Obama says Sony shouldn’t have shelved ‘Interview’

“We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States,” President Obama said.

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President Obama referenced Boston’s decision to hold its Marathon this year with Sony’s response to terrorist threats.

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Tiffany Van Alstyne is accused of killing the boy and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders had abducted him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/121014murderar05A.jpg Man found guilty in 2009 Dorchester triple murder

Keron Pierre, 29, was accused of shooting three people following an after-hours party on Mt. Ida Road.

Philip Chism’s lawyers look to suppress evidence

The defense for the teen accused of murdering a Danvers High teacher last year claims he never waived his Miranda rights.

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The century-old span has for years been a pedestrian link between downtown and the South Boston Innovation District.

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Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin are accused of being responsible for dozens of deaths related to a 2012 meningitis outbreak.

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Businesses bringing ‘wow factor’ back to holiday parties

After years of scaling back, some companies are going over the top with aerialists, orchestras, and shopping sprees.

2014 Bostonians of the Year

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The grocery chain’s 25,000 employees highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.

Newly acquired Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello listens to a question during an introductory news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rick Porcello ready to make new memories at Fenway Park

The Red Sox’ new pitcher knows his first outing in Boston back in 2009 will always be remembered for his fight with Kevin Youkilis.

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The infielder became an odd-man out when the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval to play third base in 2015.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Copy%20of%20460161352.jpg Stephen Colbert says goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

A singalong showpiece in the final episode may have featured more famous people in the same room than ever seen before.

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

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While we knew Rajon Rondo would not finish his career in Boston, we envisioned more in return.

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Robert Brown is discussing student and employee diversity after demands that he appear or face possible arrest.

Opinion

Richard Lipsky

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0a7b66ff17fb4302bead3d80a6315f9f-6f4d0d362e834173bf4fe347cb2de004-0.jpg Pardon Mark Wahlberg

Even with all of his success, he is still being punished for juvenile wrongdoing.

The Big Picture

A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around during protests on Aug. 13 against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Freguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson.

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Best photos of 2014: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world.