Greece soundly rejects plan for bailout

Supporters of the “no” vote waved flags Sunday in Syntagma Square in Athens.


Greeks rejected a deal offered by the country’s creditors in a historic vote that could shake the continent’s financial stability.

In shift, Partners HealthCare seeking growth globally

Partners’ Harvard-affiliated hospitals are searching where growing, wealthy populations are demanding medical care.

Maine police identify three found dead in Boothbay

The bodies of three people found in two Boothbay Harbor homes Saturday were identified as popular community figures.

“It’s now time to see whether or not we are able to close an agreement,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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As Iran talks near a close, Kerry says deal still up in the air

As talks entered a critical stage after nine days of negotiations, John Kerry warned Sunday that the deal could still collapse.

Two boys injured in Dorchester fireworks accident

The boys were playing with fireworks when one exploded, blowing off the hand of a 9-year-old and seriously injuring a 5-year-old.

Man dies after setting off firework on his head

A 22-year-old man from Maine died yesterday after setting a mortar tube firework off on the top of his head, officials said.

 Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz has drawn criticism — from inside his office, from defense lawyers, from judges — over arranging deals with repeat offenders in exchange for their testimony in Brockton area murder cases.

Plymouth DA faces fire for witness deals

In the last four months, three judges have separately rebuked Timothy Cruz’s office for its handling of cases before them.

The United States team celebrated the 5-2 victory against Japan in the women's World Cup.

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USA 5, Japan 2

United States wins women’s World Cup

In a thoroughly dominating performance, the Americans claimed their first championship since 1999.

// World Cup fans in Boston party as US women victor over Japan

About 500 people waving American flags and sporting red, white, and blue gathered in City Hall Plaza on Sunday night.

Hanley Ramirez hit his 18th home run of the season Sunday against the Astros.

Red Sox 5, Astros 4

Hanley Ramirez’s home run lifts Red Sox over Astros

Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to put the Sox up for good.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Red Sox improving, but bullpen still a problem area

The pen is suffering from some wear; it had to go four innings Sunday and Alexi Ogando struggled.

Kevin Cullen

Free speech has a price — letting jerks have their say

Free speech can be irritating, but if somebody harbors views you find offensive, it’s better to know it.

Tony Rodriguez for the Boston Globe

The ‘great and cursed work’ that was the Encyclopédie

Diderot’s encyclopedia nearly broke him — and the Ancien Regime.

Jefferson Davis’s monument.

Divided Nation

Richmond split over Confederate history

It’s not just the city’s history of inequality but its continuing unequal treatment of the Confederacy over slavery, says one activist.

// Nursing home firm hit with new complaints

Marie Crean’s experience raises questions about the state health department’s oversight of the 414 nursing homes in Mass.

Katherine McManus, who begins her senior year at Notre Dame this fall, is a 2012 graduate of Thayer Academy.

Katherine McManus focuses on volunteerism following sister’s murder

“Helping other people, I have always loved doing it, but now I have found such a greater meaning in it.’’

Ground Game

// N.H. thinks Donald Trump is for real

Whether Trump is serious about running for president or just serious about publicity, his sudden support is hard to ignore.


farah stockman | boston after busing

// Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month, June 2015

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