Fearing death, 3 Afghan soldiers sought asylum

A security gate at Camp Edwards, where the three Afghan Army officers had been taking part in a training exercise.

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“They catch us, they kill us,” said one of the soldiers who disappeared from a Cape Cod training exercise of the Taliban.

Bedford High School evacuated due to e-mail threat

Officials will be investigating whether there is a connection between a threat against a school in Bedford, N.H.

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The school will complete a full review of the program after a disclosure that a student informant died of a heroin overdose.

Bridgewater State kept recent alleged campus rapes secret

School officials are defending their decision not to inform students about two alleged assaults last month.

High Island is a small, uninhabited island a mile off the coast of St. George, Maine

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Costly sales on Maine’s coast end access to cherished sites

As islands pass to real estate developers and billionaires seeking the ultimate getaway, they are increasingly off-limits to the public.

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The tentatively titled West Station is meant to help transform the huge swath of land near the Allston-Brighton tolls.

Monday night’s one-sided loss had Bill Belichick looking downcast. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

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Time to pile on the reeling Patriots

Listening to the fallout from Monday’s loss made your ears bleed. It was a field day for Patriot haters.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick must figure out how to solve his team’s many problems.

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What the Patriots should have done in the offseason

There were many moves the Patriots could have made that might have made things better for a team now at 2-2.

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The WBUR reporter shares his coffee drinking habits.

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Internet scholars and activists gathered at Harvard to discuss the right to choose how identity is presented online.