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(From left to right) Jon Lester (saying goodbye to team owner John Henry), Jonny Gomes, Andrew Miller, and John Lackey packed up and left Fenway Park after being traded on a busy day of moves for the Red Sox.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

How the Red Sox’ trade frenzy came about

It was an unprecedented series of moves for the Red Sox, making for one of the most dizzying days in team history.

Tour guide Fyodor Belousov moved through a corridor in the Cold War museum at Bunker-42 on Taganka, located in a secret Cold War-era underground bunker that was designed to withstand a nuclear attack on Moscow.

Moscow’s Cold War site evokes the unthinkable

A Soviet-era bunker offers lessons that resonate at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.

Liquor license, opioid bills pass Mass. Legislature

The bills were part of a flurry to finish major legislation on the final night of formal sessions.

Former Westfield State University President Evan S. Dobelle

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Inspector rips former Westfield State chief

A scathing report by the state inspector general said Evan Dobelle “violated the public trust” with spending on dubious items.

Congress keeps road funds going

Lawmakers waited until just hours before starting a five-week recess to make sure construction money continued flowing.

The Nation

Congress keeps road funds going

House members headed for the door Thursday as their five-week recess loomed. This Congress is likely to be one of the least productive in history.

By Matt Viser

Lawmakers waited until just hours before starting a five-week recess to make sure construction money continued flowing.

CIA admits monitoring private Senate computers

By Mark Mazzetti and Carl Hulse

The report by the agency’s inspector general found that officers created a fake online identity to gain access.

In blow to new GOP leaders, revolt scuttles border bill vote

By Ashley Parker

House Republican leaders are expected to hold another meeting with their members Friday to decide how to move forward.

The World

Moscow’s Cold War site evokes the unthinkable

Tour guide Fyodor Belousov moved through a corridor in the Cold War museum at Bunker-42 on Taganka, located in a secret Cold War-era underground bunker that was designed to withstand a nuclear attack on Moscow.

By David Filipov

A Soviet-era bunker offers lessons that resonate at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.

Israel, Hamas OK humanitarian cease-fire

A woman in the city of Kiryat Gat, Israel, reacted to damage from a rocket fired from Gaza Thursday.

By Ian Deitch and Ibrahim Barzak

The 72-hour period was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. local time.

International monitors reach jet crash site in Ukraine

By Andrew E. Kramer

Monitors finally reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, two weeks after the plane went down.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Conventional military has lost power

A soldier with the Kurdish peshmerga paused at an outpost on the edges of Kirkuk in Iraq.

By Stephen Kinzer

Various forces bind nations together in ways that make the exercise of military power more difficult.

CARLO ROTELLA

Adjuncts should unionize

By Carlo Rotella

They’re essential to the enterprise of higher education, and they frequently get a raw deal from employers.

editorial

No fair aims can justify the high cost of Gaza war

An Israeli soldier carried a shell to a Merkava tank along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip Thursday.

Hopefully, both Israel and Hamas will recognize that the rising number of deaths will undermine any of their future goals.

More Stories

letters | in answer to a diesel-powered statement

‘Rolling coal’ fad is a reminder that our freedom is not boundless

letters | in answer to a diesel-powered statement

Let’s see those polluters kicked to the curb

letters | more than our fill of prescription drug challenges

Single-payer system is not the prescription

letters | more than our fill of prescription drug challenges

Imagine having to fight for life-saving medications

Metro

Inspector rips former Westfield State chief

Former Westfield State University President Evan S. Dobelle

By Andrea Estes and Scott Allen

A scathing report by the state inspector general said Evan Dobelle “violated the public trust” with spending on dubious items.

Liquor license, opioid bills pass Mass. Legislature

By Michael Levenson

The bills were part of a flurry to finish major legislation on the final night of formal sessions.

How the Red Sox’ trade frenzy came about

(From left to right) Jon Lester (saying goodbye to team owner John Henry), Jonny Gomes, Andrew Miller, and John Lackey packed up and left Fenway Park after being traded on a busy day of moves for the Red Sox.

By Peter Abraham

It was an unprecedented series of moves for the Red Sox, making for one of the most dizzying days in team history.

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Juror blasts Walsh’s support of ex-probation chief

By Peter Schworm and Milton J. Valencia

Flight from Sudan ends joyfully in N.H.

