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This day in history

Today is Sunday, August 2, the 214th day of 2015. There are 151 days left in the year.

Verizon and unions continue contract talks

Verizon workers in nine states, including Mass., could walk off the job as early Sunday if negotiators don’t reach an agreement over benefits.

Chess notes

Currently, the 116th Annual US Open Chess Championship is starting in Phoenix.

Person seriously injured in Roxbury shooting

A person suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot on Townsend Street in Roxbury around 6 p.m. Saturday, Boston Police said.

Father and daughter both drew the world close

Joseph and Anna Trustey, both of Wenham, died Wednesday evening when the plane he was piloting crashed in Milwaukee.

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Enid Shapiro was a patient at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who had an unpleasant experience at the hospital, but worked with staff to report it and ultimately change how they handle similar cases.

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Boston hospital aims to redefine care and prevent emotional harm

“The words dignity and respect cut very deeply,” said one hospital official.

Yvonne Abraham

// Shame of methadone use clouds heroin addicts’ recovery

They are Elizabeth, Josh, Brian, and Tracey. They are recovering heroin addicts. And they are just like you and me.

Representative Seth Moulton spoke in his Capitol Hill office in May.

Seth Moulton comes out in favor of Iran nuclear deal

Rep. Seth Moulton offers a potentially key Democratic voice to one of the most controversial foreign policy debates in more than a decade.

// Invasive tree taking root in N.H. may trace back to Harvard

The Arnold Arboretum distributed specimens of the exotic plant as part of its centennial celebration in 1972.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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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.