Prepare to meet the pickleballers

Bill McDonough of Rockland played a game of pickle ball earlier this month at  the Abington Senior Center.

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Its enthusiasts call it the fastest-growing sport in America, and it’s taking off with seniors south of Boston.

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Sandra Mitchell Woods oversaw the transformation of the Nathan Hale Elementary School into a coveted destination.

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The chairman of the Suffolk University board of trustees fired back Friday evening at ousted president Margaret McKenna.

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Pope Francis encouraged Catholic priests and nuns to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy as he celebrated a Mass on Saturday in a Polish church.

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In 1973, Clinton went door-to-door on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school.

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Donald Trump plans to deploy his daughter to swing states to woo independent women voters turned off by his harsh rhetoric.

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Computer systems connected to the campaign were hacked in an attack that appears to have come from Russia, an official said.

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“You lose sight of a kid for even a second, a tragedy like this can happen,” Commissioner Evans said. “It breaks our heart.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Reynolds_30gore03_met.jpg Karenna Gore appears in court over pipeline protest

Al Gore’s daughter and the other protesters face misdemeanor charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace during the June 29 protest.

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The surprising ruling could undermine an official crackdown on “pay-to-play” in the Mass. beer industry.

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A team from the ASPCA has been on site for a week, feeding and treating about 1,000 neglected animals as local, state, and federal authorities investigate.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Rockport’s landmarks are three of a kind

Which is most popular — Motif #1 on Bearskin Neck, the Twin Lights on Thacher Island, or the Paper House?

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_patriotstrainingcampday2_sports447.jpg The two weeks Jimmy Garoppolo made a name for himself

A relevant evaluation of Garoppolo came in January 2014 at the East-West game and the Senior Bowl.

Red Sox 6, Angels 2

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He limited the Angels to only five hits to run his record to 14-2.

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How a jailhouse snitch led prosecutors to a conviction, despite lacking a confession, witnesses or DNA evidence.

What our critics say

Florine Stettheimer’s “Picnic at Bedford Hills.”

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Art Review

Pioneering women modernists, and the obstacles they faced

A beautiful exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art showcases the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe and three of her contemporaries.

Book Review

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Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston attempts to add to our understanding of the Republican presidential nominee.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/chin072016AuthorSkipMoskey_WeWk10.jpg Whispers from a gilded past linger at Brookline estate

A new book tells the story of Larz and Isabel Anderson, who hosted lavish parties for Boston’s elite at their villa and gardens a century ago.

2016 Olympics

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When to watch, who to watch, and how to watch. It’s all here.

United States' Aly Raisman practices her floor exercise Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Everett, Wash. Competition begins Friday in the Pacific Rim gymnastics championships. (Ian Terry/The Daily Herald via AP)

Meet New England’s Olympians

More than three dozen athletes with connections to New England will compete in Rio.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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.

The Big Picture

Mt. Tabor, VT - 7/3/2016 - Rainbow Family members hold hands with a man dressed as an Ent as they walk into a meadow during a Rainbow Gathering in Mt. Tabor, VT, July 3, 2016.(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

Born of the ’70s, an annual summer gathering alighted in Vermont this year.