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Agabus Lartey spoke last year near the first anniversary of the killings of his daughter, Kristen, Sharrice Perkins, and Genevieve  Phillip. Lisa Brathwaite, Kristen’s cousin sat behind him.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Two years after Harlem Street triple slaying, pain and fear persist

Last year, officials said they had a “good foundation of evidence.” But the case remains unsolved.

A flier on the disease was given out at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ebola worry curtails student travel plans

Some New England schools are canceling programs in Africa but others are proceeding with caution.

The Nation

Obama fund-raiser highlights Democrats’ political imperative

President Obama arrived to speak about developments in Iraq at the house where he is staying on Martha’s Vineyard.

By Noah Bierman and Tracy Jan

President Obama was set to attend a fund-raiser on Martha’s Vineyard minutes after he spoke about the crisis in Iraq.

Attacking Obama policy, Hillary Clinton exposes different worldviews

By Mark Landler

Clinton criticized not just Obama’s refusal to aid the rebels in Syria but his shorthand description of his entire foreign policy.

FBI opens inquiry into police killing of Mo. teenager

A group marched and rallied in front of police headquarters in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The circumstances of Michael Brown’s death remained in sharp dispute two days after he was killed by a police officer.

The World

Tense standoff with Maliki as Iraq nominates new leader

By Tim Arango and Alissa J. Rubin

The step broke a monthslong political deadlock, but it also seemed to take Iraq into uncharted territory.

For Iraq Yazidis, a frantic search for the missing

 Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community rode in a truck across Iraq’s border with Syria. Dizzy from thirst, some adults lost track of children in the crowds in the mountains. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

By Diaa Hadid

The loss of loved ones adds even more suffering to people who spent days stranded in the Sinjar mountains under a blazing son with barely any food or water.

Rebels keep captured Iraq dam running

The Mosul Dam is Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam, located on the Tigris River.

By Mahmoud Habboush and Aziz Alwan

Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, is the most important asset the group captured since taking Nineveh province in June.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

Cambridge needs new approach to development

By Paul McMorrow

The move to gut Cambridge’s planning board and put its City Council in charge of development permits is a terrifying prospect.

TOM KEANE

We’re No. 1, or No. 9, or maybe No. 42

By Tom Keane

Top 10 lists are everywhere, and Boston ranks high in some of them. In others, not so much.

Gary Samore and Simon Saradzhyan

Cornering Putin could backfire

Vladimir Putin pauses at the Czar Cannon at the Kremlin in Moscow last month.

By Gary Samore

Leaders in Kiev, Moscow, and Western capitals need to understand the benefits of a negotiated solution in the Ukrainian conflict.

Metro

False claim no barrier to marijuana licenses

Kevin Fisher claimed he earned a degree from Youngstown State, but the school says it has no record of that.

By Todd Wallack

Two licenses were granted to a company whose director falsely claimed to be a college graduate in the application.

Ebola worry curtails student travel plans

A flier on the disease was given out at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

By Oliver Ortega

Some New England schools are canceling programs in Africa but others are proceeding with caution.

Two years after Harlem Street triple slaying, pain and fear persist

Agabus Lartey spoke last year near the first anniversary of the killings of his daughter, Kristen, Sharrice Perkins, and Genevieve  Phillip. Lisa Brathwaite, Kristen’s cousin sat behind him.

By Evan Allen

Last year, officials said they had a “good foundation of evidence.” But the case remains unsolved.

More Stories

KEVIN CULLEN

A spirit as deep as the sea

By Kevin Cullen

Burlington

Police fire at suspect during car chase

By Rachel Riley

Business

Market Basket a rare case in labor world

Market Basket workers demonstrated at a job fair for potential replacements in Andover last week.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The grocery chain’s workers don’t have a union, but have achieved in three weeks what few unions have accomplished in recent years.

Wage gap rising, but less so in Boston

Bellroy Travel Wallet.

By Katie Johnston

The rich keep getting richer, but in Boston, the income divide has not been as severe as other cities in recent years.

Two doctors groups leave Atrius Health

By Robert Weisman

Massachusetts health providers say consolidation is needed to compete in an era of more coordinated medical care.

Obituaries

ty burr | appreciation

Robin Williams entertained us, but pain inside was unmistakable

Pain as well as jokes flowed from Robin Williams.

By Ty Burr

We could sense the gravity that was pulling Robin Williams down, and that’s the reason a lot of us feel that we’ve lost someone we knew.

Robin Williams, at 63; manic comic with dramatic bona fides

Mr. Williams won an Academy Award for his performance as an empathetic therapist alongside Matt Damon (right) in ‘‘Good Will Hunting.”

By Haven Daley and Hillel Italie

Mr. Williams was an Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of riffs and impressions dazzled audiences.

Sports

With Red Sox, bat preparation is a gripping tale

David Ortiz prefers brightly colored Lizard Skins tape on his bat handle — it’s even better than spit. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY

By Peter Abraham

Players use sprays, tapes, pine tar, rubber grips, and other substances to get just the right feel on a bat.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Odd turns in Tom Werner’s candidacy for MLB commissioner

Red Sox chairman Tom Werner. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

By Dan Shaughnessy

Battle lines are drawn between Werner and Rob Manfred, and revenue sharing seems to be a factor in the decision.

ON FOOTBALL | BEN VOLIN

Long shot Brian Tyms may catch on with Patriots

Brian Tyms had five catches for 119  yards against the Redskins last week. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

By Ben Volin

The receiver comes with baggage, but there is reason to believe he’ll be sticking around Foxborough.

G: Living

Cambridge nonprofit offers kids summer fun

By Bella English

Daybreak Day Camp, which is located at the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, is a place for kids with emotional, social, and behavioral issues.

Book Review

‘Double Agent’ by Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy offers eccentric characters, suspense, and details of spying in what is also cultural history, “Double Agent.”

By Nick Romeo

Duffy tells the intricate tale of FBI counterespionage efforts to disrupt the work of German operatives seeking to steal US military secrets.

Music Review

A Slatkin celebration and a Tanglewood trifecta

Left: cellist Yo-Yo Ma with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Zinman on Sunday. Right: conductor Leonard Slatkin leading the BSO on Friday night.

By Jeremy Eichler

Leonard Slatkin, Stéphane Denève, and David Zinman led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in performances at Tanglewood last weekend.