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At Harvard’s 1968 commencement, police removed demonstrators from Harvard Yard. The group was protesting the choice of the Shah of Iran as commencement speaker. Third from right is Donald King.

Globe Staff/File

50 years later, Harvard graduates look back on year of tumult and tragedy

Many graduates have gone on to great personal and professional success, of course, but many feel disillusioned by the state of the country and regret over what might have been.

// Scientists in Mass. and beyond are working to slow the aging process

Serious scientists, who’ve long scoffed at “anti-aging” products such as nutritional supplements and growth hormones, are now warming to the idea of slowing human aging.

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

If Democrats win the House in November, more than 20 Democratic chairmen would suddenly gain the power to compel reluctant witnesses to testify in front of their committees.

// As the other world turns: How a trip to Mars thwarted and ignited love

Three years ago, three locals were selected among 100 finalists for an ambitious project to colonize Mars.

The Nation

Santa Fe shooting suspect wanted to ‘have his story told’

A student reacted after retrieving her belongings at Santa Fe High School.

By Manny Fernandez and Alan Blinder

Authorities said Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has confessed to opening fire Friday at his Texas high school.

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

President Trump delivered remarks in front of the US Capitol Building earlier this month.

By Liz Goodwin

If Democrats win the House in November, more than 20 Democratic chairmen would suddenly gain the power to compel reluctant witnesses to testify in front of their committees.

Exchange student, popular teacher among Santa Fe shooting victims

Mourners prayed after leaving flowers in front of Santa Fe High School on Saturday.

By Julie Bosman

Students had just settled in for art class when gunshots sounded, in rapid succession, and a fire alarm went off.

The World

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed, and a new era dawns in Britain

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

By Ellen Barry

A thousand-year-old English castle echoed with the exhortations of an African-American bishop and a gospel choir.

Israeli appeal to evangelicals stirs old fears

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke last week during the opening ceremony of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

The Netanyahu government is attaching growing importance to its conservative Christian allies.

royal notebook

After generations of aristocratic weddings, one reflects modern Britain

Three-year-old Princess Charlotte stuck out her tongue on the ride to her Uncle Harry’s wedding.

By wire services

Many of those lining the streets of Windsor said they had come to express their support for a couple they identify with

Editorial & Opinion


GOP moderates, step up on DACA discharge

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves after promoting this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018. GOP leaders have crafted the bill as a measure for tightening work and job training requirements for food stamps. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

If five more Republicans sign aboard, the House can debate a DACA fix.

Renée Graham

Where no black woman had gone before

Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura in “Star Trek.”

By Renée Graham

Nichelle Nichols showed a generation of black women how crucial it is for us to be represented in every corner of American life.


Want to throw the bums out of Congress? This engineer has come up with a plan

Fire Your Congressman PAC is trying to unseat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Yoho.

By Jeff Jacoby

Americans despise Congress, yet most incumbents are routinely returned to office. A new political action committee aims to do something about that.


More Galvin employees found helping campaign during business hours

Secretary of State William Galvin previously launched an internal review after the Globe reported more than a dozen employees had performed political work for their boss.

By Matt Stout

The Globe has found a growing number of examples of the secretary of state’s campaign closely intertwining with his public office.

Scientists in Mass. and beyond are working to slow the aging process

David Sinclair, professor of genetics and director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, has been working on triggering an anti-aging enzyme called SIRT1.

By Robert Weisman

Serious scientists, who’ve long scoffed at “anti-aging” products such as nutritional supplements and growth hormones, are now warming to the idea of slowing human aging.

Yvonne Abraham

The royal wedding offered us a break from the awful

Well-wishers lined the streets waiting ahead of the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor.

By Yvonne Abraham

We saw way more novelty come to the centuries-old tradition of the British monarchy than we’ve seen for years in the distinctly American tradition of mass shootings.

Business & Tech


Millennials get plenty of financial advice — but most of it is wrong

By Michelle Singletary

Unlike past generations, young adults have unprecedented financial pressure.

Five things you should know about Christina Severin

Christina Severin, the CEO of Community Care Cooperative.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Severin runs a Boston-based company that’s embarking on an experiment in Mass. health care.


It’s kind of amazing that Biogen is here for its 40th anniversary

From left, former Biogen CEOs George Scangos, Walter Gilbert, Jim Mullen, and current CEO Michel Vounatsos at a celebration of the company’s 40th birthday.

By Scott Kirsner

The Cambridge biotech has survived — and mostly prospered — in an industry where companies frequently come and go.



