Francis takes in Syrian refugees after Greek trip

This handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) meeting with migrants and refugees during a visit at Moria refugee camp near the port of Mytilene in the Greek island of Lesbos. Pope Francis on Saturday told despairing migrants trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos they were

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The pope brought the 12 refugees back to Italy aboard his plane after a trip to a Greek island that is ground-zero in the crisis.

Two motorcyclists are arrested after chase in Newburyport

The two cyclists were part of a group of riders that police attempted to stop for speeding Friday evening.

Boston, MA - 4/13/2016 -Governor Baker was the featured speaker at Boston Spirit's LGBT Executive Networking Night at the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel on Wednesday evening, April 13, 2016. Protesters who are frustrated that the governor hasn't taken a position on transgender rights bill booed him off the stage. Topic: 14bakergay. Story by Travis Anderson/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

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LGBT rights debate was the loser in showdown at Baker speech

Baker and LGBT advocates share blame for lost opportunity to better understand each other on the public accommodations bill.

// Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday.

// The moment of the bombings, three years later

Some stopped for pictures or a selfie where the bombs went off, three years ago, near the end of the world?s most prestigious road race. Others lingered.

Wellesley 11-year-olds Christian Mattaliano, left, Marc Maggiacomo, center, and David Maggiacomo, right.

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In Wellesley, it?s curtains for three dancing Trumps

A fifth-grade dance act featuring the face of Donald Trump was silenced so as not to offend anyone.

// Revenue at Plainridge Park Casino flat in March

An infusion of promotional free play failed to boost the fortunes of the casino.

03/26/2016 NATICK Philip Posa (cq), (right) a runner with the Alzheimer Association's Boston Marathon team, is greeted by his wife Michele Posa (cq) at a water station while running along West Central Street in Natick during the team's charity run. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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He?s running to end Alzheimer?s, but fighting it as well

Philip Posa is the first Alzheimer?s Association Boston Marathon team runner to also have symptoms of the disease.

Without Christian Vazquez, it?s possible Rick Porcello?s Friday night would have ended in the sixth or fifth inning.


These three pitches explain the value of Christian Vazquez?s framing artistry

In his season debut for the Sox, the catcher?s framing ability resulted in three strikeouts in full-count situations.

Pablo Sandoval is still respected for his big-play capability.


So what are the Red Sox? options with Pablo Sandoval now?

The disabled list stint gives the Red Sox more time to figure out what to do with their high-priced backup.

A scene from ?Horace and Pete,? starring Louis C.K. (right) and Steve Buscemi (behind the bar).

Surprise! Louis C.K.?s ?Horace and Pete? is done

The latest example of how the comedian ran his web-only show differently from those on TV.

// 10 ways to enjoy spring in Boston

We?ll celebrate the new season every chance we can. Here are some ideas for where to go to enjoy sweet springtime.

Dining Out reviews

Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe?s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

John Kasich addresses a town hall meeting in Savage, Md., on April 13.


Why is John Kasich still running for president?

All he?s selling is the fact that he?s not as antagonistic and bombastic as Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 13: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after the Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2016 in Oakland, California. By defeating the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors win their 73rd game this season, setting the record for the most games won during the NBA regular season. The Warriors finish the 2015-16 NBA regular season with a 73-9 record. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Celtics at Hawks, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Previewing the NBA playoff matchups

The Warriors are the clear favorites, but beware of the Cavaliers.

Ground Game

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// Biggest moments in the 9 Democratic debates

The matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Thursday night may well have been their final one.

The Big Picture

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Return to Palmyra

Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting.


Lightweight drapes and upholstery adds an airy look and feel.

Seven easy ways to lighten up your home

Here in New England, we have a storied housing stock. Many of these homes, though can be less than ideal. In general, they?re dark. So with spring here, let?s brighten things up.