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The longest road | Part 2 of 3

Days of crisis, compassion

For those locked in the cycle of hopes raised and dashed while dealing with mental illness, it?s hard to imagine a more exhausting journey. By Jenna Russell

// Earthquake causes injuries, wide damage in northern Calif.

At least 120 people had been treated at the emergency room in one Napa medical center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Smoke billowed from a boat that caught fire in Provincetown Harbor on Sunday.

Man severely burned in boat fire in Provincetown Harbor

An assistant harbormaster was able to rescue two men who were thrown into the water, according to the Provincetown Public Pier Corp.

Many Market Basket stores, like this one in Somerville, have empty shelves.

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Market Basket board cancels tonight?s meeting

A deal remains elusive as the stalemate continues to drain millions of dollars a day from the grocery chain.

Lower temperatures this August have cut short beach time for many in Greater Boston.

August?s cool weather gets a chilly reception

The temperatures have been, quite simply, pleasant. And therein lies the complaint.

// Militants free US writer with Mass. ties who was held in Syria

Peter Theo Curtis?s captivity, at the hands of a group linked to Al Qaeda, was kept from the public.

Biopharmaceutical companies shifting labs, jobs to Mass.

The number of biotech research and development jobs increased by 13.7 percent between 2007 and 2013.



// What?s it like to raise kids in the city?

Globe columnist Shirley Leung misses her life in Boston. But could she really handle city living with young children?