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Groups rally for ballot questions on casino repeal, sick time

Clergy, academics and others gathered at Harvard in support of the ballot questions.

Duxbury superintendent describes attack by fired coach on students

The assistant high school football coach punched two students and shouted obscenities, the superintendent said.

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Urban voters get a win

Cities will be key in the gubernatorial election, and urban voters are not being taken for granted.

Lawrence firefighters recall efforts to rescue 2 boys who died in 4-alarm blaze

Lawrence firefighters recounted their efforts to save two half brothers who died early Tuesday in a four-alarm blaze.

Falchuk seeks court order to participate in televised debate

Independent gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk wants to be part of a debate set for Monday.

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The burned on Kingston Street in Lawrence,

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Amid the ashes of fatal Lawrence blaze, shattered lives

Investigators will write reports. Neighbors will help neighbors. And a family will plan twin funerals.

Heavy rains may bring flooding tonight, Thursday

Steady, heavy rainfall throughout the next two days could flood the region overnight and into Thursday.

Robel Phillipos (left) is accused of lying to the FBI in the days following the Marathon attack.

Jury deliberations resume in Robel Phillipos trial

The friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of lying to the FBI in the days following the Marathon attack.

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“The house is down right now,” and workers are “basically just putting the contents of the house into Dumpsters,” an official said.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

The 2014 election

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analysis of the 2014 elections.

Obituaries

In 1999, former prime minister Gough Whitlam campaigned in Melbourne to make Australia a republic.

Gough Whitlam, at 98; Australian prime minister ushered in many changes

The flamboyant Australian prime minister was a controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis.

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.

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

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus

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The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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.