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Wide worry after Amy Lord slaying

A former busboy with a long history of violence was deemed suicidal by a psychiatrist, and court records show he had tried to hurt himself in the past.

Emotional trauma may have kept Amy Lord from fleeing

Beaten and terrorized, Lord was probably in such fear of her assailant that escape did not seem possible, specialists said.

Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak dressed up for Boston’s gay pride parade.

Walczak campaign

Candidates try to stand out

When you’re one of a dozen running for mayor, extreme measures must be taken to get attention.

Leslie Berlowitz, President of The American Academy of Arts.

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Embattled head of American Academy of Arts and Sciences to resign

Leslie Berlowitz has agreed to resign on July 31 following reports that she embellished her resume, the institution announced Thursday.

“All of this feels like it was meant to be,” said Roslindale native Joseph Abboud.

Joseph Abboud, label a perfect fit again

Eight years later, the Boston fashion designer and chief creative director for Men’s Wearhouse Inc. will be reunited with the clothing line he launched.

Mind-control study gives mouse false memory

Using genetic techniques, researchers at MIT were able to make a mouse recall something that had never occurred.

The Nation

Holder presses Texas to clear voting law changes

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice would ask a court to require Texas to get permission from the federal government before making voting changes in that state.

By Charlie Savage and Adam Liptak

The Attorney General revealed that the Justice Department would ask a court to require the state to get permission from the federal government before making voting changes.

In poll, most favor 20-week abortion limit

By Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement

By a 2-to-1 ratio, Americans said they would prefer to impose limits after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Mind-control study gives mouse false memory

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Using genetic techniques, researchers at MIT were able to make a mouse recall something that had never occurred.

The World

Driver’s love of speed scrutinized in derailment

Images like this one from security camera video show a passenger train derailing in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday. Spanish news reports said the train was going more than double the speed limit.

By Silvia Taules and Doreen Carvajal

Investigators are focusing on the train’s speed and a middle-aged driver who relished high velocity and boasted about breaking records on his Facebook page.

Islamist leader sharply denounces Egypt’s military chief

By Hamza Hendawi and Sarah El Deeb

The Muslim Brotherhood’s leader made an unusually harsh attack, saying the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi was worse than destroying Islam’s holiest shrine.

Despite 2 crashes, Europe’s trains called safe

Two deadly rail accidents inside two weeks have raised questions, but specialists say such travel remains one of the safest forms of transport on the continent.

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US reduces Pakistan drone strikes

By Kathy Gannon and Sebastian Abbot

42 killed in wave of violence in Iraq

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sinan Salaheddin

Tunisia opposition leader killed, sparking crisis

By Carlotta Gall and Rick Gladstone

Pope lifts spirits of Rio slum, youths

By Nicole Winfield and Marco Sibaja

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Hero photographer, or sloppy cop?

Sergeant Sean Murphy has a 25-year record of service.

By Lawrence Harmon

Metaphorically speaking, Sergeant Sean Murphy beat up a suspect by releasing unauthorized images of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

opinion | simon waxman

R.I. upholds church-state separation

By Simon Waxman

Governor Chafee’s veto of a bill that would have allowed drivers to purchase specialty “Choose Life” plates helps to preserve the state’s age-old posture of noncommitment.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

The poet as a rock star

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the most famous women in America in the 1920s and ’30s.

By Joan Wickersham

Edna St. Vincent Millay captured the gaiety of her generation and lived the arc of celebrity during the Jazz Age.

Metro

Plainridge track partner says former president Piontkowski ‘pulled a fast one’

By Mark Arsenault

Plainridge Racecourse’s main investor said Gary Piontkowski, accused of taking cash from the track’s money room for years, was “deceptive.”

kevin cullen

Traces of the old Southie

By Kevin Cullen

And on the seventh day, Stevie Flemmi rested. He finally left the witness stand after implicating his former partner in crime, Whitey Bulger, in every crime under the sun.

Former MGH researcher charged in wife’s poisoning death

By Travis Andersen

Robert J. Ferrante is accused of poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, with cyanide earlier this year in their Pittsburgh home.

