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Hyde Park man stabbed near the State House and the Common, Boston police say

A Hyde Park man was stabbed on Beacon Street near the Common and the State House Wednesday night, police said.

Chilly and dry Halloween evening expected

Thursday marks the beginning of a cooling trend across the region, as temperatures fall from the comfortable high 50s to the chilly mid-40s by Sunday, said the National Weather Service. Halloween will be dry and chilly, forecasters say.

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home and rode away on bikes, followed by a state police cruiser.

NASHUA, N.H.

Police chief retiring as of Jan. 1

John Seusing will retire following a 32-year career with the department.

Portland, Maine

Abortion foes can sue over buffer zones

A federal judge said part of a lawsuit against the city was dismissed because Portland repealed a buffer zone keeping antiabortion protesters away from a Planned Parenthood entrance.

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Christian Day, shown in his work clothes, promotes himself as “the World’s Best-Known Warlock.”

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Salem warlock blends business with sorcery

Christian Day is a practicing witch who is trying to bring magic to the masses, with a veritable empire under his thumb and a coven of haters circling all around.

Independent Buddy Cianci (left) is once again running for mayor. Jorge Elorza, a Democrat, is running against Cianci.

In Providence, politics unusual are politics as usual

Allegations of voter fraud are nothing new in Providence. Once again, authorities are looking into allegations of mail ballot fraud.

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Gregory Lewis’s alleged crime spree

A map and timeline of where Lewis allegedly traveled and the crimes he committed, according to police.

Yvonne Abraham

Turning the tables

What if Charlie Baker and his tears were treated the way women candidates so often are?

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The 2014 election

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Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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

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.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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