Court mismatch makes OUI justice elusive

Lawyers who specialize in defending drunk drivers enjoy huge legal advantages built into state law, and have the ear of some judges prone to favor their arguments, no matter how far-fetched.

Scallopers wary of new gear required to protect turtles

The new rules are angering some local scallopers who say the change to new dredges could end up costing them thousands of dollars and reduce their catch.

Isaura Mendes with portraits of her two late sons Bobby and Alex.

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The real story about urban violence

“Anonymous Boston,’’ an exhibit that addresses urban violence and the media’s role in covering it, strives to remind us that people are more than the circumstances surrounding their death.

Wes Welker gets his neck twisted on this violent hit by Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu Oct. 30 that did not result in a penalty or fine.

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Patriots’ Welker fearless, peerless across the middle

Wes Welker’s daring play has him on pace to eclipse the NFL record for receiving yards (1,848) and finish just shy of the record of 143 receptions.

Alzheimer’s is stealing Bruce Vincent away

Alzheimer’s has quickened its pace, snatching from Vincent more abilities than it had since his diagnosis three years earlier. But his humor and selfless core endure.

Young-onset Alzheimer's picks up damaging pace

Bruce Vincent has a form of Alzheimer's that strikes at a young age. At only 49, the disease is picking up its brain-robbing pace. (Video by Scott LaPierre / Globe Staff)

Web primary aims to find third option for president

Frustrated by the gridlock in Washington, a well-funded bipartisan group of activists and political professionals plans to give voters a third choice for president in 2012.


How crowdsourcing is changing science

Online games like Ancient Lives are part of a new approach — called crowd science or citizen science — to unlock thorny research projects by tapping into the general public.

GLOBE MAGAZINE | Winter Travel 1113.jpg Find your Florida

Tips for seven very different kinds of Florida vacations, from kid-friendly parks to remote beaches to everything a Red Sox fan needs to know about spring training.


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Cambridge, MA 111211 Mary Kay Henry (cq) (foreground :purple top under dk coat short hair), the International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), was among the close to 200 hundred janitors, organizers, students and supporters marched around Harvard Yard on Saturday November 12, 2011 to stand up for full-time, work, affordable health care, and equality between direct and contracted out employees for the janitors who clean Harvard University. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET

Harvard custodial workers OK strike

Harvard custodians voted unanimously to strike if their union's bargaining committee does not negotiate a new contract before it expires at the end of Tuesday.


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Product Reviews

Reining in the energy pigs

As discussions about federal regulations on Energy Star ratings and energy efficient products continue, Consumer Reports offers these energy savings tips.


Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich would consider the use of force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon.

GOP candidates reveal foreign policy differences

The international affairs debate showed clear divisions on the elimination of foreign aid and the use of waterboarding on terrorist suspects.

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Patriots’ keys to a Week 10 victory vs. the Jets

The Boston Globe breaks down the X’s and O’s for the matchup with the Jets and offers a prediction for who will win.


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Travel | England

Confessions of a crop circle chaser

Crop circles appear every summer in Wiltshire, England, and they attract “croppies” who, like storm chasers, scout the landscape for agriglyphs.