Divided Nation

Richmond split over Confederate history

Jefferson Davis’s monument.

Jay Paul for The Boston Globe

It’s not just the city’s history of inequality but its continuing unequal treatment of the Confederacy over slavery, says one activist.

Fourth of July

People celebrated as the performance at the Hatch Shell came to a close.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Scenes from the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Thousands took in the fireworks display over the Charles River Saturday night.

Special effects are fired from the Hatch Shell during the Stars and Stripes forever.

Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on Esplanade

The 42d annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a distinctly Boston event, but attracts people from all over the world.

Karen Adams recalled her mother , Marie Crean, falling in May 2014  and the following care she received at Braemoor Healh Center. Crean died last August at the age of 85.

At Brockton nursing home, questions of faulty care

A state review found Synergy Health Centers, which owns Braemoor Health Center, failing in critical areas.

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Opinion polls show Greeks evenly split on whether to accept more fiscal austerity, or defiantly reject the creditors’ proposals.

 Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz has drawn criticism — from inside his office, from defense lawyers, from judges — over arranging deals with repeat offenders in exchange for their testimony in Brockton area murder cases.

Plymouth’s DA faces fire for witness deals gone awry

Cruz has apparently broken his own rule when it comes to cutting deals with career criminals.

Man fatally shot in Dorchester Saturday night

A car was seen fleeing the scene after a man in his mid-20s was shot and killed, officials said.

Katherine McManus, who begins her senior year at Notre Dame this fall, is a 2012 graduate of Thayer Academy.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

For Katherine McManus, giving back helps to heal after tragedy

Last month, a year after her sister’s murder, McManus was named winner of the national Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award.

Kevin Cullen

Free speech has a price — letting jerks have their say

Free speech can be irritating, but if somebody harbors views you find offensive, it’s better to know it.

New Bills coach Rex Ryan knows the Patriots quite well from his six seasons with the Jets.


Sizing up AFC East’s top 10 offseason moves

A ranking of which moves made by the Patriots and their AFC East rivals could have the most impact.

Young park-goers showed their enthusiasm on a ride at the Jefferson, N.H., amusement park.

One family, 62 years, and the business of fun at Santa’s Village

After more than 60 years in operation, the New Hampshire amusement park is among the most successful in the country.

US vs. Japan | 7 p.m. (FOX)

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The US holds a 2-1 edge in World Cup matches against Japan, but Japan won on penalty kicks in 2011.

The placards dangle from rearview mirrors to remind parking-ticket writers that privately owned vehicles have privileges reserved for city employees on official business.

City boosts number of workers with free parking privileges

The placards dangle from rearview mirrors to remind ticket writers that privately owned vehicles have privileges reserved for city employees on official business.

The sign for the Farmer's Daughter Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel is a down-home oasis in LA

It’s a boutique hotel with honky-tonk character and a storied, and sometimes seedy, past.

 Glenn Quirion of Sweet Tooth Bakery uses dozens of eggs in batters.

John Tlumacki/globe staff

Higher egg prices hitting shops, consumers

The price of eggs has doubled in just a few short weeks after an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest.

Three bodies found in two homes in Boothbay Harbor

The bodies of two men and one woman were discovered after police conducted a well-being check.

Ground Game

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Whether Trump is serious about running for president or just serious about publicity, his sudden support is hard to ignore.


farah stockman | boston after busing

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In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

The Big Picture

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, June 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.