Dan Shaughnessy

Marathon belongs to world now

The Boston Marathon stands as a symbol of American freedom and a population refusing to cower to terrorism.

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What carries them to the Marathon finish line

These are the stories of fleeting moments, bursts of joy and inspiration, that make race day unforgettable for many runners.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bond150-13014.jpg From calamity, newlyweds’ bond deepens

The first Marathon blast cost each of them part of a limb, but Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky share a resolve to figure out life together.

2014 Boston Marathon Special Section

A run unlike any other

Running Boston always means so much to so many, and it will be even more significant this year.

Pope Francis was excited as he greeted the faithful on Easter.

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On Easter, pope makes plea for peace in Ukraine, Syria

Well over 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated Sunday.

Danwon high school students and citizens prayed for the safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry on Sunday.

Ferry was crippled with confusion, transcript reveals

The death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster is officially at 58 but could eventually exceed 300.

State boards have hundreds of vacancies

Massachusetts is facing a little-noticed breakdown in democracy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cohen_cuba_nat.jpg Cuba, US are warily, slowly improving relations

The gradual thaw provides hope for average Cubans, most of whom barely eke out an existence in the island.

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Friday, April 25

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Huntington_BecomingCuba_343.jpg ‘Becoming Cuba’

After watching the Huntington Theatre Company play, join photographer Essdras M. Suarez for a discussion about Cuba.


Brad and Lori Ali bought their former neighbors’ home in a Needham neighborhood.

Buying and moving into the house next door

Most of these short-distance movers simply love their neighborhood and don’t want to leave, but they have outgrown their current house.