State assigns monitor to oversee hospitals

Surprise inspections found such prevalent problems that officials decided an onsite monitor was necessary at four psychiatric hospitals.

// Ruptures in GOP are on view with Trump ascendancy

Republicans declared they would not back Donald Trump even as he became the only candidate remaining in the GOP race.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks off the stage following a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Get ready for a Ted Cruz zombie resurrection in 2020

He?s the true conservative the GOP says it needs to win the presidency.

// Sanders won?t stop amid worries he?s hurting Clinton

Bernie Sanders stands virtually no chance because Hillary Clinton?s lead in delegates is too great. But he continues to hammer her.

Yvonne Abraham

Can Bostonians really drive as slowly as 20 m.p.h.?

It?s one thing to be forced to go slow by circumstances we can?t control, and quite another to be legally required to travel glacially.

// After Seattle duck boat fatalities, regulators took tough steps

In Boston, authorities are investigating a duck boat crash that killed 28-year-old woman who was driving a scooter.

Harvard Innovation Lab managing director Jodi Goldstein

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Harvard i-lab honors student innovators

Some of the brightest ideas from Harvard students, from health care software to a device that makes eye surgery less painful, were recognized Wednesday.

// WBZ traffic reporter announces new gender identity

Scott Eck will now be known as Kristen Eck.

At the John Winthrop Elementary School, volunteer mentor Rob Lyons of Natixis worked Wednesday with student Angel Laboy.

Interested in adopting a school? Businesses might have to wait

Boston officials say they remain hopeful a formal adopt-a-school program will be launched by September.

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// When software doesn?t play fair

The controversy over Amazon same day delivery service skipping black neighborhoods shows how algorithms can generate biased outcomes.


A long goodbye is made a little less lonely

At a pediatric hospice facility, aiding family members is as important as caring for patients.

Art Review

// Another green world, visible at deCordova

Growth, change, mutation, and more figure into a timely, wide-ranging exhibition at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln.

From left: Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sebastian Stan in ?Captain America: Civil War.?

Film Frame /Marvel

Movie Review | ? ? ?

?Captain America: Civil War? is absurd comic-book fun

For a change, a blockbuster behemoth is light on its feet.

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 04: David Ortiz #34 Boston Red Sox celebrates his two-run homer against the Chicago White Sox with Xander Bogaerts #2 during the fifth inning on May 4, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)


Buchholz pitches Red Sox to win in Chicago

Clay Buchholz earned his first victory of the season and David Ortiz drove in three runs.

Love Letters

Is it time to end his marriage?

?To make matters worse, I can?t stop thinking about a single co-worker.?

Opinion & Ideas


// Go out and defeat the demagogues

In this year?s presidential election, we?ve seen more demagoguery from both parties than I can remember in my lifetime.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be Trump?s VP pick?

A Globe analysis of more than 70 former and current elected officials yielded seven people who could join his ticket.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, April 2016

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers last month.