Las Vegas gunman may have scouted Boston locations online

One official briefed on the matter said Stephen Paddock had been Googling Fenway Park and the Boston Center for the Arts. The official said it was unclear whether Paddock was ever in the city.

commentary

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To understand who has these guns, think about them like we think about the distribution of wealth ? the top has a lot, while the rest have a little or none.

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The move was a stunning shift for an organization that has bitterly fought any new gun control rules for years.

KEVIN CULLEN

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The former head of police departments in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles offers post-massacre observations.

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A US official says investigators are looking into the possibility Stephen Paddock planned additional attacks, including a car bombing.

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President Trump plans to announce that he will ??decertify?? the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the US.

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Globe Magazine

If the elites go down, we?re all in trouble

Self-proclaimed populists love to blame ?over-educated know-it-alls? for the government?s ills. Now the scapegoating has taken a dangerous turn.

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Murphy, an antiabortion lawmaker, allegedly urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.

SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW-UP

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The US attorney?s office may be looking at whether Dr. David Samadi was in the operating room for ?critical parts? of his surgeries.

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NASA?s asking college students for help

Local college students are helping NASA defend the planet ? and much more.

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A triple-header in Boston sports

Tampa, FL: October 3, 2017: Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) breaks away from Tampa Bay CB Brent Grimes (24) for a first quarter ong gain that gave the Patriots a first and 10 at the Tampa Bay 14 yard line and set up the first New England field goal of the game. The New England Patriots visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a regular season Thursday Night NFL football game at Raymond James Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

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PATRIOTS 19, BUCCANEERS 14

Patriots grind out win over Buccaneers

The much-maligned defense turned in its best effort of the season in win over Tampa Bay.

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after suffering an injury in the first inning against the Houston Astros during game one of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Eduardo Nunez?s recurring knee injury a head-scratcher

Why have the Red Sox kept sending him out only to have him quickly aggravate the injury?

Chad Finn

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The Red Sox lost Game 1 of their series with the Astros 8-2.

Boston Ma 10/5/17 Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators during second period action at the TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic reporter

BRUINS 4, PREDATORS 3

Bruins open season with a win

Rookies Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy scored goals for Boston.

The Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield.

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Dr. Seuss museum will take down mural after authors threaten to boycott festival

Several authors said they would boycott a festival at the Massachusetts museum over a mural that, they say, promotes racial stereotypes.

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The move comes after a report alleging decades of sexual harassment against women, including employees and actress Ashley Judd.

Shirley Leung

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Imagine a pitch centered around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Former President Bill Clinton and daughter, Chelsea, will lead the 10th annual university initiative Oct. 13-15.

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The pay practices covered a two-year period and affected 305 female executives and 15 black vice presidents.

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Advocacy groups organized a march from Chinatown to the State House Thursday to bring attention to the issue.

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A passerby told firefighters leaving the woods Tuesday night that a streaking meteor had crashed near the site of the fire.

'Season Ticket': Our new podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Image%20Tease%20Place%20Holder.png The Season Ticket podcast

On the eve of a new hockey season in Boston, Kevin Paul Dupont joined Chris Gasper to talk about the outlook for the Bruins. Then, columnist Chad Finn chatted all things Celtics.

Newsletters

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Red Sox reporter Alex Speier writes about everything baseball with an eye for analytics and an insider?s knowledge of the game.

Special reports

Spotlight follow-up

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A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

Opinion & Ideas

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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It?s a thankless role to be cast as lead diplomat for the least diplomatic president in memory.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

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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A STAT examination shows the lengths to which IBM has gone to shield Watson from government scrutiny.

Crossword

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/crossword.jpg Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.