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Hundreds in Boston protest Ferguson case

Demonstrators gathered in front of the State House Monday night.

In Boston, reaction to Ferguson decision depends on neighborhood

Many black residents of Boston said they were enraged and deeply disappointed by the ruling.

Humpback whale found dead on Nantucket Beach

The animal had no visible wounds, and an official speculated that it could have died from disease or been hit by a boat.

Rescued sea turtles shipped from Cape Cod to warmer climes

Hundreds of sea turtles that washed ashore in Cape Cod were flown to Florida and North Carolina, where they will continue their recovery.

Man injured, suspect held in stabbing near TD Garden

One man was stabbed and another is in custody following a violent incident on Legends Way near the North Station and TD Garden, Boston police said.

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A satellite image taken early Tuesday showed a low pressure system that is causing a line of thunderstorms to develop across the mid-Atlantic.

NOAA via Weather Underground/AP

Nor’easter expected to begin Wed. morning

Boston may see 4 inches of snow, and the storm will make for hazardous travel conditions ahead of Thanksgiving.

Kevin Cullen

Compassion in the corner office

The R that appears after Charlie Baker’s name, in many corners of this state, renders him somehow incapable of empathy, of action. But that R is also for results.

Boston lawmakers subpoena BU president

The council wants BU President Robert Brown to appear at a hearing on employee and student diversity at local colleges.

1 in 10 hit snag on Mass. Health Connector site

About 5,000 people applying for health insurance have been temporarily locked out of the website because of difficulties proving their identities online

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



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