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Defense team faces task of trying to humanize Tsarnaev

Janet Vogelsang delves into the troubled lives of heinous criminals to try to convince jurors not to impose the death penalty.

Charges of abuse by officer roil Maine town and its police

Emboldened by one man’s courage, several other men have emerged to allege that officer Stephen Dodd molested and raped them.

Ex-worker sues software firm Jenzabar Inc. on bias charge

The defendants do not dispute firing her on religious grounds, but claim a religious exemption from antidiscrimination law.

Yvonne Abraham

Dispense with medical marijuana alarmism

Father Joe Quinn, a man in great pain, has been held hostage by the debacle that is the program.

Kevin Cullen

Listen to Bill and Denise Richard, and give him life in prison

Let’s remember the people who really matter, not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Karen Odom, seen with her husband, John, during his recovery, says they would prefer to see Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “rot in prison . . . the death penalty is too good for him.”

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Richard family’s heartfelt plea raises complex issues

In legal circles, the impact of the family’s opposition to the death penalty in the Tsarnaev case was a matter of intense debate.

Sunset on I-80 West.

Thomas Farragher

The voices Hillary Clinton didn’t hear

Columnist Thomas Farragher decided to do what Hillary didn’t — stop along the way, get off I-80 here and there, and listen.

Andrew S. Gordon faced a new charge on Friday.

Chelmsford man again accused of seeking out hit man

A Chelmsford man is accused of trying to have someone kill a trooper and a man expected to testify in a separate murder-for-hire case.

H. Kim Bottomly started as president in August 2007.

Wellesley College president to step down

H. Kim Bottomly, president of the school since 2007, announced that she will leave in July 2016.

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.

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// 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.