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Albert DeSalvo’s body exhumed

Officials worked to exhume the casket of Albert DeSalvo from the Puritan Memorial Park in Peabody on Friday.

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Investigators exhumed the body of the self-confessed “Boston Strangler” today to obtain a DNA sample to determine whether it matches evidence in a 1964 murder.

// Patrick vetoes local aid, transportation funds in budget

Leaders of the House and Senate plan to override the vetoes that slashed $240 million in transportation funding and $177 million in local aid.

June 25, 1978: Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley signed autographs before the Sox game with the Baltimore Orioles. Not to worry, he wasn’t wearing out his pitching arm as Luis Tiant was the starter and got the 8-3 win over the Birds.

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From the Archives | Photo gallery

For the love of baseball

With the all-star break upon us, here is a look at some of baseball’s most dedicated followers.

Photo gallery

// Globe photos of the week

Daylilies bobbed in the breeze along Carson Beach, children cooled off in an inflatable pool in Boston, and more of the week’s best images.

President Barack Obama rode a bicycle alongside his daughter, Malia, during a vacation in 2011.

Obama returning to Martha’s Vineyard for August vacation

President Obama will arrive on the Vineyard on August 10, and plans to stay until August 18, the White House said.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Ideas

Should chimpanzees have legal rights?

The “animal personhood” movement believes dolphins, great apes, and elephants deserve to be able to sue — and now it has a plaintiff.

James “Whitey” Bulger has been charged with 19 killings.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Former drug dealers detail payments to Bulger

Anthony Attardo testified that Bulger showed up at his house the day after Attardo’s brother was shot and said “you’re next” if he did not pay $100,000.



// This long shot merits a close look

John Barros is not necessarily a front-runner in Boston’s mayoral race, but this smart, substantive community leader is a very impressive guy.


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A billboard advertised the Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane in 2010.

Dreamliner catches fire at London airport

More than six months after a Boeing 787 caught fire in Boston, a fire on an empty Dreamliner forced Heathrow Airport to close both its runways.


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Movie Review

From left: Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, and Charlie Hunnam are project members tasked with stopping monsters from the deep called Kaiju.

‘Pacific Rim’ a rock-’em, sock-’em revelation

“Pacific Rim” is, hands down, the blockbuster event of the summer — a titanic sci-fi action fantasy with a heart, a brain, and something like a soul.