Climate skepticism emerges as trend in GOP field

Climate change skepticism lines up with the conservative base, but not with the broader swath of voters in the general election.

Vincent Lisi.

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Outgoing Boston FBI head says agency worked to rebuild trust

Vincent Lisi said Friday that law enforcement must continue to monitor national security and cyber-security threats.

// Wynn offers to bolster MBTA’s Orange Line

The company agreed to add trains during certain hours, a plan that will cost nearly $7.5 million over the next 15 years.

// Not guilty plea entered for alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof

Roof wants to plead guilty but won’t do so until prosecutors say whether they’ll seek the death penalty, his lawyer said.


// ‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing, but few details revealed

CEO Brian Halligan and cofounder Dharmesh Shah spoke about the events that led to an executive’s firing amid a book scandal.

// Obituary blames LePage, Maine policies for woman’s death

The former husband of a 32-year-old woman who died of a heroin overdose lashed out at the Republican governor.

// So, what should we call the John Hancock Tower now?

You can still call it the John Hancock, but the company that paid $930 million for New England’s tallest building can’t.

A full moon, known as the Blue Moon, was seen over the Staten Island Ferry early Friday, July 31.

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Today is once in a blue moon — sort of

The traditional definition of a blue moon is when two full moons occur in a month, and has nothing to do with color.

Artist Mark Balma paints a mural of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by dentist Walter Palmer during a guided bow hunting trip in Zimbabwe, as part of a silent protest outside Palmer’s office in Bloomington, Minn., on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe seeking extradition of American lion killer

The environment, water and climate minister accusing Walter James Palmer of trying to hurt Zimbabwe’s image.

Jordan Zimmermann would fit the description for the ace the Red Sox need.

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Nick Cafardo

Red Sox’ top priority should be securing an ace

Anything short of an ace and the Red Sox will be spinning their wheels once again.


// Three pitchers the Red Sox could chase on deadline

A look at the trio who has been connected to the Sox most prominently today.

// NFLPA asks court to decide Brady case before season

The league and its players union have agreed to an expedited process to settle their dispute.

// Jets’ Sheldon Richardson allegedly drove 143 mph — is that possible?

The league’s top defensive rookie in 2013 was arrested after an alleged road race incident in a Bentley, which can travel up to 200 mph.

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Ideas | the word

‘So don’t I,’ from Shakespeare to modern New England

We aren’t about to give up this handy non-negative negative any time soon.

// Can a sassy Canadian robot hitchhike cross-country?

Hitchbot thumbed its way across Canada in less than a month last summer. Now, it’s taking on the United States.

// Local kids give new Dr. Seuss book a thumbs-up

Eleven 6-year-olds in a Milton summer-enrichment class were among the first kids in the country to hear “What Pet Should I Get.”


// Jason Segel takes on David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’

“I’m self-aware enough that when I read the script, I thought, ‘Well, there’s no way I’m going to get this part,’ ” Segel said of the role.

// Father-daughter college trip turns tragic in Wisconsin

Joseph Trustey was flying his own plane when it crashed, killing the Boston executive and his daughter, Anna.

Ground Game


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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



// With Widett Circle, can Mayor Walsh reshape Boston?

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of the circle.

The Big Picture

A cyclist crossed a bridge in Christian A. Herter Park on the Charles River.

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Globe photos of the month: July, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration.


Tech Lab | BetaBoston

// With Windows 10, Microsoft gets back on track

After one of the biggest fiascos in its history, Microsoft is back on track with its new operating system.


Margery Eagan | On Spirituality

Witnessing an abortion

With an abortion, there is no happy ending. That doesn’t mean the government should outlaw the practice.