What surveillance can uncover about you

A person’s Facebook posts, phone calls, and Internet searches could theoretically be gathered, sorted, and reviewed by the federal government.

Hospitals want to test drug with no consent

A group of Boston doctors is proposing to study an emergency treatment for brain-injured patients without obtaining the trauma victims’ consent.

Bombing case casts shadow over Waltham triple murder

If investigators had solved the triple slaying, could they have arrested Tamerlan Tsarnaev and prevented the Boston Marathon attack?

Boston schools might offer condoms

The Boston School Committee is considering a policy that would make condoms available to high school students.

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Serena Williams reacted as she defeated Russia's Maria Sharapova during the Women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament.

Williams wins French Open championship

Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to earn her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002.

Tuukka Rask came up big time and time again in the Bruins net, ignoring the heavy traffic in his crease to come up with save after save and earn his second shutout of the series.

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Tuukka Rask stifles potent Penguins

The Bruins goalie made relatively easy work of a lineup highlighted by superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, not allowing either of them a goal.

Goalie Tuukka Rask celebrated with Dennis Seidenberg, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron as a somber Sidney Crosby skated by after the Bruins beat the Penguins, 1-0, Friday.

Game 4 | Bruins 1, Penguins 0

Bruins advance to Stanley Cup Final

The Bruins will play for their second Stanley Cup championship in three years after sweeping the Penguins.

A dejected Jarome Iginla skates off after the Penguins were swept out of the playoffs. Iginla had zero points and five shots on goal in the series.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins dominate from start to finish

Friday night’s 1-0 win over Pittsburgh capped one of the more shocking displays of dominance in Boston sports postseason history.

Newlyweds, both Marathon victims, share gratitude

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes released their first statement, a poignant letter of gratitude to the first responders, caregivers, and friends everywhere.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Lawrence_Harmon-917.jpg Humor, pluck, and rust in Boston’s mayoral field

On paper, there are no duds among the candidates who squared off at two significant forums on Wednesday, but there are sharp differences in their levels of preparedness for this race.


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Bulger trial

Prosecutors deny claims that witness got special treatment

A federal prosecutor became emotional as he defended a State Police detective whose integrity was under attack by lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger.

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Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.