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The Nation

US closes CDC flu, anthrax labs for errors

By Donald G. McNeil

Officials also have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs.

Military leaders cite lack of data in Benghazi response

“In my view, that time delay, that inability of the team to get off of the Benghazi airport and get to the annex and back I think allowed sufficient time for the second attack to be organized and conducted,” General Carter Ham said.

By Donna Cassata and Bradley Klapper

Two of the deaths might have been prevented if commanders had known more about the intensity of the gunfire.

Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling

Critics of teachers’ unions are seizing on the idea of using the courts to weaken union power.

The World

Israel’s airtrikes on Gaza increase in intensity

The intensity of Israel’s aerial attacks against Gaza has been double that of the eight-day round of fighting in 2012.

By Isabel Kershner

Palestinian deaths from four days of Israeli aerial assaults surpassed 100, with hundreds wounded.

Ukrainian leader vows vengeance after deadly attack

A resident surveyed remains of a destroyed building near  Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Friday.

By Yuras Karmanau

The troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday.

John Kerry seeks end to Afghan vote strife

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah called the preliminary results a coup.

By Erin Cunningham

Kerry is pushing for a resolution to a political crisis stemming from presidential elections.

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Act now to counter overcrowded student housing

Housing inspector Rosemary Decie, hired by the Globe Spotlight team, found faulty window seals in the kitchen and a dead rodent in the basement, among other violations, at 85 Linden St.

By Lawrence Harmon

The city needs to attack the problem at its source.

opinion | Neal Gabler

How will historians view us?

By Neal Gabler

Our era will be seen as a bleak period — another Gilded Age but worse.

Derrick Z. Jackson

On gun laws, Mass. emerges as a model

The State House dome stood out on Beacon Hill during a foggy day.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Beacon Hill experienced a surreal day.

Metro

Patrick seeks more power to cut budget

Governor Deval Patrick.

By Michael Levenson

The request, unveiled as the governor signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget, took lawmakers by surprise.

Lowell fire hits heart of Cambodian community

Ethen Lam, 7, made a sign for classmate Sayuri Sak, who was one of seven people killed in a fire Thursday.

By Evan Allen

Though many have little to give, donations of money, clothing, and food have poured in to help the survivors.

World Cup overflows with memories of a bygone North End

Johnny Cammarata (left) and Joey Buceta had coffee at My Cousin’s Place on Hanover Street as summer campers looked on through a window.

By Nestor Ramos

For some residents, this year’s competition is as good a time as any to take stock of the changing neighborhood.

More Stories

MBTA commuter rail trains delayed due to power outage

By Martine Powers and Kiera Blessing

BOSTON

Quincy man goes swimming with shark

By Melissa Hanson

LAWRENCE

Fire damages vacant church in Lawrence

By Kiera Blessing

Cape Character

Activist Mary Lou Petitt

By James Sullivan

Business

Golf buddies charged with insider trading

Eric McPhail allegedly got information about American Superconductor Corp. from an executive.

By Erin Ailworth

The seven friends allegedly made more than $500,000 by sharing information about a local company.

Hotel business is booming in Boston

By Taryn Luna

Occupancy of Boston and Cambridge hotels is expected to remain steady through 2015 as nightly rates continue to climb.

Landmark becomes a time capsule

National Grid will erase the name of former owner Boston Gas from the tank, an iconic landmark on Morrissey Boulevard.

By Erin Ailworth

The iconic Dorchester gas tank is sporting its old Boston Gas logo for the first time in 15 years.

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

LeBron James, the Prodigal Son

Alvin Smith held up a poster across the street from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena heralding the return of LeBron James.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Four years ago, LeBron Hate ruled the day. Now, he is loved throughout the land, especially in Cleveland.

RED SOX 8, ASTROS 3

Red Sox win their third straight

Brock Holt (right), Christian Vazquez, and Stephen Drew all scored on David Ortiz’s double in the sixth inning. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

David Ortiz and Christian Vazquez drove in three runs apiece to support John Lackey on Friday night.

On Baseball

Christian Vazquez is catching on

Christian Vazquez drove in three runs against the Astros on Friday.

By Nick Cafardo

The backstop had himself a game in his second big league start, notching three hits and three RBIs.

G: Family

A taste of NASCAR in N.H.

Joe Kahn inside the NASCAR race car and (below) getting into his race gear.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Experience the thrill of driving a 600-horsepower stock car around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

From the Archives

From the Archives: Public Markets in Boston

By Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

In this photo from a hot August afternoon in 1973, watermelon vendor Cosmos Neridella and his young assistant, Randy Ulness, 9, both of Somerville, managed to sneak in a little shuteye at their watermelon stand at the Faneuil Hall market.

stage review

‘Will’ leaves Shakespeare’s Anne in a haze

Kristin Wold as Anne Hathaway in “Shakespeare’s Will” in Lenox.

By Don Aucoin

Anne Hathaway gets to speak her piece in “Shakespeare’s Will,’’ now at Shakespeare & Company. If only she had more interesting things to say.