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Into the woods with the Rainbow Family of Living Light

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

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 30, the 212th day of 2016. There are 154 days left in the year.

Teen drowns after jumping into Charles River

A 17-year-old was pulled from the river after jumping from the Weeks Footbridge in Cambridge.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings

Amtrak train hits ATV near Mansfield, no injuries

The Acela Express 2166 train was traveling from New York City to Boston when it struck the vehicle at 7:10 p.m.

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Principal who transformed school honored on retirement

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

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Two lawyers who represent Taunton residents expect the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to appeal Thursday’s ruling.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

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At St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, the program that helped animate the life of shooting victim Jorge Fuentes is in full flower.

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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.

Yvonne Abraham

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Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen

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Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Thomas Farragher

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Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker

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Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Obituaries

Charles Bilezikian, 79; created the Christmas Tree Shops empire

Mr. Bilezikian “was a very loving, kind, generous man, very hard-working, and he had strong family values,” said his niece Kimberly Kamborian of Watertown.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

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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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Coverage

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The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.