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Drug-addicted babies in Mass. are triple national rate

More than 1,300 babies were born with narcotics in their system in the state in 2013, officials say.

Carriage firms say a plan to move their staging area to Charlestown could mean the end of their businesses.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Horse-drawn carriage firms worried about BRA plan

Horse-drawn carriage operators say moving their staging area across the river to Charlestown would be unsafe for horses.

Study finds rise in suicide attempts after FDA warning

Researchers say an uptick in suicide attempts may have been due to a warning about antidepressants.

Justina Pelletier waved to the media as she left the JRI Susan Wayne Center for Excellence in Thompson, Conn., with her mother, Linda.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Analysis

Pressures mounted to end Justina Pelletier custody fight

How Justina Pelletier returned home after spending 16 months in protective custody in Massachusetts is a story enmeshed in political, legal, and financial factors.

Tech Lab

Tiny, automated cameras are latest ‘quantified self’ toys

It might seem like distilled narcissism, but wearing a camera that takes photos twice a minute is better than keeping a diary.

The Nation

Drug-addicted babies in Mass. are triple national rate

By Tracy Jan

More than 1,300 babies were born with narcotics in their system in the state in 2013, officials say.

GOP leadership fight awaits Boehner’s exit

House Speaker John Boehner.

By Carl Hulse

Outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor was seen by many as Speaker John Boehner’s successor.

Benghazi suspect will face trial in civilian court

By Lolita C. Baldor and Nancy Benac

US officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was being held on the USS New York, a Navy amphibious transport dock ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

The World

Iraq’s biggest oil refinery is under siege

A large plume of smoke rose from what is said to be Baiji oil refinery in Baiji, Iraq, in a still image taken from an amateur video posted online on Wednesday.

By Rod Nordland and Suadad Al-Salhy

Witnesses reported the seizure of the refinery by Sunni extremists, but other officials said fighting was still ongoing.

Afghan presidential hopeful calls vote counting fraudulent

By Kevin Sieff

One of the two candidates is calling the government’s vote-counting process illegitimate, laying the groundwork for a protracted dispute that could destabilize the country.

Ukrainian leader proposes cease-fire, but separatists scoff

By ANDREW ROTH

It took all of several seconds for pro-Russian militants to rule out a proposed cessation in hostilities.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Partners deal has Coakley choosing between governor’s run, AG’s role

Martha Coakley spoke at the Democratic State Convention.

By Joan Vennochi

Martha Coakley is caught between her political ambition and her duty to be the people’s watchdog.

Alex Beam

The Beautiful People find compassion in prison

By Alex Beam

Sometimes posh people go to jail. And sometimes they have something insightful to say about it.

NICHOLAS BURNS

Ready for Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton prepares to sign copies of her new memoir, “Hard Choices,” in Arlington, Virginia.

By Nicholas Burns

Her new book “Hard Choices’’ provides glimpses into the kind of global leader Clinton might be.

Metro

Analysis

Pressures mounted to end Justina Pelletier custody fight

Justina Pelletier waved to the media as she left the JRI Susan Wayne Center for Excellence in Thompson, Conn., with her mother, Linda.

By Patricia Wen and Neil Swidey

How Justina Pelletier returned home after spending 16 months in protective custody in Massachusetts is a story enmeshed in political, legal, and financial factors.

After 16-month battle, Justina Pelletier returns home

Justina Pelletier was reunited Wednesday with her sisters and her dog, Roxy. From left: Jessica, Justina, Julia, Jennifer.

By Zachary T. Sampson

The Conn. teen returned to her family’s home Wednesday, ending a medical and legal odyssey.

Horse-drawn carriage firms worried about BRA plan

Carriage firms say a plan to move their staging area to Charlestown could mean the end of their businesses.

By Nestor Ramos

Horse-drawn carriage operators say moving their staging area across the river to Charlestown would be unsafe for horses.

More Stories

Young brothers burned in bathtub

By Claire McNeill and Laura Crimaldi

Mass. House OK’s parole for juvenile killers

By Laura Crimaldi and Travis Andersen

Yvonne Abraham

Closing the behavior gap

By Yvonne Abraham

Mass. House OK’s minimum wage rise

By Michael Norton, Gintautas Dumcius,

Business

Tech Lab

Tiny, automated cameras are latest ‘quantified self’ toys

By Hiawatha Bray

It might seem like distilled narcissism, but wearing a camera that takes photos twice a minute is better than keeping a diary.

Portland seeks manufacturing boost from local foods

By Megan Woolhouse

The Portland area is hoping to revive a food processing industry fallen on hard times.

City poised to approve Brighton development

By Casey Ross

The project would result in a six-story building containing a hotel, more than 90 apartments, 188 parking spaces, and multiple restaurants.

Obituaries

Seymour Slive, 93; Harvard expert on Dutch painters

Dr. Slive led the Fogg Art Museum from 1975 to 1982 and Harvard University Art Museums from 1982 to ’91.

By Mark Feeney

Dr. Slive was one of the world’s leading authorities on 17th-century Dutch painting.

