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Cambridge wants to cut ties with TransCanada over KeystoneXL

TransCanada powers municipal buildings, but the City Council is upset over its controversial pipeline plan.

Victims testify at Boston Marathon bombing trial

Three survivors took the stand on the trial’s first day and spoke in vivid detail about experiences they had rarely shared.

City parents, school activists applaud superintendent selection

The school committee appointed Tommy Chang, currently an instructional area superintendent in Los Angeles, on Tuesday.

BENNINGTON, VT.

Town rejects measure to add fluoride to water

Residents voted against adding fluoride to the water to prevent tooth decay.

Gang leader gets at least 24 years for plotting 2 murders

The Latin Kings leader plotted to murder two “renegade” gang members, prosecutors said.

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Marc Fucarile, who lost his leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, left court on Wednesday.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Victims testify at Boston Marathon bombing trial

Three survivors took the stand on the trial’s first day and spoke in vivid detail about experiences they had rarely shared.

KEVIN CULLEN

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After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

Tommy Chang was named Boston’s new school superintendent on Tuesday.

Yvonne Abraham

More advice for Boston’s new superintendent

No matter how great Tommy Chang’s achievements here, boatloads of Bostonians will inevitably deride him.

A view of snowbanks on East Broadway, part of the usual route for the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade to follow shortened route

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held as scheduled but will follow an altered route because of snow, officials said.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

Coverage

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

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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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Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

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.

Capital

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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.