No contest: Cavaliers come alive, blast Celtics in Game 3

Cleveland, OH: 5-19-18: The expressions on the bench in the fourth quarter of the Celtics (left to right) Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart tell the story of Boston's 116-86 loss. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Adam Himmelsbach

LeBron James got plenty of help as Cleveland rolled past Boston to cut its series deficit to 2-1.

Dan Shaughnessy

LeBron James proves he’s in no hurry to give up crown

Cleveland, OH: 5-19-18: The Cavaliers LeBron James battels with the Celtics Semi Ojeleye under the basket in the second quarter. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Dan Shaughnessy

There was no beating King James at home on the same day as a Royal Wedding.


Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi strike back-to-back as Red Sox top Orioles

Boston, MA - 5/19/2018 - (5th inning) Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) rounds first base en route to touching them all after his 2 run home run in the fifth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 20Red Sox-Orioles, LOID: 8.4.1954971385.

By Julian Benbow

It was Mookie Betts’s major league-leading 15th home run of the season.

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Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Hanley Ramirez has carved out a niche for himself

By Peter Abraham

Crew 1, Revolution 0

Lalas Abubakar sends Crew past Revolution

By Frank Dell’Apa

Gary Washburn | On basketball

Celtics knew Cavs were coming, and still couldn’t stop them

By Gary Washburn


Notre Dame Academy wouldn’t be stopped in girls’ lacrosse

By Matt MacCormack


Stevens family is turning Cleveland green

By Nora Princiotti


Yankees blast five homers in rout of Royals

By Dave Skretta


Cavaliers rediscover shooting touch, ball movement at home

By Nora Princiotti and Adam Himmelsbach


Hingham boys show off in lacrosse

By Jake Levin


Kevin Harvick wins All-Star race

By Jenna Fryer


Kendrick Perkins hasn’t lost any of his passion for basketball

By Gary Washburn


Vegas Golden Knights on the verge of hitting the jackpot

By Kevin Paul Dupont


NFL owners will kick around changes to kickoff rules

By Ben Volin


Jake Peavy has been through a lot, and he wants to pitch again

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | Catharine Wang

The dodgy world of do-it-yourself genetics

By Catharine Wang

Direct-to-consumer companies are generating some unintended spillover effects that consumers may not be prepared for.

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Don’t get too comfortable: America’s relentless pursuit of convenience and relaxation

Don’t get too comfortable: America’s relentless pursuit of convenience and relaxation

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Frontier spirit? As if. It’s the quest for convenience and sameness that shapes the American psyche.

Ideas | Alex Kingsbury

‘Post-truth,’ the ultimate form of cynicism

This pair of photos shows a view of the crowd on the National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on Jan. 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump, below, on Jan. 20, 2017. The photo above and the screengrab from video below were both shot shortly before noon from the top of the Washington Monument. (AP Photo)

By Alex Kingsbury

Politicians lying is nothing new, but, by many accounts, it’s happening in a sneaky new way.

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Reaching peak puppy cuteness

By Alex Kingsbury


Charles Assimakopoulos, at 83; trained winning horses at Rockingham Park and Suffolk Downs

Charles Assimakopoulos.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Assimakopoulos, who founded Yasou Stable Trust, became one of New England’s most successful trainers and owners.

Sunday Arts

Dance Review

Boston Ballet shines in ‘Classic Balanchine’

Lia Cirio and Derek Dunn in Boston Ballet’s performance of “Prodigal Son” by George Balanchine at Boston Opera House.

By Jeffrey Gantz

The program showcases three aspects of the great choreographer.


Bikers to ride in support of wounded veterans

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams will be a special guest at Boston’s annual Wounded Veterans Run Motorcycle Ride on Sunday.

By Robert Steiner

Marine Corps veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams will be a special guest at Boston’s annual Wounded Veterans Run Motorcycle Ride on Sunday.


‘Billions’ actor helps raise funds for South End families

Actor Malachi Weir and USES board chair Julia Johannsen

By Mark Shanahan

Malachi Weir was among the guests at United South End Settlements’ annual gala.

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new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Graphic novel’s battle between high, low art; celebrating youth writing and 826 Boston

By Nina MacLaughlin

book review

The one that got away

By Wendy Smith


An accidental book collector

By Amy Sutherland

story behind the book | kate tuttle

How impeachment came to be

By Kate Tuttle


A heavy metal mission of mercy

By Peter Keough


A fresh take on wearable tech

By Kara Baskin

The Ticket: Pop and rock

By Maura Johnston


The VIP Lounge with J.D. Martinez

By Juliet Pennington

We caught up with the Red Sox slugger to talk about all things travel.

