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Tech sector powerless to stop new software tax

The tax covers a range of software and related services and is expected to be enacted after the tech industry was virtually absent during discussions on Beacon Hill.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/maeda_18standalone_met1.jpg Temperatures may rise into upper 90s in coming days

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning and said the weather will “create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.”

Dr. Jeanne Lawrence, a professor at UMass Medical School, has discovered a way to silence the extra chromosome in Down Syndrome.

Researchers report key findings on Down syndrome

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shut down the extra chromosome that causes developmental problem in people with Down syndrome.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/suarez_18mclaughlin_MET_001.jpg Ex-Chelsea housing chief gets three years

Michael E. McLaughlin, who admitted to hiding his inflated $360,000 salary from regulators, was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

Students were transfixed as Harris Hogu dropped an egg in a parachute at Dragon Camp.


Boston schools try to stem ‘summer slide’

A growing number of Boston-area schools are expanding opportunities to help children maintain their academic progress.

New England economy grows at moderate pace

Many businesses in the region expect slow improvement in the second half of the year, according to the Federal Reserve.

A proposed 33-story tower at the site of the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center  would be simpler and more slender than its predecessor.

Developers pitch new design for Back Bay tower

A Boston development team is pitching a revised design for a proposed 33-story tower at the site of the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center.

The cover of the Aug. 1 issue of Rolling Stone.


Rolling Stone controversy: Not every image is a celebration

The magazine should be judged not on its cover image but on the information that it brings to the public record.


Derrick Z. Jackson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jackson-1462.gif Vigilantes’ license to kill

Paranoia, irresponsible lawmakers, and gun owners’ entitled attitudes add up to more tragedy ahead.


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Keith Olbermann

ESPN re-hires Keith Olbermann

Once the face of the network, Olbermann will return to the place he left in a nasty split 16 years ago to host a current affairs show on ESPN2.


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Neighbors roped off from the crime scene on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston after police shot and wounded a man.

Man shot by Boston officer opened fire first, police say

A man being investigated for selling drugs in South Boston allegedly opened fire on Boston police officers Tuesday, prompting police to return fire.

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