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A coach’s stirring words

“We’re not gonna play baseball anymore. But we’re gonna be friends forever,” David Belisle told his young players after they were eliminated at the Little League World Series.

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Rush to fill teaching jobs jeopardizes Madison Park’s turnaround

The vocational school is scrambling to fill 58 vacancies, including 44 teaching slots, in less than three weeks.

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Asia’s never-ending war

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe didn’t visit a controversial war memorial, a move that would have stirred outrage.

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Texas’s justice system claims a new victim, Rick Perry

The indictment of Governor Perry was political just as was his veto that spurred the indictment.

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A desperate proposal in Los Angeles

A panel recommended to the Los Angeles City Council that cash prizes be offered to boost turnout in municipal elections.

Trauma and depression

Twitter opens a window on depression and PTSD

Social media posts can provide strong evidence of depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, researchers say.

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States should not take Ohio’s lead on freezing renewable energy standards

Wind can do for Ohio what it did for Iowa, if voters and their representatives steer clear of the hot air coming from the Koch brothers.

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Maryam Mirzakhani’s Fields Medal: A long-overdue first in mathematics

The award serves as a reminder that many science and math departments remain severe laggards on gender equity.

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Comm. Ave. redesign lacks adequate plans for bikes

The city’s current plans for Commonwealth Avenue pay too little heed to cyclists.

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Obama must sell voters on his successes

More than any of his recent predecessors, Obama has been ineffective in rallying support for his policies.

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Mass Audubon report tells upbeat story

The fifth-edition reports on development and land preservation shows how much Massachusetts has gained.

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Arms build-up in Ferguson, Mo., places public at risk

The violent aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death clearly revealed a police force that sees itself more like an occupying army.

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Peter Frates is an ALS hero for a more hopeful age

With his “Ice Bucket Challenge” stunt, Frates has raised a staggering $5 million for the ALS Association since July 29.

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East Boston YMCA: Preventing dropouts one push-up at a time

The combination of physical activity and computer learning could become a model for struggling high schools.

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Raymond Flynn’s faith in Boston makes him worthy of a tribute

City Council President Bill Linehan stands on much firmer ground in his effort to find a fitting tribute to the former mayor.

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Bill Linehan stirs up resentments with plan to honor William Bulger

The former senator remains deeply controversial today.

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Civil commitment for women should not lead to prison

Women who are committed by the courts for detoxification often face repercussions significantly different from those that men face.

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A coach who happens to be a woman

When the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as the NBA’s first full-time female assistant coach, they were making a smart coaching decision as well as making history.

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Technology will hold future police accountable

Police are entering an era of greater public scrutiny because of social media and omnipresent smartphones.

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Google’s Cambridge office shows local tech scene’s new vigor

Google sees its new site as a recruitment tool for the most talented minds coming out of Boston’s higher-ed community.

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Robin Williams found laughter amid pain

The news that Williams was able to function successfully while suffering from severe mental illness may have struck some as a surprise.

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Khmer Rouge tribunal grants Cambodia a measure of justice

The conviction last week of two leaders of the Khmer Rouge will help bring closure to the grimmest chapter of Cambodian history.

NASCAR needs to investigate Stewart crash

Authorities say there is no evidence of criminal intent in the death of Kevin Ward Jr., but NASCAR should look into the matter and keep Tony Stewart out of competition until its completion.

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US should pressure Maliki to leave office

Any role the US can play in encouraging a more inclusive government in Iraq will pay dividends over time.

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Reclaiming the potential of young black and Latino men

A new effort will provide mentorships, summer jobs, and other types of support to improve educational and professional opportunities for boys and young men of color.