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Auburn girl recorded man’s attempt to break into her home

A 12-year-old is being lauded by police for her quick thinking after she took videos of the suspect.

Marshfield police peacefully capture man who planned ‘suicide by police’ attack

The Bridgewater man displayed a loaded handgun to co-workers and told them he wanted to be shot to death by police.

Murder charge dropped, nanny set to return to Ireland

Federal immigration officials took Aisling Brady McCarthy into custody “pending her removal from the US.’’


In sum, a magical summer

Back in February, when there were snowdrifts over my head in the backyard, I swore a quiet oath to soak in the summer once it returned.

Sean Kiley out as Winchester High principal

Kiley has agreed to leave the system, ending an emotionally charged battle by parents and students to keep him in the job.

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Damaris Swass (left) and Tyler Villa, students at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, sifted through discarded items on Linden Street in Allston on Monday, but didn’t find much of use.

Slim pickings at the start of Allston Christmas

Young adults hoping to furnish their homes on the cheap didn’t find much for the taking on Monday.

Kevin Cullen

// Justice long overdue for Aisling Brady McCarthy

The former nanny, once accused of shaking a baby to death, is owed some dignity on her way back to Ireland.

// Joseph Kennedy says he’ll support Iran nuclear deal

Kennedy acknowledged that some voters in the district, which is heavily Jewish, might not favor his stance.

// Victim in P.F. Chang’s stabbing ‘never saw it coming’

“It was just total chaos,” said William Blundell, who witnessed the stabbing of Elivelton Dias.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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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.