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Losing Laura

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Peter DeMarco

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/DLR10465.jpg At Harvard, the legacy of longtime admissions dean on trial

William Fitzsimmons has run the university’s undergraduate admissions operation for 32 years and has become something of an institution in Cambridge.

Catholic bishops promised reform in sex-abuse scandal. But they didn’t look at their own misdeeds

More than 130 US bishops — nearly one-third of those still living — have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses, according to a Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer examination.

Democrats look to rebuild Blue Wall in the midterms

In 2016, voters in the upper Midwest sided with Donald Trump. Two years later, Democrats could make major gains in House and governor races across the region they once saw as a stronghold.

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Graham

Your excuses for not voting are lame. I used to make them, too.

By Renée Graham

Even now, I can’t recall a valid reason for my years as a nonvoter. That’s because there isn’t one. If you are eligible and able to vote, there is no logical reason not to do it.

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Catholic bishops promised reform in sex-abuse scandal. But they didn’t look at their own misdeeds

Pope Francis celebrated a Mass for the closing of the synod of bishops in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday

By Jenn Abelson, Thomas Farragher of the Globe Staff, Jeremy Roebuck, Julia Terruso and William Bender of the Philadelphia Inquirer Staff

More than 130 US bishops — nearly one-third of those still living — have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses, according to a Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer examination.

About this story: Bishops didn’t look at their own misdeeds

Reporters from The Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer visited nine states, conducted scores of interviews, and reviewed thousands of pages of court and church records to produce this report.

Travel

Advice from a Ski Dad: Tips on making a family ski trip more fun

The author and his children at Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire.

By Matt Pepin

Here are some of Globe Sports editor Matt Pepin’s classic Ski Dad moves, gleaned from years of watching other ski fathers and becoming one himself.

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Losing Laura

For one-time use only in magazine. Petebog

By Peter DeMarco

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?

Globe Magazine

Why malpractice suits in Mass. are not worth the legal fees

By Peter DeMarco

The Keene family’s futile battle on behalf of their disabled son shows how the system fails victims and their families.

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My thank you to Cambridge Hospital’s doctors and nurses still stands

By Peter DeMarco

I remain deeply grateful to Laura’s caregivers at Cambridge Hospital.