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Elizabeth Warren will join Jeanne Shaheen in N.H.

Warren, who unseated Brown two years ago, is set to go after her old nemesis again this weekend.

High education commissioner Richard Freeland to step down

Freeland, 73, says he will step down at the end of the academic year, capping what will be a six-year tenure.

Former mayor Thomas M. Menino hospitalized with dehydration

The former mayor’s dehydration may be related to a new treatment for cancer.

City Council raises also may boost pensions

A pay increase would increase Councilor Charles C. Yancey’s pension by at least $16,000 a year if he remained in office through 2018.

Chinese company emerges as top bidder to build new Red and Orange line cars

A railcar and locomotive manufacturer controlled by China’s government has emerged as the top bidder for a $566.6 million contract to supply the MBTA with new cars for the Red and Orange lines. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation board of directors is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the contract for CNR MA Corporation, which is a venture of China CNR Corporation Limited and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co.

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Robert E. Murphy, 59, an Ashland man who was arrested Saturday night for allegedly driving a Hopkinton High School bus full of athletes while under the influence of alcohol, was taken into custody after his arraignment at Framingham District Court.

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Hopkinton school bus driver held without bail in OUI case

The man, facing his third OUI offense, allegedly said, “You’ve got me,” when police stopped the bus.

// Keene, N.H., officials condemn ‘riotous behavior’ over weekend

More people may be charged as police continue to review images and videos of the unrest this weekend at the Keene Pumpkin Festival.

Marie DelTufo said she has more than $25,000 is student loans from private for-profit colleges, but no well-paying job to show for it.

For-profit colleges get harsh grades by former students

Many of those students — veterans, single mothers, teenagers — end up in debt, often without degrees, jobs, or prospects.

Questionnaires will be printed for potential Tsarnaev jurors

During a brief hearing, a judge went over plans for jury selection with federal prosecutors and lawyers.

Ria Ladson, Joel Pires, and Jasmine Gomez, attended a rally in honor of Dawnn Jaffier in August.

Adrian Walker

Dawnn Jaffier’s legacy of love

At the Allston community center that played such a huge role in Dawnn Jaffier’s life, it’s almost as if she is still alive and well.

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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

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

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


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

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



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