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$500,000 bail set in case of armed man at hospital helipad

A New Hampshire man found allegedly armed and wearing body armor near a Boston Medical Center helicopter pad over the weekend was ordered Tuesday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to examine his criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial.

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Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?

News of migrants crossing into Europe may sound familiar, but the journey is far more perilous than the one often made to the US.

Drone-detection firm brought net guns to Marathon

The technology is an example of how the airborne machines are changing the security conversation.

Six members of board that oversees MBTA to resign

The moves come after Governor Baker last week asked for resignations following a report critical of the T.

Man exposes himself inside Harvard residence hall

A man exposed himself to a female student inside her dormitory and then ran away, police said.

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Investigators looked in the walls of the Ted Williams Tunnel.

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Troopers find man lost in wall of Ted Williams Tunnel

Daniel Kelly faces trespassing charges after he called police to let them know he was trapped in a storm drain.

epa04714870 A sketch artist rendition of the scene inside the John J Moakley Federal Courthouse of victim Celeste Corcoran testifying during the the first day of sentencing of Tsarnaev's trial in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 21 April 2015. EPA/JANE FLAVELL COLLINS

Bombing’s lasting effects described in penalty phase

Victims and family members testified about the lasting physical and emotional tolls on the first day of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing hearing.

// Last man finishes Boston Marathon after nearly 20 hours

Maickel Melamed, who has muscular dystrophy, took his final steps with cheering volunteers and supporters by his side.

// Conn. mobster said he had stolen Gardner art, FBI alleges

Robert Gentile offered to sell two of the paintings stolen in the 1990 heist for $500,000 apiece, a prosecutor said.

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.

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


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.