Three officers killed by two snipers at Dallas protest

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer receives comfort at the Baylor University Hospital emergency room entrance Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas. Police say one rapid-transit officer has been killed and three injured when gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Dallas over recent fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. (Ting Shen/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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The Dallas police chief says two snipers apparently shot 10 police officers during protests, and three officers are dead.

// Videos on social media show chaotic scene in Dallas

Shots were fired at a protest in Dallas Thursday night, and many captured the chaos on video posted to social media.

// Obama says police must root out bias

President Obama said Thursday that all Americans should be troubled by frequent police shootings of blacks and Hispanics.


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Shirley Leung

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For now, Steve Wynn is staying neutral, and so are other gambling interests, such as Plainridge Park Casino.

Human skull found on National Grid site in Everett

The skull, which was found Thursday morning, ?appears to have been exposed to the elements for at least a year,? the district attorney said.

WPI drops controversial legal defense in rape suit

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been widely criticized for lawyers? suggestion that a former student raped during a study-abroad program was partly responsible.

// Man killed, woman wounded in noontime Dorchester shooting

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// Lawmakers send transgender bill to Governor Charlie Baker

The House and Senate on Thursday enacted a controversial transgender public accommodations bill.

The Northern Avenue bridge, built in 1908, is a historic structure. Any effort to demolish it requires layers of review.

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Bureaucracy ties up Seaport span?s fate

Officials and activists disagree about what to do with the Northern Avenue Bridge.

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// Plans for Trump convention still lack promised pizzazz

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// State Department reopens probe into Clinton?s e-mails

The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton.

// Man held without bail in 29-year-old cold case

James Paige allegedly raped and murdered 19-year-old Dora Brimage in 1987.

// Could this new paint protect jets from icing?

Nonstick aircraft coatings may provide a simple solution to an age-old aviation hazard.

// Danny Ainge: Celtics will continue to pursue free agents, trades

Ainge said the team?s biggest needs remain outside shooting and a stronger center.

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Adrian Walker

Bad Indycar experience shouldn?t kill all new ideas

John Casey promoted an IndyCar race in Southie and sold $2.1 million in tickets, and now says most of the money is gone.

// Red Sox trade for infielder Aaron Hill

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// The Weekender: Beach Boys, cyberwar, and swinging tap dancers

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// Dr. William Ackerly, psychiatrist and ?trail angel,? dies at 87

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// Taping police can be a crucial check on power

The Massachusetts legislature must fix the law and explicitly allow all taping of on-duty police in public.

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Families in fear

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The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

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