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A cloudy July 4, with a chance of passing showers

Low pressure south of New England will keep skies mostly cloudy, with a chance of passing sprinkles in Boston.

Early birds stake out spots on the Esplanade

Fourth-goers arrived early to snag prime spots at Saturday night’s 42nd Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

Boston police to step up antibias measures

The move comes after a report said the department had disproportionately observed, interrogated, or searched black residents.

Cape towns ban beach smoking

Eight of Cape Cod’s 15 towns have banned smoking on the beach in response to complaints about fumes and litter.

Democrats now cast wary eye on Baker

Charlie Baker, a Republican elected governor by appealing to Democrats, has demonstrated how difficult it is to please everyone.

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Gloria Kelley (right) was all smiles as she went through security with Linda Lee Stacy at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell Friday.

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Security stepped up in Boston for holiday weekend

Authorities said they are not aware of any specific terrorist threat, but that people should still be vigilant.


// Unsolved missing person case leaves all sides disturbed

John Castonguay is a suspect — “a significant person of interest’’ — in the disappearance and presumed murder of Evelin Valibayova.

One killed, another wounded in Roxbury shooting

Raheem Ramirez, a Dorchester resident, was on Greenville Street Thursday when he was fatally shot at 11:08 p.m.

// From Clinton, a multi-generational message in N.H.

Hillary Clinton kicked off her holiday weekend by speaking about her mother and granddaughter at Dartmouth College.

// In N.H., Christie says he’s ‘Telling It Like It Is’

Chris Christie is treating his campaign like a season of “The Bachelorette”: trying to win over voters with charm and personal rapport.

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.


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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.