Dreams and doubts collided in plans for global ‘Expo’

Expo 76 plans called for floating platforms on boston Harbor built around a water plaza.

Jan Wampler

The public argument over Expo 76 can be seen as the present written in the past, a nearly 50-year-old first draft of the debate over the 2024 Olympics.

Rockland shocked at death of student on trip in Greece

Jared Quirk, who died Friday while walking in Athens with his classmates, was remembered as “a good, sweet kid.”

Nashua NH, Saturday, April 18, 2015: Carly Fiorina speaks during the 2015 First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit CREDIT: Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe

The real N.H. GOP summit is upstairs, behind closed doors

A good speech can give a candidate some temporary buzz, but winning the backing of a top state Republican proves more valuable in the long run.

Body-armored man with gun arrested at hospital helicopter pad

The man was taken into custody and officials said his motives are under investigation.

Tina Packer’s book “Women of Will” explores the evolution of Shakespeare’s female characters.

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Tina Packer on Shakespeare’s five ages of women

In her new book, the founding artistic director of Lenox’s Shakespeare & Company argues that Shakespeare’s female characters matured as he did.

Rupprecht family: Chris and Kate (both on right) and their children, Finley, 3, and Kai, 5 months, might move in with Chris’s parents, Rolf and Kathy, in Westford.

In hot market, sellers left with no place to go

Buyers are snapping up homes, but the low inventory is making it difficult for sellers to find their next house.

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

‘‘I wanted to be absolutely sure before I used deadly force,” said New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/15/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/1103oped_chipNpin.jpg Local merchants not ready for more secure ‘chip and PIN’ cards

Hardly anyone is, even though roughly 600 million chip-based credit cards will soon be sent to American customers.

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Getting gamblers to the games with a minimum of traffic woes is a high-stakes undertaking for communities revamping their roads.

United Teen Equality Center outreach team Johnny Chheng and Jonathan Lunde greeted Angel Garcia (right) when he was released from the Middlesex House of Correction in North Billerica last winter.

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72 hours is a short time to change for a lifetime

The stakes are high, not only for offenders, but also for the state, which has seen its prison population triple since the 1980s.

Henry Richard ran down Boylston Street in the YES relay team. His brother Martin was killed in the marathon bombing.

Henry Richard hits the finish line in youth race with all-star squad

For some, the annual race marked the last time they saw Richard’s brother, Martin, before he was killed in the bombings.


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As part of a sociology class, Kevin Paul Dupont visited the prison where the former Patriots star is now located.

Rita Jeptoo at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2014.

Jeptoo scandal angers and frustrates clean marathon competitors

Some female elites believe Jeptoo’s two-year suspension from competition doesn’t go far enough.

Peter Post | Etiquette at work

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/speith150-4111.jpg The importance of the viral Jordan Spieth thank-you note

As amazing as his Masters performance was, the story that keeps coming to the fore is about what a truly nice guy he is.

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed 11 hits in six innings as the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 4-1, on Saturday at Fenway Park.

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Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

Orioles get best of Clay Buchholz, Red Sox

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz kept the Orioles close, but the Red Sox offense couldn’t take advantage in a 4-1 loss to Baltimore on Saturday at Fenway Park.

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His sentencing was postponed Friday until May 18, when a defense psychologist will make a case for leniency rather than a possible 15-year prison term.

The Celtics and Cavaliers split four games this season.


Celtics in playoffs is much more fun than lottery

Let’s see how Brad Stevens’s hungry men can do against the most talented team in the NBA.

Could a new hobby help stave off dementia?

Research suggests midlife artistic and social activities can protect your brain from memory and thinking problems.

Marathon trial podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Advance/Images/podcast.jpg Episode 19: What to expect in penalty phase of Tsarnaev trial

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


Robert Kuttner

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The real intriguing question is why Obama invests so much political capital in promoting agreements like these.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Coachella 2015

Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.