Mother of three killed by errant gunfire in park

The 31-year-old woman was shot and killed as she walked through Puddingstone Park in Dorchester.

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Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics.

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Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

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A prosecutor said the University of Cincinnati officer “purposely killed him” and “should never have been a police officer.”

Kylee McLaughlin pushed a giant ice cream cone display to the front of the parking lot of the Sugar Hill Dairy at Hanson Farm in Bridgewater for the noon opening on Tuesday.

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Summer scorcher hits region as temperatures soar into mid-90s

Boston may hit 94 degrees today and the heat index could be as high as 96.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Hillary Clinton is facing criticism for refusing to answer a question about the Keystone XL pipeline.

For 41 seasons, Artin Kouyoumdjian has been selling sausages outside of Fenway Park — but the competition is getting a lot tougher, he says.

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Workplace

Despite grueling days, Fenway sausage vendor happy

After 41 seasons, Artin Kouyoumdjian wonders how much longer he can last.

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Investigators have run down hundreds of leads and received many tips since her body was found in June.

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Mullah Omar, the one-eyed, secretive head of the Taliban and an Al Qaeda ally, “died suspiciously” in a hospital, the official said.

The Deflategate ruling

‘I was wrong to put my faith in the league,’ Kraft says

The Patriots owner called the decision handed down by the NFL in the Tom Brady Deflategate case “unfathomable.”

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Tom Brady of the New England Patriots with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Super Bowl XLIX MVP trophy during a press conference folowing the Patriots Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tom Brady tells NFL ‘I did nothing wrong’

The Patriots quarterback responded to the NFL’s decision to uphold his suspension via Facebook.

Ray Mariano, head of Worcester public housing, outside Curtis Apartments, where he spent some of his childhood.

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In Worcester public housing, residents given ultimatum

If you want to receive help from Worcester public housing, you’ll need to get a job, go to school, or get out.

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Joyce Mitchell’s favors grew bigger and riskier as did the stakes of their relationship, she reportedly told investigators.

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Dr. Walter Palmer, a hunter known for killing big game with a bow and arrow, is being sought on poaching charges.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/blanding092714spotlight3g.jpg ‘Spotlight’ trailer is out

A trailer has surfaced for “Spotlight,” the Tom McCarthy film about The Boston Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.

Boston Comic Con from the celebs’ point of view

Do the stars get something out of conventions, or is sitting at a booth for three days a big drag? We had the chance to ask.

brainiac

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High-speed video footage reveals how lovebirds turn quickly without getting dizzy.

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The 28,000-square-foot retail market features 37 vendors and an assortment of New England products.

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The already yawning gender wage gap becomes a chasm in some lower-income jobs, especially for Hispanic women, research shows.

Ground Game

Video

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/paul.jpg Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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

Opinion

Richard North Patterson

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Mike Huckabee’s controversial remarks dramatize a far more disturbing development.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.

BetaBoston

Betaboston

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The company’s new storefront borrows heavily from Somerville-based e-commerce site The Grommet.

Crux

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What happened to the Christians of Kandhamal, India, in 2008 almost defies belief. Here are six of their stories.

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