A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.

Nestor Ramos

Transgender question puts bigotry and fear on the ballot

Never mind that the protections the state passed in 2016 have been an actual problem for exactly no one, Massachusetts is once again the front line of the culture wars.

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Is it supposed to be this cold? It isn’t, said the National Weather Service.

You got into college. Congratulations! Here’s the bill

High school seniors have until May 1 to weigh the costs versus the benefits of the colleges where they’ve been accepted.

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The woman who heads the State Police payroll department has been on unpaid leave for months amid allegations that she’s been stealing from the agency.

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The wounded police dog was released from the hospital Wednesday and the K-9 will eventually live with the family of the slain officer he worked with, police said.

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After a decade of searching, a mother found her son the care he desperately needed

Once aggressive and misunderstood, Ben Battis has shown incredible growth thanks to a team of pros and the love of his dedicated mom.

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Globe Magazine

Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2018

The hottest towns for home buyers, for prices ranging from under $500,000 to more than $1 million.

Red Sox 9, Angels 0

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Rafael Devers and Rick Porcello were Wednesday’s stars as the 15-2 Red Sox won their sixth straight.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_st10m_spts.jpg Which Boston sports radio station is right about its morning show ratings?

We asked Nielsen Audio to provide some clarity on the ratings system. Here’s what we learned.

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The Northborough-based pizza chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, citing seven years of sliding sales and revenue.

Dr. Ann McKee

Names

Time’s most influential list includes BU professor Dr. Ann McKee

Actor-director John Krasinski is another list member with local ties.

“Fearless Girl” became an overnight sensation last year, when State Street’s investment arm installed the 50-inch bronze statue to defiantly face off the “Charging Bull” of Wall Street.

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‘Fearless Girl’ finds a new place to take a stand

The statue, commissioned by Boston-based State Street Corp. to mark International Women’s Day, will move to a spot facing the New York Stock Exchange.

Amy Schumer stars as a woman with body and self-esteem issues in “I Feel Pretty.”

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Amy Schumer’s comedy ‘I Feel Pretty’ is half daring, half a neurotic mess

Are we supposed to laugh with Schumer’s protagonist or at her? The movie wants it both ways at different times.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_19graffiti-1_metro.jpg ‘White Lives Matter’ graffiti sparks outrage in Dudley Square

“This type of hate crime has to be responded to,’’ said Kai Grant, who owns Black Market Dudley with her husband, Christopher. “We take this very personally.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/52f9417ecc3f4e93aebf289bdf4c0abe-52f9417ecc3f4e93aebf289bdf4c0abe-0.jpg Black men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

The black men arrived a few minutes early for a meeting. Three police officers showed up not long after.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/07/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/erosion_2.jpg On Plum Island, another fight against the tide

As in 2013, powerful storms once again battered the island this winter. A coalition of neighbors, federal, state, and local officials rallied to move sand to stabilize the dangerous erosion.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/09c759bd941548619a42eb6e95ab5bdb-09c759bd941548619a42eb6e95ab5bdb-0.jpg ‘It felt like the plane was freefalling’: Here’s what it was like on the Southwest flight, according to passengers

A blown engine on a Southwest jet Tuesday hurled shrapnel at the aircraft and led to the death of a passenger who was nearly sucked out a broken window.

Love Letters: The Podcast

LATEST EPISODE

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How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas

EDITORIAL

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The next commuter rail contract needs to toughen driver safety requirements.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Opinion

Editorial: How to save thousands a year from gun violence

Massachusetts has the nation’s lowest rate of gun deaths. Here are #7steps your state can take to save lives.

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture: Monday in photos

Thousands of runners competed in miserable weather conditions during the 122nd running of the Marathon.

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As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

Crossword

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