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A night in the life of a cabbie

What is it like to drive a taxi? This map replays one cab driver’s shift.
Passenger Notes

SOURCE: Bob Hohler

Dan Schultz / Globe Staff

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘A Fighting Chance’: An exclusive excerpt on the foreclosure crisis

Senator recalls an unsettling conversation from the depths of the mortgage crisis.

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Boston Children’s Theatre keeps ‘Homework Machine’ humming

The world premiere of the musical “The Homework Machine” runs through Sunday at the Roberts Studio Theatre.

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TV Critic’s Corner for Thursday, April 24

A look at some of what’s on TV Thursday night.

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Who taught YOU to drive? Release the bicycles

It’s become a rite of spring, as regular as buds on trees and Red Sox games. I speak, of course, of the moment one realizes that bicyclists are back on the road.

That leads me to questions such as whether bicycles should have special rules for stop signs and stop lights; how to carry a child on a bike; and whether no-hands cycling is allowed.

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BU coach Kelly Greenberg out after bullying accusations

Greenberg’s exit comes after a university committee reviewed complaints of abuse lodged by former players.

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Mental illness not a crime; why treat it that way?

In Massachusetts, many with schizophrenia are locked up in barren cells, bound and alone. If it happened anywhere else, we’d call it torture.

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Coakley lawsuit wants college’s ex-chief to repay millions

The former president of a Falmouth college allegedly squandered millions on excessive pay, and even a quarter-million-dollar timeshare.

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Middle class eroding, gap widening in Bristol, R.I.

Bristol is a community of extremes, home to both great wealth and a shrinking middle class as more residents slip closer to poverty.

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For restaurant owners, striking the right noise level is key

In sampling the decibel levels at several local restaurants, we determine where conversation might be a challenge — and what owners are doing about noise.

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Welding business sued over fatal Back Bay fire

The owner of the building destroyed by a fire that killed two firefighters says the welding company was responsible for the blaze.

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Supreme Court expresses skepticism on Aereo

If Aereo withstands copyright law challenges from the traditional TV networks, it could transform the way many people watch network programs.

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A former rep’s Rx for Congress

At a time when many political scientists favor strong parties, Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, has a contrary view.

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Biden offers support to Ukraine, rebukes Russia

Vowing that the United States would never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea, Vice President Joe Biden reiterated America’s support of Ukraine.

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Bruins beat Red Wings, take 2-1 series lead

Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron had first-period goals for Boston and Patrice Bergeron added a late empty-netter.

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Mass. limits use of the potent painkiller Zohydro

Governor Patrick’s administration imposed sweeping restrictions just before a ban on the controversial drug was set to expire.

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Novartis deals could affect Mass. drug research

With Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline swapping vaccines and cancer drug franchises, the Cambridge research landscape could be altered.

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Justices uphold ban by voters on use of race in admissions

The fractured decision revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play in protecting racial and ethnic minorities.

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Sampling decibel levels at local restaurants

The Globe conducted an informal survey of eight area restaurants using a mini sound level meter to capture an average reading.

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Bruins are imposing their will on Red Wings

The Bruins can beat opponents any way they want — physical, skilled, grinding, up-tempo, tactical.

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Outspoken critic of Putin facing another trial, prison

A Moscow judge left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin’s main critic for years, a sign of Putin’s increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.

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