Climate skepticism emerges as trend in GOP field

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2015, file photo, GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas. Huckabee is sticking with his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, after first making the comment when denouncing President Barack Obama for his role in the agreement reached by the United States and other world powers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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

Foxboro--07/30/15 The New England Patriots held their first day of training camp at the practice filed next to Gillette Stadium. Jimmy Garopplo and Tom Brady chat with their coach at the end of practice. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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

Nick Cafardo

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

Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval stretches before his at-bat during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston,Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Has Pablo Sandoval gotten heavier?

It only took four months into a five-year contract with the Red Sox for Sandoval’s physical condition to become an issue.

Can a sassy Canadian robot hitchhike cross-country?

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Olympics bid comes to an end

Editorial

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

Bill Plaschke

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/olympic-hearts-WEB.jpg Good effort, Boston, but please leave the big-boy sporting events to LA

Thank you, Boston, for perhaps bringing the Olympics back to the only place in the world that is already built for them.

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“So what do you think?” Baker asked at a ribbon cutting for the Boston Public Market. “A market like this, or a velodrome?”

Ideas

Is the skills gap real?

As the skills gap lights up teleprompters and fills editorial pages, a growing number of economists are sounding a sharp, skeptical note.

An Orange Line train pulled into North Station earlier this year.

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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.

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

BetaBoston

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

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/0920_Jht_day_005-4454551.jpg 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 toll worker was killed near exit 10 on the Mass. Turnpike in Auburn early Friday.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Toll worker fatally struck on Mass. Pike in Auburn

The 61-year-old man was walking across an EZ-Pass lane at Exit 10 just after midnight when he was hit by a car.

An elephant ate at the Tsavo West National Park in 2009. Five elephants were killed at the park Monday night.

Poachers infiltrate African park, kill 5 elephants

While the world mourned Cecil the lion, another devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Dominick%20Donovan-8546--90x90.jpg N.Y. man faces charges for killing puppies found in Revere

The suspect and a Swampscott man allegedly killed the dogs because they didn’t meet breed standards for the Donovan pinscher.

NFL NOTEBOOK

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Richardson allegedly had a loaded gun in his car when he was pulled over in Missouri.

Ground Game

Video

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/paul.jpg Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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

Opinion

Meredith Warren

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The term sounds warm and fuzzy but it leaves people like us vulnerable to known threats to public safety.

The Big Picture

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2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

About 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 165 nations are competing throughout the city.

BetaBoston

Tech Lab | BetaBoston

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

Crux

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Witnessing an abortion

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