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Ed You of Los Angeles was named Mr. Mensa at the society’s gathering this week.

At Mensa gathering, smart is the rule

Collected at the Sheraton Boston are 2,300 members of the world’s most-famous “high IQ” society.

Matthew Knoll shares 451 square feet of living space with his girlfriend, Emily Wu, and their dog, Maui.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

How to live in a Boston microunit

Studio dwellers have lessons for the rest of us about the art — and the psychology — of living in a tiny space.

More Mass. veterans in college

Schools are preparing for more to enroll as troop withdrawals return tens of thousands of military personnel to civilian life.

Some of the heaviest rain in the state hit the New Bedford area Friday.

Arthur douses, but does little damage

The heaviest rain was seen south of the city, where New Bedford received 8 inches.

US court rulings limit detention of immigrants

Advocates said they are emboldened by two decisions that could result in the release of nearly 100 immigrants from jails across the state.

The World

As Palestinians bury teenager, tensions mount

Palestinians carried the body Friday of a 16-year-old youth they said was killed in a revenge attack after the deaths of three Israeli teens.

By Jodi Rudoren

Police and protesters clashed at the funeral of a teen some believe was killed as a revenge attack.

Nouri al-Maliki signals his intent to keep job

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, attended the first session of Parliament in Baghdad on Tuesday.

By Ryan Lucas

Despite mounting pressure to step aside, Maliki vowed to keep his bid for another term as prime minister of Iraq.

German accused of spying

By Alison Smale

A German man was arrested this week on suspicion of passing secret documents to a foreign power, believed to be the United States.

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Boston school bus drivers hurt themselves and alienate others

Steve Kirschbaum, center, speaks to school bus drivers in October, after the drivers refused to work and stood outside the Readville bus yard in protest after being locked out.

By Lawrence Harmon

It’s hard for the leaders of old-school union Local 8751 to dredge up any sympathy.

OPINION | Kevin M. Carragee

How Boston can reclaim its neighborhoods

Code enforcement officers inspect dwellings in Allston, the subject of Globe Spotlight investigative series “Shadow Campus.”

By Kevin M. Carragee

The city must develop policies to address both shadow campuses and the housing crisis.

OPINION | Haider Javed Warraich

Managing pain without painkillers

By Haider Javed Warraich

Pain is perhaps the most common of all human symptoms, yet our understanding of it is still evolving.

Metro

More Mass. veterans in college

Marine veteran Allen Iem pondered where to hang a Marine banner at UMass Lowell’s new Office of Veterans Services.

By Matt Rocheleau

Schools are preparing for more to enroll as troop withdrawals return tens of thousands of military personnel to civilian life.

How to live in a Boston microunit

Matthew Knoll shares 451 square feet of living space with his girlfriend, Emily Wu, and their dog, Maui.

By Beth Teitell

Studio dwellers have lessons for the rest of us about the art — and the psychology — of living in a tiny space.

At Mensa gathering, smart is the rule

Ed You of Los Angeles was named Mr. Mensa at the society’s gathering this week.

By Billy Baker

Collected at the Sheraton Boston are 2,300 members of the world’s most-famous “high IQ” society.

Business

Mass. to issue new rules for long-term care plans

By Deirdre Fernandes

Draft regulations to rein in the rapidly rising costs of long-term care insurance don’t include a cap on rate increases.

Cambridge wants tourists to explore beyond famous schools

Cambridge Innovations Tour: The tour includes visits to the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Novartis AG, and the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

By Taryn Luna

The city is launching a new marketing campaign to convince visitors it has more to see than Harvard and MIT.

Festival promoting Irish tourism bound for Boston

Popular chef Kevin Dundon will cook up modern takes on Irish staples at the iFest, coming to Boston this fall.

By Taryn Luna

The event, iFest, will take over the Seaport World Trade Center from Sept. 26 to 28.

Obituaries

Jim Brosnan, 84; relief pitcher invigorated writing on baseball

Writing with a slightly jaundiced eye, Mr. Brosnan changed the nature of baseball writing.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Brosnan achieved modest baseball success as a relief pitcher, but gained greater fame and consequence in the game by writing about it.

Michael Brown, known for industrial musicals; at 93

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Brown was known for his sprightly contributions to a genre that sang the praises of vacuums and zippers and autos and steel.

Richard Mellon Scaife, influential conservative; at 82

Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife financed investigations by publications to discredit Bill and Hillary Clinton.

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Scaife’s support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement.

Sports

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox, Orioles will play twin bill Saturday

Red Sox manager John Farrell has many decisions looming, with his team and with the All-Star roster.

By Peter Abraham

Heavy rain throughout the day forced the postponement of the holiday matinee with the Orioles at Fenway Park.

celtics notebook

Marcus Smart ‘anxious’ ahead of Celtics debut

Marcus Smart is expected to play heavy minutes for the Celtics during the Summer League while James Young might not play due to lingering neck issues from a minor car accident.

By Baxter Holmes

The rookie, who was drafted sixth overall, will debut against the Heat on Saturday.

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Brazil returns to World Cup semifinals

Brazil’s Thiago Silva celebrates after scoring against Colombia.

By Tales Azzoni

The hosts held off a late challenge from Colombia but lost midfielder Neymar to a broken vertebra.

G: Family

Spiritual contact helps Sukey Forbes find peace

Sukey Forbes at home in Weston.

By Bella English

In a new memoir released this week, Forbes explains how her austere Yankee upbringing helped her heal after her daughter’s death.

From the Archives

From the Archives: Fourth of July celebrations

By Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

In a photo from 1988, Tyson Weaver, 7, of Wenham had a tough time holding his Dalmation Fenimore in place at the judging area for large patriotic pets in a Fourth of July festival at Patton Park in South Hamilton. He and his dog won first place.

Questioning America’s Christian roots

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

“Nature’s God’’ by Boston-based writer Matthew Stewart is an expansive philosophical history.