In key states, Clinton?s ?likability? more of an issue

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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As Hillary Clinton makes her pitch in states that haven?t elected women to top political offices, experts say she faces unique challenges.

DCF dysfunction detailed in sharply critical report

A review, commissioned last year after Jeremiah Oliver?s death, said the agency cannot consistently protect children from abuse and neglect.

//[1].jpg Fenway chemicals were used for fish oil, not drug lab

The discovery of the chemicals sparked an evacuation of several buildings in the neighborhood Tuesday night.

// Green Line extension supporters urge state not to drop project

Supporters of the long-anticipated project urged the state transportation board to seek new contractors for portions of the job.

// Multiple failures led to Hanscom crash, NTSB says

Federal investigators spread the blame around for last year?s fatal jet crash, and approved five new safety recommendations as a result.

Benefits uneven in controversial SSI program, study says

Low-income children with ADHD and other disorders benefit unevenly from a fast-growing $10 billion disability program.

// It?s officially a heat wave

Temperatures hit 90 for the third straight day, marking Boston?s first September heat wave since 1983.

Members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard Honor Guard carried the remains of Korean War veteran Army Sgt. Christopher Vars at Logan Airport in Boston.

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Remains of soldier who died in North Korea return to Mass.

US Army Sergeant Christopher Vars fought in the Korean War and died in a North Korean prison camp.

In deal with Fox, National Geographic becomes for-profit

The magazine, a nonprofit publication since its founding in 1888, has entered into a partnership with Rupert Murdoch?s company.


Political Happy Hour interview with Mayor Walsh

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviews Mayor Marty Walsh at Suffolk University for the Globe?s Live Political Happy Hour.

3D Medical?s app allows professionals to zero in on the human anatomy.

Five key takeaways on Apple?s new products

The TV developments were somewhat underwhelming, but improvements to the iPhone and the services around the phone were stunning.

Fall Travel

// Inside the mind of an Appalachian Trail hiker

A sociologist finds that unusual camaraderie and a little magic carry outdoor adventurers through their journeys.

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Why we need to talk about miscarriages

It was, I realized, a shadow sisterhood. By some estimates, 1 in 4 pregnancies don?t survive to term.

// Patriots ask NFL to end McNally, Jastremski suspensions

An NFL spokesman said the league is reviewing the team?s request to allow the two staffers to return to work.

// Patriots once again portrayed as cheaters

An ESPN report Tuesday cited several former team coaches and staffers describing a culture of unethical trickery, such as stealing play sheets.

A separate bike lane along one of Boston?s most dangerous thoroughfares was constructed using house plants and orange traffic cones.

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Cyclist creates temporary Mass. Ave. bike lane with plants

A cyclist put down potted plants and cones to mark off a Boston bike lane ? and is raising money to do more.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// How much difference will extra point rule change make?

The NFL added 13 yards to what was an automatic play in an effort to add some excitement this season.

The Behrakis Health Sciences Center at Northeastern.

After long climb in US News rankings, Northeastern drops

Harvard and MIT, the only two Mass. universities in the top 10, maintained their No. 2 and No. 7 rankings.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Jeb Bush proposes ?simple, fair and clear? tax laws

Bush?s tax plan calls for a lower corporate rate and immediate deductions for business investments.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

The Globe?s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.

Opinion & Ideas

John Shattuck

// Lift Central Europe?s historical amnesia

Refugees fleeing the horrors of war is not a new picture for the region.

The Big Picture

 Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women?s Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA

The Big Picture

US Open tennis 2015

The US Open started August 31 and concludes this weekend in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.


Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// Hellotoken eyes new way for sites to make money

The Boston-based company allows researchers to ask questions of website users, allowing those sites to collect revenue.



// Pope streamlines process for granting annulments

It?s long been criticized for being complicated, costly, and out of reach for many Catholics.