By Holly Ramer and Geoff Mulvihill

Boston

Calif. man arrested in assault, robbery

By Trisha Thadani

Boston

Bulger attorneys plan to file appeal

By John R. Ellement

Business

DPU chief crafts bill that aids son’s firm

Ann Berwick’s husband, Don, is a Democratic candidate for governor.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Ann Berwick helped craft a solar energy bill from which her son’s solar development firm stood to benefit.

Shirley Leung

To understand Market Basket feud, head to Lowell

The dining room at the Olympia Restaurant in Lowell.

By Shirley Leung

The old mill city, the cultural heart of the state’s Greek community, is where the Demoulas saga begins.

Market Basket managers key to stores, protests

The managers at the Burlington store are dutifully reporting to work each day.

By Callum Borchers and Jack Newsham

Market Basket has scheduled a job fair for Aug. 4 to 6, and among the positions advertised are store directors, or managers, and assistant directors.

Obituaries

Mary Moon Wilson, 91; Boston group home pioneer

Mrs. Wilson and her husband received many commendations from elected officials.

By Laurie D. Willis

Mrs. Wilson opened a home in Dorchester in the early 1970s for mentally challenged adults, making her a pioneer.

M. Caldwell Butler, 89; cast key vote against Nixon

Mr. Butler (center), a Republican, felt an obligation to vote against President Nixon.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Butler was a first-term Republican representative from Virginia during the impeachment hearings.

Jay Maeder, 67; newspaperman who wrote ‘Annie’ strip

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Maeder, also a columnist and editor, was the last writer of the comic strip.

Sports

christopher l. gasper

Danny Amendola has much to prove to Patriots

The Patriots are hoping Danny Amendola catches on faster this year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By Christopher L. Gasper

He is the highest-paid receiver on a team that has significant questions about its receiving corps.

Dan Shaughnessy

Just what are the Red Sox up to?

By Dan Shaughnessy

No more superstars in Boston. It’s all about younger players and club control. Welcome to Kansas City-on-the-Charles.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Xander Bogaerts to return to shortstop

Xander Bogaerts made 10 errors in 54 games after being shifted to third base.

By Peter Abraham

With Stephen Drew gone, Bogaerts has two months to prove to the Red Sox he should stay at short.

Capital

In the right place at the right time

As she was four years ago, 46-year-old Kelly Ayotte is regularly included in the long list of potential vice presidential nominees.

By Sarah Schweitzer

Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is everywhere, often in the right place at the right time to make a splash.

Thirty years later, they’re still pushing the bottle bill

“I can’t save the entire northeastern forest, that’s silly. But I can save 20 acres,” he said.

By Dan Adams

For two longtime advocates, the fight over the state’s bottle deposit law has spanned their careers.

Want to hear Clinton? It’ll cost you. Warren? Not so much.

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By Matt Viser

Owing to Senate rules that bind Elizabeth Warren, and a biography that elevates Hillary Clinton, the differences in costs to hear from each is stark.

G: Arts & Movies

Stage Review

An energetic ‘Twelfth Night’ on the Common

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Twelfth Night” stars (from left) Fred Sullivan Jr. as Malvolio and Remo Airaldi as Festes.

By Don Aucoin

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production on Boston Common is a mixed bag overall, but it features some standout performances.

Photography Review

World War I posters from the home front and abroad

Posters from the “Over There!” exhibit include images from the US (above, right, and top right) with a few from England (left) and Austria (top left) and other European countries mixed in.

By Mark Feeney

“Over There!,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, looks at World War I through propaganda posters.

Classical Notes

New relationships enhance Gardner’s music series

Ian Watson and Aisslinn Nosky will codirect when the Handel and Haydn Society performs Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos at Gardner Museum Dec. 7.

By David Weininger

A new collaboration with the Handel and Haydn Society is among the fall offerings at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Movie Review

‘Le Chef’ cooks up a tasteless repast

By Peter Keough

Noisy Neighbors

Chris Smither, ‘Still on the Levee’

By James Reed

High Five

Passenger packs his guitar

By Andrew Bourque

Night Watch

‘The Donkey Show’ at Oberon

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta

Lera Lynn’s vintage vibe

By Stuart Munro

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

names

Brandeis acquires Lenny Bruce’s papers

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Clay Buchholz hosts Buchholz Bowl

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jimmy Fallon’s monologue writer Jon Rineman back in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Boston magazine celebrates Best of Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Marveling at Newton boy’s star turn

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein