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New doubts are cast on shaken-baby diagnoses

Some defense lawyers have seized on research that questions the links to certain types of brain injuries.

Interaction by parents, teachers an aid to kids

A new study suggests that even a small nudge from teachers to parents can play a big role in preventing academic failure.

Training to get ahead of casino-related crimes

Agents for the state gambling commission study the ways of cheaters and thieves during an eight-week “casino academy.”

Grafton man trying to flee from police drowns in Worcester lake

Joseph Martin, 23, fled from University of Massachusetts police after they approached his car in a restricted campus parking lot.

Wildfires keep fire crews busy across Maine

Forest rangers and fire department officials battled several wind-driven wildfires across the state.

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Agents looked on as Jason Elison of BMM Testlabs explained the slot machines during a course on how to detect crimes at casinos.

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Training to get ahead of casino-related crimes

Agents for the state gambling commission study the ways of cheaters and thieves during an eight-week “casino academy.”

Bullet holes were seen in glass at the scene of a shooting in Dorchester.

Police appeal to public to find boy’s shooter

The 7-year-old, hurt in one of several attacks over the holiday weekend, is recovering after undergoing surgery.

Navy veteran Robert Kane saluted at Memorial Day observances in Dorchester’s Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Throngs gather to join in Boston’s Memorial Day observances

Many paused to remember and honor those who died in service, and to honor the families and friends who carry the loss.

Visitors to the Old Manse in Concord can now touch the wallpaper and try on top hats.

Trustees aim to entice visitors by enlivening historic sites

The Trustees of Reservations is in the midst of a five-year campaign to increase visits to its more than 100 sites.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road


At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.


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// Fourteen political moments of 2014

A mysterious fisherman. A geography blunder. A change of the guard at City Hall. Here’s a look at some of the top political moments of 2014.