Justice in the shadows | Secret criminals

Many freed criminals avoid deportation, strike again

The US prison system for immigrants, stymied when it tries to deport some criminals, has quietly released thousands, including killers, a Globe investigation shows.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150ximmigration-3184.jpg Crimes by ex-cons who couldn’t be deported

A look at the crimes committed by convicts whose home countries rejected them.

New England Compounding was located in the same Framingham complex as a business owned by his wife’s family.

Little scrutiny as drug compounder expanded

Despite early fears about tainted products, Mass. would take no significant action against New England Compounding, the company now at the center of a national meningitis outbreak.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_warreninterview6_met--90x90.jpg Elizabeth Warren is prepared to pick her spots

The senator-elect said she will choose her tactics carefully, keeping quiet when it suits her objective and making noise when she sees the need.

Chemist Nick Bencivenga worked in Ariad’s Cambridge lab, testing samples for purity.

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Ariad readies for launch of first cancer treatment

Cambridge biotech company Ariad Pharmaceuticals is focusing on sales — along with science — as its promising first therapy awaits approval.

Girl Scout Andrea Davis of Raynham during an event at the Museum of Science.

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Narrowing the gender gap in male-dominated industries

A new study finds that middle school girls are less likely to be interested in science and math careers. But being a Girl Scout can help broaden their career aspirations.

With the likely demise of Hostess, the maker of Wonder Bread, many see a threat to the authentic Fluffernutter, an iconic part of many a New England childhood.

Is it a real Fluffernutter without Wonder Bread?

Sandwich aficionados debate whether the demise of Hostess means their sweet sandwich will never be the same.

The avoidance of Josh Hamilton by so many teams is fascinating.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Josh Hamilton’s agent is doing him no favors

Agent Michael Moye has been secretive and silent about the client he’s supposed to be doing his best for.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Enterprise/Advance/Images/pearl005--90x90.jpg The attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor left over 2,400 dead, 68 of them civilians, after waves of Japanese carrier-based fighters and bombers turned the naval base in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor into an inferno.

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Diversity Boston

Photographed in Boston’s Paul Revere Park, the Rev. Eric Markman of Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (left), Priti Rao of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Ed Walker of Independent Consultants of Education are among a devoted group of diversty champions.

Diversity champions

From fields as different as banking, education, politics, health care, and the clergy, these men and women are passionately committed to leveling the playing field for all in Massachusetts.


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On the Job

Andy Ryan set up a photo at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge. Other clients have included The Cheesecake Factory and Food and Wine magazine.

An appetite for the visually striking

Food photographer Andy Ryan has worked for clients such as The Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, and Food and Wine magazine.