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Charlie Baker says he would sign transgender bill

The declaration comes after the governor took heat for months of calculated ambiguity on the deeply controversial issue.

Officials find hundreds of illegal sea bass on boat in Wareham

The boat operator was issued a summons, and the fish were seized by the state.

Girl hospitalized after Green Line doors close on her hand

The child was injured Monday night at the Harvard Avenue stop on the B branch.

Fido is now welcome on Downeaster between Maine and Boston

Amtrak says dogs and other small pets will be allowed to accompany their owners on its Downeaster trains.

Man sentenced to life in fatal 2012 shooting of childhood friend

Christopher Jackson, 29, was sentenced to life in prison for killing a friend who spurned his advances.

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Lieutenant Brian Doherty (left) and Firefighter Patrick Muse unfurled an American flag in Milton.

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Troops who made ‘ultimate sacrifice’ remembered at ceremonies

In communities across the state on Monday, many gathered to pay homage to those who died in combat.


// One last battle for a Korean War veteran

Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown were US Navy pilots in the conflict, and Hudner is still honoring the memory of his fallen comrade.

// Weld is optimistic after clinching Libertarian VP slot

A day after eking out the nomination, former Governor William Weld was feeling giddy and looking ahead.

// ‘Shark Center’ in Chatham opens ahead of shark season

The waters off Cape Cod won’t be the only place to catch a glimpse of a great white this summer.

Yvonne Abraham


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Kevin Cullen


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Thomas Farragher


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Adrian Walker


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Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.