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Oversold prenatal tests spur some to choose abortions

Stacie Chapman’s son was born healthy, despite the results of a prenatal screening.

Some pregnancies are needlessly aborted by mothers who are misinformed about the accuracy of the tests.

// Top Vatican prosecutor failed to report abuser

The man Pope Francis recently chose to prosecute priests accused of sexual abuse had himself failed to stop a notorious abusive priest, documents show.

More Globe investigations

//}.jpg Heavy toll, light penalties for police who drive drunk

Despite the arrests of dozens of officers since 2012, serious departmental discipline is rare, even in some egregious cases.

// Partners pays a price after bid for South Shore Hospital

When Partners HealthCare struck a deal with the attorney general to acquire three more hospitals, rivals finally took a public stand.

Globe Investigations

// A distinguished history of digging up the truth

A short history of investigative reporting at the Boston Globe, which has played a defining role in the pages of the newspaper since the 1960s.

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Meet the reporters

// Globe Spotlight Team

Find background and contact information for the investigative journalists at The Boston Globe.

Previous Globe Investigations

Investigative reporting can take months, but the impact is often dramatic. Read recent reports below.


The Boston Marathon bombings


Coverage of two blasts that shook the city, killing 3 and injuring at least 170, and the ensuing manhunt resulting in the death of a MIT police officer, the death of one suspect, and the capture of another.

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