GOP debate focuses on temperament of leadership

The stakes were exceedingly high Saturday because large numbers of voters are undecided or open to a last-minute switch.

Meredith Warren

// Debate leaves N.H. primary voters with tough choices

It only took about 30 minutes Saturday for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to squander their post-Iowa momentum.

// Jeb Bush enters the final days of his last stand

Without a major comeback, Bush will face increasing pressure to bow out of the race.

// Hillary Clinton works to shore up Southern ‘firewall’

Clinton is hoping votes in racially diverse states in the Deep South, like South Carolina, put an end to Bernie Sanders’ surge.

Yvonne Abraham

// Lying low in New Hampshire

It’s a lousy time to be an American Muslim, and it’s especially lousy in New Hampshire.

Nelsy Avendano of East Boston cradled her newborn son, Kevin Loaiza-Avendano, in her hospital room at Boston Medical Center last month.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Nurseries on the way out, replaced by ‘rooming-in’

Many postpartum specialists now believe that nurseries are not the best, or most natural, way to provide care.

Snow could hit Boston on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

There is a 40 percent chance of snow early Monday, and that might be just the beginning of a sloppy week.


// Giving a veteran a much-deserved sendoff

No one claimed George Whalen’s body at the city morgue, but that doesn’t mean there was no one there to say farewell.

In this undated photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his top military leaders.


Opinion | Theodore Postol

What N. Korea’s rocket launch means — and what it doesn’t

Get ready for the threat inflation, saber rattling, and overreacting to a provocative action.


// Luke Kuechly could be BC’s best-ever pro

Move over, Doug Flutie, the fourth-year Panthers linebacker is on a collision course with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

// Brett Favre highlights new Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Other inductees in the eight-man group include former coach Tony Dungy and receiver Marvin Harrison.

Starts & Stops

// Groups lining up against MBTA fare increases

The Pioneer Institute, the NAACP, and Transportation for Massachusetts are among those opposing the T’s plan.

For 29 years, Dolores L. Mitchell has led the Group Insurance Commission, or GIC, an obscure but critical state agency that manages health and other benefits for more than 430,000 public employees, retirees, and their families, spending more than $2 billion a year.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Mass. health care reform pioneer Dolores Mitchell retires

After 29 years leading the state’s Group Insurance Commission, 86-year-old Mitchell is stepping down.

// Bernie Sanders appears on ‘Saturday Night Live’

It finally happened: Larry David and Bernie Sanders, together, on the hit show.

// Former state education chief leaves Saugus schools post

Interim superintendent Matthew Malone and the school committee cited a difference of vision in their announcement.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// What is a N.H. independent voter to do?

Four days from the primary, there is no obvious path for them to take and no obvious candidate for them to back.

The Big Picture

Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

Primary push in New Hampshire

All across New Hampshire, crowds are gathering to hear and see the Democratic and Republican candidates for president before Tuesday’s primary.


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// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.


Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// Racing to build mobile audiences in developing nations

Facebook, Google, and Boston-based Jana pursue strategies to connect consumers in emerging economies to mobile Internet — and advertisers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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



// Pope Francis meets Iranian leader to discuss Middle East

The meeting marked the first time ranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited the West since a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran last year.

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Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.