A search for answers after massacre

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Rhonda LeRocque had been at the outdoor concert with her husband and their 7-year-old daughter when the gunman opened fire.

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Stephen Paddock was found dead on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with 23 firearms, police said.

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At least 20 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his suite, a law enforcement official said.

EDITORIAL

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Trump knows how to change his mind and abandon old allies. What better time than the present?

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Gunman said to be wealthy gambler, had automatic rifles

? The gunman fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing more than 59 and sending more than 527 to the hospital.

? The gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

? Authorities said they found 23 guns, including two automatic rifles.

? The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Analysis

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After the massacre in Las Vegas, Washington sent a clear message: Don?t expect us to take action.

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Jake Velzl and his wife were standing in the tightly packed crowd when the shooting started.

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After spending the night fearing for his life, Caleb Keeter spoke up.

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?Season Ticket,? a collaboration between the Globe and WBUR, launched today with guests Dan Shaughnessy and Ben Volin joining host Chris Gasper to talk Red Sox and Patriots.

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Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

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The scariest aspect of Russian social media propaganda is that it mirrors many Americans? opinions.

Michael Cohen, President Trump?s personal lawyer, reportedly had two previously unreported contacts from Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump?s company had more contact with Russia during campaign

Donald Trump?s personal attorney and a business associate exchanged e-mails about traveling to an economic conference in Russia.

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T officials also criticized another commuter rail contractor tasked with implementing a new rail safety system.

Boston, MA: October 2, 2017: The Celtics Kyrie Irving gets down low as he waits for the opening tap off to his first game in a Boston uniform. The Boston Celtics hosted the Charlotte Hornets in a pre season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

CELTICS 94, HORNETS 82

Celtics look sharp in their preseason opener

With superstar Kyrie Irving among 10 new players on the roster, the Celtics got off on the right foot by beating the Hornets at TD Garden.

Foxborough, MA 10/01/17 New England Patriots Malcolm Butler yells at teammate Stephon Gilmore after Carolina Panthers Kelvin Benjamin 39-yard reception to start the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Time to hold Belichick, Patricia accountable for breakdowns

There?s plenty of blame to go around for Sunday?s loss to Carolina but it begins with the coaching staff.

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The move comes in anticipation of the Trump administration?s reversal of the federal mandate.

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico -- 9/30/2017 - Geraldo Rivera, 51, helps his neighbor move a dresser ruined in the flood waters inside the home on Avenida Calle Palma Villa Calma after Hurricane Maria. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Sludge, snakes, and sewage: Maria brings misery in many forms

?We have nowhere else to go, no other option. So we have to clean up.?

Names

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Despite initial reports that the singer had died, police say they have no information on the incident, and outlets have since amended their stories.

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General Electric Co.?s Jeffrey Immelt announces he is retiring as chairman and leaving the board.

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Special reports

Secrets in the Sky | Part 2 of 2

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There is a troubling pattern of lax oversight by the FAA that has made the agency vulnerable to fraud, and the public vulnerable to those who mean to do harm.

Opinion & Ideas

Derrick Z. Jackson

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The reason doesn?t matter ? it?s the guns that did the killing.

Confidential tips

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Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

STAT

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The proposal would change the geographic lines that determine access to donor livers in communities across the U.S.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Real Estate

Affordable-housing plans shaking up suburbs

As the demand rises for lower-cost homes and apartments in Boston?s western suburbs, builders from Brookline to Ashland are proposing a flurry of multifamily developments under the state?s affordable-housing law. But the plans are meeting resistance in some neighborhoods traditionally dominated by single-family homes.