Many unanswered questions remain in small-town slaying

Officials said Vanessa Marcotte, a BU grad, may have been sexually assaulted and that her body may have been burned.

Shawn Shackelford, headmaster of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, is under fire for his usage of sick days.

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Madison Park headmaster cited for improperly taking sick days

Absences by Shawn Shackelford, headmaster at the troubled school, have caused frustrations on campus.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a Purple Heart that he said was given to him by a military veteran during a campaign appearance last week.


Fighting back against Donald Trump with satire

Purple Heart recipient Cameron Kerr has raised more than $50,000 in Trump?s name ? but Trump will never see the money.

// Elizabeth Warren slams Donald Trump?s economic plan

Senator Elizabeth Warren attacked Trump?s policies after his Detroit speech on Monday.

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// What is Donald Trump?s economic vision?

His speech Monday was an anti-trade version of trickle down economics, as Trump proposed to tweak the global economy to benefit US businesses.

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling on running for office: ?I?m not running. . . I am going to run, soon.?

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In Facebook rant, Curt Schilling says he?ll run for office ?soon?

During an expletive-filled tirade, the former Red Sox pitcher took shots at R.I. officials, liberals, the media, and more.

// 4-alarm fire tears through Southie home

An undetermined number of neighborhood residents were displaced, officials said.


// With long odds, cancer patients seek last chance in Cuba

The US embargo has led to a modern biotech enterprise in Cuba, and some American patients are making the trip.

Woman charged with biting off part of police officer?s ear

Emma Wiley, 19, of Marblehead, pleaded not guilty in Salem District Court Monday to various charges.

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If you own a condo association, you know maintenance and repairs add up quick. But new options in community association banking can help ease the pressure.

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2016 Olympics

Yulia Efimova swam to a silver medal in the breaststroke Monday.

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In Rio, Russians are seen as the villains

After the doping scandal, Russia?s athletes are hearing boos. Some are merely more determined.

Gold medallist Lilly King of the US triumped over silver medallist Yulia Efimova of Russia.


Lilly King cleans up on Russian rival in 100-meter breaststroke

The American defeated suspended doper and bitter rival Yulia Efimova.

Paul George went up for a dunk during Team USA?s 119-62 victory over China on Saturday.


No mercy for Team USA?s foes on the court

There is no blowout big enough and no point total high enough to satisfy the Olympic basketball bloodlust.

// Tuesday at the Olympics: US women gymnasts go for gold

The US women?s soccer team takes on Colombia and can clinch a quarterfinal spot with a win or tie.

Mayor Martin Walsh defended his choice to wear khaki-colored shorts, with two large pockets stitched to the sides, during Sunday?s ?Open Newbury Street? event.

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Walsh takes some heat over his ?comfortable? cargo shorts

The mayor of Boston wore the shorts while strolling along Newbury Street. His constituents? A few were amused.

// In state first, a prison guard becomes a woman

Sarah Stowe, the first correctional officer to transition on the job, discusses her experience coming out to fellow guards and inmates.

// Historic Bulfinch facade to be part of condo project

The freestanding walls of period red brick and granite on Broad Street look more like a movie prop, not a piece of Boston?s early history.

// Passengers at Logan suffered during Delta disruption

A six-hour computer systems outage left hundreds of passengers stranded in Logan?s Terminal A.

// These oxen in Vermont were pulling their weight, and more

The oxen moved a 30-by-40-foot white clapboard-sided schoolhouse building back to its original location, about a third of a mile away.

// Next iPhones likely putting the focus on photography

Apple is counting on the successors to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus to prop up sales ahead of an expected 2017 overhaul.

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

Cod and community rebound in Newfoundland

Cod populations are making a comeback, and towns on the Canadian coast are feeling the impact.