Pope Francis celebrated a Mass for the closing of the synod of bishops in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday

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Catholic bishops promised reform in the sex-abuse scandal. But they didn?t look at their own misdeeds

More than 130 US bishops ? nearly one-third of those still living ? have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses, according to a Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer examination.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/jacoby-1753.jpg Three reasons to vote No on Question 3

The law was a mistake, and voters should reject it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-22563.jpg Building facade collapse in Allston leaves two injured

The top of the facade crashed onto the sidewalk at 85 Harvard Ave. Sunday afternoon. The building houses the Common Ground bar and restaurant.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an

It?s a bird, it?s a plane. No, it?s baby Trump.

On Sunday, President Trump came to Boston ahead of the midterms in the form of a giant, diaper-clad inflatable infant with smartphone in hand.

With the infrastructure in New England, would Aaron Rodgers have gotten to more than one Super Bowl?

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Imagine if Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers swapped lives

Could the star quarterbacks have replicated one another?s successes with their respective teams?


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Sunday night, the greatest quarterback of all time will collect one more win.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-24228.jpg What?s up with Gronk?

Rob Gronkowski hasn?t visited the end zone since Week 1, and it has not gone unnoticed.

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After a dose of sun Sunday, Boston will see a week with more wet days than dry.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/170504_BS_001.jpg After all these years, Bob Cousy knew he needed to reach out to Bill Russell

Cousy had deep regrets over not being more supportive of his former Celtics teammate, who endured racism in Boston.

Why is this environmental group staying neutral in governor?s race?

The Environmental League of Massachusetts endorsed 58 candidates this year and all but two are Democrats. But it opted out of backing gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davisdebate4met.jpg Baker, Gonzalez diverge on visions for health care

The Democratic challenger backs a government-run single-payer program, while the governor has focused on a measured approach.

Are you ready to vote this week? Here?s our 2018 election guide

The November elections are just days away: Are you ready to vote?

? Sign up to get our election guide in your inbox through Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/georgia.jpg Georgia secretary of state cites voter database hacking attempt, gives no evidence

The statement from Brian Kemp?s office says it is investigating the state Democratic Party in connection with the hacking attempt, but it offered no evidence and didn?t specify allegations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/eeaa7a54e1554798a6560d58f8606e66-eeaa7a54e1554798a6560d58f8606e66-0.jpg Candidate chides ?SNL?s? Pete Davidson over eyepatch joke

A Texas Republican congressional candidate has chided ?Saturday Night Live? comic Pete Davidson for poking fun of the eyepatch he wears because he was badly wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL.

Research on gun suicides shows: The enemy is inside the house

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Ideas | Thomas Levenson

Research on gun suicides shows the enemy is inside the house

Public-health researchers have studied suicides for decades, and they?ve learned something important about how to potentially save many victims.

BuzzSaw | Matthew Gilbert

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shutterstock_70703941.jpg Confessions of an overwhelmed TV critic

I used to watch everything. Now I can?t. So how do I decide?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_globelive3_LIFE.jpg Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live ? a live storytelling show featuring the Globe?s top journalists ? returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial Board Endorsement

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/f6915d8c36ea48a1a2eb55ba7092506d-f6915d8c36ea48a1a2eb55ba7092506d-0.jpg Time for a change in Maine?s Second District: Jared Golden for Congress

It?s time for Maine to replace Representative Bruce Poliquin, the lone Republican left in the New England Congressional delegation.

Editorial Board Endorsement

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/0176c8609e654296ae91bd37ed11f0d3-0176c8609e654296ae91bd37ed11f0d3-0.jpg Chris Pappas for New Hampshire?s First District

The congressional candidate embodies core Democratic values, tempered by civil discourse.


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BU researchers make first link from severe CTE to genes

In a small study published Saturday, the team of scientists found people with a certain gene variant were more likely to have worse effects of the degenerative brain disease.

Real Estate

House from ?Star Trek: The Next Generation? listed for $5.7 million

One of the stars in Season 3 was this playfully eclectic, European-style contemporary, which was where Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and a rescue party from the USS Enterprise answer a distress call coming from a seemingly deserted planet.


Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark (with Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister) on ?Game of Thrones.?

TV Critic?s Corner

?Game of Thrones? to Trump: Write your own slogan

The president had tweeted a photo of himself with the words ?Sanctions Are Coming.?

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hero_2_1200.jpg Inside our Secret Courts

Criminal charges often disappear. There are few rules and fewer records. In these private hearings, who you are ? and who you know ? may be just as important as right and wrong. Read the Spotlight report.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, Halloween, and a World Series victory.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/Voting-box-3598.jpg 2018 midterm elections

Get the information and analysis about candidates and questions that you need to vote Tuesday. Sign up here.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AP_18303705635477-1-1024x576.jpg Voters want lower drug prices, but they?re poised to elect major pharma allies

Tuesday?s elections could install a Senate that includes a pharma CEO and two industry lobbyists.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_love_letters_bonus.jpg Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/10-beechwood-road-halifax-exterior-side-1024x576$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.

Globe event

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/crossword.jpg Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.