Justice in the Shadows | Secret prisoners

Out of sight, detainees struggle to be heard

With constitutional rights lacking, even for those with no record of crime, immigrants languish, pawns in a law enforcement system that is defined by secrecy.

Death of a detainee

One woman’s medical tragedy highlights the plight of thousands neglected in immigration system jails.

Dan Shaughnessy

Texans have no chance against the Patriots

The Texans are an overrated, unproven house of cards, waiting for their dope slap of reality at Gillette Stadium.

Chinese company wins bid for A123 Systems

The Waltham battery maker plans to sell nearly all its assets to the North American unit of a Chinese auto parts maker for $256.6 million, pending federal approval.

Ethan Gagnon, a student at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, used a digital Braille typewriter.

Braille typewriters get a digital-era update

The Smart Brailler has a computer screen and a text-to-speech feature to help the blind master a tool they may need to find a job.

Casino rivals take pitches to Springfield

Developers MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming will face Springfield residents Tuesday, the city’s next step in evaluating casino proposals.

AnnMarie Duchon challenged pay inequity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Mass. lags on pay for women in the US

Despite the state’s historic leadership on pay equity,­ the gap between men’s and women’s salaries here is now among the biggest in the country.

“There is a growing group of folks who are looking at this and realizing we don’t have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year’s end,” Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker said.

Hopes rise for a deal on tax rates

More Republicans are imagining what an agreement that includes tax hikes on the wealthy might look like, rather than digging in against any rate increase.

Don’t split siblings by school, say Boston parents

Some parents, worried that changes to the way Boston assigns students to schools could split apart siblings, are pushing for a policy that would keep families together.

Marilyn Riseman has rubbed elbows with the connected since her youth.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Marilyn Riseman central to Boston’s chic society

No matter where she goes, the 85-year-old commands attention from fellow tastemakers, many of them a fraction of her age.

Heads of 4 colleges had sizable 2010 pay hikes

Presidents at Bentley, Curry, Endicott, and Hampshire College all received compensation increases of at least 24 percent, a national survey showed.

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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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The Texans, led by young stars like defensive end J.J. Watt, are the top seed in the AFC.

Texans have climbed to the top of NFL

Houston didn’t make the playoffs until 2011, but they’ve laid a strong foundation through shrewd drafting and smart trades and free agent signings.

Diversity Boston

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.