August 05, 2017 at 11:38AM

Noelia Ferreira, like hundreds of Massachusetts’ parents, cares for her medically fragile daughter, Abi, at home. But Mass Health has let reimbursements languish, making it nearly impossible to find a skilled nurse to help her. Abi needs nearly round the clock medical care that Noelia is forced to do herself. “It puts Abi at risk and it’s killing me.” Noelia says. Photos by Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff.

It’s been more than 100 days since Noelia has had skilled nursing help. She carries her 78-pound daughter up the stairs to begin the evening’s bedtime rituals. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)

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August 05, 2016 at 08:17PM

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 will be competing.

Fireworks go off at the start of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5. (Barbara Walton/EPA)

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August 05, 2016 at 04:11PM

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 cod population finally rebounds after nearly a quarter century of historic decline, there’s a sense of hope, a promise of better days to come.

A research boat is headed back to Petty Harbour after a team of technicians tagged cod in Motion Bay near Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

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