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Man pleads not guilty to home arson

A Northampton man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he burned down his own house.


Police captain’s son pleads not guilty in plot to aid Islamic State

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Boston police captain’s son accused of plotting an attack on a college campus in support of the Islamic State pleaded not guilty Wednesday to weapons and assault charges.

Swimmer pulled from water by firefighter and Milton teens dies

A drowning man who was pulled from the waters off a South Boston beach by an off-duty firefighter and three teenagers from Milton has died.


Man in serious condition after being stabbed in Dorchester

A man in his mid-40s was stabbed with a bottle and seriously injured Wednesday night in Dorchester, police said.

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Rand Paul talked with officials at the North Haverhill Fair in Haverhill, N.H. on Saturday.

Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

At a hastily called press conference on Monday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he will not sign a host city contract until he knows more about the financial picture of the proposed games.

Yvonne Abraham

A lesson learned?

After the scuttled Olympic bid, city voters have a right to expect a more measured and thoughtful mayor.

// Boston eyes healthier food options in public schools

Officials are considering a broad overhaul of food service at public schools in Boston.

//[1]-8485--90x90.jpg Court reinstates ex-Bulger handler John Connolly’s conviction

Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

 An image of the unidentified girl.

Memorial Mass held for child found on Deer Island

Investigators have run down hundreds of leads and received many tips since her body was found in June.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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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.