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John Kerry pushes for broad-based Iraq government

John Kerry arrived in Amman, Jordan.

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The secretary of state did not call for the resignation of the prime minister.

Michael Botticelli, who spoke in Worcester, believes the best way to fight opioid abuse is to reduce demand.

Substance help from one who struggled

US drug czar Michael Botticelli builds on the lessons of his own recovery.

Mass. bill targets welfare fraud

The measure would amount to the most significant welfare revision since 1995.

Crash kills couple on a stroll in Back Bay

Jack Lanzillotti, a Red Sox employee, and his girlfriend Jessica Campbell “were fun and loving with each other,” a relative said.

Rosemary Clancy performed with her father, Gene, at her Chatham music center.

Julia Cumes

Fiddler created a traditional music scene on the Cape

Rosemary Clancy left her job to make violins and now runs a shop in Chatham at the center of a vibrant community.

The Nation

American Bar Association says jurors’ social media fair game

By Paul Elias

The group warned against actively “following” or “friending” jurors.

Incoming House majority leader would end export bank

Kevin McCarthy will be House majority leader.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Congress decided in a previous vote that the bank should be phased out.

Governor Cuomo endorses Rangel in N.Y. race

The endorsement came with less than 48 hours to go before the polls open.

The World

John Kerry pushes for broad-based Iraq government

John Kerry arrived in Amman, Jordan.

By Matt Viser

The secretary of state did not call for the resignation of the prime minister.

Sunni militants capture key Iraqi border posts

An Iraqi Shi’ite tribal fighter takes a position outside the city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad.

By Alissa J. Rubin

Western officials described it as a worrisome development.

US urges new Egyptian leader to adopt moderate policies

By Lara Jakes

John Kerry’s visit signals an attempt by the Obama administration to thaw the relationship.

Editorial & Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Uber isn’t the problem; taxi regulations are

Hundreds of cabs honked their horns in protest on South Street in Boston in front of the Uber headquarters in May.

By John E. Sununu

Medallions, licenses, and meters are obsolete. Admit it, and act accordingly.

MIKE ROSS

‘Boston’ rhymes with ‘awesome’

The rooftop at Legal Harborside in the Innovation District on a Thursday night.

By Mike Ross

Bostonians are starting to behave like they live in Seattle; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; or, God forbid, New York.

JAMES CARROLL

Religious extremism: The answer is more religion

Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons to fight militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a group that has taken over large swaths of Iraq.

By James Carroll

The killer God is back, and not just in Iraq. Religion is the antidote.

Metro

Substance help from one who struggled

Michael Botticelli, who spoke in Worcester, believes the best way to fight opioid abuse is to reduce demand.

By Brian MacQuarrie

US drug czar Michael Botticelli builds on the lessons of his own recovery.

Mass. bill targets welfare fraud

By David Scharfenberg

The measure would amount to the most significant welfare revision since 1995.

Crash kills couple on a stroll in Back Bay

Jessica Campbell and Jack Lanzillotti were walking near Beacon and Fairfield streets when they were hit by a car on Saturday.

By Nicholas Jacques and Faiz Siddiqui

Jack Lanzillotti, a Red Sox employee, and his girlfriend Jessica Campbell “were fun and loving with each other,” a relative said.

Business ǀ Science

Using radio signals, Internet startup takes on the cable giants

Entrepreneur Brough Turner (on ladder ) placed equipment for his company, netBlazr Inc., on a Cambridge rooftop in April.  Helping Turner was his intern Douglas Arevalo.

By Michael B. Farrell

Fledgling startup netBlazr is trying to build a new kind of broadband network as an alternative to Comcast and Verizon.

Drug giant, startup seal a pact worth millions

Bayer will fund clinical trials and handle regulatory submissions in a deal with Dimension Therapeutics.

By Callum Borchers

Dimension Therapeutics struck a deal worth up to $252 million with Bayer to develop a gene therapy to treat hemophilia.

science in mind

Hype over stem cell science may prey on families’ hope

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

A massive effort is afoot to speed the development of cures. But do we sometimes move too fast?

Obituaries

Harry Ellenzweig; designed elegant structures for academia, public transport

The Alewife MBTA station was one of several projects by Mr. Ellenzweig that were honored by organizations for architects.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Ellenzweig created award-winning designs for the Post Office Square park pavilions, buildings at MIT and Harvard, and MBTA stations.

Jimmy C. Newman; added Cajun spice to country music

Mr. Newman joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1956 and played there for the last time June 6.

Mr. Newman joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1956 and played there for the last time June 6.

Sports

red sox 7, athletics 6 (10 inn.)

David Ortiz’s homer lifts Red Sox over Athletics

David Ortiz hit a game-winning home run in the 10th inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox were able to salvage the finale of the four-game series in Oakland.

On baseball

Red Sox show some signs of life

Jonny Gomes, who had a two-out, two-run hit earlier, is greeted after scoring on a triple in the eighth. George Nikitin/Associated Press

By Nick Cafardo

After a win like Sunday’s, the Red Sox showed that John Farrell’s faith that a turnaround is coming could be legitimate.

Red Sox notebook

Koji Uehara doesn’t save the day but gets the win

Koji Uehara smiles after getting the win Sunday, but the usually reliable closer blew the save in the ninth. George Nikitin/Associated Press

By Peter Abraham

Uehara gave up home runs in the ninth inning to Stephen Vogt and pinch hitter John Jaso, but the Red Sox took a 7-6 victory.

G: Health

A transformative change

Rikki Bates (pictured drumming at a Cambridge block party earlier this month) says learning of MassHealth’s decision to cover gender reassignment surgery was “like my life’s dream coming true, really.”

By Jeremy C. Fox

Amid shifting attitudes, new insurance coverage is expanding treatment options for transgender people.

Where treatment for gender dysphoria is covered

States where treatment for gender dysphoria is covered.

In Practice

Obesity treatments differ for different people

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Obesity researchers now believe there is no single solution for the disease that affects millions of Americans.