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This day in history

Today is Thursday, May 26, the 147th day of 2016. There are 219 days left in the year.

Emotional Auburn vigil honors slain officer, former fire chief

Residents turned out for a vigil for slain police Officer Ronald Tarentino and former Fire Chief Roger Belhumeur.

IndyCar sues Grand Prix of Boston over canceled race

The national organization is suing for breach of contract after the race scheduled for Labor Day weekend was canceled.

With doves and rock music, George Heath is remembered

Heath was fatally stabbed earlier this month when he rushed to the aid of a restaurant waitress who was being attacked.

Police break up protest at pipeline construction site

“The clergy will pray and sing until the police place them under arrest,” the group wrote in a statement before the rally.

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Norma Torres Mendoza, and her mother, Carmen Torres.

Ricardo Aca

Harvard student drives undocumented mother from Texas

Norma Torres Mendoza’s mother is an undocumented immigrant, and she feared putting her on a plane to get to the commencement.

Survey of scallops is halted after loss of camera

The expensive camera system is vital to a survey of sea scallops, one of the region’s most lucrative fisheries.

Yvonne Abraham

// Charlie Baker’s badge of courage

Baker’s decision to sit on his hands is an act of courage only by way of contrast to the cowardice demonstrated by so many other Republicans all over the country.

// UMass endowment to sell off holdings of fossil fuel industry

UMass said the move to divest direct fossil fuel holdings is a first for a major public university.

// Video captures off-duty officer, pedestrian in scuffle

Boston police have begun an investigation after a video surfaced of an off-duty officer roughing up a civilian in the Back Bay.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

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.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.