Democratic National Convention

‘Thank you,’ Obama says. ‘Let’s keep it going’

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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The president was the headline speaker on a roster of heavyweights, including Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

// Read the full text of President Obama’s speech to the DNC

The full text of President Obama’s speech to the DNC, as prepared for delivery.

Michael A. Cohen

// Obama outlines Democrats’ strategy: optimism

In his last convention speech as president, Obama sounded fired up and ready to keep going.

// Tim Kaine says Hillary Clinton ready to fight, win and lead

Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump as a ‘‘guy who promises a lot’’ but always follows up with the words ‘‘believe me.’’

// Joe Biden says Donald Trump ‘has no clue’

Vice President Joe Biden cast Donald Trump as too dangerous to trust with the presidency in an animated speech Wednesday.

// Donald Trump asks Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s e-mails

“Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.”

Yvonne Abraham

// A new low for Jill Stein

This election cycle looks like it’ll be Stein’s most successful yet. Though it might be difficult to look at herself in the mirror afterward.



Somerville mayor holds firm on Black Lives Matter banner

Even after news of a police rally to happen this week, Mayor Curtatone said Wednesday that the banner should remain hanging over City Hall.

// Harvard fund CEO Stephen Blyth resigns

For the fourth time in 10 years, the Harvard University endowment is looking for a new leader.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Brushing off criticism, Healey defends gun action

The attorney general said Massachusetts has seen a “precipitous drop” in the sale of copies or duplicates of assault weapons.

Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke at a news conference Tuesday.

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Following boy’s death, center’s director on leave

Mayor Martin Walsh says the director of the community center 7-year-old Kyzr Willis went missing from has been placed on leave.


// Tragedy at Boston beach

A look at what happened in the death of Kyzr Willis.


// Julian Edelman facing paternity suit

A Swedish model says the Patriots receiver is the father of her unborn baby.

// Legislation highlights divisions on Lyme disease

State lawmakers want to require coverage for long-term treatment while disease specialists criticize such an approach.

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Red Sox are on road to . . . where exactly?

A flawed, up-and-down team begins a challenging stretch run loaded with road games.

// Suffolk board expected to discuss McKenna inquiry

Suffolk University trustees will meet to discuss an investigation into the conduct of university President Margaret McKenna.

40-year-old man charged with statutory rape of teen girl

A North Attleborough man allegedly committed statutory rape over the past year, authorities said.

// That time Paul English met Marissa Mayer (and it didn’t go well)

English, the cofounder of the travel app Lola, reminisced in an online post about the time he met Mayer, then a Google executive.

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

2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats met in Philadelphia for their national convention.