Isabelle Collin Dufresne, 78; was Andy Warhol’s Ultra Violet

The French-born artist known as Ultra Violet (right) with Viva and Andy Warhol in a photo from 1968.

By Anita Gates

The actress was the beauty among the stars of Warhol’s glory days at his studio.

Stanley Marsh 3, 76; creator of ‘Cadillac Ranch’

“Cadillac Ranch,” outside Amarillo, will turn 40 on Saturday. Above, Mr. Marsh in 1984.

By Betsy Blaney

Mr. Marsh also was a banker and TV executive, but he was best known for his art.

Sports

RED SOX 2, TWINS 1 (10 inn.)

Red Sox notch dramatic walkoff win

Mike Napoli (second from right) is mobbed by his teammates as he crosses the plate following his walkoff homer in the 10th inning.

By Julian Benbow

David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back home runs to give the Red Sox a three-game sweep over the Twins.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Tom Brady is still good, but are his receivers?

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said his wife and mother thinks he played pretty well last season.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Brady said he’s ready to play his best, and that his young receivers need to be ready to play that way, too.

on football

Will Smith sees Patriots as path to Super Bowl

After 10 seasons in the NFL, new Patriot Will Smith still loves to compete.

By Ben Volin

Retirement can wait. When the Patriots called, Smith jumped at the chance to compete for another Super Bowl ring.

G: Style

Bouncy houses: safer than you think?

Mackenzie Bryan of Phoenix at the Arlington Greek Festival.

By Kelly Gifford

It’s bouncy house season again. After two high-profile accidents out of state, should parents be worried?

television review

‘Rectify’ as mesmerizing as ever

Aden Young is back as Daniel Holden, whose release from Death Row has repercussions for himself and his Georgia town.

By Matthew Gilbert

Season two continues in the same mesmerizing fashion as season one.

Stage Review

‘Pattern of Life’: Bomber loneliness

Lewis D. Wheeler (back) and Nael Nacer in the New Repertory Theatre production of “Pattern of Life.”

By Sandy MacDonald

Walt McGough’s new play centers on the consequences of a drone strike that kills a child.

More Stories

book review

‘Take This Man’ by Brando Skyhorse

By Buzzy Jackson

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Music review

Willie Nelson holds a rollicking family affair

By Sarah Rodman

Names

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will tour the Middle East

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Boston orchestra celebrates ‘Smoki’ Bacon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Herbie Hancock performance is ‘On Cue’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Dana Delany returns to Andover

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Black Mass’ to film St. Patrick’s Day parade scene

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

3 arrested near Taylor Swift’s R.I. beach house

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

BSO launches reality Web series

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Spirited Red Sox music for ‘Nun Day’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

Somerville declares war on rats

New rodent-proof trash barrels are being organized for delivery to Somerville households.

By Clennon L. King

As the weather warms, Somerville and other communities are seeing more of the rodents.

Haverhill man recalls uncle who died in prison medical trial

Bob Hansen shows a letter from MGM about making a film about his uncle.

By Emily Sweeney

In the 1940s, Arthur St. Germain, 27, of Haverhill, died during clinical tests.

Burlington’s Northwest Park planning to add office building

A rendering of the proposed office complex at 25 Network Drive in Burlington.

By John Laidler

Nordblom is planning to develop a six-story office building in Northwest Park, adding to the recent growth spurt on its nearly 300-acre Burlington campus.

Globe South

In Norwood, everyone wins

Clockwise from top left: The girls’ softball team, the boys’ baseball team; Taylor Lynch (right) runs to home plate with Emily Conant; John “Hollywood” McGonagle gets a hit; and (below) Hannah Conant at bat.

By Dave Eisenstadter

Norwood’s Challenger program offers baseball and other sports year-round for special-needs athletes and their families.

AT&T’s tower proposal debated in Hingham

By Jaclyn Reiss

Some locals worry the towering structure will prove unsafe, ruin the neighborhood’s aesthetics, and diminish property values.

Elation follows state lacrosse title wins

The Westwood girls’ lacrosse team was all smiles and hugs after beating Longmeadow to end a perfect season.

By Jacob Feldman

The Cohasset boys and Westwood girls tasted victory in state title chases.

Globe West

Framingham business leaders push town’s benefits

By James H. Burnett III

It’s been four years since local officials and business leaders launched “Choose Framingham,” a campaign aimed at boosting its image as an ideal place.

Natick

Unveiling tonight for station redesign

A proposed overhaul would replace the Natick Center rail station’s two boarding areas with a central raised platform.

By Justin A. Rice

A new conceptual design for the station slated to be unveiled at 7 p.m. June 19 at Town Hall could alleviate congestion at the rundown station.

Author takes a wry, sharp look at Concord

As a New Yorker contributor and the author of several other books, Sarah Payne Stuart has been working Concord’s fertile turf for years.

By James Sullivan

As a New Yorker contributor and the author of several other books, Sarah Payne Stuart has been working Concord’s fertile turf for years.