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Partner’s role complicates Rosenberg’s dealings

The incoming state Senate president’s partner had previously drawn criticism for meddling in political affairs.

On Craigslist, ghosts of Christmases past

As holiday decorations lose their luster, many in Boston are turning to Craigslist to let it go, let it go.

At Bucksport paper mill, there is no tomorrow

The 84-year-old plant is the latest in Maine to fall victim to higher energy costs, global competition, and a decline in demand.

PETA wins suit for names of UConn researchers

A judge has ordered the University of Connecticut Health Center to disclose the names of researchers who were found to have violated federal guidelines for treating animals, granting an appeal from an animal advocacy group.

AP: 6,500 Mainers to lose food stamps

More than 6,000 Maine residents will lose their food stamps benefits next month under newly enforced rules that require some recipients to have a job, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew said.

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At this moment, Ali Julia is the No. 1 ranked reviewer on Amazon.com.

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Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

“Ali Julia” is the nom de plume of a woman who has become a powerful figure, and something of an enigma.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wore a shirt, dark sweater, and slacks during his appearance under tight security in US District Court.

Brief Tsarnaev hearing attracts supporters, bomb victims

Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen in public for the first time in more than a year and a half.

Governor Deval Patrick reacted with laughter as he took a surprise call from President Barack Obama on WGBH’s “Ask the Governor” radio show.

Obama praises Patrick during farewell radio show

Governor Patrick got a surprise call on Thursday during his final appearance on his monthly radio show segment.

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.

Obituaries

Norman Bridwell told the Globe in 2004 the first Clifford the Big Red Dog book nearly did not get published.

Norman Bridwell, at 86, created ‘Clifford’ storybooks

Mr. Bridwell, of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, wrote and illustrated the series of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” children’s books.

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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November’s election swept in a bevy of new Beacon Hill denizens, from freshly minted legislators to top aides.

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.