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Police investigate reports of indecent assaults near BU campus

Authorities were looking for a suspect after reports of three indecent assaults near the Boston University campus Monday night, officials said. Authorities were looking for a suspect after reports of three indecent assaults near the Boston University campus Monday night, officials said.

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Teen girl flees attempted abduction, police say

A 16-year-old girl managed to escape from a would-be kidnapper on Monday afternoon in Barnstable, police said. A 16-year-old girl managed to escape from a would-be kidnapper on Monday afternoon in Barnstable, police said.

City councilor wants Roxbury Stop & Shop to open closed doors

Tito Jackson said he will take action if the store doesn’t open doorways that have been closed for more than a year.

Inmates, rescue dogs thrive in Worcester County jail program

Two rescue dogs have made a home at the jail, sharing a dorm-style room with four inmates and becoming like mascots for convicts.

A surprise response to Marathon kiss

A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon finally heard back -- from the man’s wife.

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Matthew Witaszek (left)  and Luis Maldonado let Remy and Gabe romp outdoors.

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Inmates, rescue dogs thrive in Worcester County jail program

Two rescue dogs have made a home at the jail, sharing a dorm-style room with four inmates and becoming like mascots for convicts.

An artist’s depiction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s aunt, Shakhruzat Suleimanov (right), testifying with an interpreter during the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial.

Tsarnaev shows a chip in his emotional armor

After weeks of a consistently stoic demeanor, convicted Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen wiping tears from his eyes.

Michelle Kosilek

High court rejects inmate’s appeal for sex-change surgery

Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek was seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison.

Governor Charlie Baker pushed for an early retirement bill for state workers to reduce a budget gap.

Baker clears way for 5,000 to retire early

Approval by lawmakers gave Governor Charlie Baker a victory in his efforts to bridge a daunting budget shortfall.

Jonathan Pizzi was selected from a crowded field of candidates when he took over the helm at the high school in 2009.

Police join inquiry into former Needham principal

Police are investigating the “workplace conduct complaint” against Jonathan Pizzi, who resigned as principal of Needham High over the weekend.

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.

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.

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.