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Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for team coverage of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He has received several other awards, including the 2004 American Society of Newspaper Editors top award for deadline news reporting. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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An enduring affection for classic rock’s America

By Thomas Farragher , Globe columnist

The Globe once called them the high priests of soft rock, and it wasn’t meant entirely as praise.

Feb. 24, 2012

Ex-probation chief, 2 aides indicted in hiring scandal

By Andrea Estes and Thomas Farragher , Globe Staff

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced indictments against John J. O’Brien and two former lieutenants, contending that they ran the state agency like a criminal enterprise.

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The spectacular collapse of Jack O’Brien

By Thomas Farragher , Globe columnist

Just because all your friends were handing out jobs, commissioner, didn’t make it right. In fact, the jury said, it was a broad criminal enterprise.

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The mystery of Provincetown’s Lady of the Dunes, 40 years later

By Thomas Farragher , Globe columnist

She was found dead in the sand, and even now police want to know who she was and what happened to her.