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Burlington, Vt.

State adopts labeling rules for genetically engineered food

Food that has been genetically engineered will have to be labeled in Vermont under regulations adopted this month.

City Council races drawing few candidates

“I think people are electioned out,” said City Councilor Stephen J. Murphy.

Court halts man’s plans to build veterans museum

A Manchester, N.H. man’s effort to build a veterans museum was temporarily derailed Monday.

Police say man by BMC helipad had guns, drugs

A New Hampshire man found allegedly armed and wearing body armor told police he was “just enjoying my civil liberties.”

Stamford, Conn.

Teen admits role in young motorcyclist’s death

The 13-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his neck struck a rope strung across a dirt-bike trail in Wilton, Conn.

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The Minutemen fired during a re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington.

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Minutemen gather for Patriots Day reenactments

While the story is always the same, spectators found a thrill in seeing the Battle of Lexington in action.

Flags were  held in honor at the funeral of Spc. John M. Dawson.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered in Upton as a hero

John Dawson, a combat medic, was remembered as a hero who was kind, thoughtful, smart, and witty.

Dzhokhar Tarnaev stood as the jury presented its verdict.

For Tsarnaev jury, records suggest death sentence is the exception

The jury that convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will reconvene on Tuesday to begin considering whether he should be sentenced to death.

Stephen J. Murphy

City Council races drawing few candidates

“I think people are electioned out,” said City Councilor Stephen J. Murphy.

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.

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.

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.

Globe Investigations

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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.