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2 teens arrested in Dorchester after loaded gun found

Boston police arrested two teenagers early Sunday morning after finding a loaded gun in their car at a traffic stop, authorities said.

Nor’easter to bring snow, hinder Thanksgiving travel

A storm beginning Wednesday could dump 6 to 10 inches of snow in the interior of the state.

Dead puppies found in trash bag in Revere

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the pit bull-mix puppies and it remains unclear whether a crime was committed.

3-alarm blaze torches Biddeford, Maine, apartment building

The three-alarm blaze required the response of more than 100 firefighters and severely damaged a Biddeford apartment building.

Sandwich beach erosion reveals centuries-old artifacts

The disappearing beaches have solved an old riddle, but also exposed a larger problem that has yet to be solved.

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Jena Reitsma of Sandwich checked out a section of the Town Neck beach where bricks were visible.
Bits of brick are seen on Town Neck. Many in Sandwich blame beach erosion on a jetty protecting the Cape Cod Canal.

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Sandwich beach erosion reveals centuries-old artifacts

The disappearing beaches have solved an old riddle, but also exposed a larger problem that has yet to be solved.

13 New England students named Rhodes Scholars

Of the 32 American students named, at least 13 have New England ties, including two from Harvard and three from MIT.

The unicorn statue, now freshly coated in gold and palladium, was returned to its post of more than 100 years.

Restored lion, unicorn returned to Old State House perch

The newly refurbished statues were successfully hoisted back to their perches Sunday with a new time capsule inside.

Chelsea Housing Authority sues to recover lost cash

The agency has filed a lawsuit to force its former director and others to help make up for allegedly misappropriating funds.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

The 2014 election


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

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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.

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.