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Kevin Cullen

Dysfunctional, yes, but no excuse for Tsarnaev

Showing that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grew up in a nutty household will not be his best chance at avoiding death row.

Colorado prison ‘a high-tech version of hell’

The Supermax prison houses the worst of the worst. It’s the place Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon be sent.

Yvonne Abraham

Couple raises crops in recycled freight containers

The containers — which make up an operation owners Connie and Shawn Cooney have named Corner Stalk — hold the equivalent of a four-acre farm.

Suffolk Downs gamblers must settle for simulcast horse races

This was not live thoroughbred horse racing, not the kind that for decades brought huge crowds to this old race track.

Starts & Stops

Green Line finally gets countdown clocks

Countdown clocks have finally hit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line.

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Christopher Lyons of Revere examined race information.

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Suffolk Downs gamblers must settle for simulcast horse races

This was not live thoroughbred horse racing, not the kind that for decades brought huge crowds to this old race track.

John Fish, Chairman of Boston 2024, spoke with the Boston Globe editorial board.

Boston 2024 declines to divulge fees to PR firm

The group said it was withholding details of its contract with the Weber Shandwick until it develops a “protocol” for disclosing expenditures.

Pramila Tamang (left) and Shanta Mourati (right) prayed at the Nepali community church service held at Hope Fellow Church in Cambridge on Saturday.

Nepalis in Greater Boston grieved by news of earthquake

Churches and temples that minister to the region’s close-knit Nepali community scrambled to put together plans to provide financial assistance.

Yvonne Abraham

Couple raises crops in recycled freight containers

The containers — which make up an operation owners Connie and Shawn Cooney have named Corner Stalk — hold the equivalent of a four-acre farm.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

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.

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.

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

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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.