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Victims of meningitis outbreak welcome criminal charges

“They deliberately sold a product that was tainted,” said a family member of a victim who died.

Uber driver is accused in rape, kidnapping of customer

A Boston man working as an Uber driver is facing charges that he raped and kidnapped a young woman earlier this month.

Quick facts on the New Hampshire abduction case

Family members described the missing girl’s return last summer after such a long absence as “miraculous.”

Political Happy Hour: December 17, 2014

Political Happy Hour: Cuba | McGovern on tarmac | UMass’s Caret to Maryland | Paging Dr. Berwick | Long read

WESTERLY, R.I.

Video helps police recover stolen wreath

A Connecticut woman has been arrested after Westerly police said home-surveillance video caught her stealing a large wreath from someone else’s front porch.

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Students protested around the Boston area.

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Boston students leave class to rally for equality

Hundreds walked out to protest recent decisions not to indict white officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.

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Police in Cambridge and Boston donned only their regular uniforms to handle protests while State Police wielded batons and wore helmets.

Women in two sexual assaults used Uber

Three women said they were indecently assaulted Sunday while using ride-share services in Boston.

Bristol County DA C. Samuel Sutter (center) spoke with members of the media outside the Attleboro district courthouse following the arrest and arraignment of Ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez in June, 2013.

Bristol District Attorney Sutter elected mayor of Fall River

C. Samuel Sutter’s win sets the stage for his possible departure as top prosecutor before the Aaron Hernandez trial next month.

Thomas Farragher

Remembering two parents, and what they left behind

The passing of a father, and then a mother, is cause for memories and appreciation.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

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.

The 2014 election

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

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Data desk

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

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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Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go?

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.