Quincy hospital chief resigns amid turmoil

Daniel Knell stepped down after a tense one-day nurse’s strike and a state inspection that led to closure of the senior psychiatric ward.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/173093133-7612.jpg Red Sox, Pedroia eye long-term extension

Any new deal with the all-star second baseman likely will have an average annual value of $20 million.

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This exchange captured Whitey’s attention

Whitey Bulger has long denied killing women — he purports to have scruples — but Stevie Flemmi shattered that myth Friday.

Brian Buzby, who recently converted to Islam, experienced headaches on his first day of Ramadan from caffeine withdrawal and mild dehydration.

Support for Muslim converts during Ramadan

Islam’s holiest time of the year is a period of fasting, self-improvement, and intensive prayer, but converts can also find it to be lonesome and bewildering.

Christ-Roberte Julmice (left) Bruce Maiben, Sinain Joseph, and Daysra Robinson were among the teens in a group at ABCD Center in Dorchester who offered their views following Geroge Zimmerman’s trial in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Boston teens speak out on issues in Zimmerman case

The case has made young people reflect on how they are seen and heard — or misinterpreted — and it is a divide that city teens say they know all too well.

President Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House daily news briefing on Friday.

Obama: Martin ‘could have been me’ years ago

Speaking without notes or a teleprompter in a surprise appearance, President Obama addressed the nation’s racial divides, moved by the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

“Let’s get Washington out of the way,” said Representative Martha Roby of Alabama.

House votes to abandon No Child Left Behind

Republicans decided to dismantle the troubled education law, saying states and local school districts should be setting the rules, not Washington.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/singal072013-1506--90x90.jpg Why the Rolling Stone photo of Tsarnaev is so disturbing

We fear the image not because it glorifies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but because he looks too normal to have done a horrible thing.


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Kyla McNally, 9, enjoyed some gooey s’mores at a Girl Scout camp in Plymouth, where making s’mores is a long tradition.

Making s’mores has long been a rite of summer

The Girl Scouts have been enjoying the marshmallow-chocolate-graham cracker treat since it appeared in the organization’s 1927 recipe book.

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It’s not clear if Charles D. Baker (left) or Scott Brown will seek the governorship next year.

Top Mass. GOP figures plot 2014 strategy

Some Mass. Republicans met last week to discuss the party’s 2014 prospects, but decisions can’t be made until Charles Baker and Scott Brown finalize their political intentions.


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Ryan Reynolds (left) and Jeff Bridges are two cops dispatched by the otherwordly “Rest In Peace Department” to protect the living from undead creatures.

R.I.P.D. is D.O.A.

The undead-cops yarn “R.I.P.D.” seems like a low-profile comic with a clever name and the good fortune to grab the attention of Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds.


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‘Museum Hours’ hears secret harmonies

Writer-director Jem Cohen’s film follows two main characters, and connections on both sides of the velvet ropes at Vienna’s Kunsthistoriches Museum.