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Heroin deaths galvanize families, authorities in Scituate

Susan Trachik lost her son Christopher (left) to heroin addiction.

TRACHIK FAMILY (left); ZACK WITTMAN FOR THE GLOBE

Five deaths have been linked to opioids in the town this year, and officials fear more fatalities before the region’s drug crisis abates.

King Arthur’s in 1982, the year of a fatal brawl involving police.

Chelsea closes notorious strip club King Arthur’s

The site of a legendary police brutality case has long been a kind of unofficial Wild West for Greater Boston.

Auto insurance rates bounce back up in Mass.

The deregulation of the state’s auto insurance market in 2008 resulted in savings for consumers, but it didn’t last long.

No accord to extend Mideast cease-fire

The Israeli military said it was resuming its aerial, naval, and ground combat because of Hamas’s “incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window.”

Black smoke was blasted from Craig Wedge’s Ford F-350 Power Stroke pickup truck.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

Rules have diesel enthusiasts fuming

Coal rollers disable or discard their trucks’ pollution controls and modify their engines to blow smoke with the flip of a switch.

The Nation

Health-policy renewals may bring surprise jump in rates

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Inaccurate data has skewed estimates, and consumers are urged to shop around.

Congress near deal on fixes to VA system

By Matthew Daly

The deal requires a vote by a conference committee of House and Senate negotiators and votes in the full House and Senate.

Judge overturns D.C. rule on guns

The D.C. ban did not allow people to carry guns outside the home.

The ban did not allow people to carry guns outside the home.

The World

No accord to extend Mideast cease-fire

Palestinian men gathered items they found in the rubble of destroyed buildings in a Gaza City residential district.

By Isabel Kershner and Ben Hubbard

The Israeli military said it was resuming its aerial, naval, and ground combat because of Hamas’s “incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window.”

For Israeli Arabs, torn loyalties amid fear

A Palestinian boy mourned next to the grave of his brother, who medics said was killed during the Israeli offensive.

By Aron Heller

Tensions have risen since the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants began on July 8.

Fierce battle halts Dutch team’s bid to claim MH17 bodies

A house was severely damaged in rebel-held Horlivka, which was encircled by government troops on Sunday.

By Andrew Higgins and Andrew E. Kramer

Efforts to secure the Ukrainian site with larger contingents have repeatedly fallen through.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Martha Bayles

Putin’s propaganda highlights need for public diplomacy

Stories in Russian publications on the Flight 17 crash bear headlines about “298 Victims of Someone Else’s War,” “Kick From Behind,” and an alleged assassination attempt against Putin.

By Martha Bayles

Public diplomacy emerges from a unique tradition of truth-based persuasion.

Jennifer Graham

Plagiarism — or just banality that’s contagious?

Senator John Walsh is one of the latest public figures to come under fire over alleged plagiarism.

By Jennifer Graham

The real offense is the oratorical pablum that our graduates are commonly served.

editorial

Boston schools go too far with audio surveillance of school buses

A new video camera system is installed above the drivers seat in a Boston school bus.

Recording every word out of a student’s mouth raises serious privacy concerns.

Metro

Heroin deaths galvanize families, authorities in Scituate

Susan Trachik lost her son Christopher (left) to heroin addiction.

By Brian MacQuarrie

Five deaths have been linked to opioids in the town this year, and officials fear more fatalities before the region’s drug crisis abates.

Chelsea closes notorious strip club King Arthur’s

King Arthur’s in 1982, the year of a fatal brawl involving police.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

The site of a legendary police brutality case has long been a kind of unofficial Wild West for Greater Boston.

Plagiarism incidents undercut message to students

Mansfield’s superintendent, Brenda Hodges, resigned amid accusations she plagiarized a graduation speech.

By Peter Schworm

A number of high-profile adults have been accused of plagiarism recently, including two superintendents of Mass. school systems.

