National split over Garland roils N.H. Senate race

The talking points in the New Hampshire Senate race are identical to those in Washington, with some local garnishments.

// A pattern of profit and subpar care at Mass. nursing homes

A Globe investigation shows for-profit nursing homes often are cited for more health and safety problems than nonprofit homes.

Man dies, another injured after shooting in Mattapan

A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to the hospital with stab wounds.

 Jane Hilliard played 'The Last Post' during a wreath laying ceremony on the site where the 1916 leaders were executed at the Breakers Yard in Kilmanham Gaol.

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Ireland recalls fateful Easter Rising on 100th anniversary

Thousands of soldiers marched solemnly Sunday through the crowded streets of Dublin.

Brussels attacks

// Anti-Islamic State protesters disrupt Brussels square

The anti-IS rally came despite government appeals not to hold a march against fear Sunday that security forces were stretched too thin.

The Blue Line at the newly renovated Government Center T station.

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Yvonne Abraham

Dreaming small comes with a cost

Why don?t we aim this high all the time? The new Government Center T station is a thing of beauty.

03/29/2014 BOSTON, MA A girl on the 57 bus checks her makeup at 2:20 a.m. at Kenmore Station (cq) during the first night of the MBTA's late night service extension from 1:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

starts & stops

The MBTA?s few very-early-bird specials

Why does the MBTA have some early-morning trips that start well before most other buses and subway trains?

Twins Wendy and Mary Wu from China who are students in a math class at The Newman School in the Back Bay.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

At private schools, a surge of Chinese students

As China?s middle class balloons and competition for college acceptance rises, some families aim to jump-start the process by sending children abroad.

MADISON, WI - MARCH 26: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at the Alliant Energy Center on March 26, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Voters in Wisconsin go to the polls April 5th for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sanders wins 3 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead

Sanders? wins on Saturday underscored Clinton?s persistent vulnerabilities within her own party, particularly with young voters and activists.

// Is that a Donatello in the MFA?s storage?

An art scholar says he is ?100 percent? that a gilded wood carving in the MFA?s collection is by the Renaissance master.

Teetotaler Rob Delaney at the Drapers Arms in London.

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Globe Magazine

How ?funniest person on Twitter? Rob Delaney revived the TV romcom

The Marblehead native?s ?Catastrophe,? rolling into its second season on Amazon, made critics? top 10 lists by breaking with formula.

Kevin Cullen

// Police, fire hiring bill puts patronage before vets

Buried in a municipal modernization bill is a section that veterans see as a backdoor kick in the pants.

Opinion | Mike Ross

// How Boston puts new businesses on ice

A vegan ice cream shop tested the limits of the takeout permit process.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// In campaign, expect a pivot toward foreign policy

President Obama?s visit to Cuba, Donald Trump?s comments to a Jewish lobby group, and the attacks in Brussels could set up a shift.

The Big Picture

Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana?s international airport on March 20.

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The Big Picture

President Obama?s visit to Cuba

President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba this week as the first sitting US president to visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

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.



// Building a tombstone for the digital grave

Dave Balter has raised $1.5 million in seed investment for Mylestoned, a startup that aims to build a more modern way to remember the dearly departed.


John Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

Pope Francis is massively popular around the world, but somewhat divisive inside the church itself.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.