Opioid overdoses killed more than 1,000 in 2014

Figures released Tuesday provide the sharpest portrait yet of an epidemic that has devastated families across Mass.

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Authorities remained on edge against the possibility of another outbreak of looting and arson.

A building burned in Baltimore amid unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.

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What’s happening in Baltimore?

Allegations of police brutality have been a significant issue for the city, even before the death of Freddie Gray.

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Hundreds of volunteers are cleaning up the wreckage left in the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

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In the penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial, the defense continued its effort to blame Tamerlan for the bombings.

Supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday to demonstrate support for LGBT couples.

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Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments

Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote is seen as pivotal, joined conservative colleagues in asking skeptical questions.

Evan horowitz | Quick Study

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Should the court affirm same-sex marriage, it would complete the social transformation that began in Mass. in 2004.

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President Obama called the state visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a “celebration of the ties of friendship.”

Part 2 of 2

Leo’s Village

A severely burned boy from Africa and the community that took him in.

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The weekend quake killed nearly 4,400 people and left 1.4 million people in need of food assistance.

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The secretary of state has shown off Boston’s culinary scene to international dignitaries, including the prime minister of Japan.

JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joan_Vennochi_150px-1260.jpg It’s all about Hillary Clinton, not the country

Until she flips that equation, the former secretary of state can’t run the campaign she wants to run.

Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez runs toward first base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Peter Abraham | Beat writer’s notebook

Hanley Ramirez rejuvenated with Red Sox

How Ramirez reacts to a slump or the team struggling will be a true test of his attitude. But for now he is doing all the right things.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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What the playoffs did, however briefly, was potentially separate the keepers from those who are expendable.

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The NFL commissioner said Tuesday there is no specific timetable for the release of investigator Ted Wells’ report.

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Nominations for best musical went instead to “An American in Paris,’’ “Fun Home,’’ “Something Rotten!,’’ and “The Visit.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/150210_chazmaine_060a-1182.jpg Study links extreme weather to global warming

Such scorching days could become near-annual events by late this century even if emissions are brought under control, researchers said.

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

opinion

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The epidemic requires coordinated and comprehensive action, write US HHS Secretary Burwell, Governor Baker, and state HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders.

The Big Picture

Damaged buildings in Kathmandu.

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Thousands killed in Earthquake in Nepal

The death toll continues to rise after Saturday’s earthquake, and thousands of survivors are contending with the destruction.