‘I killed my family with a baseball bat,’ Groton suspect reportedly said

Suspect Orion Krause was led away by police in Groton from the home where he was found.

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Orion Krause, the Oberlin College graduate accused of killing four people two weeks ago in Groton, allegedly told a nurse that he used heroin.

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Here’s what we learned from the newly released police reports in the Orion Krause case.

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President Donald Trump also encouraged spectators to walk out in protest.

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Imagine a kind of super CharlieCard that commuters could use not just to pay for the T, but for a Hubway bike, Zipcar, parking meters — maybe even that Uber or Lyft ride.

The scene of a murder-suicide in Foxborough on Friday. William Scaccia, 49, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with his young son Anthony Scaccia.

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Boy, 6, father dead in Foxborough tragedy

An Iraq War veteran who had recently been denied a gun license shot and killed his 6-year-old son before killing himself.

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Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam Friday.

Hurricane Maria, earlier this week.

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Big questions about hurricanes, answered

Why do hurricanes form in the first place, and why are some years so much more active than others?

The normally family friendly event ran for more than 20 years and had broken world records for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place.

Smaller Keene, N.H., pumpkin festival makes comeback after violence

A New Hampshire city is bringing back a pumpkin festival known for its record-setting jack-o-lanterns three years after violence forced its cancellation.

The Trump presidency

Political observers are waiting for Senator Susan Collins to announce whether she will run in next year’s open seat for governor of Maine.

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Susan Collins weighs the biggest decision of her career. No, not about health care

As the clock ticks down in Washington, all eyes are on the Maine senator. But it’s another decision Collins is wrestling with that could be the biggest of her career.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

Trump is calling McCain’s opposition ‘‘sad’’ and ‘‘a horrible, horrible thing’’ for the Republican Party.

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Trump said Strange had wrongly been branded an establishment insider, saying people have unfairly claimed Strange is ‘‘friendly with Mitch.’’


Congressman Seth Moulton weds Liz Boardman

The couple got hitched in Marblehead.


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David Price went 2 scoreless innings in relief of ineffective starter Rick Porcello, helping Boston rally past Cincinnati.

Aaron Hernandez is shown at his second murder trial.

NFL says it will contest Hernandez lawsuit ‘vigorously’

Portraying the former Patriot convicted of murder as a victim, the league says, is “misguided.”

Aaron Hernandez had an advanced form of the disease, researchers said.

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Next challenge on CTE: Detect it in the living

Sophisticated brain scans may eventually detect the condition — but for now, it is confirmed only after death.

Fall TV Preview

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From a ‘Will & Grace’ update to a Margaret Atwood adaptation, these new shows have promise.

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Can the Central Square rapper harness the vitality of his freestyles on a cogent record?

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A state commission’s proposal to adopt Atlantic Standard Time would mean big changes for residents.

Talking Points

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The fight over the millionaires tax ballot question is shaping up to be a big money showdown, with business groups on one side and organized labor on the other.


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Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


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Hurricane Maria brought Puerto Rico to its knees. The United States can lift it up again.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Special reports


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In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


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The agency hopes to recruit more than a half-million people from communities that are wary of clinical research.


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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Nation & World

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Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’

Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice of moving pedophiles around rather than sanctioning them was to blame.