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Community members gathered for a vigil in memory of 8-year-old Edson Brito and 5-year-old Lason Brito outside their home in Brockton on Thursday.

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Nestor Ramos

Could anyone have helped save the lives of two young Brockton boys?

A Brockton mother, like so many others, refused mental health treatment. Then, police say, she killed two of her children.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_seaport35_landmark.jpg MassMutual to build $240 million office in Seaport District

The Springfield-based insurer’s plans include a new 300,000-square-foot building in the Seaport.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/familyquarantine_1024.jpg This year’s flu is pitting family members against each other

No one ever wants to catch the flu. But this year, the stakes feel even higher.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) moments before the Closing Bell on February 8, 2018 in New York City. As Wall Street continues to worry about future inflation and rising interest rates, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 1,000 points for the second time this week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Dow plunges more than 1,000 points on specter of higher interest rates

The Dow Jones industrial average nosedived more than 1,000 points Thursday, registering another eye-popping loss for the closely followed index.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/WebGraphics/Sports/BostonGlobe.com/2016/01/20moresports/seasonticket_90.jpg The Season Ticket podcast

Kyle Draper on what the Cavs shakeup means for the Celtics.

Things that Work

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/CourtesyLaservision_01storrow_01_met-U84885439741LdH--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Here’s one idea to make ‘Storrowing’ a thing of the past

In Australia, a sheet of water pours from the ceiling of the tunnel entrance, with a holographic image of a massive, red stop sign.