Crux | Pope's visit to the US

Francis challenges the faithful: What about you?

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In Philadelphia, Pope Francis urged Catholics to go to the peripheries of society to spread the mission of the Church.


// Francis tells immigrants not to be discouraged

The pontiff delivered a speech on religious freedom and immigration in front of about 40,000 at Independence Hall Saturday.

Pilgrim faces ?headwinds? to stay open

Analysts are questioning the parent company?s ability to continue operating its beleaguered nuclear plants across the country.

After leaving  his first job, Michael Koulopoulos hired a career coach and embarked on an extended job search. He now has a sales position at Telerik, a Bulgarian software company with offices in Waltham.

Millennials face always changing job market

The job outlook for young workers is bright, although they?ll need a blend of old and new skills and outlooks to get ahead.

John Boehner announcement that he would step down as House Speaker and resign from Congress was a bombshell.

Boehner?s exit throws Washington in uncertainty

John Boehner?s resignation could embolden conservatives and herald an even more combative time in Washington.

// 20 years after his murder, prosecutor is remembered

Paul McLaughlin was assassinated on Sept. 25, 1995, the only Mass. prosecutor killed because of the job he did.

State reviews nursing licenses after fraud is found

Massachusetts will examine 21,000 nursing licenses after two more fraudulent credentials were discovered.

starts and stops

Some look to bring ?personal rapid transit systems? to Boston

Private transportation pods on an elevated track may seem fanciful, but several companies say they?re working on them.

illustration by jeremy traum for the boston globe


The tangled history of barbed wire

An examination of barbed wire shows it is the infernal gift that keeps on giving.

Tom Brady leads the league in yards per game with 377.


Once again, Tom Brady is best among NFL quarterbacks

Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger are in the top tier with Brady. But the Patriots signal caller has reached a new level of Zen.

Your winter home checklist

A to-do list to get your home in order before the impending cold and snow.

// Cautious optimism at former air station in Weymouth

A new owner of SouthField at the South Weymouth Naval Air Station has ambitious plans for development.

Richard family members were on hand for the unveiling of a bronze life-sized statue of Martin Richard on the grounds of Bridgewater State University. Bill Richard (back to camera), Frederick Clark, president of Bridgewater State University, Henry Richard, back to camera, Denise Richard, and Jane Richard.

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Martin Richard sculpture unveiled at Bridgewater State

The memorable image of Martin Richard holding his ?No more hurting people? sign is etched in bronze at the university.

Left to right: Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and John Deacon  of Queen

Neuroscientist calculates feel-good Top 10 playlist

Dr. Jacob Jolij, polling respondents in the UK and Ireland, calculated the top 10 pop songs most likely to improve a listener?s mood.

Beyond the final frontier

Leonard Nimoy died of COPD last year, and his daughter and her husband are making a film about him and the disease to raise awareness.

quick bite

Banh mi delights at Fresh Pond

This is the latest outpost of the growing food truck and restaurant mini-chain, offering Vietnamese fast-casual for the commuting crowd.

Brunswick, Maine - 5/26/2015 - Bean boots sit on a conveyor belt before they are packaged at the LL Bean factory in Brunswick, Maine, May 26, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Rush is on ? again ? for L.L. Bean?s boots

In the midst of a backlog, the retailer is urging customers who may want the boots before Christmas to order now.

The Avett Brothers on stage at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Friday night.

Boston Calling captures city?s spirit on day one

With the Avett Brothers headlining Friday, the festival figured out that its mission is not about programming a specific genre of music.

Opinion & Ideas


// Boehner?s departure a test for the GOP

For the Republicans, John Boehner?s resignation could not have come at a worse time.

Ground Game

// Next challenge for Sanders is building on his support

Bernie Sanders draws large crowds in New Hampshire. Now he needs to turn that enthusiasm into a developed political operation.

The Big Picture

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Pope Francis? mission to the US

The world leader of the Roman Catholic Church has already visited the White House and addressed a joint session of Congress.


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// First impressions of the iPhone 6s

The new iPhone is here, and so were the crowds lined up outside the smartphone stores on Boylston Street.


// The pope?s in the US. How well do you know him?

With Pope Francis visiting the United States, we challenge you to show us how well you know him.