Civil rights fight looms on charter schools cap

The highly charged charter school debate, waged for years in the Legislature, could soon become a constitutional court fight.

// Bombing survivor finds release in courtroom visit

Heather Abbott was braced for anger when she saw Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court, but no anger came.

President Obama spoke in Selma, Ala., Saturday, at the site of a civil rights march 50 years ago.

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Selma ?still casts its long shadow,? Obama says

Thousands of people were in Selma, Ala., on Saturday to mark a half-century since a march there galvanized the civil rights movement.

// Ride from Boston to Selma fueled by legacy

A local group embarked on a journey similar to one made by an earlier generation fighting Jim Crow laws.

Norman Lee disappeared Thursday while snorkeling on a Caribbean vacation.

Weymouth comics artist missing off Grand Cayman

Norman Lee, a longtime artist with DC Comics and Marvel Comics, went missing after snorkeling in the Cayman Islands.

More charges expected against former dean

Officers found guns and drugs while searching the home of Rev. Shaun Harrison, who is accused of shooting a student selling marijuana for him.

Lisa Bonchek Adams, writer who chronicled battle with cancer, dies

Adams ran a website that will be maintained as a ?resource of Lisa?s writings about metastatic breast cancer, grief and loss, life, and family.?

Madison Police investigate the scene of a police involved shooting late Friday at a home in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, March 7, 2015. A 19-year-old black man died Friday night after being shot by a police officer in Madison, authorities said. The man was shot after an altercation with the officer and died at a hospital. The officer did not know if the man was armed, but according to Police Chief Mike Koval,

Wis. teen was unarmed when shot by officer, police say

The teen was shot Friday night and later died after an altercation with an officer in Madison, Wis., police said.


With March comes return of ubiquitous charity galas

About 500 nonprofit fund-raising galas are held here each year, and attending them is the corporate community?s cross to bear.

Brianna Wu (right) spoke during a live taping of the Isometric podcast at PAX East in Boston this weekend.

Brianna Wu makes stand at PAX East

The Arlington video game developer, who received threats from a shadowy movement called GamerGate, safely kept her vow to appear at the convention.

Lily James and Richard Madden in Kenneth Branagh?s ?Cinderella? (2015).

Cinderella from Grimm to Disney to Branagh

In the first 24 hours of its release, an online trailer for ?Cinderella? was viewed 35 million times. The scullery maid turned princess can still pack them in.

Officers blocked the entrances to the Puffton Village and Townhouse apartment complexes, where rowdy students gathered during last year?s event.

Solid police presence keeps Amhert?s Blarney Blowout contained

Officers from 14 police departments made only six arrests during the festivities, down from 55 last year.

BATON ROUGE, LA - FEBRUARY 10: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats yells to his team during the first half of a game against the LSU Tigers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on February 10, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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UMass making big mistake with John Calipari honor

The Kentucky coach stretches the rules and wins, but also brought disgrace to Massachusetts?s state school.

Midcentury haven Palm Springs comes back to life

As it?s grown, the town has become a destination for both nostalgia-loving baby boomers and hip millennials.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino gets together with Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts during outfielders drills. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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Red Sox? Shane Victorino sidelined two days because of soreness

The outfielder is expected back in the lineup Monday, manager John Farrell said.

// Who?s behind measuring Boston?s official snow total?

A mysterious volunteer is responsible for the last hand measurement used in recording Boston?s ?official? weather report: the snowfall total at Logan Airport.

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// Day 2: Icons of the bombing take the stand

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


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// Hope, history, and Selma

Harvard University President Drew Faust recalls marching in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago.

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Holi Celebrations 2015

Holi is a festival that marks events in Hindu mythology and provides photographers with a colorful visual feast.