Obama defends commuting Manning sentence

President Obama said former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a “tough prison sentence” already.

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The former president is suffering from a respiratory problem, while his wife was admitted to the hospital after experiencing fatigue and coughing.

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Researchers said nearly 30 percent of all the cigarettes smoked in the state in 2014 were smuggled into the state, many from New Hampshire.

The Hilltop cactus sticks with new development

The old restaurant site’s developer said it plans to incorporate the iconic cactus sign in a new mixed-use development.

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Nigella Hillgarth’s abrupt decision represents a surprising turn for the aquarium at a time when it is negotiating over a proposed tower next door.

State says Cambridge hedge fund manager ran Ponzi scheme

Secretary of State William F. Galvin alleges that three funds and the man who started them improperly took in $15.3 million from 47 investors.

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Making immigration records public would be a historic step that would shine light on a deeply controversial system.

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AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

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Tom Brady: ‘We have to play our best game of the year’

The Patriots quarterback was all business as he addressed a number of topics at his media briefing.

The transition: Obama to Trump

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Senator Warren suggested the congressman in line to become the next health secretary used his position to help a company he'd bought stock in.

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“It surprises me that you don’t know this issue,” the Minnesota Democrat said.

Illinois state senator and then-Senate candidate Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention in 2004 as the keynote speaker.

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Renée Graham

A president who looked like me

President Obama spoke of hope, but hope is an ephemeral concept for African-Americans.

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The 14th’s president’s tenure started off with a death in the family, a sick vice president, and lousy weather.

MLB Hall of Fame Voting

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Five Globe sports writers vote in the election. See how they cast their ballots for the Class of 2017.

VIDEO

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/150612_bg_redsox_033A.jpg A Hall of Fame discussion with Globe baseball writers

Peter Abraham, Nick Cafardo, and Dan Shaughnessy talked about their ballots, the outlook for this year’s candidates, and more.

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Is the prime minister trying to have her cake and eat it, too?

Special reports

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Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Investigations

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

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One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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