A look at Bella before she was Baby Doe

From top, Joseph Amoroso, Bella’s biological father; Rachelle Bond; and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy.

Bella Bond was in many ways a typical toddler. But her young life was hanging by a thread.

US Congressman Patrick Kennedy (left) and his father, US Senator Edward Kennedy in Pawtucket, R.I. in 2006.

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Patrick Kennedy reveals struggles with his father

Kennedy’s new book, scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family.

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Death toll rises to 22 in Afghan hospital airstrike

Doctors Without Borders said three more people died and also said it would depart Kunduz, the city where the airstrike occurred.

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New tests that identify the best drugs based on a patient’s DNA have limited science behind them and many questions ahead.

Many streets were flooded in Georgetown, S.C., on Sunday after heavy rains.

Flooding, winds threaten Mid-Atlantic areas

Record-setting rain produced flooding in the Carolinas, and gusts could topple trees and power lines, forecasters said.

Developer turns to Revere mayoral challenger

Charles Lightbody, a felon whose involvement in the Everett casino project triggered a criminal investigation, has turned on his friend, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.

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As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities.

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John Farrell will return as Red Sox manager in 2016

Torey Lovullo agreed to a two-year contract and waived the right to pursue any managerial positions for 2016.

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots dances with clinic participants during The Rob Gronkowski Football 101 Women's Clinic at Gillette Stadium on September 28, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The clinic aimed to teach women fundamental football skills and rules of the game. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski more than a fun-loving goof

Gronkowski wouldn’t be such a dominant football player if he were as dense as he tries to portray himself.

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Bernie Sanders addressed a near-capacity crowd of 20,000 in Boston, with a few thousand more in an overflow area.


Michael Sandel tackles the big questions

Michael Sandel is leading an all-star panel during Hubweek on the ethical questions that arise from new technologies.

Ruth Graham

The unbearable loneliness of creative work

Creative workers may be so spent by the time they get home they are unable to have quality time with their families.

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We can do better than one-size-fits-all education

We have the responsibility, and now the tools, to dramatically customize instruction.

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A home is something you grow, not build

A home isn’t necessarily a house. It can be something as simple as a garden, which can symbolize permanence.

A revolution rattling the world of organ music

The passionate and proudly obscure world of organ building is torn over the revolutionary digital organ created by a Needham company.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/maeda_04housing_met3.jpg Neighborhood activists unite to protest crisis in housing

Hundreds gathered in Dorchester as corporate landlords, they said, displace the poor and traditional communities of color.

A look at the production floor at John Matouk & Co. in Fall River, maker of bed and bath linens.

For state’s Gateway Cities, a long-awaited rebound

Sky-high unemployment rates are falling as the benefits of a six-year expansion finally reach these struggling communities, known as Gateway Cities.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers in September.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner-photo-920x526[1]-4929--90x90.jpg Insight is failure’s silver lining

Failure is an enormously powerful learning experience for entrepreneurs — yet most are happy to leave it behind them, undiscussed.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/davis150-1618.jpg Vatican distances pope from Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

The Vatican said the pontiff did not intend the encounter as a form of support for her case.

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