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Falchuk seeks court order to participate in televised debate

Evan Falchuk, an independent candidate for governor, filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday seeking to force the organizers of an upcoming gubernatorial debate to allow him to participate, his campaign said.

Dorchester woman sentenced in scheme to steal benefits intended for her mother

A Dorchester woman was sentenced Wednesday in connection with a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits for years on behalf of her dead mother, the US Attorney said.

Mass. State Police on guard in response to Ottawa attack

The State Police said they increased patrols at key locations around the state, although there is no specific threat in Mass.

SJC will hear petition to dismiss cases tied to Dookhan

The state’s highest court will consider a request to dismiss the thousands of convictions tied to Annie Dookhan, a disgraced former drug lab chemist.

Electrical fires like the one that killed two Lawrence boys are third most common cause of fatal residential fires

Experts say that risks could be greater with increased use of devices like computers and cellphones.

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Amid the ashes of fatal Lawrence blaze, shattered lives

Investigators will write reports. Neighbors will help neighbors. And a family will plan twin funerals.

Heavy rains may bring flooding tonight, Thursday

Steady, heavy rainfall throughout the next two days could flood the region overnight and into Thursday.

Robel Phillipos (left) is accused of lying to the FBI in the days following the Marathon attack.

Jury deliberations resume in Robel Phillipos trial

The friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of lying to the FBI in the days following the Marathon attack.

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“The house is down right now,” and workers are “basically just putting the contents of the house into Dumpsters,” an official said.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

The 2014 election

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analysis of the 2014 elections.

Obituaries

In 1999, former prime minister Gough Whitlam campaigned in Melbourne to make Australia a republic.

Gough Whitlam, at 98; Australian prime minister ushered in many changes

The flamboyant Australian prime minister was a controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis.

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

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

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus

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

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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