey's top player, in Boston, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bruins pick 14th, Oilers are No. 1 in NHL Draft lottery

The Bruins will slot back into their No. 14 spot, the lowest among the teams in the lottery. But there is some hope.

The Celtics and Cavaliers split four games this season.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Celtics in playoffs is much more fun than lottery

The fact that the Celtics are matched up against the mighty, talent-laden Cavaliers only makes this series more enjoyable.

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.