State pushes forward to legalize marijuana

Legislators are working on a legalization proposal, in part as a way to short-circuit an expected 2016 ballot push.

?We?re only in this if we have a majority with us,? said Richard Davey, chief executive of Boston 2024.

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Olympics group won?t continue without public?s backing

Boston 2024 wants a majority of the public?s support, and says it would be open to a statewide referendum on the bid.

SJC ruling aids juvenile murderers denied parole

Those seeking parole have a right to lawyers, expert witnesses, and review by a court if they are denied.

// Disgraced tennis star Bob Hewitt convicted of rape

A Globe investigation first uncovered allegations that Hewitt sexually abused underage girls he coached.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

A black laptop case, a portable hard drive (top left), a cell phone and spare batteries (center), and a homemade remote control device (bottom right) were entered as evidence during the Marathon bombing trial.

Tsarnaev defense grills FBI agents on electronic devices

The defense in the Marathon bombing trial suggested the examination of the devices was skewed to the prosecution.

Adrian Walker

// At Bunker Hill, public housing gets a private twist

A plan would effectively transform the Bunker Hill housing development to upscale housing, with 1,100 units set aside for poor people.

Live video: Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Testimony has resumed in the case against the former Patriots star.

US Senator Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz plans to reignite the ?promise of America?

The senator opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season with a speech courting cultural conservatives.

A portion of the Long Island Bridge was demolished today.

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Large section of Long Island bridge demolished

With a rumbling boom and a burst of smoke, contractors imploded a 750-foot-long piece of the bridge.

// Parking struggle discouraging some from using MBTA

Parking is scarce at a number of stations, and aging infrastructure has contributed to the shortage.

Ryan Fattman is assistant to minority whip Donald F. Humason of Westfield, who gets the same leadership stipend.

In state Senate, all 6 Republicans collect leadership pay

Every senator in the small GOP caucus holds a leadership title ? and thus gets the added $15,000 that comes with the title.

Ben Volin | On football

// Patriots once again a target at annual league meetings

Unofficially, the three-day conference will focus on changing the game because of, or in spite of, the Patriots.

// Predicting the Red Sox lineup, version 2.5

The return of Rusney Castillo from injury has us making a change to the projected Opening Day roster of the Red Sox.

Vote now: Round 3 is live

Sixteen restaurants have made it to the next round. Where do you love to eat?

// Hillary Clinton monitored Benghazi fallout closely, e-mails show

The e-mails provided no evidence that Clinton issued a ?stand down? order to halt US forces, or took part in a cover-up.

// Sugarloaf blames ski lift accident on mechanical failure

A ?major mechanical failure? caused a chair lift to roll backwards Saturday, injuring seven and stranding 200.


// Ever wonder where your outdoor cat wanders?

The Cat Tracker Project has enrolled more than 500 cats in a program that will outfit them with GPS devices.

// Harvard microbiologist on the case to save artifacts

When things begin to fall apart, people call Ralph Mitchell to figure out what to do.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 9: Inside Tsarnaev?s digital trail

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Democrats need Elizabeth Warren?s voice in 2016

While Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won?t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider.

The Big Picture

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Spring arrives in Northern Hemisphere

In some areas of the world, the signs of spring are more apparent.