ISIS tied to dozens of US crimes, 3 cases in Mass.

So far this year, 56 people have been charged in the United States with crimes related to the Islamic State group, a study found.

// Two teens face charges in murder of cab driver

Donald Depina, a US Army veteran, was shot to death this weekend while driving a taxi in New Bedford.

Philip Chism appeared in Salem Superior Court last week during his trial.

Defense focuses on mental illness in Philip Chism trial

Chism’s maternal grandmother and aunt both were diagnosed with mental illness during their lives, his grandfather testified.


// New approach to reducing HIV infections shows promise

A study found that drugs taken daily to prevent HIV infection can be taken “on demand” and still be effective, at least for some.

President Obama spoke during a press conference in Paris on Tuesday.

Obama defends climate talks in midst of Syrian war

“This one trend, climate change, affects all trends,” President Obama said in Paris.

Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty in the killing of Jennifer Laude.

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New Bedford native convicted in Filipino transgender killing

Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine lance corporal, was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

// Members of tiny Episcopal church in Otis rebel at sale

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was open for nearly two centuries, and now some congregants want to buy it and start anew.

// Litany of troubles detailed in MBTA’s expansion bid

Consultants painted a bleak picture of the massive Green Line extension, including an “excessive drive” to expedite the project.

// Gunfire, protests mark first day of Blue Hills deer hunt

Despite pleas from activists, the hunt went off as planned, and by its conclusion 26 deer were dead.

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Students at Harvard Law are asking the school to change its seal.

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Harvard Law to examine use of crest tied to slavery

The decision comes after an outcry from students about the logo, which was drawn from a slaveholding family’s crest.

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// Donald Trump is a liar, and he’s spreading fear

When it comes to presidential campaign lying, Donald Trump is simply following a path laid by other Republicans.

// Hillary Clinton’s staff urged her to visit more countries

Before Clinton left her post as secretary of state, a top aide suggested she set a goal of visiting 110 countries, according to an e-mail.


// Patriots cut Chris Harper after misplayed punt

The rookie’s mistake appeared to open the door to the Broncos’ stunning comeback victory Sunday night.


// Patriots have plenty of blame to go around

Not even Bill Belichick and his staff get off scot-free for the team’s fourth-quarter collapse Sunday night.

The cast of “Spotlight” accepted the award at the 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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‘Spotlight’ tops Gotham Independent Film Awards

“Spotlight” won best feature at the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, landing the first of what could be a string of awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts in the second inning against the New York Mets in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Is Zack Greinke or David Price the ace Red Sox need?

Pitching is on the mind of Red Sox fans this offseason, as is the Hanley Ramirez experiment at first base.

// Tennessee man tries to solve the mystery of the blue booties

The crocheted baby booties were sealed in a cardboard box and shipped decades ago by a now-closed Cambridge business.

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// What do sommeliers drink at home?

It’s not as fancy as you think.

// Family ditches classroom to take learning on the road

The Welcker family pulled their children from school and hit the highway to visit as many national parks as possible.

// Lawn on D will stay open, but more revenue sought

The popular South Boston park will reopen next spring, but its financial future remains uncertain.


// Mom wants holidays to be stress free for her boys

She struggles to provide for her family, and all she wants for her sons is to see them smile on Christmas Day.

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// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

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