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Troopers find man lost in wall of Ted Williams Tunnel

Daniel Kelly faces trespassing charges after he called police to let them know he was trapped in a storm drain.

Penalty phase begins in Marathon bombing trial

The deaths of Tsarnaev’s victims were “deliberate” and “cruel,” a prosecutor told the jury deciding his fate.

Live video: Winners of Boston Marathon discuss victory

The winners of the 2015 Boston Marathon are holding a press conference.

Last man finishes Boston Marathon after nearly 20 hours

Maickel Melamed, who has muscular dystrophy, took his final steps with cheering volunteers and supporters by his side.

Showers, thunderstorms to continue until Friday

The dreary weather will likely stick around for the next few days before the sun makes an appearance.

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The Minutemen fired during a re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Minutemen gather for Patriots Day reenactments

While the story is always the same, spectators found a thrill in seeing the Battle of Lexington in action.

Flags were  held in honor at the funeral of Spc. John M. Dawson.

An outpouring of emotion, memories at soldier’s funeral

Corporal John Dawson, a combat medic, was remembered as a hero who was kind, thoughtful, smart, and witty.

Demonstrators were seen outside federal court at the start of the first day of the penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

With Tsarnaev penalty phase set, outcome uncertain

A death sentence is supported only one out of three times that it is brought before jurors in federal cases, records show.

Stephen J. Murphy

City Council races drawing few candidates

All 13 incumbent councilors are running for reelection. Only a handful of challengers have been actively campaigning.

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.

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.

Globe Investigations

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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.