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Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital, was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like Westborough eventually became wretched warehouses. Show More Summary

Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Search and rescue crews are using whatever they can to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble early today. The death toll stood at 120, but certainly will rise said officials. Show More Summary

Flooding in Louisiana

President Obama visits the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana today after this historic disaster killed at least 17 and destroyed about 60,000 homes. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelLeslie Andermann Gallagher surveys the flood damage to her home on Aug. Show More Summary

Family fun and nostalgia on New England’s beaches

As the sun sets for the night on Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, owner Joel Golder says, “Once this amusement park is gone. . . it’s gone. We’re the only beachfront amusement park left in New England.” He says he loves his family’s business. Show More Summary

Remembering Hurricane Bob

Twenty-five years ago this week, Hurricane Bob swept through New England, leaving six dead in Connecticut and causing $680 million in damage in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hit hardest by the Category 2 storm, said the National Weather Service office in Taunton. Show More Summary

Farmer Olympics in Vermont

With the world’s attention focused on the Olympic Games in Brazil, a decidedly different type of competition was held in a small corner of New England, as farmers took to the field for the second annual Farmer Olympics in Vershire, Vt. Show More Summary

Golden moments in Rio

More than halfway through the Summer Olympic games in Rio, over 150 gold medals have been awarded. Here are some of the winners whose performances during competition earned them the top spot on the podium. -- By Lloyd YoungGold medalist...Show More Summary

Gang of Christ in Mexico

In the troubled fringes of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, an aspiring priest is using his faith to reach out to young gang members and at-risk youth, and bring them into his “Gang of Christ.” Less than 200 kilometers from the United States border, Monterrey is a wealthy city of corporate trailblazers. Show More Summary

Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Rio Olympic Games officially got underway Friday night with Opening Ceremonies at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The Games are being held for the first time in South America, and more than 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries...Show More Summary

Cod and community rebound in Newfoundland

In Newfoundland, where tens of thousands of people lost their jobs after the Canadian government banned the fishing of cod in 1992, there’s something new in the salty air of many of the island’s old, neglected fishing towns. As the iconic...Show More Summary

Rio locals reflect on upcoming Olympics

Before Rio de Janeiro host South America’s first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises....Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, July 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including the July Fourth celebration, dealing with summer heat, a tragic drowning at Carson Beach, and the start of Patriots traing camp. -- By Lloyd YoungA bicyclist is reflected at sunset in a large puddle in the parking lot of Scusset Beach in Sandwich. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Each year, for a few weeks in summer, a loose confederation of like-minded souls called the Rainbow Family of Living Light quietly converts a site in a public forest somewhere in the United States into a communal living space for thousands. Show More Summary

2016 Democratic National Convention

In a historic moment, Hillary Clinton was nominated as the first female presidential candidate from a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The convention has not been without protests...Show More Summary

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” says Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic. He has been travelling to Libya since the 2011 revolution, seeking to capture the pain and politics of a country at war with itself. Show More Summary

2016 Republican National Convention

Scenes from the four day Republican National Convention that is underway in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are gathered for the convention, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. Donald Trump will officially...Show More Summary

Boston’s Methadone Mile

Methadone Mile is a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue where methadone clinics brush up against an open air drug market. This is where people come to get high and sober. Recovery, relapse, danger, grief, and hope all fill people’s daily lives. Show More Summary

Terror in Nice

At least 84 are dead and hundreds are wounded after a man drove a large truck into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. All around the world, people are expressing sadness and solidarity with France over the deadly attack. Show More Summary

Tour de France 103rd edition

The Tour de France 103rd edition is underway, running from July 2-24. The race covers over two thousand miles by bicycle over 21 stages. Chris Froome is back to defend his 2015 title against former winner Alberto Contador and other challengers...Show More Summary

Rio Olympic torch relay

Earlier this year in Greece, the Olympic Flame began its ceremonial journey by torch to the site of the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games opening ceremonies take place at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5. Actress Katerina Lechou...Show More Summary

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