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Massachusetts homeless shelter funding running out

The situation has come about because of an impasse between the House and Senate on a roughly $350 million spending bill loaded with outside policy sections.

NORTHAMPTON

Man accused of raping UMass student says sex was consensual

One of four men charged with gang-raping a University of Massachusetts student testified on Thursday that the sex was consensual.

Revere

Lynn man charged with pulling gun in road rage incident

A Lynn man was charged Wednesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two people in a road rage incident in Revere, prosecutors said.

Adrian Walker

Jack O’Brien testifying could rattle Beacon Hill

The US attorney’s office is apparently poised to seek O’Brien’s testimony — by force, if necessary — as it looks to bring another round of criminal charges.

Providence

Girl, 9, fatally struck by public transit bus

A 9-year-old girl has died after being struck by a public transit bus in Rhode Island.

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Woman indicted on charges of cheating One Fund Boston

Joanna Leigh was charged with fraudulently receiving almost $40,000 on the assertion that she suffered a traumatic brain injury.

This rare clubmoss is one of many unusual plants found in the challenging alpine environments in New England. (Elizabeth Farnsworth)

New England’s plants face significant threat, report says

“If the plants are in trouble, the food at our dinner table — and much more — is in trouble,” said the director of a regional group.

Boston Fire Captain James Welsh looked up at building that was the scene of a fatal fire that that claimed two Boston firefighters a year ago.

Back Bay fire station remembers firefighters one year later

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of that deadly blaze, but for those at the firehouse it felt more like yesterday.

Adrian Walker

Jack O’Brien testifying could rattle Beacon Hill

The US attorney’s office is apparently poised to seek O’Brien’s testimony — by force, if necessary — as it looks to bring another round of criminal charges.

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

Coverage

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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.

Obituaries

Mr. Hartman worked with four successive leaders of the Soviet Union in the ’80s.

Arthur Hartman at 89; US ambassador to Soviet Union

Hartman was Washington’s longest-serving ambassador to the Soviet Union and the Reagan administration’s point man in Moscow.

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

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Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

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.

Capital

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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.