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Victor Rosario in 2010.

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Murder verdicts overturned in 1983 Lowell blaze

A judge ruled that new evidence “cast real doubt on the justice of the conviction” of a Lowell man in a fire that killed eight people.

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The state’s dominant check-cashing operation isn’t an inner-city storefront or a fly-by-night business. It’s your neighborhood Walmart.

Robert DeLeo in glare at Probation hiring trial

Prosecutors sought to show that the House speaker granted officials favors in exchange for jobs for friends.

Gordon College has come under fire because of its opposition to expected federal hiring protection for gays and lesbians.

Salem ends Gordon College’s use of town hall

Officials said they made the move because of the school’s opposition to federal hiring protections for gays and lesbians.

Deer in Weymouth liquor store causes $3,000 in damage

The deer crashed through the window of a Weymouth liquor store, breaking bottles and glasses before sprinting out the front door.

The Nation

NSA spied on 5 American Muslims, report reveals

By Charlie Savage

A report based on documents provided by Edward J. Snowden has identified five American Muslims as having been subjected to surveillance by the National Security Agency.

New testimony suggests 2 groups attacked in Benghazi

By Donna Cassata and Bradley Klapper

Perpetrators of a second attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated mission the evening before.

Obama raises money for absent Colo. senator

By David Espo

Senator Mark Udall chose the benefit of President Obama’s fundraising prowess Wednesday over the pleasure of his company.

The World

Gaza fires more rockets, Israel hits back

Smoke from an airstrike covered a southern part of Gaza City, after Israel stepped up its air attack on Wednesday.

By Steven Erlanger

Each side escalated its responses Wednesday, with neither showing signs of backing down.

Snowden asks Russia to extend asylum

By Neil MacFarquhar

Snowden has applied to extend his temporary asylum, his lawyer said.

50 bodies dumped, fanning fears of Iraqi sectarian strife

By Abigail Hauslohner

At least 50 bodies turned up blindfolded and bound in a predominantly Shiite area south of Baghdad.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Supreme Court’s First Amendment hypocrisy

The Supreme Court says the difference between their buffer zone and the one knocked down in Massachusetts is a distinction between a government plaza and a public sidewalk.

By Joan Vennochi

If Massachusetts can’t have a buffer outside abortion clinics, why can the Supreme Court have one?

OPINION | Ariane Tabatabai

Five myths about Iran’s nuclear program

Stakeholders from both the West and Iran have been meeting in Vienna, Austria. Representatives have until later this month to find a solution for Iran’s nuclear program.

By Ariane Tabatabai

The deadline for reaching a deal with Iran is July 20, and it’s important to understand the facts.

EDITORIAL

Walsh deal with Suffolk Downs: Eastie residents should lobby gaming commission

A rendering of how the Mohegan Sun casino complex would appear overlooking the Suffolk Downs racetrack.

East Boston’s anti-casino vote was a big headache for incoming mayor Marty Walsh.

Metro

Robert DeLeo in glare at Probation hiring trial

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo called the allegations “inaccurate and scurrilous.”

By Milton J. Valencia and Michael Levenson

Prosecutors sought to show that the House speaker granted officials favors in exchange for jobs for friends.

Salem ends Gordon College’s use of town hall

Gordon College has come under fire because of its opposition to expected federal hiring protection for gays and lesbians.

By Matt Rocheleau

Officials said they made the move because of the school’s opposition to federal hiring protections for gays and lesbians.

Murder verdicts overturned in 1983 Lowell blaze

Victor Rosario in 2010.

By Peter Schworm

A judge ruled that new evidence “cast real doubt on the justice of the conviction” of a Lowell man in a fire that killed eight people.

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Yvonne Abraham

Grimy politics on display at probation trial

By Yvonne Abraham

Names

BSO announces conductor switch

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

More relying on Walmart for financial services

Julie Smith of Milton, with granddaughter Juliana, uses Walpole’s Walmart for daily financial needs.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The state’s dominant check-cashing operation isn’t an inner-city storefront or a fly-by-night business. It’s your neighborhood Walmart.

Evan Horowitz

If you don’t have a bank account, how do you manage your money?

By Evan Horowitz

Lots of people do it, with help from a variety of sources.

Maine town hosts 33d annual tribute to Moxie soda

Frank Anicetti is known as the unofficial mayor of Moxieville.

