Four stories of escaping poverty in Boston

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Finding a way to move up and out was daunting, but acquiring skills helped make it work for these four people.

// Fans gather in Foxborough to support Tom Brady

Patriots fans waved signs, chanted, and wore number 12 jerseys at a rally for Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium.

This artist's rendering provided by Carson2gether shows the exterior of a newly revised plan for a proposed stadium that would house both the Chargers and the Raiders NFL football teams.


NFL teams battle it out for Los Angeles

The return of the NFL to LA — possibly as soon as the 2016 season — is a foregone conclusion.

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performing Saturday at Boston Calling.

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Pleasant surprises, a variety of styles at Saturday’s Boston Calling

My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Ben Harper, and Run the Jewels were among the highlights at Boston Calling on Saturday.

// UFC star Ronda Rousey is taking the world by storm

The undefeated champ is a charming, trash-talking MMA fighter, a sex symbol, actress, and author. Everyone wants a piece of her.

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Making sure Dad is OK

Our solution for keeping tabs on our widowed father has had unexpected benefits.

Clockwise from left:  Illustrations of Gerald Peary, writer/director; Bob Montana (framed), cartoonist; Shaun Clancy, coproducer/ researcher; Jane Murphy, prom date; and Betty Tokar Jankovich, onetime girlrfiend.

Searching for the inspiration behind Archie Comics’ Betty

A new documentary film called “Archie’s Betty” explores Archie Comics cartoonist Bob Montana’s past in Haverhill.

// John Nash, winner of Nobel prize in economics, dies in crash

Nash, a former MIT faculty member who was the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday in a crash in New Jersey with his wife.

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.

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New ‘cottage’ at Maine compound for Jeb Bush

The 3,000-square-foot vacation home could be a reminder of the complications facing Bush’s presumed presidential campaign.

Defense secretary Ash Carter spoke at the Pentagon on May 1.

Iraqi forces lack ‘will to fight,’ defense chief says

Defense secretary Ash Carter’s harsh assessment came after Islamic State forces captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

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// What’s next for Kendall Square?

The past five years have seen brand-name companies set up shop in the square, hiring thousands of people in the process.

High fees for public information not uncommon

A hearing is set on the state’s public records law, which some groups say does little to shed light on government bodies.

People in Dublin cheered Saturday as Ireland voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.

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A paradigm shift the Irish were more than ready for

Even while the Irish still go to Mass more than most Europeans, they are decidedly secular when it comes to their rights.

Warm temperatures, sunny skies expected

Temperatures that may get into the low 80s are forecast for the Boston area today and on Memorial Day.

// Heavy rain in Texas, Oklahoma prompts evacuations

A least one person died in flooding after 10 inches fell in 24 hours in parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.