divided nation

Lagging school aid, tax perks fuel a war in the West

A small group of demonstrators stand on the steps of the Temple of Justice and in view of the Legislative Building as they advocate for more state spending on education prior to a hearing before the state Supreme Court Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The court ordered lawmakers to explain why they haven't followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education. Lawmakers, the governor and others say the court needs to be patient and give the Legislature more time to fulfill the orders from the 2012 McCleary decision. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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If partisan gridlock can?t be broken in Washington state, where can it be?

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Abigail Hanna was arrested Saturday and faces several charges, including kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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The new commuter rail schedules were supposed to improve service, but many customers say that hasn?t been the case.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a presidential campaign rally in Las Vegas in 2012.

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In N.H., they still love Mitt

If Mitt Romney were in the field, roughly one in three of the state?s GOP primary voters would abandon their current choice to follow him.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cullen-1815.jpg When the truth ends up on an editing room floor

Jack Dunn is emotionally and physically wrecked by the way he was portrayed in ?Spotlight.?

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner_new_20150111.jpg In wake of Paris attacks, should we refocus inventive energies?

What if we deployed more of our best brains to develop new technologies to spread security, health, education, and economic opportunity?

South Bend comes to Boston

BC defensive back Justin Simmons (left) celebrated a third-quarter pickoff of Notre Dame?s DeShone Kizer in the red zone.

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Notre Dame 19, Boston College 16

Notre Dame escapes Fenway Park with win over BC

The fourth-ranked Irish were plagued by turnovers, but managed to leave town with a 10-1 record.

Malgorzata Gerakis (right) mourned the suicide of her son, Matt, with Cheri Maning of the North Quincy basketball program.

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A Quincy suicide leaves grief and questions

Friends and family don?t know exactly why the 18-year-old star student-athlete stepped in front of a train, but they believe the tragedy was preventable. By Stan Grossfeld

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photograph, an automated dealer asks for players to take a seat at a black jack video slot machine on the floor of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass. At the state's only casino, revenues were down in August, at about $15 million in gross gambling revenues, after posting about $18 million during July. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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Chill in the air at Plainridge

At Plainridge Park Casino, reality is setting in. And, as with all things gambling, reality is far less spectacular than the dream.

Boston, MA - 10/08/15 - Patrons view the MFA's

An encounter with beauty ? and ourselves ? at the MFA

Images of wealth and poverty from the ?Class Distinctions? show at the Museum of Fine Arts can make the conscience flinch.

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US filmmaker Brian Helgeland continues a cultural reversal with his crafting of the very British ?Legend.?

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

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The Bruins great behind the iconic mask will be honored next month at the Sports Museum?s ?Tradition? gala.

The Internationalist

Putin?s crushing strategy for Syria

Russia has long held a Machiavellian approach to defeating insurgents, and Syria is no different.

Book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/levenson.jpg How Einstein ended hunt for a planet that never was

?The Hunt for Vulcan? is a short, beautifully produced book that tells a cautionary tale.

Miriam Watson and her children, Anabelle and Gregory, waited for GOP presidential hopeful Jim Gilmore at the State House.

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N.H. students turn presidential primary into civics lesson

Why learn about the presidents when you can meet the next one?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ContalonisBoysA.jpg In Tewksbury, a warm football embrace

After his brother?s death, a 17-year-old uses the game to stay strong.

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Features about upcoming holiday events, plus critics? guides to the best of the season.

Ground Game

Ground Game

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Should Clinton ever take a double-digit lead in the Granite State, there will be nothing for anyone to talk about in terms of the Democratic contest.

Globe investigations

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A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Earthprints: How humans impact the landscape

From sprawling urban growth to the construction of new islands, each site depicted has profoundly changed in the last 30 years.


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Looking back at ?Dont Look Back?

D.A. Pennebaker made ?Dont Look Back,? about Bob Dylan?s 1965 tour of England, a film that both Sight & Sound and Rolling Stone proclaim as the number one rock documentary of all time.



A pilot brewery within a massive brewery

AB InBev?s Research Pilot Brewery, housed in Anheuser-Busch?s St. Louis headquarters, makes all the beers the company produces, and acts as an incubator for other brews.