Number of GOP polls jumps 90 percent in 4 years

One supporter donned a Ted Cruz t-shirt during a campaign stop in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

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The number of polls of GOP voters in the first three primary and caucus states has skyrocketed compared to the 2012 primary.

// Daily fantasy sports under scrutiny around US

Here are the states where daily fantasy sports are facing the most legal scrutiny.

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of two in Milford

Two others in the duplex were taken to the hospital for what is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said.

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (right) is steps away from Boston City Hall (left).


Drug deals reported in Boston veterans shelter

Some say that drug deals are conducted inside the shelter despite recent reports that three residents died of apparent overdoses.


// Look for big things from these executives in 2016

For signs of where things are headed, keep an eye on these three influencers.

// Fire follows police standoff at Everett apartment

Police took an armed 53-year-old man into custody outside his burning home after he allegedly fired shots earlier in the day.

Emilio Guzman.

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Roslindale man, 77, caps a full life with a diploma

Retired mechanic Emilio Guzman, seeking to set an example for his family, kept at it, even when the odds seemed bleak.

// Syria rebel group appoints successor to slain commander

The insurgent group vowed to continue fighting both the Syrian government and the Islamic State group.

In ?Dry Land,? a teen named Amy (Stephanie Recio) is intent on having an abortion.

Paul Fox

critic?s notebook

Plays put struggles of teenage girls on center stage

A wave of plays by female writers show audiences starkly realistic portraits of contemporary teens and the challenges they face.

A rower in shorts and a Santa hat plied the waters of the Charles River in Cambridge on Christmas, when summer-like temperatures prompted many to head outside for recreation.

Bostonians trade white Christmas for shorts, barbecues

It was a 60-plus-degree Christmas, a winter holiday marked suddenly by backyard barbecues and unhurried games of catch.

Indian Creek overflowed on Christmas Day in Madison County, Ala.

Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

People were trapped inside damaged houses and several others were taken to hospitals for minor injuries, an official said.

// Business quiz: 2015 in review

We covered the top stories in business and finance. Were you paying attention?

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, left, and President Cam Neely have a laugh during development camp in Wilmington, Mass. Thursday, July 16, 2015. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Bruins have answered a lot of questions

After a slow start, they have hit their stride and are playing like the team they believed they would be.

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13: Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots defends against DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans during their game at NRG Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


Third-down defense one of Patriots? first priorities

The Jets are the only opponent this season to convert more than half its third downs vs. the Patriots.

Some say the fist- bump, a familiar sight in sports, is a tradition begun by baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

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Can high-fives and fist-bumps help teams win?

?Touch predicts performance through fostering cooperation between teammates,? says one social psychology professor.

Fan makes ?crybaby? motion near LeBron ? and gets caught

Unfortunately, the star basketball player turned around right as the fan began the mocking motion.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, reviewed a guard of honor with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan on Friday.

Indian leader visits Pakistan in move to ease tense relations

The visit was a dramatic gesture to break the ice at a time when relations between Pakistan and India have been almost completely stalled.

Steve Harvey.

Steve Harvey wishes you and yours a Merry Easter

The comedian poked fun at his Miss Universe gaffe on Twitter.

// FedEx draws scorn on late holiday shipments

The delivery company is being excoriated on social media from customers missing everything from clothes to food.

Ground Game

ground game

// Things are not going well for the Carson campaign

After several confounding statements on foreign policy and then fighting claims he made about his own life for weeks, Ben Carson?s poll numbers have tanked.

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// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

 A Lebanese woman wearing a Santa Claus costume sings during a Christmas event, in downtown Beirut on Dec. 19. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press)

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The Big picture

Santas everywhere

They come in all shapes and sizes, donning the iconic red suit and hat that symbolize modern-day Christmas.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.