Trump belittles Muslim parents of dead soldier

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Trump during the DNC.


// David Duke, Trump?s fellow traveler

How did a celebrity developer from New York and a professional racist from Louisiana end up with the same set of issues?

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Bruising contest now heads to swing states

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will now turn toward a handful of states that are likely to determine the election.

// As sands shift, Cape Cod refuge changes and tensions rise

The tension over whether the state or federal government controls the waters off Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has peaked in recent months.

// Mass. insiders turn to lobbying careers

Time and again, consultants who help candidates win elections then go on to represent corporate clients with interests before the new office holder.

In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins jumps from a helicopter during his training in Simi Valley, Calif.

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Skydiver successfully lands without parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from a plane into a net on the ground without the benefit of a parachute.

Control over liquor licenses stays with Legislature

The Legislature has thwarted Mayor Martin J. Walsh?s effort to win authority for Boston to grant additional liquor licenses.

Corrections officers moved an inmate at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

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Selling souls and other things

Some convicted of sickening violence make money by putting their thoughts, their clothing, even evidence up for sale.

IDEAS | Lisel Hintz

// Turkey?s post-putsch purge

Ankara has used the failed coup to crush all those who oppose Erdo?an.

Yvonne Abraham

AG faces sexist, antigay slurs after imposing gun ban

Nobody was prepared for how vile so much of the pushback would be.

Alison Novak is trying to get her son, Jace, to understand that she can?t lift him and that he must be gentle with her because of her pain.

Living in a box: stories of chronic pain

For those who live with it every day, pain confines in ways that others cannot see.

// Harvard Summer School student ID?d as drowning victim

The body of 18-year-old Tyler Greene was pulled from the Charles River Friday night.

// Why the state?s plan on wood pellets is drawing criticism

Fuel derived from felling trees in forests may soon be deemed a form of renewable energy and qualify for state subsidies.

2016 Olympics

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// Racewalking, an Olympic sport people can relate to

The walkers (men and women) are highly disciplined, elite athletes.

People raised glow sticks, since open flames are banned in Singapore parks, as they gather for a vigil in remembrance of the Orlando shooting victims on Tuesday, June 14.

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Ideas | Beena Sarwar

Queer life undercover in South Asia

We need to compassionately support the struggle of Muslim queers is because it is not just a fight for LGBTQ rights but part of the larger war for inclusion.

The Word

Set phasers to slang

?Star Trek? has had a profound influence on language.

// No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday.


// Trade deadline is less stressful for Red Sox coach Ruben Amaro

The former Phillies GM was busy last year dealing Cole Hamels to the Rangers.

// JK Rowling says she hopes Harry Potter play goes global

London is under Harry Potter?s spell once more ? and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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.

The Big Picture

Mt. Tabor, VT - 7/3/2016 - Rainbow Family members hold hands with a man dressed as an Ent as they walk into a meadow during a Rainbow Gathering in Mt. Tabor, VT, July 3, 2016.(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ?70s, an annual summer gathering alighted in Vermont this year.