Supreme Court to take up Obama’s health care law

The justices today revealed they would take the case, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House’s main domestic policy achievement.

Two women found shot to death in Dorchester

The women were found at a condominium on Harlem Street this morning.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Starbucks caught giving extra jolt to coffee bean buyers

Starbucks has eliminated an undeclared extra fee on small bags of coffee beans after being sanctioned by Massachusetts regulators.

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walked off the field after losing to Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

Bob Ryan

Sweet victory silences Rex Ryan, Jets fans

The long-term ramifications of this exquisite Patriots triumph include control of the AFC East, which, combined with Buffalo’s loss, is New England’s to win or lose.

An inside look at Massachusetts prison life

The vast majority of the state’s 11,500 prisoners live in a world bounded by monotony, violence, and strict routines, where barred doors and barbed wire etch the horizon.


Makeshift weapons in maximum-security prison

For most state inmates and prison guards, danger is never far away.

Prisoners walked and played basketball near signs marking the perimeter of the MCI-Shirley prison facility.

Minimum security, high concerns

After a gang-connected inmate escaped and allegedly went on a shooting spree inside a Springfield barbershop last April, the full risk of minimum-security prisons became clear.


Marriage and prison

He’s been incarcerated since 1982. She comes to visit every 3 weeks.


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Prosecutor details Weymouth triple murders

In a hearing that drew moans of shock, a Norfolk prosecutor said today that Donald Rudolph used knives and a hammer to kill his mother, his sister, and his mother’s boyfriend.


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Executive chef Eddie Cerrato uses the electrolyzed water as a sanitizer.

MIT finds a new cleaning solution

MIT’s Endicott House has replaced the hundreds of gallons of chemicals it uses annually with just one cleaner - water, charged with an electrical current.


 Elizabeth Warren greeted one of the volunteers who attended her Senate campaign event at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood yesterday.

Warren rallies Senate campaign forces

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren drew about 1,000 supporters who pledged to work for her campaign during a volunteer event in Roxbury yesterday.


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On Football

Tom Brady escapes the grasp of the Jets’ Jamal Washington in the second quarer.

With win, Patriots prove they control AFC East

The calendar may read Nov. 14, but it might as well be Jan. 1. The race for the AFC East title is over. But the Patriots’ biggest test comes in the playoffs.

Health and wellness

G force

He makes study of hoarding

Randy O. Frost, a psychology professor at Smith College and author of the 2010 book “Stuff,” is an expert on compulsive hoarding.


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Quest for identity as trilogy plays out

“The Brother/Sister Plays,’’ the trilogy by the gifted young playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, is a challenge for any cast, but Company One's actors are up to the task.