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Colleges cautioned on tanning salons

Some colleges are moving to prevent campus-sponsored cash cards from being used at tanning salons, which have been associated with an elevated cancer risk.

Even as Uber, Lyft gain riders, drivers face $500 city fines

Ride-sharing companies operate in a legal gray area because their drivers have not been licensed by the city as taxi or livery drivers.

Chilling video shows boy, 7, shot in Dorchester

The surveillance video shows the moment when Divan Silva was shot and wounded Sunday afternoon as he rode his cousin’s bicycle.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Cape Cod treasure hunter may have found Captain Kidd’s loot

Barry Clifford, who found a pirate ship off Wellfleet in 1984, was searching off Madagascar when he says he located something big.

Boston homeless veterans center to get $31m upgrade

The project will provide veterans better access to improved living accommodations, transitional services, and vocational programs.

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A winter moth caterpillar munched on an oak leaf at the Arnold Arboretum, though all types of trees have been under seige this year.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Winter moth caterpillars threaten region’s trees, again

Homeowners and tree care companies are facing a rite of spring that has become more than a nuisance.

Barry Clifford in Brewster with the anchor of the pirate ship Whydah.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Cape Cod treasure hunter may have found Captain Kidd’s loot

Barry Clifford, who found a pirate ship off Wellfleet in 1984, was searching off Madagascar when he says he located something big.

Divan Silva smiled in his hospital room at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Surveillance video captured boy’s shooting, aftermath

Divan Silva was wounded Sunday afternoon while making a trip to a Dorchester corner store to buy water.

Cindy Lord, mother of Amy Lord, testified Tuesday during the trial of Edwin Alemany.

At trial, Amy Lord’s mother describes learning of death

It was the first time Cindy Lord spoke publicly about her daughter’s brutal 2013 killing.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

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.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg 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

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

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

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.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.