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Boston lawyer named to federal judgeship

The US Senate confirmed a local lawyer’s nomination to a federal judgeship in Boston.

West Springfield

Driver faces charge in school crossing guard death

A driver who allegedly struck and killed a West Springfield school crossing guard on Monday will be charged.

US says NECC execs ran a crime ring

Federal prosecutors allege that the pharmacists who ran the New England Compounding Center essentially ran it like a criminal enterprise.

KEVIN CULLEN

A Cambridge-Cuba conduit

Tim Phillips and his conflict resolution group, Beyond Conflict, workied to facilitate the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.

Lawyer for Blackstone mother casts doubt on murder indictment

The lawyer said the murder charges are “extremely speculative” and that the mother plans to plea not guilty at her arraignment.

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After hearing the news from Washington, Ida Lopez, 79, took out a

Cubans in Boston hope diplomatic thaw signals real change

“You don’t know freedom until you lose it,” said Sixto Lopez, who once worked for the Education Ministry in Cuba.

Stem cell scientist sues Harvard over misconduct investigation

One of Dr. Piero Anversa’s papers investigating the heart’s ability to regenerate itself was retracted earlier this year.

Lawyer for Blackstone mother casts doubt on murder indictment

The lawyer said the murder charges are “extremely speculative” and that the mother plans to plea not guilty at her arraignment.

Deanne Hamilton

Council reduces inmate’s sentence

Deanne Hamilton, 49, is the first person in Massachusetts to have a sentence commuted in 17 years.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

Obituaries

Norman Bridwell told the Globe in 2004 the first Clifford the Big Red Dog book nearly did not get published.

Norman Bridwell, at 86, created ‘Clifford’ storybooks

Mr. Bridwell, of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, wrote and illustrated the series of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” children’s books.

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.

Thomas Farragher

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

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

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Data desk

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

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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Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go?

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

Coverage

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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.