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The road to the finish line

Along the way
Finish line
Epilogue

Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

Chiqui Esteban, Javier Zarracina/Globe Staff

In Newburyport, burger and fries for dogs

At Just Dogs, owner Judy Hoover specializes in decorating dog treats, like her burger and fries treat.

After casino license victory, Steve Wynn takes conciliatory tone

The billionaire said he is grateful to build in Everett, and eager to reboot a chilly relationship with Marty Walsh.

In Maine, climate change is taking a toll

Maine, the state with the highest percentage of forested land, is uniquely vulnerable to climate change, scientists say.

You can’t go home when you’ve never left

There is nothing foreign about Marty Walsh’s first foreign trip as mayor.

The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings

Inside the take-no-prisoners world of the Dunkin’ franchise kings.

Spy. Assassinate. Protect.

To stay ahead of ruthless enemies, the US needs an agency that doesn’t play nice.

A Canadian cruise that screams ‘family’

A new kind of family cruise — in two languages!

Fall fashion’s cooling trend

Fall’s hottest styles are decidedly edgy, tough, and grown-up.

A tale of two crowdfunding ventures

One wildly exceeded its fundraising goal, the other fell short. The reasons why shed light on how the dynamics of crowdfunding are changing.

Fall shoe trends

Pick a pair that are fabulous, wearable, and fun.

Pressure builds to allow US exports of crude

US Senator Edward Markey is fighting a lonely, and perhaps futile, battle to prevent the overseas export of crude oil gushing from US shale fields.

How did these streets get these names?!

For some buyers, street names can be a deal-breaker. For others, they’re just fodder for amusement.

Designer sculpts with air for water

Paul Osimo, an industrial designer at Aqua Leisure of Avon, designs or reviews inflatable products for the sporting goods company.

Charlie Baker needs an intervention on women

What do women voters want to hear? Not the softball answers Baker is peddling.

Bill Littlefield on a father-son softball story

In retirement, Mo Englander was looking to stay busy. So his son, Matt, started him a team.

US crude exports, pro and con

Here are some of the arguments for and against lifting the longtime ban on exporting American-produced crude oil.

If traditional cruises don’t float your boat, try these

These cruises offer nontraditional twists to their floating adventures.

For female stars, roles need more depth

Almost all of this season’s new female-driven shows utterly fail to make their leads interesting and textured.

Boston Lyric Opera renews its vision

Cautiously but surely, the largest company in New England has become a less predictable place.

Trend watch: Plaids

Check out what’s new from fall runways in Boston boutiques.

Security reviewed after fence-jumper enters White House

The Secret Service wants to know how a man was able to get inside the north door of the presidential residence.

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