Reliability of genetic counseling is under scrutiny

Devon Summersgill (right) believed her baby, Kate (left), would be born with Down syndrome based on a prenatal test that turned out to be wrong.

Jeff Zelevansky

Parents are questioning the independence of the fast-growing field of genetic counseling as more counselors are paid by the companies that make the tests.

Mitt Romney is interviewed by Neil Cavuto during his

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Romney says he ?can?t imagine? endorsing Trump

Romney on Sunday again offered deep criticisms of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

// For some, Donald Trump?s golden brand has lost shine

Trump?s party takeover has spurred some longtime Republican leaders to mount a last-ditch effort to stop him.

// 1 dead, 7 wounded in Chelsea shooting

A teenager died, authorities said, and other people sustained wounds that were not life-threatening.

The battle over Dorchester Heights ? again

The Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston is angered that this year?s St. Patrick?s Day Parade will not pass Dorchester Heights, but that was not always the case.

// Body found in submerged car behind UMass Boston

The car appeared to have broken through the chain-link fence near the shoreline, authorities said.

Lany Ruiz comforted her son, Alex, 5, in her bedroom at their home in the lower South End of Boston.

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Is Boston being pulled apart by income segregation?

Affluence is surging in some areas of Boston, while poverty remains deep in others, creating a city of neighborhoods that are separated by more than distance.

// Peyton Manning to retire after 18 seasons

The quarterback, who led the Broncos to the Super Bowl 50 title last month, is a five-time NFL MVP and holds numerous records.


// Belichick, girlfriend dine with ?good friend? Trump

The Patriots coach joined quarterback Tom Brady and owner Bob Kraft in having connections with the GOP frontrunner.

// Clinton authored 104 sensitive emails using private server

The analysis showed the practice of using non-secure email systems to send sensitive information was widespread.

Eileen Marum, a retiree who serves on the Marion Planning Board, lives at Marconi Village, one of three affordable-housing complexes built in Marion in recent years.

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Income falls sharply in some Eastern Mass. towns

At least 10 Greater Boston communities saw income fall 15 to 30 percent, while two-thirds saw smaller declines.


// After life of sacrifice and love, a couple reunited in death

Bill and June Bratton, children of the Depression, always went the extra mile for their family.

// Chelmsford man allegedly hired hit man to kill undercover trooper

Gordon hired a man he believed to be a gang member from New Hampshire, but who was actually another undercover law enforcement officer.

People walk underneath a piece by Ai Weiwei called, 'Snake Ceiling' at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last month.

For Boston, a crash course in Ai Weiwei?s art and activism

Starting in April, the Chinese dissident and international art star will have three massive sculptures on view here.

Opinion & Ideas

IDEAS | Roberto Lovato

// El Salvador?s archives of death

The legacy of El Salvador?s brutal civil war lies in a shallow grave. Today, some people are starting to dig.

Ground Game

ground game

// When ?Never Trump? became ?Maybe Trump?

Instead of stopping Donald Trump?s momentum last night, the other candidates on the stage stopped the #NeverTrump movement.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, February 2016

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.

Globe investigations

// 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 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.


scott kirsner | innovation economy

// Next-gen bike technology still peddling uphill

The story of electric-powered wheels is another example of how tough it is to turn game-changing concepts into products.



// An Australian lesson in telling the whole Catholic story

There are salt-of-the-earth folks, who quietly carry out a staggering variety of good works.