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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentencing set for June 24

A federal jury agreed to sentence Tsarnaev to death earlier this month, but judge must still impose the sentence.

Thunderstorms may bring heavy rain, winds, hail today

Temperatures Thursday will crest in the upper 80s before dropping to the upper 50s at night.

Brockton water service restored, boil-water order still in effect

The water will have to be tested and cleared by state environmental regulators before the order can be lifted.

Bourne man dies of carbon monoxide poisoning

A 62-year-old man died from carbon monoxide poisoning on Wednesday in Bourne, police said.

Boston Public Library president vows to increase security

Boston Public Library president Amy Ryan called the disappearance of two artworks from the library “a crime against Boston.”

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Water service restored across Brockton

A water main break affected thousands Wednesday. A “boil water order” remains in effect in the city.

(From left) Christopher, Claire, and Edward Goul.

Southern California triplets all accepted to MIT

Christopher, Claire, and Edward Goul, of Newport Beach, will start at the Cambridge institution in the fall.

Dias Kadyrbayev (center) was seen in an undated photo with Azamat Tazhayakov (left) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Collier family seeks 7 years for Tsarnaev friend

Dias Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, could have prevented Sean Collier’s death, his family says.

Scott Hanright was charged in the fatal shooting of Woburn Police Officer John Maguire.

Man pleads guilty in Woburn officer’s shooting death

The second-degree murder charge stems from a Christmas 2010 jewelry robbery that ended with the murder of John Maguire.

Attorney pleads not guilty in witness tampering case

Well-known attorney Timothy Flaherty allegedly bribed the victim of one of his clients with $2,500 so the victim would not testify in a hate crime case.

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.

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


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

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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.