Dozens dead, hostages taken in Paris attacks

Victims were seen on the pavement near a Paris restaurant.

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Dozens were killed Friday in shootings and explosions around Paris, many of them in a popular concert hall where patrons were taken hostage.

Pro-choice protesters blocked the anti-abortion March for Life at the US Supreme Court building in Washington in January.

Supreme Court to hear first abortion case since 2007

The justices said they will hear arguments over a Texas law that would leave about 10 abortion clinics open across the state.

// Woman allowed to wear spaghetti strainer in Mass. license photo

A woman who identifies herself as a ?Pastafarian? has succeeded in her bid to wear a colander on her head in her driver?s license photo.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour and a half Thursday night during a campaign stop at Iowa Central Community College.

Donald Trump berates Carson supporters in Iowa

The GOP presidential candidate equated Ben Carson?s childhood ?pathological temper? to the illness of a child molester.

// Report warns of Boston-area housing pinch

Boston could end up stuck in an endless housing crunch, despite adding tens of thousands of new residences.

The new sprawling Enterprise Center in downtown Brockton.

In Brockton, a large new development brings some hope

The $100 million Enterprise Center includes space for artists to live and work, 113 fully-leased apartments, and office and commercial space.

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The current NBA draft system is broken

Spencer Haywood changed everything back in the late ?60s, but there are still ways we can improve the situation.

Top Places to Work

Special Section | 2015 Top Places to Work

// How does your workplace compare with these employers?

Being considered for our annual Top Places to Work list is fairly straightforward. But making the cut is no small feat.

// 10 Massachusetts workers who love their jobs

An auto dealership worker, a housekeeping manager, a lawyer, a business analyst, and others share what makes them happy.

FanDuel stops accepting entries from New York residents

FanDuel said it would offer all previously scheduled contests, but new payments would not be accepted.

US judge denies tribe the right to open casino on Martha?s Vineyard

A US District Court judge in Boston denied the Aquinnah Wampanoag?s contention that the tribe has the right to open a casino.

// Defending Indycar race, Walsh bemoans Boston?s culture of ?no?

?We just love to pound things into the ground here,? Mayor Walsh said during a radio interview.

Michelle Wu campaigned for re-election at Victoria's Diner earlier this month.

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Wu says she has enough votes to be council president

The feat would make Michelle Wu the first Asian-American and the first woman of color to lead Boston?s City Council.

// N.H. mom arraigned on charges relating to daughter?s fatal overdose

Jazzmyn Rood?s 17-year-old daughter overdosed last month from taking fentanyl that had allegedly been bought in Mass.

// Jury selected in Philip Chism murder trial

The teenager is accused of killing his math teacher at Danvers High School in 2013.

Joanna Leigh, 41, .plead guilty on Friday to larceny charges.

One Fund scammer was ?stupid,? not a criminal, lawyer says

Joanna Leigh, 41, admitted that she was not near the Marathon bombings and didn?t deserve the $8,000 she collected.

Charles Conroy oversaw the transformation of Doctor Franklin Perkins School in Lancaster.

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Lancaster school?s leader reflects on evolution of care for mentally ill

To trace the arc of Charlie Conroy?s career is to take full measure of Massachusetts? tortured history toward deinstitutionalization.

Opinion & Ideas

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// The outcast effect

No country has closed the achievement gap for minorities ? perhaps because these groups internalize the message that they shouldn?t bother to aim higher.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

//[1]-1791--90x90.jpg Chris Christie?s smart start: Iowa

It?s been clear for some time that the GOP presidential candidate?s savvy start to his campaign is really in Iowa.

The Big Picture

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Across the US, honoring veterans

Patriotic ceremonies and parades were prevalent nationwide on Veterans Day.


Beta Boston

// Outside researchers to probe environmental impact of Uber, Lyft

The ride-hailing companies? impact on auto emissions have long been a subject of controversy.


// Vatican puts 2 reporters under investigation in leaks probe

The leaked documents revealed waste, greed, and mismanagement at the highest levels of the Catholic Church hierarchy.