Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots planned

Aaron Hernandez suffered from advanced Stage 3 CTE, said experts at Boston University who examined his brain.

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Read the Boston University statement on Aaron Hernandez.

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An insurance company said the Vermont man, at the center of a probe into the presumed death of his mother, is refusing to answer questions germane to the sinking.

Tech Lab

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The iPhone 8 goes on sale Friday, iPhone X in November. Which is worth the wait?

Boston, MA - 7/19/2017 - (9th inning) Sox outfielders Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and Mookie Betts perform their celebration dance in the outfield after the 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays in the third of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox-Blue Jays, LOID: 8.3.3111344824.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Likes and dislikes about the playoff-bound Red Sox

Taking stock of the good, the bad, and the ugly as the Sox head into the final 10 regular-season games.

Pop MUSIC

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From Bruno Mars to Guns N’ Roses, the rash of great concerts this year does not end in the fall.

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The collection had been the subject of federal warnings over the violation of a law governing the return of sacred objects to native peoples.

CONSUMER ALERT

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Changes are coming to the way manufacturers determine freshness.

Miss Conduct

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/miss%20conduct-2854.jpg My son disrespected me — at his wedding

I get that weddings aren’t about the parents of the groom, but how do I get over the hurt?

Things to Do

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The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend

Nestor Ramos

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AMZ.HQ1_012.jpg What’s it like to have Amazon based in your city? We went to Seattle to find out

The Amazonians are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.

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Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski is key to a last-ditch effort to fulfill Republicans’ years-long ambition of repealing Obamacare.

Boston, MA -- 9/21/2017 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions gives remarks to federal law enforcement about transnational criminal organizations at the Moakley Courthouse. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22sessions Reporter:

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In Boston, Sessions says he’s ‘really shocked’ by city’s uptick in murders

There have been 37 homicides as of Sept. 17 this year in Boston, compared with 31 during the same period last year.

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Trump cracked a joke Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s description of his supporters as “a basket of deplorables.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/rathe_lexington_address17%20teaser.jpg Bicyclist says she didn’t pull over for Arlington police as a protest

Karen Cady-Pereira said at the time she viewed her disobedience as a form of protest — but she didn’t expect the situation to escalate so quickly.

Antonia Santos, 75, of Boston’s South End, cried  as she talked about her 53-year-old son, Angel Morales, who is in Puerto Rico. Santos has not been able to get in contact with her son since Hurricane Maria hit.

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‘The island went silent,’ and Puerto Ricans in Mass. worry

Relatives are hoping communication lines, ravaged by Hurricane Maria, are restored soon.

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Under growing pressure from Congress and the public, Facebook said it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads.

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A high-ranking navy official said Thursday there is no missing child at a collapsed Mexico City school that had become a focus of rescue efforts.

Newsletters

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Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial

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The GOP’s “last-ditch” health care bill is a dangerous threat to millions of Americans.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Special reports

SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW-UP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_080417_05vapic_3390x.jpg Whistle-blowers at N.H. VA hospital are tip of iceberg

In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Charney.jpg As a scientist, he studied trauma victims. Then he became one

Dennis Charney knew more than most about resilience. But after a horrifying shooting, he didn’t know whether it would be enough.

Crossword

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/crossword.jpg Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.