Boston's bid for the Olympics comes to an end

Chris Dempsey of No Boston Olympics spoke with supporters Monday.

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Chris Dempsey of No Boston Olympics spoke with supporters Monday.

“I refuse to mortgage the future of the city,’’ Mayor Martin J. Walsh said.

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“I refuse to mortgage the future of the city,’’ Mayor Martin J. Walsh said.

Governor Charlie Baker wouldn’t say how he felt about the USOC’s decision.

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Governor Charlie Baker wouldn’t say how he felt about the USOC’s decision.

Boston 2024 chair Steve Pagliuca vowed to back another US city’s bid for 2024.

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Boston 2024 chair Steve Pagliuca vowed to back another US city’s bid for 2024.

An aerial view of Widett Circle, which would have hosted the stadium.

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An aerial view of Widett Circle, which would have hosted the stadium.

A rendering of what the Olympic Stadium would have looked like.

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A rendering of what the Olympic Stadium would have looked like.

In the end, Olympic bid had too many hurdles to clear

It wasn’t one thing that sank the Boston 2024 effort, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune.

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“We feel really good, and we feel relieved,” said Chris Dempsey, No Boston Olympics co-chairman.

Shirley Leung

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Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.

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The Globe spoke with developers and owners of prospective Olympic sites in Boston about how the bid’s demise might affect their plans.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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The notion was a circus from the start, a circus which now has mercifully left town.

Video captured Medford detective’s vulgar threat to driver

Stephen LeBert told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through your head” and cursed repeatedly.

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Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan was killed earlier this month in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A sign outside a Biogen building in Cambridge.

Biogen seen vulnerable to takeover after sell-off

The Cambridge biotechnology giant now may have to make a bold move to reassure investors.

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Seif al-Islam Khadafy was sentenced for deaths that occurred during the country’s 2011 uprising.

Other states say enhanced records access not a burden

A state that just weeks ago updated its public records law says it’s had few requests since reforms were enacted.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

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Last month’s widely popular IPO by XSeres Therapeutics Inc. of Cambridge was the culmination of hard work, successful clinical tests, and good timing.

David Bookbinder saved $600 a year by switching to Allstate for his auto insurance.

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Pricey car insurance policies test consumers

One in three policyholders have never shopped for automobile insurance quotes.

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High-tech navigation devices have become as prevalent as hooks and bait.

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Jeff Kinney’s success permitted his family to open An Unlikely Story and transform Plainville into an unlikely destination.

Sean Sumner tested his Lego robot during a recent course for parents and teachers at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke.

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Lego program helps parents, teachers conquer robotics

The intent is to familiarize adults with concepts in programming and encourage them to work with kids in a Lego robotics competition.

Since the start of the 2014 season, Shane Victorino has played in only 63 games and hit .258.

Trade deadline week begins with Shane Victorino deal

The Red Sox could unload other veteran players by Friday’s deadline, including Alejandro De Aza and Mike Napoli.

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Hank Brennan argued that the gangster did not get a fair trial because he was barred from saying that he had immunity for his crimes.

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Norah Dooley plans to shutter massmouth’s office and hand over its day-to-day administrative tasks.

Ground Game

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Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

Opinion

Hillary Clinton

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The presidential candidate touts the effects of profit sharing on employees’ paychecks as well as the economy as a whole.

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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Fox Sports is leading a $300 million investment that will help the Boston fantasy sports startup battle its larger competitor.

Crux

JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | ALL THINGS CATHOLIC

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India showcases the maddening complexity of religious persecution.

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