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Dorchester man shot, killed amid holiday fireworks

Family members say Ryan Alexander, 26, was the victim of Saturday night’s shooting.

Police still looking to ID toddler found dead on Deer Island

Officials say they have ruled out two missing children suggested by anonymous tippers.

Marblehead man grabs Guinness strength records

Ron Cooper has quietly thrown his hat into the ring as a contender for the pound-for-pound title of World’s Strongest Man.

4 in Lawrence face charges in string of armed robberies

The males, already arrested in connection with robberies in and near Boston, face a new robbery charge in Lawrence, police said.

State poised to add hundreds of spots to city charter schools

About 668 seats would be available for expanding existing schools or creating new ones, a top state official said.

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Teens cheered on the US women's soccer team at City Hall Plaza.

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Women’s World Cup fans party in Boston after victory

About 500 people waving US flags and sporting red, white, and blue gathered at City Hall Plaza to cheer on the Americans.

State poised to add hundreds of spots to city charter schools

About 668 seats would be available for expanding existing schools or creating new ones, a top state official said.

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Family members say Ryan Alexander, 26, was the victim of Saturday night’s shooting.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_deer_island_girl.jpg Police still looking to ID toddler found dead on Deer Island

Officials say they have ruled out two missing children suggested by anonymous tippers.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

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

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Coverage

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

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

Special section

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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.

Capital

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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.