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Wounded Boston Police officer views video of his point-blank shooting

Officials plan to release the video after the family of the alleged shooter, Angelo West, can view it.

Yvonne Abraham

Morale low at troubled DCF

If employees of the Department of Children and Families are this miserable, imagine what it’s like to be the kids in their care.

A fool and his money are not soon parted

As he’s done for 23 years on April Fools Day, Alex Feldman again proved it is very difficult to persuade a stranger to take free money.

Pockets in Mass. cities still lack health insurance

An analysis shows that despite the state’s health care law, places remain with a relatively high percentage of uninsured people.

State colleges fear $9m surge in labor costs

The nearly $9 million collective-bargaining obligation could drive fees up or force reductions in academic programs.

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Alexander Bradley testified during Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder trial.

Witness in Hernandez case recalls handgun on Fla. trip

Alexander Bradley said that months before Odin Lloyd’s death, he saw Aaron Hernandez with a gun similar the one used to shoot Lloyd.

Day care worker charged with sexual abuse

A Bridgewater State University student has been charged with sexually abusing children at the on-campus day care center where he worked.

Yvonne Abraham

Morale low at troubled DCF

If employees of the Department of Children and Families are this miserable, imagine what it’s like to be the kids in their care.

Man accused of forging signatures to block Cambridge bar

Sydney DePaulo, accused of making up names on a petition, said the proposed European-style bar on Mass. Ave. would decrease nearby property values.

Harvard University in Cambridge.

Rejections from Harvard climb to a record high

Admission letters were sent to 1,990 of 37,307 applicants, the college said, for an acceptance rate of only 5.3 percent.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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

Aaron Hernandez on trial



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


Maryanne Cataldo started her company after leaving a career as an economist.

Maryanne Cataldo, at 57; CEO of electrical company

Ms. Cataldo, of West Roxbury, launched City Lights Electrical Co., after leaving a career as an economist in Washington.

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.

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


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

Data desk

// 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.