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The Tribe hummus factory in Taunton.

Gretchen Ertl for the Boston Globe

Company ‘willfully ignored’ safety standards in worker’s death

Tribe paid a $540,000 fine following the death of Daniel Collazo at its Taunton plant — one of the biggest fines in New England in the last decade.

letter from wolfeboro, n.h.

Stung by official’s slur, N.H. town unites

A cross section of natives and transplants, Democrats and Republicans, came together to express outrage over an official’s racial slur.

Pension for FBI shooter of Todashev draws scrutiny in Oakland

The agent, who last year fatally shot Ibragim Todashev, has a $52,000-a-year pension as a retied Oakland police officer.

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in his office at the State Department.

More aid needed in Libya, John Kerry says

The secretary of state says the US isn’t doing all it should to assist the conflict-rife country.

Tech Lab

Your online story, told your way

There are ways that you can push the good stuff about yourself onto the first page of a Google search.

The Nation

More aid needed in Libya, John Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in his office at the State Department.

By Matt Viser

The secretary of state says the US isn’t doing all it should to assist the conflict-rife country.

VA scandal puts agency’s secretary in line of fire

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

President Obama made clear Wednesday that a growing health care scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs had put the future of Eric Shinseki on the line.

Will the Tea Party rally behind GOP establishment?

By Dan Balz

Republicans are ready to mount a united effort to retake the US Senate.

The World

Libya’s renegade general gains new allies

General Khalifa Hifter said his effort aims to break the power of Islamists in Parliament.

By Esam Mohamed

Gen. Khalifa Hifter, formerly a top general under Moammar Khadafy, has been waiting decades for his moment.

Militants in Nigeria kill 48 villagers

By Ahmed Saka

The attack took place in northeastern Nigeria near the town where militants kidnapped 300 schoolgirls.

Russia to supply gas to China

By Jane Perlez

China and Russia have agreed to a major 30-year natural gas deal that would send gas from Siberia by pipeline to China, according to the China National Petroleum Corp.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

The tragedy trade

People line up to enter the 9/11 Memorial Museum on public opening day Wednesday in New York.

By Joan Vennochi

The 9/11 museum store is one of many gift shops at museums dedicated to remembering tragedies.

NICHOLAS BURNS

Obama needs to reset his international strategy

President Obama has the chance to lay out a creative foreign policy plan for the end of his second term.

By Nicholas Burns

The president has numerous opportunities to restore America’s leadership position.

ALEX BEAM

Apologies, years after Hillsborough

By Alex Beam

The deaths in the notorious 1989 soccer stadium disaster in Sheffield, England, could have been avoided.

Metro

letter from wolfeboro, n.h.

Stung by official’s slur, N.H. town unites

By Sarah Schweitzer

A cross section of natives and transplants, Democrats and Republicans, came together to express outrage over an official’s racial slur.

Pension for FBI shooter of Todashev draws scrutiny in Oakland

Law enforcement officials worked at the scene of the shooting in Orlando, Fla., on May 22, 2013.

By Maria Sacchetti

The agent, who last year fatally shot Ibragim Todashev, has a $52,000-a-year pension as a retied Oakland police officer.

Ex-state senator spars with prosecutor in Probation trial

Former state Senator Jack Hart.

By Milton J. Valencia

Jack Hart, a former high-ranking lawmaker, was asked if he had “memory problems” by a prosecutor.

More Stories

YVONNE ABRAHAM

A salary that’s hard to defend

By Yvonne Abraham

Names

Red Sox deliver good news, good cheer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

Company ‘willfully ignored’ safety standards in worker’s death

The Tribe hummus factory in Taunton.

By Megan Woolhouse and Michael Grabell

Before a man was crushed to death in a hummus machine in 2011, Tribe in Taunton was fined for failing to follow a standard safety practice.

Tech Lab

Your online story, told your way

By Hiawatha Bray

There are ways that you can push the good stuff about yourself onto the first page of a Google search.

Worcester banker subpoenaed in TelexFree case

John F. Merrill, president of Fidelity Bank.

By Beth Healy

John Merrill, the brother of a TelexFree co-owner, is president of a small bank that allegedly handled millions for TelexFree.

Obituaries

Lucette White, 82, Gloucester artist inspired by nature

Mrs. White worked in a variety of media, including watercolor. Above, “Winter Wall.” She created a sculpture of her 17-year-old daughter in a ballerina pose.

