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Arlington church’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign defaced again

Four Arlington churches on Sunday will hold a special blessing for a “Black Lives Matter” banner that was vandalized twice since Thanksgiving.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2015. There are 32 days left in the year.

Dueling Hartford rallies held on refugee policy

Opponents and supporters of plans to accept Syrian refugees into the United States held dueling but peaceful rallies Saturday in Hartford.

Teens are encouraged to intervene

A study of teens at three New England high schools highlights the need for sexual aggression training programs to encourage intervention.

Trial to start for UMass rape defendant

The trial of a fourth defendant charged with raping a UMass student in her Amherst dorm room three years ago is scheduled to start Monday.

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Garrett Swasey and partner Christine Fowler 1992 US Championships in Orlando

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Colo. shooting victim recalled as brave, kind

As a campus police officer, Garrett Swasey was not obligated to respond, but friends and loved ones say he was a brave and compassionate man.

Beacon Hill sidewalks, with uneven and missing bricks, are treacherous terrain for Tommye Mayer, who has lasting disabilities from a stroke.

Yvonne Abraham

Make cities livable for old and disabled

We’re all getting older, and the city isn’t even close to ready.

The exterior of MCI Framingham.

Lawsuit alleges discrimination against deaf inmates

Prisoners’ rights advocates allege the state Department of Correction discriminates against deaf and blind prisoners.

Winthrop-11/28/15- A funeral and burial service was held for Bella Bond, the toddler who became know as Baby Doe after her body was discovered in a trash bag in June on Deer Island in Winthrop. Joseph Amoroso, the child's biological father wept as he took a pink rose from the coffin which was draped in a hand-made quilt with adorned with sayings. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

Girl whose body was found on Deer Island is laid to rest

Bond was buried in Winthrop, where she was welcomed as daughter even before investigators knew who she was or how she died.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley

Archdiocese polls Catholics on views of church, leaders

Questions include: How often do you go to Mass? Should women have a larger leadership role in the church?

Yvonne Abraham


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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.

Thomas Farragher


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Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


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

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



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