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State senator brings back students’ hawk bill

The unsuccessful bill brought by a group of New Hampshire fourth-graders to name the red-tailed hawk as the state’s official raptor is back.

Portland, Maine

Porbeagle shark could be listed as endangered

Federal regulators say they are reviewing the status of the porbeagle shark to determine if listing the species under the Endangered Species Act is warranted.


Court order allows Cranston teachers to observe Good Friday

Cranston teachers will be allowed to observe Good Friday despite objections from the city’s school department.


The innocence that was shattered

The prosecution rested its case with a description of injuries to Martin Richard, who embodied the innocence that was lost.

MBTA failed to take commonly used steps during storms

Frank DePaola, interim general manager for the MBTA, said the T could have used anti-icing fluid on its third rails.

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Students, including (center) Evin O’Shea and Colleen Bernard, took turns being interviewers at a Governing Under the Influence seminar at the University of New Hampshire.

Cheryl Senter for the Boston Globe

N.H. voters train to become political bird dogs

A group of activists wants to make sure residents are ready when candidates seeking votes in New Hampshire swing through their state.

Flowers were placed by the mailbox in front of the home where three suspicious deaths took place in Bedford, N.H.

Police probe deaths of 3 in Bedford, N.H.

Authorities said they are not currently seeking any suspects after three were found dead in a sprawling Bedford home.

Adrian Loya pleaded not guilty in Falmouth District Court last month to murder

Records detail alleged plot behind Bourne rampage

Adrian Loya allegedly scattered hoax bomb devices to slow police, shot Lisa Trubnikova to death, and engaged in a gun battle with police.

Adrian Walker

Future Boston Alliance plots its future

After losing its founder and his funding, the innovative nonprofit is now casting a wide net for funding support.

20 years later, Somerville teen’s family still seeks answers

A memorial service for Deanna Cremin is planned for Monday, 20 years after the 17-year-old’s unsolved murder.

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.


From left, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, Mr. Shaffer, Robert McCandless, and John Dean discussed top secret documents during a break in the Watergate hearings in 1973.

Charles Shaffer at 82; attorney for John Dean during Watergate

Before his high-profile representation of Dean, Mr. Shaffer served as a Justice Department lawyer during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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

//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


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

Globe Investigations

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/magnifying_glass1500618-081--90x90.jpg 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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//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.