By Melissa Hanson

Mrs. White created paintings, sculptures, collages, and drawings while traveling across the country and around the world.

Sam Greenlee, 83; novelist drew on foreign service jobs

Mr. Greenlee believed his film had been suppressed by the FBI because of its fiery message.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Greenlee’s 1969 novel and subsequent film, ‘‘The Spook Who Sat by the Door,’’ became underground sensations during the black nationalist movement.

George Christie, 79; steward of family’s opera legacy

By Margalit Fox

Sir George inherited the quixotic, patrician yet endearingly provincial cottage industry his father created, and squired it to modern, international renown.

Sports

Blue jays 6, red Sox 4

Red Sox lose sixth straight

John Farrell took the ball from Clay Buchholz in the fifth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Clay Buchholz failed to complete five innings for the fourth time this season as the Red Sox remained winless on their current homestand.

Christopher L. Gasper

Stephen Drew’s comeback was inevitable

Stephen Drew is back for another tour of duty with the Red Sox.

By Christopher L. Gasper

It was no longer realistic to allow development time for Xander Bogaerts at the expense of the competitiveness of the 2014 club.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox place Felix Doubront (shoulder) on 15-day DL

Felix Doubront left in the fifth inning Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

By Peter Abraham

Doubront didn’t tell the Red Sox about a car-door mishap until after he was removed from Tuesday’s game.

G: Style

Television Review

Fox’s ‘Gang’ is not all there

Ramon Rodriguez stars as detective Ryan Lopez (right, with Terry O’Quinn as his task force boss) in “Gang Related.”

By Sarah Rodman

The new police drama “Gang Related” about a cop leading a double life aims for gritty but lands somewhere less interesting.

Book Review

‘Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper’ by Robert Bryce

By Hiawatha Bray

Why is the human race in much better shape than it was 200, 100, or 50 years ago? Bryce reminds us of the answers in his sprightly new book.

Marimekko celebrates 50 years of its famous Unikko print

Keri Resendes, the Cambridge store manager of Marimekko,  wearing a Unikko print dress, and Mika Piirainen, a Marimekko designer.

By Christopher Muther

The Finnish textiles company Marimekko celebrates the 50th anniversary of its iconic Unikko print. Mika Piirainen came to Cambridge recently to talk about it.

Globe North

New Mayor Dan Rivera working to revitalize Lawrence

Mayor Dan Rivera and Heather McMann, executive director of Groundwork Lawrence, collect debris near a fountain across from City Hall.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

While some liken the prospect of turning around Lawrence as a mission impossible, Mayor Dan Rivera said he needs time and patience.

Lynn agency wins bid to continue The Ride

Greater Lynn Senior Services staff members help a passenger off a Ride van.

By John Laidler

Greater Lynn Senior Services earned a multiyear state contract that could provide the nonprofit with as much as $287 million.

Nonprofit to take over troubled Salem school

By Steven A. Rosenberg

The move will put a public school in the hands of an outside agency for the first time in the city’s history.

Globe South

Duxbury oysters have their day

Duxbury’s Shirley Jenkins samples an oyster at the Duxbury Oyster Festival at Winsor House Inn.

By Shirley Goh

Through much trial and error, oyster beds were sown and eventually flourished, and today a wave of oyster growers is flooding Duxbury.

Communities set to shine a light on housing fairness

By Dan Adams

An ambitious new report on the fairness of housing in a group of south suburbs is expected to include wide-ranging recommendations.

Bid for Canton elections in fall advances

By Dave Eisenstadter

With voter turnouts in the low hundreds for the past two town elections, Canton is poised to become the first town in the state to move its spring election to November.

Globe West

Metco children getting in the swim in Wayland

Swim instructor Tommy Drews, 17, guides Isaiah Peters in a floating drill, with Joel Cabral keeping close watch, at a Water Warriors class.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

At 2:30 every Wednesday afternoon, the laughter, splashing, and high-pitched shrieks of students learning to swim at the Wayland Community Pool is deafening.

Special Olympics limiting numbers

Jacob Nattress, 12, of Hudson, participated at a recent Massachusetts Special Olympics competition in Framingham that featured several popular track-and-field events.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Special Olympics Massachusetts has reached capacity in several of its most popular sports and has had to limit the number of participants.

Housing costs have hidden toll

By Scott Van Voorhis

The western suburbs are booming again, but relentless increases in the cost of living are providing challenges to local businesses and institutions as they look to hire.