N.H. appeal opens painful debate about a victim’s past

The case is drawing national attention for the questions it poses about how to balance a set of powerful rights.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/shackles%20crop.jpg In this Boston court, chains are a familiar sound

Advocates for immigrants say the pervasive use of shackles is demeaning to detainees who face charges of civil infractions, not crimes.

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Why does Massachusetts constantly careen from one state budget gap to another?

State leaders, needing to close a budget shortfall, shut down Westborough State Hospital two years earlier than planned. Relics from its heyday remain on the abandoned campus.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

Governor Paul LePage of Maine held up a news release with a booking mug shot from a three-ring binder of news releases and articles about drug arrests.

Adrian Walker

Paul LePage isn’t quirky. He’s a disgrace.

If you think any of his behavior suggests the Maine governor is a racist, you’d better be prepared for serious blowback.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/austin-11836.jpg Lunenburg crash kills 18-year-old football player

Friends and family mourned Sunday after a fatal car crash forever altered the lives of three best friends.

Duck boat strikes overpass on Storrow Drive, damaging roof

No injuries were reported in the incident, according to the Boston Fire Department.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160828_DIVERSITY_003.jpg Wellesley residents gather to reject racism

Wellesley residents united after a local family was allegedly targeted in racist Facebook messages.

Ashby murder-suicide victims identified as divorced couple

A divorced couple found dead outside an Ashby home on Friday have been identified as Rebecca and John Griffin.

Cathy Johnson checked out the view of Mount Katahdin and Katahdin Lake from the top of Barnard Mountain.

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A future for the Katahdin woods of North Central Maine

Residents in Maine have responded with a bit of caution to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument created last week.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_jane_thompson.jpg Jane Thompson, award-winning designer and urban planner, dies at 89

Thompson collaborated with her husband on Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Design Research store in Cambridge.

Opinion | Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/70f276f3f17f4bed8694655ba893ffdb-70f276f3f17f4bed8694655ba893ffdb-0.jpg Turning the tide on opioid addiction

The opioid epidemic can only be solved if all of us step up to do our part. So what can we do?

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-9987.jpg How much of the Brady-Garoppolo soap opera is real?

We’re working on a mystery without any clues. It’s armchair psychology on armchair quarterbacking.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/375351e82bb84bdc8004c59c216831d3-375351e82bb84bdc8004c59c216831d3-0.jpg Patriots got a more realistic test from Panthers

The offense faced a stiffer challenge in the third exhibition game, and the defense showed creativity and versatility.

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If Matthew George has his way, a robot might deliver your groceries, maybe as soon as this year.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kanye West performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Kanye West rambles onstage at MTV VMAs

The rapper touched on subjects from music to his beef with Taylor Swift to violence in his hometown Chicago.

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The move comes in celebration of GoTopless Day, focused on promoting gender equality and women’s rights to bare their breasts in public.

8/18/16 - North Andover, MA - Smolak Farms - This is a dead Christmas tree seedling in a field of dead seedlings at Smolak Farms that died during this summer's drought. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker held a press conference at Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA along with other state and local officials about the widespread and worstening drought hitting the state. Topic: 19drought. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Drought’s effects mount as dry weather continues

The results of the drought are being felt throughout the region, including by wildlife and plants.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_FO6JT.jpg Wednesday speech could clarify Donald Trump’s immigration policy

The move comes after speculation that Trump might be softening his promise to deport 11 million people living in the US illegally.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/alt%20right.jpg What’s ‘alt-’ about the alt-right?

The “alt-right” is making a name for itself in the mainstream. But what's in a name?

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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.

The Big Picture

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like these became wretched warehouses.