High school student decline a strain for Boston

Public high school enrollment is on the slide, leaving nearly 3,000 seats empty and raising questions about possible school closures.

The sketch artists provided their own perspective of the scene in the courtroom when John Martorano testified at James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial.

Bulger trial puts sketch artists in their element

The sketch artists’ oversized construction paper, erasers, and messy pastels are decidedly old-fashioned but powerful.

Next mayor may usher in new era for Boston

Voters will choose not only the first new mayor in 20 years and add at least four new voices to the City Council, they will also chart a course for the city.

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An out-of-control wildfire burned homes near Yarnell, Arizona, on Sunday.

Wildfire kills 19 firefighters in Arizona

A wildfire fanned by gusty winds killed 19 elite firefighters in Arizona, the deadliest such toll in the United States in decades.

Mormon teenagers followed a muddy path in Auburn, N.H.

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Mormon youth group reenacts 1846 journey

Teens from the Boston area completed a three-day historical reenactment that has become a coming-of-age rite in many Mormon communities.

Bidding on eBay for a jersey bearing Aaron Hernandez’s name has reached $227. The piece of Patriots apparel originally sold for $50.

Aaron Hernandez shirts are hot items on eBay

Bidding on eBay for a jersey bearing Hernandez’s name has reached $227. The piece of Patriots apparel originally sold for $50.

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MIT nanotech research targets bone-repair surgery

A research team has created a high-tech adhesive that more securely bonds implants to bone.

Marathon bombing victim John Odom was escorted across the finish line of One Run for Boston by his daughter Nicole Reis.

One Run for Boston ends on a heartfelt note

John Odom, who was injured in the Marathon bombings, was wheeled out to join his daughter as she crossed the finish line of the cross-country relay.



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The Constitution pursues not perfection, which is impossible, but the “more perfect,” which always beckons.