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Planting seeds of doubt

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense focused on eroding the prosecution’s contention that he was as culpable as his brother.


Man charged in ex-wife’s death arraigned in hospital

A Peabody man charged with killing his ex-wife was held without bail at his arraignment in a hospital room.

N.H. House speaker apologizes to students over hawk bill

Fourth-graders were in the gallery earlier this month as lawmakers ridiculed and killed their proposal for a state raptor.

Political Happy Hour: March 31, 2015

Political Happy Hour: Uh Oh-lympics — Boston bid in peril?! | LG Polito to officiate Mass. Senate president’s wedding | Elizabeth Warren 2016 watch | Good night and good luck, Goodluck | Coke hunt

‘Transportation camp’ to gather technology, transit enthusiasts

Whether you travel by bike, car, or the MBTA, an MIT-hosted “day camp” promises a glimpse of the future.

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Interim MBTA chief Frank DePaola.

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MBTA learns from other cities after rough winter

The T’s interim GM told lawmakers the agency made “eye-opening” discoveries when it compared its practices to peers.

John Rosenthal, founder and president of Stop Handgun Violence, in front of the landmark billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Dozens of billboards to replace landmark Mass. Pike sign

Stop Handgun Violence will be “saturating” highway signs across the state after the planned removal of the billboard.

Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane shot the movie “Ted” in Massachusetts.

Film tax credits no longer getting glowing reviews

Around the country, a growing number of elected officials and independent analysts are souring on film incentives.

The John Joseph Moakley courthouse where the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial will take place


Testimony continues in Marathon bombing trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys began presenting their case on Monday.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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

Aaron Hernandez on trial



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


Mr. Schechter, who 2004

Danny Schechter, at 72; ‘news dissector,’ documentarian, activist

Dubbed “the news dissector” in the 1970s for his newscasts on WBCN-FM, Mr. Schechter went on to write books and produce TV documentaries.

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


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

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// 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


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

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

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.


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// 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.