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.

Afghan surgeons work in an undamaged part of the MSF hospital in Kunduz after the operating rooms were destroyed in an air strike.

Airstrike’s toll in Afghanistan sparks outrage

At least 19 were killed after a Doctors Without Borders hospital was hit by what appears to have been a US airstrike.

// Sanders draws big crowds in Mass. campaign swing

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


// Veteran shows loyalty to an Afghan who cared

John Velis, an Army veteran from Massachusetts, remembered the help he and other Americans got from a young Afghan translator.

// Four sailors from Maine said to be on missing cargo ship

The Coast Guard said Saturday that it has located a life ring from the missing cargo ship, which went missing with 33 people aboard.

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.

Robin Griffiths of Portland, Ore., prayed Saturday at a makeshift memorial near Umpqua Community College

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Survivor says gunman spared student to take package to police

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.

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.

// Genetic tests for psychiatric drugs spur hope, doubts

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

// 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.

// Martha’s Vineyard casino proposal splits island

The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe says it needs the revenue from a casino on Martha’s Vineyard, but others say it would be out of place.

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.

opinion | stephen kinzer

// The blood of El Salvador’s massacres stains America

The true masterminds behind the violence of the 1980s were pulling the strings from Washington.

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.

BOSTON, MA - JULY 5: Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates Pablo Sandoval #48 and David Ortiz #34 after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on July 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Red Sox’ big-money players have to earn keep in 2016

With trades unlikely, Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval top the list of underperforming players who need to rebound.

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

//[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.


// 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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