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An Israeli mobile artillery piece fired toward the Gaza Strip Friday after a cease-fire was broken hours after it took effect.

Baz Ratner/Reuters

Gaza cease-fire collapses within hours

A temporary truce in the conflict collapsed Friday shortly after it started.

Donald Berwick met with senior citizens in Harvard Yard.

Role of political outsider reconsidered

Gubernatorial hopeful Donald Berwick, the newest newcomer, is struggling to get traction.

Evan Sullivan (center) of the LivableStreets Alliance gathered signatures in opposition to plans for Commonwealth Ave.

Bicycle advocates seek safety changes in Commonwealth Avenue

Current plans show narrowed sidewalks and little improvement to bicycle infrastructure.

The Nation

House GOP’s border bill would spur deportations

The bill stops “the invasion of illegal foreign nationals,” Representative Michele Bachmann said.

By Erica Werner

President Obama condemned the Republican action and said he would act unilaterally, as best he could.

In effort to aid successor, Eric Cantor to leave House early

Former majority leader Eric Cantor lost to the Tea Party-backed David Brat.

By Steve Kenny

The former majority leader said he will ask Virginia’s governor to call an early election.

Colo. issuing licenses to immigrants regardless of legal status

Longtime resident Rosalva Mireles, 37, posed for a photo after getting her driver’s license.

By Ivan Moreno

The move marks a dramatic change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.

The World

Gaza cease-fire collapses within hours

An Israeli mobile artillery piece fired toward the Gaza Strip Friday after a cease-fire was broken hours after it took effect.

By Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram

A temporary truce in the conflict collapsed Friday shortly after it started.

Spread of Ebola virus outpaces control efforts

An employee mixed disinfectant before spraying it on the streets in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola in Liberia.

By Adam Nossiter and Alan Cowell

The World Health Organization warned of a “high risk” the deadly virus will spread.

Specialists collect more remains at Ukraine crash site

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg is in charge of the Dutch recovery mission.

By Mstyslav Chernov

Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member team painstakingly combed a patch of scrubland.

Editorial & Opinion

RENÉE LOTH

Occupy Caracas

The Torre David, an abandoned skyscraper in Caracas originally intended to be an office building, was vacated of squatters last week.

By Renée Loth

What cities can learn about housing from the “vertical slum.”

JEFF JACOBY

They’re so vain, they probably think this bridge is about them

By Jeff Jacoby

You can hardly turn a corner without coming across a site named for a politician or a politician’s relatives.

opinion | Kathleen Hirsch

Keeping up with my CSA

By Kathleen Hirsch

Is my guilt over small-scale waste the price I pay to support an essential common good?

Metro

Role of political outsider reconsidered

Donald Berwick met with senior citizens in Harvard Yard.

By David Scharfenberg

Gubernatorial hopeful Donald Berwick, the newest newcomer, is struggling to get traction.

Bicycle advocates seek safety changes in Commonwealth Avenue

Evan Sullivan (center) of the LivableStreets Alliance gathered signatures in opposition to plans for Commonwealth Ave.

By Martine Powers

Current plans show narrowed sidewalks and little improvement to bicycle infrastructure.

Killers of Harvard worker in Haiti may be targeting Americans

By Oliver Ortega

Myriam Saint Germain of Everett was gunned down as she traveled from Port-au-Prince to her coastal hometown.

More Stories

The jobs of summer

In Harwich, the voice of the season

By Zachary T. Sampson

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Rebuilding the Probation Department

By Thomas Farragher

Business

Legal memos trace acrimony between Demoulas factions

Bob Medeiros, a district supervisor at Market Basket, joined co-workers outside the Market Basket distribution center in Tewksbury Friday.

By Casey Ross

The allegations underpinning the fateful decision to fire Arthur T. Demoulas arose nearly four years ago.

Market Basket targets managers

James Lacourse (left), Steve Paulenka (second from left), and Tom Gordon (right) at a meeting in mid-July.

By Jack Newsham

Executives withheld the paychecks of a group of middle managers in hopes of forcing them to report to work on Monday.

Legislature deals setback to Patrick on energy bills

Expanding solar power is a priority for Governor Patrick.

By Jay Fitzgerald

High-profile solar and hydropower bills failed to pass before lawmakers adjourned for the year.

Obituaries

Dick Wagner, guitarist, songwriter for Alice Cooper; at 71

Dick Wagner performed at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hill, Mich., in 2013.

By Mesfin Fekadu

Mr. Wagner worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss, and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper’s hits.

Ed Sprinkle, 90; called ‘the meanest man in football’

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Sprinkle, who played for the Chicago Bears, leveled quarterbacks with ferocity in becoming a rugged prototype for pro football’s pass-rushing defensive ends.

Dick Smith, 92; dubbed ‘Godfather of Makeup’

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Smith amused, fascinated, and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando and many others.

Sports

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

New-look Red Sox drop Yankees

Allen Craig hit a double in the third inning.

By Julian Benbow

Allen Craig hit a double in his first game with Boston.

Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox celebrate New Year’s in August

Anthony Ranaudo, who started Friday’s game, is part of the youth movement.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The remade Red Sox were ringing in a new year and kissing the 2014 season goodbye.

Red Sox souvenir shop scrambles to keep up

By Anthony Gulizia

Stocking Yoenis Cespedes shirts, and unloading those of Lester, Lackey, and others was the order of business Friday.

G: Family

Jessica Means chooses medical school, and music

Above: Jessica Means by the piano in her family’s home that she played when she was a child. Top right: Means in her operating room scrubs after surgery.

By Bella English

Everyone told Means she had to choose between medical school and being a professional pianist. She chose both.

Dance Review

Wicked fun with ‘Chalk and Soot’ at Jacob’s Pillow

Members of Dance Heginbotham performing “Chalk and Soot” while music is played live (and mostly onstage).

By Janine Parker

Choreographer John Heginbotham and composer Colin Jacobsen have created a piece that is smart, wicked, and fun, and extremely generous of heart.

Book Review

‘The Interior Circuit’ by Francisco Goldman

Francisco Goldman decided to go to Mexico City to pay tribute to his late wife who died in an accident in Mexico.

By John Freeman

Goldman’s remarkable new book is the tale of his late wife’s town: Mexico City.