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Family awarded $63 million in Motrin case

A Plymouth-area girl nearly died in 2003 and was left legally blind after taking Children’s Motrin.

Erica Shaps advised students on social media strategy.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Job-hunters aim to fix e-trail troubles

For many job-seeking college seniors, cleaning up their online persona has become a must.

Representative Edward J. Markey owns two homes: the one from his childhood in Malden, Mass., and the one he and his wife bought in 1991 in Chevy Chase, Md.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff (left); Brendan Hoffman for the Boston Globe

For Markey, a tale of two homes

The yellow two-story house, squeezed snugly into a blue-collar neighborhood, has been Edward Markey’s link to his congressional district since he ran for office 37 years ago, and the place that he has called home since he was a toddler. But his critics view the house as the place he has left behind when he became a figure in Washington, married a Beltway player, and purchased a grander house, triple the size, on a leafy cul de sac in Maryland.

James “Whitey” Bulger is charged with participating in 19 killings.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lawyer says mobster was never informant

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyer remains determined to prove that a former federal prosecutor promised him immunity for all of his crimes, including murder.

The spotlight on the Penn State sex abuse scandal, perpetrated by Jerry Sandusky (above, in October), may have served to help other victims come forward.

As attitudes change, more report sexual abuse at schools

Recent reports of abuse in the Boston area expose the neglect of past decades, and reflect a growing awareness and fading stigma surrounding the crimes.

The Nation

Sheriff says fire at Calif. cabin was not deliberate

Riverside police officers saluted the casket of Officer Michael Crain in California. He was a victim of Christopher Dorner.

By Greg Risling and Tami Abdollah

Authorities said all evidence points to Christopher Dorner being killed after a shootout and fire at a cabin.

Carnival cruises cancels next trips for stricken ship

Tugboats are pulling the 893-foot Carnival Triumph to Alabama after a fire in an engine room disabled the cruise ship. Scheduled to arrive Thursday, it will be idle through April.

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti

Carnival Cruise Lines acknowledged the Triumph had been plagued by mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico.

Student says C-plus cost her $1.3m, sues

Graduate student Megan Thode said the mediocre grade kept her from getting her desired degree and becoming a licensed therapist.

The World

Applause, tears as pope offers last public Mass

Pope Benedict XVI was aided down the steps of the altar after the Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

By Nicole Winfield

With a humble ‘‘Grazie’’ as applause echoed through St. Peter’s Basilica, a frail Pope Benedict XVI began his long farewell.

Thai marines kill 16 insurgents during shootout

Thai soldiers inspected the body of one of the slain insurgents after the attack on the base. Authorities also confiscated 13 rifles, three pistols, and a pickup truck.

By Sumeth Parnpetch

Thailand’s military has struggled to control the insurgency since it flared in the country’s Muslim-majority southernmost provinces in 2004.

Chernobyl unaffected by roof collapse

By Maria Danilova

Ukrainian officials sought to reassure the public that radiation levels were unaffected after a partial roof collapse at the exploded nuclear power plant.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI

A strong message for Beth Israel

By Joan Vennochi

After a gender bias settlement, Beth Israel Deaconess acknowledged there were “lessons” for the hospital. But has it learned them?

Opinion | JULIETTE KAYYEM

Obama: The Master of Disaster

Flooding on the New Jersey shoreline following Superstorm Sandy.

By Juliette Kayyem

Weather disasters will be a facet of President Obama’s second term, and the years beyond.

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How the US should handle Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered a speech in July.

By Nicholas Burns

The administration will need to use a complex and difficult strategy, requiring unusual American diplomatic dexterity, in its chess match with Tehran.

Metro

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lawyer says mobster was never informant

James “Whitey” Bulger is charged with participating in 19 killings.

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyer remains determined to prove that a former federal prosecutor promised him immunity for all of his crimes, including murder.

For Markey, a tale of two homes

Representative Edward J. Markey owns two homes: the one from his childhood in Malden, Mass., and the one he and his wife bought in 1991 in Chevy Chase, Md.

By Noah Bierman and Frank Phillips

Representative Edward J. Markey said his home “is and always will be in Malden,” but he has a grander house, triple the size, in Chevy Chase, Md.

As attitudes change, more report sexual abuse at schools

The spotlight on the Penn State sex abuse scandal, perpetrated by Jerry Sandusky (above, in October), may have served to help other victims come forward.

By Peter Schworm

Recent reports of abuse in the Boston area expose the neglect of past decades, and reflect a growing awareness and fading stigma surrounding the crimes.

More Stories

Scott Brown makes his Fox debut

By Stephanie Ebbert

Business

Family awarded $63 million in Motrin case

Samantha Reckis was 7 in 2003 when she became ill.

By Todd Wallack and Kay Lazar

A Plymouth-area girl nearly died in 2003 and was left legally blind after taking Children’s Motrin.

Tech Lab

Vine offers an easy entry into social video apps

By Hiawatha Bray

It takes six seconds to shoot a video using the marvelous new smartphone app.

Cancer start-up will get $47m

By Robert Weisman

Venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures will put up $47 million to launch a cancer immunotherapy start-up based in Cambridge, Jounce Therapeutics Inc.

Obituaries

Giles E. Mosher; banker stepped in to help Boston College

Giles Mosher was chief executive at BayBank.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Mosher, 80, helped Boston College, his alma mater, resolve its financial challenges in the early 1970s.

Charlie Morgan, gay soldier who sought benefits for wife

Charlie Morgan was a chief warrant officer in the New Hampshire Army National Guard

By Kathy McCormack

Ms. Morgan, 48, was in the New Hampshire Army National Guard and fought to repeal the law that bars her wife from receiving benefits to help care for their daughter.

Richard Artschwager, genre-mixing painter, sculptor

By Ken Johnson

Mr. Artschwager, 89, was a painter and sculptor whose contradictory mixing of ­artistic genres made him one of the most critically admired artists in the 1960s.

Sports

Celtics 71, Bulls 69

Celtics earn break after squeaking past Bulls

Paul Pierce, left, and the TD Garden crowd erupted after Kevin Garnett, center, hit a shot that put Boston ahead 69-66 with less than 20 seconds left.

By Baxter Holmes

The depleted Celtics scraped out an ugly win and went into the All-Star Break having won 8 of their last 9 games.

Dan Shaughnessy

Jon Lester out to reprove himself

Jon Lester realizes his demeanor on the mound could be better.

By Dan Shaughnessy

After the worst season of his career, the Red Sox starter wants to show that he can still be one of MLB’s best pitchers.

Glenn Ordway out at WEEI

Glenn Ordway’s last day at WEEI, after 27 years, is Friday.

By Chad Finn

Ordway, after 27 years at WEEI, remained upbeat after news emerged of his ouster and said he doesn’t intend to retire.

G: Style

John Kenney and Bill Landay discuss new books, old dreams

John Kenney (left) and Bill Landay grew up together and both have become successful authors.

By Bella English

Kenney and Landay were best friends at Roxbury Latin School and shared a loathing for writing assignments. Today the men — both novelists — laugh at the irony.

Leather leads the way at New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang

By Christopher Muther

It almost feels like a requirement for designers to include at least one black leather piece in their collections for Fall/Winter 2013.

Movie Review

‘Beautiful Creatures’ conjures a little magic, lots of mischief

Lena (Alice Englert, center, with Viola Davis and Alden Ehrenreich) faces a momentous event when she turns 16.

By Ty Burr

Adapted from the first of four “Caster Chronicles” novels, it may play better if you’re not a convert.