Young man who killed his rapist seeks early release

Marco Flores in the visiting room at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

A 22-year-old who killed the man who molested him as a child is pleading with the governor to shorten his sentence.

The city council paid tribute to Stephen J. Murphy, left, and Charles C. Yancey late last year.

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Yvonne Abraham

Gold rush is on for a plum job

The Suffolk County register of deeds job is the perfect place to close a career on the public payroll.

// ?Contrarian? investor leaves a trail of bitterness

Brian R. Burke has faced at least 10 lawsuits alleging that he ripped people off, mostly involving real estate.

// Cleveland prepares for GOP convention unrest

A police union worries that the city is not moving fast enough to secure riot gear and ensure there will be enough officers on the streets.

// Pride and pressure: The story of Boston Latin School

The school is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.


// St. Patrick?s Day parade shows evolving identity

South Boston?s identity is changing, no doubt, but all identities do.

Storm could dump 6 inches of snow on Cape Cod

Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island would see the brunt of whatever snowfall arrives Sunday.


David Filipov/Globe Staff

Looking for clues at a Trump namesake

Does staying in a Trump hotel offer insight into how the GOP front-runner might govern?

// In Arizona, protesters block main road to Trump rally

Protesters blocked a main highway leading into the Phoenix suburb where Donald Trump staged a campaign rally Saturday.

// Union of Concerned Scientists seeks to shield scientists from public scrutiny

The group has campaigned to limit scrutiny of scientists who work for public universities and agencies.

starts & stops

// State still wants Green Line extension, South Coast rail

For months, state officials have been formulating a five-year plan that would lay out the biggest rail and highway investments.

// After 36 rounds, a Boston spelling bee champion is crowned

Emily Sun, a 13-year-old student at Boston Latin School, correctly spelled ?Nicaraguan? and then ?diurnal? to win after 36 rounds.

Anthony Dallier and his Yale teammates played with plenty of passion while wiping out most of a 27-point deficit against Duke on Saturday.

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Determined Yale created a March moment

The Bulldogs? near epic comeback against Duke had many on the edge of their seats.

Beverly Beckham

// How to cheer children in hospitals? Bring in the clowns

Nearly 20 clowns make magic for the young patients at Boston Children?s Hospital.


// Two pitchers fight for chance to step on a major league mound

Daniel Bard and Jonny Venters are two examples of players who haven?t let setbacks derail their comebacks.


// Northeastern wins Hockey East tournament

It?s the Huskies? first conference tourney crown since 1988, and it comes with an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Get ready for a long nomination race

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have to wait until June to set their sights on each other.

The Big Picture

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Seeing green

Green is the theme this week in honor of St. Patrick?s Day, which is celebrated in many cities around the world.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

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


scott kirsner | innovation economy

// How Cambridge became the life sciences capital

If you?ve assumed that biotech companies cluster in Cambridge to be close to Harvard and MIT, that?s only part of the story.



// An Australian lesson in telling the whole Catholic story

There are salt-of-the-earth folks, who quietly carry out a staggering variety of good works.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

A one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.