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Chasing Bayla

Biologist Michael Moore had waited all day — really, all his life — for the whale to surface, the suffering giant he thought he could save, that science had to save. It had come down to this.

Gubernatorial candidates differ on role of state in immigration

The five candidates for governor aired their differences during a forum on Latino issues at Northeastern University.

Hospitals vary on Ebola rules for staff

Some hospitals said they prohibit any employee who has been to West Africa from returning to work for 21 days; others don’t.

Thomas Farragher

Bottle bill opponents overplayed their hand

Like most of you, I was ready to vote against Question 2. Then came the deceit.

Coakley strikes a defiant note as polls tip

A senior campaign adviser said the Globe poll that showed Baker as well ahead was an “outlier.”

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Thomas M. Menino promoted his autobiography in New York at The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College earlier this month.

Menino breaks off cancer treatment, seeks palliative care

Doctors have told the former Boston mayor, who is 71, that his next step is hospice care.

The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Charlie Baker’s column.

Independents help push Baker ahead in governor’s race

A new Globe poll depicts a far more comfortable advantage than either candidate for governor has enjoyed in months.

Cars traversed flooded roads in Peabody.

Lingering nor’easter dumps up to 6 inches of rain on area

The storm brought down trees and power lines, snarled traffic, and stranded motorists on flooded roads.

Boston gang-unit officer charged with lying to FBI

The former officer allegedly made false statements related to an investigation into a violent street gang in Roxbury.

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The 2014 election

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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.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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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As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus

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The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.