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“Operation Helping Hands,” made up of two officers and a crisis clinician, is the only Boston Police unit of its kind.

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Officers act as ‘guardians’ on the city’s streets

A newly created police unit in Mattapan seeks out Boston’s most vulnerable citizens. The mission: to help, not to arrest.

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The uncertainty exasperated leaders of both parties, who said the Maine governor crossed a line with his recent comments.

‘I don’t want anyone else to be alone,’ Owen Labrie’s victim says

“I want other people to feel. . . strong enough to say ‘I have the right to my body. I have the right to say no,’” Chessy Prout said.

Analysis

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Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and her relationship with the Clinton Foundation are putting her under a spotlight.

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What does a Korean-American father of three have to do with a fashion label that’s popular with black women? Everything.

The Nation

Analysis

Dual controversies expose Clinton’s flaws

Hillary Clinton arrived for a private fund-raiser Tuesday at a Sagaponack, N.Y., home.

By Victoria McGrane

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and her relationship with the Clinton Foundation are putting her under a spotlight.

Their soil toxic, 1,100 in Ind. scramble for new homes

Blood tests on Lamont Anderson’s 8-year-old son, Lamont Jr., have revealed dangerously high levels of lead. They live at the West Calumet Housing Complex inEast Chicago, Ind., where the toxic metal contaminates the ground.

By Abby Goodnough

Residents of an East Chicago complex found out that the land contained one of the worst possible threats to children’s health.

White Lives Matter declared a hate group

Houston police last week stood around people with a White Lives Matter sign in front of the city’s NAACP office. Some of the protesters carried rifles and Confederate flags.

By Liam Stack

The nationalist group calls itself an opponent of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The World

Death of top Islamic State operative could be key

Islamic State spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was reportedly killed in Syria.

By Anne Barnard and Douglas Schorzman

US officials say Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was targeted Tuesday during a drone strike in Syria.

AP documents 72 mass graves left by IS militants

In an image posted online by Islamic State militants in June 2014, Iraqi cadets captured by Islamic State militants hid their heads moments before they were killed in Tikrit, Iraq. Their bodies are believed to be in one of the many mass graves left behind by the extremists.

By Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler

Five graves arranged at the foot of Sinjar mountain hold the bodies of dozens of minority Yazidis killed in the Islamic State group’s bloody onslaught in August 2014.

In bid to oust Brazil’s President Rousseff, prosecutor alleges fraud

By Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese

On the fifth day of a trial, the prosecutor said the president broke fiscal responsibility laws in managing the federal budget.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Donald Trump tries to escape a narrow corner

A Donald Trump supporter posed with a gun while attending a rally during the Republican National Convention.

By Scot Lehigh

These days, Trump resembles a classic character from old cartoons.

JEFF JACOBY

Campaigns so long they make children cry

Marco Rubio and Donald Trump at one of the many, many Republican primary debates.

By Jeff Jacoby

In no other nation on earth do candidates for national leadership devote as much time to running for office. Why do we do this to ourselves?

EDITORIAL

‘Doctor shopping’ is going to get more difficult

This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows fake Percocet pills that are actually fentanyl that were seized and submitted to bureau crime labs. Narcotics officers across the country are altering the way they do business due to concerns about fentanyl, a drug blamed in thousands of overdose deaths in recent years. Even minute amounts of fentanyl can be deadly, and police are being warned to avoid inhaling power or even touching the drug since it can be absorbed into the skin. (Tommy Farmer/Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

The state’s new drug monitoring system will reduce the number bogus prescriptions for opioids.

Metro

Officers act as ‘guardians’ on the city’s streets

“Operation Helping Hands,” made up of two officers and a crisis clinician, is the only Boston Police unit of its kind.

By Evan Allen

A newly created police unit in Mattapan seeks out Boston’s most vulnerable citizens. The mission: to help, not to arrest.

‘I don’t want anyone else to be alone,’ Owen Labrie’s victim says

By Nestor Ramos

“I want other people to feel. . . strong enough to say ‘I have the right to my body. I have the right to say no,’” