The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it. By Maria Cramer


// What makes shows like ‘Mad Men’ so great?

What is the tie that binds “Mad Men,” “The Wire,” and others that puts them in a more rarefied group?

05/19/15: Boston, MA: The Red Sox Hanley Ramirez fouls off a bottom of the first inning pitch and loses his helmet in the process. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Texas Rangers in a regular season MLB game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Rangers (1)

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Hanley Ramirez says struggles not related to shoulder injury

Ramirez was tied for the major league lead in RBIs at the end of April, but has yet to drive in a run in May.

// Reality star Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations

The 27-year-old, a member of the family that stars on TLC’s ‘‘19 Kids and Counting,’’ also resigned from the Family Research Council.


Magazine | Perspective

What can’t grads afford because of student loans? Kids

Crushing debt is making a generation put off living their lives.

// Brady’s consumer appeal now on par with Bill O’Reilly

In the wake of Deflategate, Tom Brady’s appeal is now closer to an image-challenged lot headlined by Martha Stewart and Dane Cook.

// Headmaster’s car covered with notes of appreciation

Boston Arts Academy headmaster Anne Clark’s black Honda CRV disappeared under a sea of neon sticky notes.

Gas prices are the lowest in a decade heading into the holiday weekend and about $1 less than a year ago.

Lowest Memorial Day weekend gas prices in a decade

Gasoline prices have climbed in recent weeks, but are still about $1 less than a year ago.

// Speaking in R.I., Yellen says rate hike likely this year

The Federal Reserve chair expects the central bank to raise interest rates as the economy continues to improve.

Steinert Hall

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Silent for decades, underground theater set to be revived

Steinert Hall is one of the most intriguing secrets of the city. A new owner could restore it to its former glory.

// Hundreds decry desecration of Holocaust memorial

A memorial in Lynn was discovered desecrated with pieces of raw pork earlier this week.

// State Dept. releases Clinton e-mails in Benghazi probe

The documents cover e-mails between 2011 and 2012 related to the Benghazi facility and its security.

//[2].jpg US delegation to visit IOC in Switzerland for talks on Boston bid

Boston and US Olympic leaders will discuss the city’s struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games.

// Ex-convict accused in killings of wealthy D.C. family, housekeeper

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested about a week after he allegedly murdered the family and set their mansion on fire.

IndyCars competed in the Baltimore Grand Prix in 2011. A similar race is scheduled for the streets of the South Boston waterfront in 2016.

IndyCar street race coming to Seaport district in 2016

An 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street circuit will encircle the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

First dog flu case reported in Mass. after Midwest outbreak

The flu, which causes coughing, runny nose, decreased activity, and decreased appetite, is spread by dog-to-dog contact.

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// What happens next for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

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



// Curb presidential pensions

Every living former president is a multimillionaire, so why should taxpayers fund an allowance for any of them?

The Big Picture

Cities in the clouds

A selection of images of cities shrouded in weather that makes them appear to be living among the clouds.