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Timothy Cahill indicted in corruption case

Attorney General Martha Coakley conducted an 18-month investigation of Timothy P. Cahill’s campaign.

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The indictment alleges that the former state treasurer used more than $1.6 million in state lottery funds to boost his floundering 2010 gubernatorial bid.

Massachusetts leads fight on right to marry

The state will become the first to go before a US appeals court to challenge a federal law that defines marriage as a union only of a man and a woman.

Police covered bodies after a man fatally shot at least seven people and wounded three Monday at Oikos University, a small Christian school in Oakland.

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7 dead, 3 hurt in California university shooting

A gunman opened fire Monday at a Christian university in California, killing at least seven people, wounding three more and setting off an intense, chaotic search that ended with his capture at a nearby shopping center, authorities said. The gunfire erupted around midmorning at Oikos University. Heavily armed officers swarmed the school in a large industrial park near the Oakland airport and, for at least an hour, believed the gunman could still be inside.

Face transplant

Transplant patient’s new face has thrived

Since his transplant surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital last March, Dallas Wiens has gained feeling and movement in his cheeks, mouth, nose, and forehead.

Robert and Stella Pierce of Beverly researched Robert’s family Monday at the National Archives site in Waltham.

1940 Census documents available online

In a massive undertaking, the National Archives posted 3.9 million pages of records, marking the first time original census forms have been released online.