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Yvonne Abraham

Eyewitness accounts can be reliably unreliable

If we had known as much about the limits of memory in 1994, Angel Echavarria might not have spent half his life behind bars.

Slain Salvadoran archbishop is remembered in East Boston

Oscar Romero, who was shot to death in 1980, was a passionate champion of the poor and an outspoken critic of government violence against civilians.

Barbara Hoffman, 82; clinical psychologist for state

Dr. Hoffman also was a tireless grass-roots organizer for LGBT rights.

Maine man sentenced for manslaughter, sexual assault

A Maine man was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison for the shooting death of a hunter and an unrelated sexual assault of a girl.

Records request comes with a price for lawyer seeking answers

A lawyer filed a records request to find out more about prison search practices. Officials told her she could have it — for $4,300.

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Teresa Ascencio wept in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Slain Salvadoran archbishop is remembered in East Boston

Oscar Romero, who was shot to death in 1980, was a passionate champion of the poor and an outspoken critic of government violence against civilians.

“There’s going to be change to come,” John Larrabee, 76, said.

Locals laud Ireland’s vote on gay marriage

Many Irish-Americans in Greater Boston greeted the vote as a seismic shift for the traditionally Catholic country.

Yvonne Abraham

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If we had known as much about the limits of memory in 1994, Angel Echavarria might not have spent half his life behind bars.

Records request comes with a price for lawyer seeking answers

A lawyer filed a records request to find out more about prison search practices. Officials told her she could have it — for $4,300.

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

Coverage

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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

Special section

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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.

Capital

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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.