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DNC set to formally nominate Hillary Clinton

Delegates decoratde their state's marker on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.


Clinton will be the first woman from a major party nominated for president.

// Unmoved by plea to support Clinton, Sanders supporters protest again

Demonstrators chanted “Bernie or bust!” as they moved through Philadelphia.

// Meet the Mass. native behind Michelle Obama’s speeches

Sarah Hurwitz has worked with the first lady since the 2008 election.

Michael A. Cohen

// Michelle Obama’s triumph

Mrs. Obama’s speech took on Trump’s vision of the country, embedding the experience of black and female Americans into the nation’s larger story.


// Dr. Dre handcuffed by police in his driveway

A man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.

7/26/16 - Boston, MA - Boston Public Garden - The Boston Public Garden was full of commuters on foot as well as tourists and area residents out to enjoy the sunshine before high temperatures returned for the day on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016. The heat wave continues to blanket the Boston area with temperatures again in the low-to-middle 90's. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Boston area’s heat wave hits day 6

Once again, temperatures topped 90, and there’s little chance of rain for the next few days.

Chefs participating in weekly poolside pop-ups at the Colonnade Hotel this summer include (from left) Chris Coombs, Evan Hennessey, Nick Calias, Matthew Gaudet, Allen Campbell.

Mike Diskin

The Tip

Up on the roof with some of New England’s top chefs

For $20, get dinner, a dip, and a chance to mingle with a local culinary star at the rooftop pool of the Colonnade Hotel.

Ice cream

// The artisanal ice cream scene is booming

Pop-up shops. Small-batch producers. Dairy-free alternatives. It’s a hotbed of frozen desserts.

//}.jpg In defense of old-fashioned ice cream flavors

Ginger wasabi? Roasted parsnip? It’s just not right.

// The only thing better than doughnuts? Ice cream sandwich doughnuts.

Blackbird Doughnuts’ summertime indulgence is every bit as glorious as it sounds.

// Police search for missing child at Carson Beach

The boy, who is about 8 years old, was last seen at 2:05 p.m.

Researchers spotted the shark close to the family’s boat.

Wayne Davis/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

The realization hit: The shark was right there.

A family came unbelievably close to a 14-foot predator on a stretch of secluded Chatham beach.

Boston Police

Was that Mark Cuban’s yacht in Boston Harbor?

The Mavericks owner has said — more than once — that it’s not his. Police beg to differ.

// Healey seeks loan forgiveness for students of for-profit school

The defunct “American Career Institute” tricked students into signing up for mostly worthless classes.

Theo Epstein has armed the Cubs with one of the most talented rosters in baseball.

File/Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images


Can Theo Epstein end another city’s curse?

If Epstein can provide salvation to a second cursed fan base this season, he’s surely bound for Cooperstown.

// Hey ump! Nice catch!

Home plate umpire Jim Reynolds made perhaps the catch of the night Monday when Sandy Leon ditched his face mask.


// Some Patriots will be under the microscope during training camp

By our conservative count, 37 of the 53 spots already are accounted for.

// Who had the better trick shot: Jae Crowder or Kelly Olynyk?

The two Celtics forwards squared off in a trick-shot challenge and they want you to be the judge.

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Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic says.