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Researchers use black-market drug website to gauge public health

Anyone can visit StreetRx to learn about drug prices, and anyone can post information and rate the deals.

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.

Schools use novel way of making up snow days

A state policy allows districts to offer instructional projects and activities that students can complete outside the classroom.

Vermont House passes gun restrictions

The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill.

Cardinal Francis George, 78; noted US prelate

The cardinal was trusted by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI to swim against an increasingly secular tide in the Western world.

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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

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

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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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.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg 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

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Globe Investigations

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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.

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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.