Business ǀ Science

Auto insurance rates bounce back up in Mass.

By 2012, the average annual premium had climbed to $974, just $9 below the average in 2007, the year before the state opened the market to competition.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The deregulation of the state’s auto insurance market in 2008 resulted in savings for consumers, but it didn’t last long.

The ABCs of 3-D printing and laser tools

 Caleb Weiss of Watertown (center) using the laser cutter at Danger!Awesome, a 3-D printing and laser-cutting lab in Central Square that the general public can use.

By Jon Christian

Cambridge lab Danger!Awesome is helping novices use cutting-edge technology to turn ideas into products.

Longtime BSX-J&J feud heading to trial

By David Gelles

Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific have been at odds for nearly a decade. Now that dispute has quietly resurfaced.

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APP SMART

Circle the skies, from your phone

By Kit Eaton

Equinox expands high-end gym empire

By Michael J. de la Merced

Obituaries

Joseph J. Pulgini, at 89; lawyer who represented rights of injured workers

Mr. Pulgini served as a commissioner on the state Industrial Accident Board for more than 15 years.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. Pulgini served as a commissioner on the state Industrial Accident Board for more than 15 years.

Karen Walter Goodwin, at 66; game-changing producer of Broadway hits

Ms. Goodwin’s financing savvy helped get megahits like “The Phantom of the Opera’’ (here performed by Broadway in Boston) and “Les Misérables’’ into production.

By Bruce Weber

Ms. Goodwin’s financial savvy helped create new sources of capital for theater productions, fueling the success of some of Broadway’s biggest hits.

Augie Rodriguez, at 86; half of mambo royal couple

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Rodriguez was half of the husband-and-wife team who helped turn mambo from a sultry social dance into a dazzling public entertainment.

Sports

red sox 3, rays 2

David Ortiz fuels Red Sox’ win, opponent’s ire

David Ortiz was congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning.

By Peter Abraham

A long home run by David Ortiz was the difference at Tropicana Field, although Rays pitcher Chris Archer wasn’t happy with Big Papi’s celebration.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Tom Glavine’s road to Cooperstown began in Billerica

Tom Glavine(left)  was ushered into the Hall of Fame along with Braves teammate Greg Maddux (right) and their manager for many seasons in Atlanta, Bobby Cox.  (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

By Nick Cafardo

The pitching great saluted his hometown during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Tavon Wilson worked on mental focus, communication in offseason

Last year, Tavon Wilson played in 13 games plus both postseason games, but was on the field with the defense in just five, for a total of 22 snaps.

By Shalise Manza Young

Wilson is gunning for a shot at the second starting safety spot.

G: Health

music review

Singular sensations at Newport Folk Festival

Jenny Lewis was one of the performers in Newport over the weekend.

By James Reed

This year’s installment sold out before the lineup was even announced, drawing 10,000 fans each day.

Touring with Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden looks to the future

From left: guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, singer-guitarist Chris Cornell, and bassist Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden.

By Sarah Rodman

A chat with Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil about the band’s tour with Nine Inch Nails, hitting the Xfinity Center Tuesday.

music review

New youth orchestra spreads wings at home

David Robertson leads the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at Ozawa Hall in Lenox Thursday.

By Jeremy Eichler

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at the Tanglewood Music Festival.

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Music review

The more the merrier for reunited Veruca Salt

By Maura Johnston

In practice

Farewell to the routine pelvic exam?

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Health Answers

Health Answers: What is ‘Little League shoulder’?

By Courtney Humphries

Book Review

‘Suspicious Minds’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold

By Jennifer Latson

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Ne-Yo and Natasha Bedingfield headline benefit at Fenway Park

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Ben Affleck surprises at Comic-Con

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Ted 2’ auditions draw Comic-Con-style crowd

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Jason Collins stands tall with Ethel Kennedy

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Kevin Bacon wraps in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Katie Couric visits the Vineyard

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein