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David Abel

A Globe staff writer since 1999, Abel has written extensively about Latin America, national security, higher education, poverty, travel, and many other subjects throughout New England. He now covers the environment for the Globe.

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Peter Theo Curtis grateful to those who won his release

By David Abel and John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

“I had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my behalf,” the former captive said in brief remarks.

Mother of released Syrian hostage reached out to James Foley’s mother

By David Abel and Travis Andersen , Globe Staff

Nancy Curtis, the mother of Peter Theo Curtis, said from Cambridge that she contacted Foley’s mother when she learned that her son had been freed.

Mass. takes heat for mercury recycling law

By David Abel , Globe Staff

Environmental advocates argue a new law pales in comparison to similar laws in other states that seek to curb mercury.

Judge’s ruling favors Globe in Steward complaint

By Mark Arsenault , Globe staff

A judge ruled that Steward Health Care has no right to see any reporting or records collected by the Globe for an upcoming story.