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Boston, MA- February 06, 2018- : Alexis Smith poses for a portrait at her home in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA on February 06, 2018. Alexis Smith is the mother of Ameen Lacy, who was shot Dec. 6 outside the Tobin Community Center. He died Dec. 8 at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. (Craig F. Walker / Globe staff) section: metro reporter:

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‘I don’t know who is supposed to reach out to a parent whose son gets murdered’

Mothers, friends, and witnesses have been traumatized in neighborhoods rattled by guns, and they continue to look for solace.

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Classmates who knew Rob Porter at Harvard are reeling from revelations that he has been accused of domestic violence by his two ex-wives.

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L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company is now imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud.

Luger Erin Hamlin led Team USA into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.

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TARA SULLIVAN

Olympic Opening Ceremony was a night to remember

The true beauty of an event like this is in the people, the individuals.

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Kyle Draper on what the Cavs shakeup means for the Celtics.

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The president said it was a “tough time” for the disgraced former aide and noted that Rob Porter had denied the accusations.