For Clinton, Kaine was safe, centrist choice

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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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E-mails suggest DNC derided the Sanders campaign

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

// On day for party unity, Trump revisits Cruz feud

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

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 isparked a massive security operation as authorities received witness reports of multiple shooters.

// Police say ‘no indication’ of terrorist connection

Authorities said they have no information that the Munich shooter was connected to international terrorism.

// 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.

Looking for a cool spot to get a break from the summer heat? Try the fountains on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

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Beat by the heat? Chill at these 13 cool spots this weekend.

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

// Governor drops push for condo easement at State House

Governor Baker had backed an easement that would have given a neighboring condo building a slice of the State House lawn.

Opinion | Karenna Gore

// Why I was arrested in West Roxbury

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

// Did Healey’s gun ban backfire?

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


// What is it like to live aboard a boat in Boston?

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

Nervous system disease is detected in ticks on Cape Cod

The first survey on Cape Cod for the tick-borne disease Powassan found ticks from Falmouth to Truro infected with the virus.

Why are coffee sales slumping?

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

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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?

// Converse debuts a modern sneaker, thick white soles and all

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

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// The best week of TV you could ever watch

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

Opinion & Ideas


// Tapping Kaine as VP, Clinton chooses the smart, safe path

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'

// 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.