House Democrats stage sit-in over gun control

Representatives Katherine Clark (right, in blue), and John Lewis (center, in suit), a longtime civil rights leader, led a Democratic sit-in on the House floor Wednesday.

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Participants said they were prepared to occupy the chamber until Friday, when the House is scheduled to adjourn for a week.

This photo provided by Rep. Chillie Pingree,D-Maine, shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. as they participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. Chillie Pingree via AP)


Paul Ryan, what are you afraid of?

House Republicans? decision to shut down the video feed from the House floor says more about the party?s timidity than it could possibly have intended.

Jonathan M. Aguasvivas, 23 (left), and 24-year-old Benzy Bain (right), were arraigned on murder charges Wednesday.

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Two men arraigned in murder of Dorchester student

Benzy Bain, 24, and Jonathan Aguasvivas, 23, were arraigned without stepping into the courtroom, leading one woman to call them ?cowards.??

// At Burke, a bittersweet reaction to arrests in student?s slaying

?It makes everyone around here feel a bit of justice because they actually got caught,? said one student.

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Girl with cerebral palsy invents her way to greater mobility

With positivity and intelligence well beyond her nine years, Sadie McCallum was able to turn her idea for a curb-climbing walker into an award-winning reality.

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He went abroad for stem cell treatment. Now he?s a cautionary tale.

What happened to Jim Gass is a warning for desperate patients entering the murky, largely unregulated, and booming world of ?stem cell tourism.??

// Boston Latin ?unfairly judged,? headmaster says

In a resignation letter, Lynne Mooney Teta criticized outside influences for undermining the school?s efforts to address racial issues.

Was the Tom Brady freezer post a stunt? Frozen treat maker says no

The Facebook post featured his dog playfully wedged into his kitchen freezer, which just so happened to be stocked with Yasso frozen desserts.

A happy couple at Spooky World in Litchfield, N.H. An imaginative entrepreneur wants to turn Castle Island into a ?Spooky World?-style freak show this fall, complete with full-fledged zombie attacks.

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?Spooky World? meets Lawn on D ? at Castle Island?

Some South Boston residents are alarmed by handing the tranquil park over to blood-covered zombies and beer-buzzed millennials.

Rescuers attended to Buddy after he was pulled from the hole.

Firefighters rescue donkey stuck in hole full of mud in Hamilton

When Ruby Lake saw that Buddy was stuck in a hole, she called for help.

Chef David Bazirgan


Chef David Bazirgan returns to Massachusetts

Chef David Bazirgan is moving back to Massachusetts to become the new executive chef at Bambara in Cambridge.

// Could Boston?s cat cafe dreams finally come true?

Unfazed by two projects that never came to fruition, Diane Kelly says she?s close to signing a lease in Boston for the PURR Cat Cafe.

// Beachgoers video great white shark eating seal

Two videos posted to Facebook show the shark enjoying dinner at dusk in Provincetown.

// What is this strange animal spotted in a N.H. graveyard?

Some have compared the emaciated creature seen trotting through a cemetery in Merrimack to the elusive chupacabra.

Opinion & Ideas


// Citizens must keep agitating for gun control

Each gun massacre is an unholy emblem of the GOP?s lethal intransigence.

Life sciences

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The Big Picture

International Day of Yoga 2016

?This year?s observance highlights the important role healthy living plays in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals,? said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Ground Game

ground game

// The 2016 race went from ?yes we can? to ?oh no, you didn?t?

The most recent national campaigns have focused on the voters and the future. But not this year.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.

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.

Design New England

Design New England

// ?This is home?

Keith Leblanc and Kelly Monnahan create a haven for themselves, family, and friends in the piney hills of outer Cape Cod.