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Amid book scandal, tech firm HubSpot cleans house

HubSpot cofounders Dharmesh Shah (left) and Brian Halligan earned a spot on the Globe Magazine’s Bostonians of the Year honor roll after their startup went public last fall.

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One executive was fired, another resigned, and a third was sanctioned after an attempt was made to obtain an upcoming book about the company.

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IOC president Thomas Bach accused the city of “confusing” behavior in its 2024 host city bid.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-8581.jpg Will Mayor Walsh be hurt by the Olympic debacle?

Voters have a right to expect a more measured and thoughtful Walsh from now on.

The Deflategate ruling

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Robert Kraft’s attacks against the NFL and Roger Goodell may embolden Patriots fans.

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Ben Volin | on football

Kraft, Brady explanations have inconsistencies

While the owner and QB offered passionate responses to the NFL’s decision on Deflategate, they weren’t totally convincing.

South Boston man dies from injuries after near-drowning

The 54-year-old had been pulled from the waters off a beach nine days ago by an off-duty firefighter and three Milton teens.

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Investigators concluded the object came from a Boeing 777, making it likely that it was from the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared.

There weren’t many season-ticket holders, or any other fans, in the ninth inning Wednesday night.

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Nick Cafardo | On baseball

With Red Sox a complete joke, all you can do is laugh

Just try and enjoy the show as the Red Sox kick the ball around, don’t cover bases, and pitch like Bozo the Clown.

Children ate lunch at Roger Clap Innovation School in Dorchester.

Boston eyes healthier food options in public schools

Officials are considering a broad overhaul of food service at public schools in Boston.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wesleygraphic-4686--90x90.jpg Groups diving deep into Doomsday scenarios

Boston and Cambridge are sprouting think tanks that are devoting their brainpower to preparing for the technological crises of the future.

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Detective Stephen LeBert stopped a motorist while off duty and said he could “put a hole” in the driver’s head.

Tanya Hall, a longtime friend and neighbor of Grisel Sanchez, paused at a memorial Wednesday where she was killed.

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Shooting victim, a mother of three, was bystander

Grisel Sanchez was shot and killed as she walked through Puddingstone Park in Dorchester on Tuesday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/shooting-tease-8500--90x90.jpg Top officials critical of Ohio policeman indicted on murder charge

This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials.

Rand Paul talked with officials at the North Haverhill Fair in Haverhill, N.H. on Saturday.

Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

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Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

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The obscure, one-eyed zealot led the Taliban from its beginnings as a band of student insurrectionists.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.

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The company’s new storefront borrows heavily from Somerville-based e-commerce site The Grommet.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/christians150-904.jpg ‘Kandhamal’ tells whole story of anti-Christian persecution

What happened to the Christians of Kandhamal, India, in 2008 almost defies belief. Here are six of their stories.