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Vermont company taking on Facebook over name

The upstart is disputing Facebook’s claim that their name infringes on the social media giants trademark.

Adrian Walker

How should Boston honor Ray Flynn’s legacy?

A commission has been meeting to decide how to honor Ray Flynn’s legacy. But the 20-year debate over that legacy is making their work complicated.

Hingham

Veterans’ grave markers stolen from cemetery

Three bronze plaques marking the graves of veterans have been stolen in the past 10 days from the High Street Cemetery in Hingham, police said.

Providence

ACLU challenging marriage ban for inmates

PROVIDENCE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the state Department of Corrections director on behalf of two inmates and the women they are not allowed to marry.

This day in history

Today is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2015. There are 216 days left in the year.

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The brick lighthouse will travel over a specially made track of steel beams just 129 feet to its new perch over Vineyard Sound.

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Team begins moving venerable Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse

The delicate process will save the iconic Gay Head lighthouse from the steady erosion of the surrounding cliffs.

Adrian Walker

How should Boston honor Ray Flynn’s legacy?

A commission has been meeting to decide how to honor Ray Flynn’s legacy. But the 20-year debate over that legacy is making their work complicated.

Divan Silva, 7, is recovering after being shot in the leg by a stray bullet while playing near his grandmother's home in Dorchester.

Boy, 7, ‘a little scared’ at being shot in Dorchester

Divan Silva, 7, who was shot Sunday while visiting his grandmother, was back in Brockton with his family Thursday.

Although the soil looks bone-dry, these tomato plants are drip-irrigated and covered in plastic, which seals in moisture.

From one extreme to another: record snowfall to parched May

Mother Nature seems determined to rewrite the history books on every extreme this year, veering from one of the snowiest winters on record to one of the driest months of May.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

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

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

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

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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

Data desk

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

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

Globe Investigations

Special section

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

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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.