Why are coffee sales slumping?

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It’s peak (iced) coffee season, yet two of the nation’s top coffee purveyors reported slower than expected sales this week.

Clinton taps Kaine for VP

Hillary Clinton picked Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate.

Tim Kaine: A liberal who rose in a conservative state

Kaine has deftly managed his own rise as a progressive in a bastion of Southern conservatism.

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Released e-mails suggest the DNC derided the Sanders campaign

Top officials at the Democratic National Committee criticized and mocked Bernie Sanders during the primary campaign.

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Donald Trump, hours after accepting the GOP nomination for president, rehashed old primary race controversies.

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The building fire, which occurred next door to Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston, was reported at about 7:20 p.m.


Senate prepares to approve paid family leave bill

The measure isn’t expected to be taken up by House, but the Senate’s action could provide momentum in the next legislative session.

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The new style steps away from the Boston-based company’s classic high-top designs.

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The country is currently under an ominous-sounding “heat dome.”


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The Charles River is home to the largest non-profit rowing organizations in the country.

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 23: Flowers and candles are seen outside the OEZ shopping center the day after a shooting spree left nine victims dead on July 23, 2016 in Munich, Germany. According to police an 18-year-old German man of Iranian descent shot nine people dead and wounded at least 16 before he shot himself in a nearby park. For hours during the spree and the following manhunt the city lay paralyzed as police ordered people to stay off the streets. Original reports of up to three attackers seem to have been unfounded. The shooter's motive is so far unclear. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

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Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The attack in the Bavarian capital sparked a massive security operation as authorities received witness reports of multiple shooters carrying rifles shortly before 6 p.m.

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The Latest on the shootings in Munich (all times local):

Opinion | Karenna Gore

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The oil and gas industry is now an empire that makes its own rules.

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Mass. gun dealers sold more than 2,000 military-style rifles on Wednesday – nearly one quarter of the total sold all of last year.


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The water views are stunning — and morning rush-hour ferry traffic makes getting dressed trickier.

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Ideas | Kovie Biakolo

Bleaching blackness is about more than racism

Why are so many humans uncomfortable in the skin they’re in?

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Six Massachusetts breweries will compete to brew the best beer using water from the Charles River.

Twins 2, Red Sox 1

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David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez were unable to deliver with the bases loaded to end a late threat.

What our critics say


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One TV critic’s ideal TV playlist, seven nights of classics.

Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange performing in March in Austin, Texas.

Album Review

The top 10 albums of the year, including a surprise from Blood Orange

“Freetown Sound” has rewarding depths and a quiet urgency, placing it among the likes of Beyoncé and Bowie on a list of 2016’s strongest albums so far.

Opinion & Ideas


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Tim Kaine is a moderate in an age of extremes, a symbol of continuity and respectful public service in a time of great upheaval.

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'

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