O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was granted parole at a hearing on Thursday for his role in a robbery in Nevada.

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Many pointed out Simpson’s statements seemed a bit brazen, considering he faced charges in the 1990s in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington dead at 41 of apparent suicide

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead on Thursday.

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A 6-week-old kitten nearly lost his life to heat exhaustion on the median of Interstate 93 near Canton.

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The Senate’s top Republican, Senator Bruce Tarr, issued a sharp warning to legislators: One key provision might prompt lawsuits.

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Once among President Trump’s earliest backers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the ire of the president after he stepped away from the Russia investigation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

White House: Trump ‘has confidence’ in AG Jeff Sessions

The White House says President Donald Trump “has confidence” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-3248.jpg An incoherent President Trump

To call his interview with the New York Times incoherent babble is an insult to incoherent babble.

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Could Bank of America vice chair Anne Finucane, who is based in Boston, end up in the driver’s seat at Uber?

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The team will not be allowed to participate in several meets, according to a statement.

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Marty Walsh and Sam Kennedy on the art of building consensus

Learn how two of Boston’s biggest decision makers get their team, and city, behind them.

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Senator John McCain stepped off his campaign bus in front of Exeter High School, and into a sea of students in Exeter, NH.

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Yvonne Abraham

A painful diagnosis for John McCain, a man of integrity

People love John McCain. It’s hard not to, even if you live on a different political planet.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_072017_21janitor_26665x.jpg Daughter of detained MIT janitor calls for Governor Baker to intervene

Francisco Rodriguez’s 10-year-old daughter led a delegation in delivering letters of support to the State House.

KEVIN CULLEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Cullen_21cullen01_met.jpg A desperate mayor desperately wants help

The heroin problem, worsened by fentanyl, is bigger than any struggling city, any state. Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is desperate enough to think big.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Hagberg_25orr08_spt.jpg The Bruins went to scout two players. They found Bobby Orr instead

A trip to Gananoque, Ontario in 1961 to see Doug Higgins and Rick Eaton led to the discovery of Orr at age 13.

BOSTON, MA - JULY 16: The Boston Red Sox high five each other after a victory in game two of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on July (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Here’s what’s wrong with the Red Sox, according to Globe readers

We scoured reader comments on Red Sox stories for the last few days to see what answers could be there.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Handout_21chimney01_met.jpg Woman hurt in North End chimney collapse has long road to recovery, family says

“It would be a miracle if she can walk again,” the woman’s sister said in an interview.

What Trump said in the campaign vs. what he’s done in 6 months

Donald Trump was sworn into office six months ago. But his young presidency has struggled under the weight of a failed health care overhaul, an obstacle-ridden travel ban, and constant Russia controversies.

Congress fiddles as Trump burns

Congress must either stand up for an independent Justice Department, or remain silent as President Trump tries to turn it into part of his personal political operation.

Six months in, Trump’s economy looks awfully familiar

By most measures, not much has changed since Inauguration Day. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Chef Barbara Lynch has enjoyed huge success in the last year.

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Lillian Webb dug a grave in the yard for her fugitive husband at his request and buried him there after he died from his second stroke in 1997.

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The city ranks as one of the sweatiest cities in the country.

Names

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The actor calls harassment of any sort “unacceptable.”

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The billionaire now controls hospitals and a cancer clinic, where he can test his vision for revamping health care.