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Harvard issues partial apology for e-mail search

The school issued a lengthy statement offering its explanation to the search of resident deans’ emails as part of a leak investigation.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada was escorted by Italian policemen as he walked through Saint Peter's Square at the end of a meeting in the Synod Hall at the Vatican on Monday.

Cardinals gather for final talks before conclave

Not all the cardinals who wanted to speak were able to Monday, and they voted to continue discussion into the afternoon.

Hospital charges bring a backlash

Patients, angered by surprise surcharges hospitals tack on bills for visits, are challenging these fees — sometimes even refusing to pay.

Anna Parini for The Boston Globe

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Facing the puzzling urge to injure

Despite its prevalence, little is known about why so many young people cut, burn, or otherwise harm themselves to cope with emotions.

Dr. Alessio Fasano, Victoria Kennedy, Dr. Ronald Kleinman, and Dr. Peter Slavin have their picture taken by a Mass. General staff photographer at the Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

Making bread safe for celiacs

Local research is zeroing in on a vaccine to cure celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten proteins.

Nara Williams worked in the window seat of her tiny house on the campus of Hampshire College.

In a tiny house, large lessons about life

A Hampshire College senior is spending this semester in a 130-square-foot house to raise questions about ownership, consumption, and sustainable living.

Carl Crawford complained about treatment from the media in Boston before he was traded to the Dodgers.

Dan Shaughnessy

Carl Crawford never had it bad in Boston

Crawford complained that the media was too tough on him in Boston. But he’s wrong. If anything, we went too easy on him.