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DA allowed 30 days to decide on retrial of murder case

The murder case caused an uproar after the Plymouth DA introduced a cache of racially-tinged emails written by a former prosecutor scheduled to testify.

Dozens of billboards decying gun violence to replace landmark turnpike sign

Stop Handgun Violence will be “saturating” highway signs across the state after the planned removal of the eye-catching billboard along the Mass. Pike.


‘First gentleman’ picks his first cause

The state’s first gentleman is taking part in a marketing campaign as his first initiative in his new role.


Malloy bars state-funded travel to Indiana

Connecticut’s governor, Dannel P. Malloy, has signed an executive order barring state spending on travel to Indiana in light of a new religious objections law in that state.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2015. There are 275 days left in the year.

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Damaged bikes and bike racks could be seen in Cambridge.

Jonathan Fertig

As snow recedes, battered remains of bikes appear

Much like some drivers did with their cars, cyclists this winter abandoned their bikes underneath mountains of snow.

Shayanna Jenkins described the size of a box when asked by  prosecutor William McCauley.

Hernandez fiancee tells jury of box’s removal

Shayanna Jenkins testified that Aaron Hernandez asked her to remove a box from their home the day after Odin Lloyd’s murder.

Angelo West was killed by police after shooting an officer.

Suspect’s death capped a violent life

Angelo West, who allegedly shot police officer John Moynihan, had been convicted on multiple gun and drug charges during his 41 years.

Martin Richard.


Innocence shattered by Marathon bombing

The prosecution rested its case with a description of injuries to Martin Richard, who embodied the innocence that was so cynically lost in April, 2013.

Flowers were placed by a mailbox at a house on McAfee Farm Road in Bedford where three people were foudn dead.

Bodies found in Bedford, N.H., home were mother, 2 children

The bodies of a mother and her two daughters were found in their home in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.


Mr. Schechter, who 2004

Danny Schechter, at 72; ‘news dissector,’ documentarian, activist

Dubbed “the news dissector” in the 1970s for his newscasts on WBCN-FM, Mr. Schechter went on to write books and produce TV documentaries.

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.

Data desk

// 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.