Mayor Martin Walsh vowed early Monday not to be rushed into signing a contract by the USOC.

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Mayor Walsh vowed not to be rushed into signing a contract by the USOC.

Governor Charlie Baker talked about the end of Boston’s Olympic bid on Monday.

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Governor Baker talked about the end of Boston’s Olympic bid on Monday.

A Boston Olympics opponent held a sign at a public forum earlier this year.

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An Olympics opponent held a sign at a public forum earlier this year.

A supporter of the Boston Olympic bid gave a thumbs up during a forum in February.

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A supporter of the bid gave a thumbs up during a forum in February.

A rendering of what the Olympic Stadium at Widett Circle would have looked like.

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A rendering of what the Olympic Stadium would have looked like.

An aerial view of Widett Circle, which would have hosted the stadium.

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An aerial view of Widett Circle, which would have hosted the stadium.

Boston’s bid for Olympics is withdrawn

The USOC and Boston 2024 ended the Olympic effort because of continued low public support.

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It wasn’t one thing that sank the bid, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune in the form of snow.

Shirley Leung

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Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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The notion was a circus from the start, which now has mercifully left town.

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The political problems that Boston 2024 faced were rooted in the difficulty of satisfying an array of constituencies.

Marines carried the casket of Gunnery Sergeant Thomas J. Sullivan out of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Springfield during his funeral on Monday.

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Springfield pays homage to a ‘Marine’s Marine’

Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan was killed earlier this month in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Education can’t fix inequality

Modern inequality isn’t driven by the gap between college-educated workers and high school grads.

David Bookbinder saved $600 a year by switching to Allstate for his auto insurance.

Why do so few people shop around for car insurance?

Even though insurance regulators and pro-athlete pitchmen urge consumers to compare prices, 1 in 3 policyholders have never shopped for insurance quotes.

KEVIN CULLEN

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The USOC’s demands betrayed an incredible lack of understanding of the local culture.

End of Olympic effort gets mixed reaction from residents

People in Boston had a range of responses to the news that the city won’t host the Olympics.

Other states say enhanced records access not a burden

A state that just weeks ago updated its public records law says it’s had few requests since reforms were enacted.

Medford detective threatens to ‘put a hole’ in driver’s head

Stephen LeBert told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through your head” and cursed repeatedly.

Biogen seen vulnerable to takeover after sell-off

Cambridge biotechnology giant Biogen Inc. may have to make a bold move to reassure investors or it could become a takeover target itself.

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Jacqueline Moloney has been running UMass Lowell since Martin Meehan became UMass system president.

White Sox 10, Red Sox 8

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Red Sox starter Joe Kelly lasted only 3 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits.

Since the start of the 2014 season, Shane Victorino has played in only 63 games and hit .258.

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Red Sox trade Shane Victorino to Angels

Boston received Triple A infielder Josh Rutledge in return.

Vic Firth, noted BSO timpanist and drumstick maker, dies

Everett “Vic” Firth, a former celebrated principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, died on Sunday at 85.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/chin072315MASSMOUTHNorahDooley_liv2.jpg Massmouth cofounder ends her chapter

Norah Dooley plans to shutter massmouth’s office and hand over its day-to-day administrative tasks to a group of fellow storytellers.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/rathe_pindell_employee02.jpg--90x90.jpg Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

Opinion

Hillary Clinton

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/hillary200-1221.jpg Profit sharing is a win-win

The presidential candidate touts the effects of profit sharing on employees’ paychecks as well as the economy as a whole.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.

BetaBoston

BetaBoston

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Fox Sports is leading a $300 million investment that will help the Boston fantasy sports startup battle its larger competitor.

Crux

JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | ALL THINGS CATHOLIC

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen.jpg Religious persecution, by both oppressors and the oppressed

India showcases the maddening complexity of religious persecution.

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