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Two years later, brothers made good

In 2011, Billy Baker profiled two teenage brothers from Dorchester struggling to overcome steep odds as part of the Globe's Bus 19 series, a project in which a team of Globe reporters chronicled stories along one of the city's key bus routes. Two years later, Baker provided a follow-up on the subjects of his story in a series of Twitter posts, collected below.

Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown

Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, an MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.

Emmy categories fail to measure TV’s welcome complexity

The Emmy Awards need to evolve to suit the times, maintain our trust, and avoid sliding into pointlessness.

James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

“He just had this gene that didn’t know fear,” said Jeremy Osgood, a friend of the reporter since their childhood in rural N.H.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.

James Foley killing decried, US says rescue bid failed

American ground forces had attempted to rescue the N.H. reporter and other Americans earlier this summer in Syria.

Campaigns’ messages geared toward women

Female voters have surged into starring roles as the gubernatorial campaign has jumped onto the airwaves.

James Foley’s parents hope his values endure

“I pray that . . . he not have died in vain,” his mother, Diane, said.

Boston’s intellect could boost Olympics

There’s no better place to look for solutions to the challenges of hosting the Olympics than to our academic expertise and innovation.

The last private-club caddie camp

Nantucket’s Sankaty Head Caddie Camp grooms teens for success.

Ukraine units gain ground on separatists

Ukrainian troops now claim control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk.

In Middlesex DA bid, Michael Sullivan relies on family

Sullivan comes from a long line of politicians and is the latest leader from a family that has held county office since 1936.

Fall shoe buying secrets, from style pro Leah Karp

InStyle accessories director Leah Karp says leopard styles should be popular this fall.

Critiquing the college sales tour

College visits for prospective students, and their parents, can be predictable and deflating, or inspiring and even worthwhile.

Holder tries to reassure Ferguson protesters

The US attorney general said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police.

Milford library users can now glimpse the universe

The Milford library is among 10 in the state that now have a telescope available for patrons to check out, just like a book.

Can the Asus hybrid reheat the tablet market?

This odd little hybrid — a tablet and phone in one — might find a niche for itself because it’s cool and cheap.

Bank of America reaches $17b settlement with US

The bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion.

City Council OKs measure limiting immigration holds

Supporters said the ordinance would improve relations between local authorities and immigrants wary of reporting crimes.

Four-bit recall

Your brain isn’t faltering — it’s just built for small ‘chunks.’

Landsmark appointment to BRA board back on track

The nomination comes as the Boston College of Architecture president resolved issues with the school.

Solar company clear-cuts trees by mistake

Holliston officials are seeking restitution from a solar energy company that clear-cut about 100 trees on town-controlled land.

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