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Alleged drunk driver crashes school bus with children on board in Dudley

A 42-year-old school bus driver was arrested and charged with operating under the influence Thursday afternoon in Dudley after the bus he was driving struck a utility pole with 11 students on board, according to Dudley Police.

Major new discovery allows scientists for the first time to hear the universe

The landmark discovery by a team led by physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the first time scientists had detected gravitational waves, confirming a central prediction that Albert Einstein made 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity.

Officials vow to protect East Boston after gang slayings

Mayor Martin J. Walsh pledged during a public meeting in East Boston on Thursday night to work to protect the neighborhood.

Darryl Whiting says he’s changed, but that’s not what his book says

Convicted drug kingpin Darryl “God” Whiting appeared in federal court Thursday seeking a reduction in his life sentence. But Judge Patti B. Saris expressed an unusual reservation — she’s read his novel, in which he describes a man getting even with the people who helped put him away.

Medical pot advocates oppose proposed Rhode Island plant tax

Medical marijuana advocates are opposing an annual $350-per-plant fee that Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo wants to impose on some growers as part of her budget plan.

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Minjae Song (left) received ashes from Father Matt Williams as her twin sister Yoonjae looked on.

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Priests distribute ashes on the go on Boston Common

Three priests and two lay people marked the first day of the Lenten season by giving out ashes for near Park Street Station.

// Latin School headmaster in spotlight amid racial controversy

Boston Latin School’s headmaster faces scrutiny following allegations that she failed to act on students’ racist comments.

//[1].jpg MBTA employees criticize effort toward privatization, layoffs

The MBTA said it wants to privatize several departments, a move that could eliminate 250 jobs.

// Thousands may have mistakenly registered for United Independent Party

Secretary of State William Galvin believes thousands may be enrolled in the United Independent Party when they mean to be unenrolled in a party.

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// Bloomberg, put those presidential dreams to bed

You’re not going to help things by getting into this race, Mr. Bloomberg.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.