‘I killed my family with a baseball bat,’ suspect in four murders in Groton reportedly told police

Suspect Orion Krause is led away by police in Groton from the home where he was found.

Wagner Alcocer

Orion Krause, the Oberlin College graduate accused of killing four people two weeks ago in Groton, allegedly told a nurse that he used heroin.

The Trump presidency

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Susan Collins says there are lots of numbers floating around, and she’s awaiting an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office before she makes a final decision.

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President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries is set to be replaced as soon as this weekend.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.

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Karen Cady-Pereira said at the time she viewed her disobedience as a form of protest — but she didn’t expect the situation to escalate so quickly.

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Comedian Jimmy Tingle has formed a committee to run for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.

Chad Finn | Unconventional preview

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Am I alone in this, or does it feel like the Patriots have played the Texans in recent years as often as they play an AFC East foe?

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

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Long ties bind two Boston leaders to the battered Caribbean

Two men from Boston, special men with different but special gifts, are doing what they can to shine some light on a land that long ago found a place in their hearts.

Boston, MA: September 21, 2017: Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is pictured at the Celtics Nike jersey release event held at the Committee restaurant on Northern Avenue. He was having some fun trying to imitate and get a reaction from a human mannequin (left), who was posing in his new number 11 jersey at the event. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

Kyrie Irving’s car broke down on the second day of his new job

As Irving stood in the rain in Waltham and waited for help to arrive, several people stopped and offered rides, which resonated with him.

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A look at Boston’s strengths and weaknesses in several key areas that the company has said are central to how it will decide where to put its second headquarters.

Nestor Ramos

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The Amazonians are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.

Aaron Hernandez is shown at his second murder trial.

NFL says it will contest Hernandez lawsuit ‘vigorously’

Portraying the former Patriot convicted of murder as a victim, the league says, is “misguided.”

Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez estate lawsuit faces long odds, expert says

The estate of Aaron Hernandez has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots after BU said the former football player had CTE.

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The murder-suicide was carried out by a man who was denied a license to carry a firearm — yet still managed to find a handgun, officials said.

A destroyed group of houses in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

At least 6 dead in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, officials say

Maria also pummeled parts of the US Virgin Islands, lashed Turks and Caicos Friday morning, and took aim at the Bahamas.

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Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem A. Mazen is the state’s highest-profile Muslim elected official.

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Mayor Walsh’s announcement that the city will renew a push to erect a memorial to King in Boston has set off excitement throughout the city.

Yarmouth Police Department

Yarmouth police investigating ‘Elvis’ graffiti tagged on new Cape bridges

New trail bridges in Yarmouth and Dennis were tagged by the same person, Yarmouth police said.

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The impact from Jose, now a “post-tropical cyclone,”will slowly begin to wane Friday, but the gusting winds and dangerous rip tides could last into next week.

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The ad is one of seven versions in circulation. Another ad is missing a necessary second use of the word “you”: “Don’t let anyone tell you can’t do something.”

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The residents of Chicopee may not miss the trademark screech of the C-5A Galaxy military jet, the last of which left Westover Air Reserve Base this month.


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Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


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If you’re looking to challenge Massachusetts’ reputation as a bastion of liberalism, this jail is a good place to start.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Special reports


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In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.


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The agency hopes to recruit more than a half-million people from communities that are wary of clinical research.


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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Nation & World

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Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’

Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice of moving pedophiles around rather than sanctioning them was to blame.


Sam Gabriels holds a tray of farm fresh vegetables as dinner is served to 200 guests at Chatham Bars Inn.

Chatham Bars Inn has always been about the beach. Now it’s also about the farm.

The inn has purchased more than 31,000 pounds of produce, worth upward of $118,000, from CBI Farm this year, and Chef Anthony Cole has achieved something unexpected with the bounty: He has made the inn a place where vegetables may be the star culinary attraction.