Pilgrim nuclear plant safety rating downgraded

The Plymouth plant is now one of just three nuclear power reactors nationwide ranked in the next-to-lowest performance category.

Jessica Conway was seen at a vigil for her daughter in Marlborough on Aug. 19.

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Mother of toddler found dead in Auburn dies

An apparent drug overdose took the life of Jessica Conway, the grieving mother of a foster child who died last month.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/CROP_wiggs_Marijuana_384539[1]-8677.jpg Demand soaring at state’s lone marijuana dispensary

In just two months of operation, Alternative Therapies Group in Salem provided cannabis to 1,500 patients.

SWAT team police officers were seen Millis after a police cruiser was reportedly shot at.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Millis schools closed as search for gunman continues

A gunman shot at a local police cruiser Wednesday afternoon, causing the vehicle to crash and catch fire.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/warren_04.jpg Warren likely to endorse a candidate in 2016 primary

Amid speculation that she may be a VP candidate, Elizabeth Warren refused to say whether she will serve out her full Senate term.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/312c56ca-f3c9-4b23-9038-de0b1f9a81e5-1615[1].jpg How to kiss up in Washington? Clinton e-mails offer guidance

The thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails as secretary of state offer a textbook on how official D.C. communicates.

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The assurance comes amid the turmoil rocking China’s economy and the recent merger of that country’s two biggest railmakers.

State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack.

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Yvonne Abraham

From inside, ex-advocate sees how much MBTA is a mess

For years, while Stephanie Pollack had been calling for more funding, the T was leaving hundreds of millions on the table.

Emerson College plans to renovate the theater while determining its future use.

Colonial to close at least a year, but future uncertain

Emerson College’s downtown theater, which opened on Boylston Street in 1900, is one of the oldest in Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/486226372.jpg Low-profile Ky. clerk post ground zero in gay-marriage drama

Kim Davis is one of several clerks to reject the Supreme Court’s ruling, but she has become the most visible.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Boghosian_25mislabel1_HS.jpg Five Boston bars, beer distributor accused in ‘pay-to-play’ scheme

The case is the first brought by a state commission that is enforcing rules dating from the end of Prohibition.

Lila Perry, a transgender student in a small Missouri town, spoke with reporters on Monday about her request to use the girls’ restroom and locker room at her high school.

In Mo. town, transgender teen’s use of girls’ locker room causes furor

The issue has roiled the small town of Hillsboro, thrusting a quaint community of about 3,000 into the national spotlight.

Red Sox starter Henry Owens is feeling the heat as the Yankees slap him around in the second inning.

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NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Will Henry Owens be in the Red Sox rotation in 2016?

Unless the Red Sox make some pitching moves, Owens could wind up starting his 2016 season at Pawtucket.

GIANTS AT PATRIOTS, THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M. (WBZ)

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin080515PatsPractice_spt9.jpg Five things to watch in Patriots-Giants game

You won’t see much of the first string in the final exhibition game Thursday, but there are still questions to be answered.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz.jpg What happened to the American labor movement?

Labor unions once represented about 1 of every 3 American workers. Today, it’s 1 in 9 — and falling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/19bc96538f794bbc9c0bcfde05d773bb-544e3bf33dfc46f8a41d33d129d5be95-0.jpg Potential Lahey, Beth Israel merger could challenge Partners

If the merger can be completed, it would reshape the state’s health care industry, creating a system of eight hospitals across Eastern Mass.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/071814_BUS_Blake11A.jpg Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old did not let a 17-foot fall or swarm of bees keep him from the tech showcase.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Pope-Francis-Primer.jpg Where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.