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Wide worry after Amy Lord slaying

By Maria Cramer and Colin A. Young

Parents torn over children’s safety, dreams

By Akilah Johnson and Nikita Lalwani

Seven-alarm fire damages homes in Somerville

By Jarret Bencks and Eric Moskowitz

Bulger held no-show jobs, alleged money man testifies

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Opera Review

‘Merry Wives’ is modest Midsummer pleasure

By Jeffrey Gantz

Business

Is retiree’s work double-dipping?

By Beth Healy

The Plymouth retirement board contends a consultant broke rules that limit the amount people can make from government sources while receiving taxpayer-funded pensions.

Shirley Leung

Summers is too much for Fed to handle

By Shirley Leung

Larry Summers as the next Fed chairman? Worst idea ever. He is arrogant and a lightning rod and would carry so much baggage he couldn’t fit it on the shuttle to Washington.

Joseph Abboud, label a perfect fit again

“All of this feels like it was meant to be,” said Roslindale native Joseph Abboud.

By Taryn Luna

Eight years later, the Boston fashion designer and chief creative director for Men’s Wearhouse Inc. will be reunited with the clothing line he launched.

Obituaries

Mimi Minkoff, 52, of Newton; high school teacher

Mimi Minkoff created a safe haven for her students at The Winsor School to learn and make mistakes.

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Minkoff filled many roles at The Winsor School in Boston, where she taught French for 30 years.

Virginia Johnson, sex research pioneer, dies at 88

Human sexuality researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in June 1972.

By Margalit Fox

Ms. Johnson and her longtime partner, William H. Masters, collaborated on a number of works, including the groundbreaking, controversial 1966 book “Human Sexual Response.”

British comedian Mel Smith, 60

Mr. Smith (left) gained fame spoofing BBC newscasts.

Mr. Smith, whose 1980s news parody was a forerunner to comedic offerings such as America’s ‘‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’’ died last week of heart attack, his agent said.

Sports

christopher l. gasper

Tom Brady needed to say more

Tom Brady deflected questions about his emotions regarding the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Now that the Patriots’ big three of Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have spoken, it was Brady who said the least about Aaron Hernandez.

Everything you need to know about Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow met a crush of reporters when he first appeared with the Patriots at minicamp in June.

By Ben Volin

He’s an NFL phenomenon, yet he’s a backup QB who might not make the roster? Here’s what makes Tebow so popular.

David Ross cleared, back with Red Sox

On Thursday, Ross (pictured here with pitcher Craig Breslow in June) was back with his teammates after being cleared by a specialist.

By Peter Abraham

Ross was cleared after a pair of concussions — one so severe doctors told him to recover at home because the lights of a game would be detrimental.

G: Arts & Movies

Summer Arts Weekend

At 42, Alison Krauss is the queen of bluegrass

Alison Krauss has won 27 Grammy Awards.

By James Reed

Krauss, who has won more Grammy Awards than any other female for a total of 27, headlines the Summer Arts Weekend, presented by The Boston Globe and WGBH.

Summer Arts Weekend

Jake Shimabukuro takes the ukulele to new pop heights

Jake Shimabukuro.

By James Reed

Shimabukuro has been an ambassador for the ukulele’s versatility, which he brings to the lineup for the Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square.

Art Review

‘The Sculpture of Michio Ihara’ makes a grand exhibit

Michio Ihara’s “Vegas” (2006).

By Sebastian Smee

A retrospective of Ihara’s small-scale work — including maquettes, prints, and several larger outdoor sculptures — is on show at the Concord Art Association.

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Book Review

‘Ready for a Brand New Beat’ by Mark Kurlansky

By Glenn C. Altschuler

Classical Notes

Morris brings ‘double-bill tragedy’ to Tanglewood

By David Weininger

Scene & Heard

At 80, Wayne Shorter still has a story to tell

By Jon Garelick

Noisy Neighbors

Slobber Pup, ‘Black Aces’

By Jon Garelick

High Five

Mark McGrath on ’90s music

By Sarah Rodman

Night Watch

Mmmmaven Project Graduation Party

By Steph Hiltz

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio