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Court ruling on juvenile parole could affect Mass. sentences

The fates of at least 60 people serving life without parole in the state are unclear in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling today on juvenile sentencing.

Supreme Court strikes down key parts of Arizona immigration law

The court rejected key provisions, but allowed to stand a hot-button portion that requires police officers to review the immigration status of all those they detain.

Bulger argues he has immunity

James “Whitey” Bulger says he had a deal with the government that grants him immunity from charges that include 19 alleged murders.

Warren rejects radio debate with Brown

Elizabeth Warren rejected a joint appearance on WBZ radio this week while accepting a second regional TV debate that Scott Brown has said he will not attend.

George Rizer For the Globe

East Bridgewater helps star athlete cope

After losing his mother three years ago, and his grandmother last month, Casey DeAndrade found support from a tightly knit community of family and friends.

A road on Hatteras Island, N.C., was flooded in August 2011 after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.

Rising sea level a threat in East, study says

Seas on the East Coast are rising faster than elsewhere, with Boston especially vulnerable.

The Podium

It’s time to reform a Mass. job-killer

Restrictive non-competition agreements harm workers and inhibit economic growth, argue State Senator Will Brownsberger and state Representative Lori Ehrlich.

The Nantucket Yoga Festival is new this year.

From Sunday Travel

What’s new on Nantucket

The island has witnessed all sorts of changes over the winter, refreshing this season with a renovated theatre and more.


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Marlon Byrd is suspended 50 games for failing PED test

Byrd, who played for the Red Sox this season, was suspended by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.


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MIT’s Gordon Wetzstein showed an image using stacked LCD screens to create a 3-D effect, without glasses.

Holograms, 3-D said to be on verge of new era

Amid the resurgence of 3-D in movies and the continued evolution of computers, holography is poised to enter its second act, supporters say.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

Can loneliness shorten your lifespan?

Researchers have once again found that those who report feeling lonely or living alone have a higher risk of dying than those who don’t, according to two studies.


All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

It’s time to toast local athletes for their achievements. Led by Carla Forbes of Newton North, the season’s best shined bright.