Boston 1967

How the 1967 mayoral race changed Boston

Louise Day Hicks and Kevin White met before a debate on Oct. 30, 1967.

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In the 1967 mayoral election, the future and image of Boston seemed at stake — and they were.

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The deaths of four soldiers this month have sparked wider debate about the civilian-military divide in the United States.

// Funeral held for soldier at center of Trump fight

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// Trump says he won’t block release of JFK assassination files

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// After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to ‘new phase’ in Syria

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// Steve Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency

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// Adopting role of elder statesman, McCain is a repeated critic of Trumpism

Senator John McCain has spoken more than once in recent months against President Trump.

Jeff Bezos’s request for proposals for sites of the new Amazon headquarters might as well have said “somewhere like Boston.”

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2016

Shirley Leung

A lesson hard for Boston to buy: We’re good

It almost doesn’t matter if Amazon picks Boston for its next headquarters. We’ve already won.

// In Enfield, Conn., a bid for Amazon tinged with irony

As in many communities across the US, the local mall was killed by Amazon and its e-retail ilk.

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