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Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year.

Bourne police officer struck by driver during arrest

The officer was not seriously injured when the driver resisted arrest and attempted to speed away, authorities said.

Catholics in Boston applaud Francis’ call for compassion

Pope Francis told priests that they should treat women who have undergone abortion with forgiveness.

Former Burlington official faces charges related to credit card use

The official is accused of using a town credit card for personal expenses.

Many will benefit from Suffolk Downs’ brief return

A lot of stakeholders are happy that horses are taking to the East Boston track again, even if for an abbreviated slate.

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Senior brewer Ken Hermann checked the temperature of Charles River water boiling in a kettle at the Harpoon Brewery on Tuesday.

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Harpoon’s newest brew offers up a taste of the Charles River

The brewery doesn’t just want people to “love that dirty water” — it’s encouraging them to drink it.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

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Back in February, when there were snowdrifts over my head in the backyard, I swore a quiet oath to soak in the summer once it returned.

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A lot of stakeholders are happy that horses are taking to the East Boston track again, even if for an abbreviated slate.

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The county expects to surpass last year’s total for drug-related deaths by the end of the month, with three months to spare.

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.

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.

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.

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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.