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Stranding season nears end for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles

Although fewer sickly sea turtles have been washing up on Cape Cod shorelines this week, the stranding season for the animals is still not over.

Evan Horowitz

A breakthrough in US-Cuba relations

The surprise agreement would ease the embargo and restore diplomatic relations with Cuba

Cubans in Boston hope diplomatic thaw signals real change

“You don’t know freedom until you lose it,” said Sixto Lopez, who once worked for the Education Ministry in Cuba.

DPW’s flashing Christmas sign meets disapproval in Marshfield

The Department of Public Works in Marshfield was told it could not display a sign wishing the town a “Merry Christmas.”

Fired employee sought in Wayland gas station robbery

Wayland police are searching for a man accused of robbing the Sunoco gas station Tuesday after being fired from the station last week, officials said.

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Students protested around the Boston area.

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Boston students leave class to rally for equality

Hundreds walked out to protest recent decisions not to indict white officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.

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Police in Cambridge and Boston donned only their regular uniforms to handle protests while State Police wielded batons and wore helmets.

Women in two sexual assaults used Uber

Three women said they were indecently assaulted Sunday while using ride-share services in Boston.

Bristol County DA C. Samuel Sutter (center) spoke with members of the media outside the Attleboro district courthouse following the arrest and arraignment of Ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez in June, 2013.

Bristol District Attorney Sutter elected mayor of Fall River

C. Samuel Sutter’s win sets the stage for his possible departure as top prosecutor before the Aaron Hernandez trial next month.

Thomas Farragher

Remembering two parents, and what they left behind

The passing of a father, and then a mother, is cause for memories and appreciation.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

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.

The 2014 election

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Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Data desk

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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.

Capital

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Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go?

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.