Democratic National Convention

On a historic night, Bill Clinton reflects

The former president, speaking on the night his wife became the first woman to receive a major party’s nomination, recalled Hillary Clinton’s life of service.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-2113.jpg A compelling portrait of Hillary Clinton

Speaker after speaker at the Democratic convention painted Clinton as a woman of real accomplishment, compassion, and substance.

Shirley Leung

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When Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday, parents will insist their daughters stay up and watch.

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Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman went to the drawing board on the second night of the Democratic National Convention.

‘Monks’ at Faneuil Hall may not be real deal

“Monks” in orange robes have been soliticiting donations, but are they who they say they are?

Researchers spotted the shark close to the family’s boat.

Wayne Davis/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

The realization hit: The shark was right there.

A family came unbelievably close to a 14-foot predator on a stretch of secluded Chatham beach.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/donna-morton200-5577.jpg The Bra Whisperer has intimate knowledge for fitting occasions

Saleswoman Donna Morton thinks she can ease the pain of bra shopping.

Theo Epstein has armed the Cubs with one of the most talented rosters in baseball.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Theo Epstein tries to go 2 for 2 in busting curses

If Epstein can provide salvation to the Cubs’ fan base, he’s surely bound for Cooperstown.

Ice cream

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/13/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/forge_ice_cream_06.jpg The artisanal ice cream scene is booming

Pop-up shops. Small-batch producers. Dairy-free alternatives. It’s a hotbed of frozen desserts.

names

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Rebekah Gregory’s “Taking My Life Back” will be released in April.

Family and friends of Kyzr Willis comforted one another near a command center.

Keith Bedford/Globe staff

Anguish in wake of boy’s death at Boston beach

The body of Kyzr Willis, 7, was found in the water at Carson Beach after he had disappeared from a day camp.

Alonso Esposito, a former Boston mobster, reflected on the spiritual conversion he experienced that led him to establish his ministry. He was photographed in his Memphis, Tenn., home on June 27.

Karen Pulfer Focht for The Boston Globe

Does notorious mobster-turned-pastor hold Gardner heist clues?

Alonso Esposito, a.k.a. Robert “Bobby” Luisi Jr., said one of his associates told him the paintings were buried beneath a Florida home.

Attorney General Maura Healey.

Healey won’t comply with climate change subpoena

A congressional subpoena is seeking records on the AG’s investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled the public.

Boston-07/26/2016- Boston Common looks like a desert as the heat wave takes a toll on the once green grass on the Boston Common, in which most of the grass there is parched. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Heat wave expected to last through Thursday

The Boston area has already had six consecutive days of temperatures in the 90s, and relief won’t come until Friday.

Police use of cellphone tracking devices raises questions

The tracking technology has been used for seven years by city police — and without search warrants.

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Governor Charlie Baker’s administration wants more clarity on AG Maura Healey’s move to limit sales of “copycat” weapons.

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Advocacy groups say the T incorrectly analyzed how the cancellation would affect minority and low-income riders.

Emma Roberts and Dave Franco in “Nerve.”

Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate

Movie Review

Just another night in teen America in ‘Nerve’

The stylish cautionary cyber-tale takes off on one long night of adventure that slowly and steadily turns ridiculous.

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.

spotlight

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'

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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

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic says.