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Rhode Island man declared free of Ebola and expected to leave hospital Wednesday

The Rhode Island man infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has been declared free of the disease and is expected to leave Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, according to the hospital.

Winchester man wanted in beating death of his mother arrested in North Carolina

A man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother, whose beaten body was found last week in her Winchester apartment, was arrested outside a Walmart on Tuesday in North Carolina, officials said.

Winchester police investigating brutal dog-on-dog attack

Police investigating the death of a four-month-old cockapoo after a larger dog ran away from its owner and attacked the puppy in a Winchester neighborhood, officials said.

Education board to conduct review of sex assault policies at state’s public colleges

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday that it will conduct a review of sexual assault response and prevention policies at public colleges and universities statewide in partnership with the state Department of Higher Education, according to a statement from DHE.

US seeks $2.7 million in taxes, late fees from Boston attorney

Federal authorities filed a civil complaint against prominent defense attorney Jeffrey Denner over back taxes.

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The fire in the six-unit building on Kingston Street was reported Tuesday morning.

2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire

A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.

Charlie Baker

Democrats decry late release of investigation of Baker donation

The N.J. review of Charlie Baker’s controversial donation will not be made public until after the election.

Robel Phillipos (center) is charged with lying to the FBI.

Phillipos marijuana defense a ‘smoke screen,’ prosecution says

Jurors have left for the day after an afternoon of deliberations over whether Phillipos lied to investigators.

Man held without bail in death of woman killed by errant bullet

Katerin Gomez, 35, was inside a Shawmut Street residence in Chelsea when she was struck by a stray bullet Sunday.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

The 2014 election

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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.

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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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



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