By James Sullivan

It’s a four-day celebration of the carbonated beverage that many Mainers consider a symbol of the state’s unique character

Obituaries

Rick Abrams, 57; cofounded pioneering firm

Aware to the benefits of exercise, Mr. Abrams also led efforts to connect walking trails in Lexington.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. Abrams, of Lexington, helped found Tom Snyder Productions, which brought educational technology into classrooms.

Dick Jones, 87; voiced Pinocchio for classic Disney film

Mr. Jones was so animated, Disney’s cartoonists sometimes copied his facial expressions.

By Matt Schudel

As a child actor, Mr. Jones voiced the role of Pinocchio in the enduring 1940 animated film by Walt Disney.

Anne Hollander, 83; coupled art history, fashion design

Anne Hollander visited New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1999. She published many essays and books.

By William Yardley

Ms. Hollander helped elevate the study of art and dress by revealing the often striking relationships between the two.

Sports

Red Sox 5, White Sox 4

Red Sox walk off with win over White Sox

Brock Holt started the celebration after his game-winning hit.

By Julian Benbow

Trailing 4-0 in the 8th inning, the Red Sox mounted a late rally that culminated in Brock Holt’s game-winning hit.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Time for Red Sox to plan for next year

The Red Sox’ youth movement began in force on Wednesday when catcher Christian Vazquez made his first start after A.J. Pierzynski left the team.

By Christopher L. Gasper

With the season spiraling away, playing rookies like Christian Vazquez will give the Red Sox a clearer understanding of the team’s needs.

On soccer

Argentina holds onto dream, beats the Netherlands

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrated after the win.

By John Powers

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero blocked two Dutch bids in the shootout and gave his teammates a 10-finger boost into Sunday’s final.

G: Style

Pilgrim for a day

Left: Reporter Ethan Gilsdorf in character at Plimoth Plantation. Top: 17th-century wedding day re-enactment.

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Thigh-high woolens, a hemp doublet, and a knee-length shirt? One man gets into costume — and character — at Plimoth Plantation.

Emmi Sorokin dresses men down — and up

“I’m not doing this because I love fashion. I’m doing this because I want to change the face of casual style in America,” said Emmi Sorokin, author of “The Business Casual Survival Guide: 30 Looks for Men.”

By Christopher Muther

The men’s stylist and author of “The Business Casual Survival Guide” talks about the do’s and don’ts of men’s fashion.

Jewelry designers go for the layered look

“Layering necklaces, like any other styling, comes with practice,” says jeweler Laura Preshong.

By Kelly Gifford

Layering delicate strands as opposed to donning one chunky piece has made a resurgence.

Globe North

Volunteers gleaning fresh produce for those in need

By Kathy Shiels Tully

A local group has spearheaded a surge in the practice of harvesting excess crops for the poor.

Gleaning by the numbers

By

Reaping the benefitsHighlights from the 2013 Boston Area Gleaners annual report:

Globe North

A list of those who contribute to Boston Area Gleaners

The following farms, distributors and recipients participate in the Boston Area Gleaners program.

Globe South

Artists contribute to show in Milton Cemetery

Dan Rocha’s sculpture “Laurel Arch,” at Milton Cemetery.

By Maureen Brown

A sculpture garden comprises half a dozen artworks exploring the idea of an opening “into a changed world, another space, another life.”

Hingham study lowers water system’s value

By Jaclyn Reiss

A new assessment has clarified the outlines of the impending court fight over Hingham’s effort to buy the local water distribution system from the Aquarion Water Co.

Playgrounds, parks in five communities get boost from state

The entrance to Faxon Park in Quincy, where state funds will help replace a playground.

By John Laidler

Braintree, Brockton, Quincy, Randolph, and Weymouth were each recently awarded funds under a one-time state program to help cities build or renovate playgrounds.

Globe West

Concord boy keeps long-distance friendship rolling

Concord teen Justin Moy (seated) and his mother and siblings are are gearing up for a 480-mile ride across Iowa with family friends.

By Nancy Shohet West

Justin Moy, who was born with muscular dystrophy, will take part in a noncompetitive, weeklong, approximately 480-mile bike ride across the state of Iowa.

11 area districts join new virtual school

TECCA will be holding public information sessions in Waltham, Lowell and Medford.

By John Laidler

A new public school opens in East Walpole next month with a spirited academic mission.

Best Bets

Globe West best bets

Bill Staines is in Newton Tuesday.

By Milva DiDomizio

Things to do west of Boston.

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Bay State Games

Crane’s stellar net play is grounded in work

By Taylor C. Snow