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N.H. high court rules for convict in 1971 murder

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than 40 years ago can present DNA results to a court to determine if he should get a new trial, New Hampshire’s top court ruled.

At Bucksport paper mill, there is no tomorrow

The 84-year-old plant is the latest in Maine to fall victim to higher energy costs, global competition, and a decline in demand.

Partner’s role complicates Rosenberg’s dealings

The incoming state Senate president’s partner had previously drawn criticism for meddling in political affairs.

On Craigslist, ghosts of Christmases past

As holiday decorations lose their luster, many in Boston are turning to Craigslist to let it go, let it go.

PETA wins suit for names of UConn researchers

A judge has ordered the University of Connecticut Health Center to disclose the names of researchers who were found to have violated federal guidelines for treating animals, granting an appeal from an animal advocacy group.

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Service honors Mass. homeless who died in the past year

A Beacon Hill church Friday paid tribute to nearly 100 homeless men and women who died statewide this past year.

From left, TD Garden president Amy Sweeney and Boston Bruins principal Charlie Jacobs gave a $2,000 check to Globe Santa and executive director Bill Connolly at Faneuil Hall.

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Gifts can aid dad’s ‘ray of hope’

The 21-year-old man recently gained permanent custody of his 2½-year-old son.

Stephen Silva.

Tsarnaev friend pleads guilty to heroin, gun charges

Stephen Silva pleaded guilty to possessing a gun similar to the one used by the bombing suspects to kill an MIT police officer.

Attorney Stephen J. Weymouth led his client Glenn A. Chin out of the Moakley courthouse after Chin was released on bail on Friday. Below, Barry J. Cadden after he was released.

NECC pharmacists are put under house arrest

Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin are accused of being responsible for dozens of deaths related to a 2012 meningitis outbreak.

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Coverage of Thomas Menino


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


“The power of nuclear weapons is a universal threat,” Dr. Linschitz said.

Henry Linschitz, 95; Manhattan Project scientist

He helped build atomic bombs that the US dropped on Japan, then tried to persuade people that nuclear war should never be repeated.

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Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The 2014 election


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

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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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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// Newcomers on Beacon Hill

November’s election swept in a bevy of new Beacon Hill denizens, from freshly minted legislators to top aides.

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.