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20 state troopers face possible discipline in overtime scam probe

Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin addressed the media Tuesday at the State Police Headquarters concerning an investigation into State Police overtime.

The most egregious alleged violators put in for as many as 100 bogus shifts, officials at the embattled law enforcement agency said.


Death penalty for drug dealers is not a new idea

Manchester , NH - 3/19/2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech on his administration's plans to combat the opioid crisis at Manchester Community College in Manchester , NH, Mar. 19, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Trump can already pursue the death penalty for drug dealers. Here’s why no other president has done it.


Amid bombings, Austin asks why — and who’s next

Caity Colvard gets emotional as she watches a massive response of law enforcement officers at a bomb explosion site at a Goodwill store in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday March 20, 2018. Emergency teams were responding to another reported explosion in Texas' capital, this one at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city. (Jan Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

For 18 days, Austin has lived the kind of anxious life that more commonly defines the daily routine in distant, troubled countries.


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At a McDonald’s of the future, Walsh sees Boston’s present

The mayor was on hand Tuesday for the reopening of a modernized McDonald’s at Downtown Crossing.

The city Marty Walsh leads looks a lot more like the Downtown Crossing McDonald’s than it does any fancy fundraiser or swanky soiree.



The Love Letters podcast

It’s common advice: The best way to get over your ex is to get under someone new. But is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.


Nurses union, hospitals battle over ballot question setting patient limits

Marlena Pellegrino, a staff nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester: “Every time you add another patient to your workload, you miss things.”

The proposed initiative would mandate the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, for all hospital units in the state.

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