Minority girls given fewer chances in school sports

A new report says heavily minority schools offer fewer than half as many spots on teams than heavily white schools.

The US government has agreed to provide aid only for the Jan. 26-28 blizzard. Gloucester,  like much of the state, was hit hard by the storm.

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Budgets socked by snow costs, agency finds

President Obama’s decision to make Mass. eligible for far less aid than state officials wanted will put pressure on local budgets.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Poll shows few favor death for Tsarnaev

Less than 20 percent of Mass. residents believe Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death, a Globe poll shows.

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The Supermax prison houses the worst of the worst. And Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon call it home.

Frantic phone calls and panicked online pleas to find Carol Pineda and Michael MacDonald have so far gone unanswered.

Missing Somerville couple found on Mt. Everest

Carol Pineda and Michael MacDonald, feared lost amid earthquake-triggered avalanches, were found safe on Sunday.

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Tens of thousands braced against the aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation.

US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy led a tour of the JFK Library for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) on Sunday.

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Japan’s prime minister visits Boston’s JFK museum

Shinzo Abe was also scheduled to have dinner with John Kerry at his Beacon Hill home and visit the site of the Marathon bombings.

Downtown Stoneham.

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location, location, location

What is it like to live in Stoneham?

The town is known for its zoo and green space, but some lament the possibility of more traffic amid a proposed development at Weiss Farm.

From left to right: Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

DeLeo, Rosenberg in step with Baker, but battle each other

Competing ideas on issues like how to fix the MBTA underscore an ideological split in the state’s political leadership.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/471245488.jpg Kevin Love says he thinks Kelly Olynyk hurt him intentionally

Love dislocated his shoulder early in the first quarter after getting tangled with Olynyk.

With 36.1 seconds remaining there was no quit in coach Brad Stevens as he huddled with his Celtics.


Despite loss, Celtics have winner in Brad Stevens

The most significant development this season was the emergence of Stevens as one of the league’s premier coaches and motivators.

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A severely burned boy finds hope in Boston

A severely burned boy. His devoted caregiver. Their extraordinary journey.

Daughters of St. Paul spread message, one tweet at a time

The #medianuns of Jamaica Plain partake in spiritual conversations through podcasts, blog posts, and Facebook updates.

Orioles right fielder Delmon Young (27) scores on a Steve Pearce (28) sacrifice fly in the second inning.

Orioles 18, Red Sox 7

Red Sox get rocked by Orioles in second straight loss

The Red Sox had a rough series finale against the Orioles Sunday, falling 18-7 at Camden Yards.


They do: The scholarly about-face on marriage

A mood of cautious agreement signals the possibility of a rare detente in one battlefront of the culture wars.

Three new Vermont restaurants worth drooling over

Get to Vermont soon to try out these new restaurants, in Brattleboro, Stowe, and Winooski.

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.


Susan E. Reed

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It’s a messy American tale of ancestors who owned slaves, others who died to free them, and a family’s Cherokee fable.

The Big Picture

 People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open air ceremony to commemorate their killing. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

The big picture

Remembering Armenia’s losses

People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period.