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

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.

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.

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The senator wants Medicare for all. But for the next week, he must take his enthusiasm for the Affordable Care Act out of retirement.

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Senator John McCain said that he could not “in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal.”

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Although in most cases the systems were not breached.

William F. Scaccia Jr. graduated from Northeastern University in 1996 with a nursing degree.

Foxborough suspect was Army vet, nurse, and worked in movie business

William F. Scaccia Jr. fatally shot his son, Anthony J. Scaccia, Thursday and then shot himself, according to police.

Nurses at Pittsfield hospital plan one-day strike

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is planning its third labor strike of the year.

Environmental advocates sue the EPA to implement stormwater plan

The EPA announced this summer that it was shelving the plan, known as the MS4 stormwater permit, for at least another year.

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

James Franco plays twin brothers in “The Deuce.”

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Fall TV Preview

Sexy, savvy, and full of laughs: 8 new TV shows not to miss

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

Hurricane Maria, earlier this week.

David Epstein

Big questions about hurricanes, answered

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

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Karen Cady-Pereira said at the time she viewed her disobedience as a form of protest — but she didn’t expect the situation to escalate so quickly.


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Two men from Boston, special men with different but special gifts, are doing what they can to shine some light on a land that long ago found a place in their hearts.

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.”


Congressman Seth Moulton weds Liz Boardman

The couple got hitched in Marblehead.

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Talking Points

The ‘millionaires tax’ is headed for an SJC showdown

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.

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.

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

Dinner with Cupid

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His friends read Cupid every week and pick teams on Facebook. Will they stand by him as he braves a date himself?

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A study from J.D. Power ranked Logan Airport as below average among the nation’s airports.


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

Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

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“Draining the swamp” has been replaced by “Let’s Frolic In The Swamp.”

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.