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Overwhelming public interest in Deer Island case

A police posting on Facebook that asked for help identifying the girl had over 30 million views by Saturday morning.

Woman shot to death in Lawrence

A woman in her 40s was found inside an apartment building on Exchange Street about 4 a.m., suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police seize $7,000 in illegal fireworks on Cape Cod

New Hampshire authorities tipped off the Hyannis fire department about a large purchase being brought to Cape Cod.

A cloudy July 4, with a chance of passing showers

Low pressure south of New England will keep skies mostly cloudy, with a chance of passing sprinkles in Boston.

Under cloudy skies, revelers fill Esplanade

More than 100 people lined up early and spilled onto the grass for Saturday night’s show just after 9 a.m.

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Gloria Kelley (right) was all smiles as she went through security with Linda Lee Stacy at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell Friday.

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Security stepped up in Boston for holiday weekend

Authorities said they are not aware of any specific terrorist threat, but that people should still be vigilant.


// Unsolved missing person case leaves all sides disturbed

John Castonguay is a suspect — “a significant person of interest’’ — in the disappearance and presumed murder of Evelin Valibayova.

One killed, another wounded in Roxbury shooting

Raheem Ramirez, a Dorchester resident, was on Greenville Street Thursday when he was fatally shot at 11:08 p.m.

// From Clinton, a multi-generational message in N.H.

Hillary Clinton kicked off her holiday weekend by speaking about her mother and granddaughter at Dartmouth College.

// In N.H., Christie says he’s ‘Telling It Like It Is’

Chris Christie is treating his campaign like a season of “The Bachelorette”: trying to win over voters with charm and personal rapport.

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.

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.

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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.