For an otherworldly splurge, beach polo at the Ocean House

Harvard and Yale polo teams square off on the beach at Ocean House.

By Anthony Flint

You have to hand it to the Ocean House, the luxurious Relais & Chateaux seaside resort on the bluffs at Watch Hill. They come up with programming not readily seen anywhere else in the region.

Kittiwake wreck dive and Stingray City are unforgettable adventures — even if you do get bit

The writer grabs the gun turret of the USS Kittiwake, about 33 feet below the ocean’s surface.

By Erik Heinrich

I’ve been diving all over the Caribbean from Jamaica to Trinidad, but the Caymans are the best place to scuba dive by far. That’s because they sit on the edge of a geological formation known as the Cayman Trench.

Real Estate

Buyers snap up vacation homes pre-retirement, rent them out while they wait

By Jon Gorey

Peak season on the Cape is fleeting, so rents rarely cover the entire mortgage and all expenses — but every bit helps. Get the latest real estate news at

Ask the Gardener: Should you spray for gypsy moths?

By Carol Stocker

Award-winning garden writer Carol Stocker also offers advice on growing trees in containers. Get more expert advice at

What is it like to live in Yarmouth?

By Scott Lajoie

Lynn Mason-Small and her husband, Nate Small, returned to Cape Cod from San Diego to raise their family. |


Globe Magazine

An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?

By Amy Sutherland

Our pets get sick in the same way we do. Finding cures for them is proving useful for us, too.

Globe Magazine

Is Boston getting noisier? This app is designed to help us find out


By Chris Berdik

NoiseScore will help research scientist Erica Walker gather data on a little-studied pollution.

Perspective | Magazine

Why do we fear plane crashes when the ride to the airport is more dangerous?

By Tom Keane

Our sense of danger needs a reality check.

Globe North

Local students say the hate stops here

Newton, MA., 04/09/18, At Newton North High School, student Patricia Kizito takes place in a discussion of bias. This is an all-zone story that looks at anti-bias training at three high schools, two that are using the Anti-Defamation Leagues' A World of Difference' program, and a third that uses another model, to explore the effects of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and bullying on targets and witnesses, and offers strategies for speaking up and making a difference. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Hattie Bernstein

Peer programs in Newton, Sharon, and Stoneham show high schoolers how to make a difference.


At Revere High, DiGiulio knows how to win

By Matt Case

Three-sport junior Emily DiGiulio has qualified for the postseason with each of her teams each season since she started at the school in 2015.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

By Matt Case

Reading’s Emma McDonough scored four times May 13 in Middlebury lacrosse’s win over Babson in the second round of the NCAA Division 3 tournament.

Globe South

At the Senior Informer, a labor of love in every edition

Pat Jackman and others work on getting the Abington Council on Aging's Senior Informer out to its faithful readers.

By Hattie Bernstein

A shared dedication in putting out the Abington Council on Aging’s monthly newsletter helps keep loneliness and depression at bay, its volunteer staffers say.

Beverly Beckham

Google it? But I don’t want to

How to make old boots look new? Why Google it when you can take it to Canton Shoe Repair's Nick Papaconstadinos?

By Beverly Beckham

Sometimes, all I’m really looking for is a little bit of yesterday, which I miss.


Beware those tricky thieves

Used to a watery habitat, a beaver found itself stuck in a swimming pool in Burlington last month.

By Emily Sweeney

Thieves use sneaky tactics to steal, a beaver is rescued from a swimming pool, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Andrew Higginbottom


In Hanover, these brothers are baseball keepers

By Andrew Higginbottom


Community Bulletin Board

By Zipporah Osei

Globe West


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

By Nate Weitzer

Shrewsbury’s Alexa Tonelli led Westfield State women’s lacrosse in a 17-12 win over Morrisville State May 12.


Athletic in the extreme, Frelick commits to the diamond

By Nate Weitzer

Dynamic in baseball, football, and hockey, Lexington senior Sal Frelick will be playing baseball only when he starts at BC this fall.

Newton seeks a deal (or maybe a swap) for police headquarters land

By John Hilliard

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is hoping to make a deal that could land a new home for the Police Department -- and help draw more vitality to West Newton Square.

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Boston Ability Center helps kids aim high

By Cindy Cantrell


Listening to millennials

By Cindy Cantrell