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Judge lets probation case point to Robert DeLeo

The judge will allow prosecutors to argue that House Speaker Robert DeLeo and a top aide joined the conspiracy.

Two golfers face US charges of insider trading

Eric McPhail and Douglas Parigian face criminal charges, including one that carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

No quick action from Boston on taxi reform

Ten months after calls for an advisory panel on the city’s taxi industry, the committee has yet to form and little has changed.

Yonetta Harris, (center), 18, a three-sport athlete, graduated from O’Bryant High School on June 13.

Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff

Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil

Attacked by her knife-wielding father when still in the womb, Yonetta Harris, 18, has built a life that touches many.

Jennifer Lawrence straightened a pull-out couch that she rents in the living room of her Somerville home.

Many hasten to turn their bedrooms into inns via Airbnb

The promise of relatively easy money is making innkeepers of people who never thought they’d be in the hospitality industry.

The Nation

In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors

By Matthew Daly

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that they deserve the benefits.

Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has been assigned to US Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

By Robert Burns

Bergdahl has been assigned to US Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

Bill would speed removals of Central American youths

 Illegal immigrants were held at a Texas facility in this photo taken within the last two weeks. A flight to Honduras Monday carried 40 people who had been held in New Mexico.

By Erica Werner

The bill would allow US Border Patrol agents to turn many of the children around quickly at the border.

The World

Egypt offers cease-fire plan for Mideast conflict

A bomb disposal expert cleared a house struck by a Hamas rocket in southern Israel.

By Isabel Kershner

Israel and its main militant Gaza adversary weighed an Egyptian cease-fire proposal late Monday.

Ukraine military plane shot down by rocket

Villagers of Davydo-Mykilske, Ukraine, near the Russian border, rushed to the scene of a downed AN-26 transport plane to see whether they could collect parts from the wreckage.

By Peter Leonard

A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country’s eastern border with Russia but all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely.

Church of England votes to allow women as bishops

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby supported the move to allow women to become bishops.

By Stephen Castle

After years of deadlock and division, the Church of England voted Monday to allow women to become bishops.

Editorial & Opinion

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Politics, Afghanistan-style

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, left, and rival candidate Ashraf Ghani appeared in Kabul Saturday.

By Farah Stockman

Ashraf Ghani, a candidate for president in Afghanistan, has changed in recent years.

PAUL MCMORROW

Making the Fairmount Line gentrification-proof

By Paul McMorrow

Boston is scrambling to find a way to harness the Fairmount Line’s economic potential without triggering runaway development.

TOM KEANE

The stupid stuff we say

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert excoriated LeBron James’s decision to sign with the Heat. Now, James is back in Cleveland.

By Tom Keane

Edit thyself. That notion runs counter to the immediate-response ethos of social media, but it’s worth reviving.

Metro

No quick action from Boston on taxi reform

Taxi cabs were parked on Atlantic Avenue near the bus terminal at South Station.

By Martine Powers

Ten months after calls for an advisory panel on the city’s taxi industry, the committee has yet to form and little has changed.

Judge lets probation case point to Robert DeLeo

Robert DeLeo issued a two-page statement blasting prosecutors and reiterating his innocence.

By Milton J. Valencia

The judge will allow prosecutors to argue that House Speaker Robert DeLeo and a top aide joined the conspiracy.

High marks for marijuana applicants, but no licenses

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy

Five companies were skipped over, even after suggested changes were made.

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Lowell seeks way to direct fire aid

By Zachary T. Sampson

Kevin Cullen

Gordon College insults our intelligence

By Kevin Cullen

Business

Two golfers face US charges of insider trading

Douglas Parigian (left) and Eric McPhail.

By Erin Ailworth

Eric McPhail and Douglas Parigian face criminal charges, including one that carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

Shire in talks over renewed buyout bid

By Robert Weisman

Lexington biotech Shire plc acknowledged Monday that its executives were engaged in takeover talks with AbbVie Inc.

With Oysteria, Legal goes Italian route

Oysteria has kept the rectangular bar in the dining room from Olives but replaced the wood top with white marble.

By Taryn Luna

Legal Oysteria has yet to serve a meal, but the place already has a reputation, thanks to the previous occupant of its space, Olives.

Obituaries

Nadine Gordimer, at 90; novelist took on apartheid

Ms. Gordimer handed an Amnesty International award to Nelson Mandela in 2006.

By Helen T. Verongos

Ms. Gordimer’s literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a Nobel Prize-winning body of fiction.

Nancy Garden, at 76; her young adult books with gay characters broke mold

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Garden took the groundbreaking approach of letting the romance between main characters, two high school girls, end on a hopeful note.

Sports

Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil

Yonetta Harris, (center), 18, a three-sport athlete, graduated from O’Bryant High School on June 13.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Attacked by her knife-wielding father when still in the womb, Yonetta Harris, 18, has built a life that touches many.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Jon Lester handling contract talks perfectly

Jon Lester is having his best overall season at 9-7 with a 2.65 ERA, 29 walks and 134 strikeouts in 129 innings.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Lester wants to stay. He has handled the awkward contract talks magically. But Red Sox ownership? They don’t look so great at this moment.

On baseball

John Farrell hasn’t changed despite turmoil

Players such as Jon Lester appreciate that Red Sox manager John Farrell (above) hasn’t changed his approach. Jeff Curry/USA Today

By Nick Cafardo

Farrell, managing the All-Star Game for the first time, is remaining positive despite his team’s position in last place.

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All-Star notebook

John Farrell must find way to send off Derek Jeter

By Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo

on basketball

Derek Fisher excited about Knicks

By Gary Washburn

Massachusetts Amateur

Jake Shuman earns share of Mass. Amateur lead

By Michael Whitmer

TOUR DE FRANCE

Alberto Contador exits Tour de France after crash

By Jamey Keaten

G: Living

A parklet rises in Boston

Wilhelmina Peragine is overseeing the building of a parklet near 506 Park Drive.

By Jon Christian

With the help of Kickstarter, nonprofits, and volunteers, an art educator helped a team of Boston students design and build an urban oasis.

Many hasten to turn their bedrooms into inns via Airbnb

Jennifer Lawrence straightened a pull-out couch that she rents in the living room of her Somerville home.

By Beth Teitell

The promise of relatively easy money is making innkeepers of people who never thought they’d be in the hospitality industry.

Book Review

‘Miracle at Fenway’ by Saul Wisnia

By Colin Fleming

Saul Wisnia’s latest book is a fresh take on the merry band that many will always hold as curse-breakers.

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Album review | ROCK

Morrissey, ‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’

By James Reed

Album review | R&B

Marsha Ambrosius, ‘Friends & Lovers’

By Ken Capobianco

Album review | INDIE POP

Bleachers, ‘Strange Desire’

By Marc Hirsh

Album review | POP

Jason Mraz, ‘YES!’

By Maura Johnston

Album review | COUNTRY

Jack Clement, ‘For Once and for All’

By Steve Morse

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Banding together to show support

By Mark Shanahan

Names

‘Field of Dreams’ actor comes to Fenway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Tanglewood opens season with a party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Belichick honored on Nantucket

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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