Top Vatican prosecutor failed to report abuser

Pope Francis recently appointed the Rev. Robert J. Geisinger (left) to be his chief prosecutor of serious church law violations, including child sexual abuse.

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The man Pope Francis recently chose to prosecute priests accused of sexual abuse had himself failed to stop a notorious abusive priest, documents show.

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Restraints cited in three deaths at Bridgewater

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State Police have seen 1,800 accidents in five years, leaving behind battered vehicles, expensive lawsuits, and painful injuries.

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Coverage of two blasts that shook the city, killing 3 and injuring at least 170, and the ensuing manhunt resulting in the death of a MIT police officer, the death of one suspect, and the capture of another.

Justice in the Shadows

DEC. 9, 2012

A year-long Globe investigation reveals a US immigration system that has released thousands of potentially dangerous criminals to US streets.

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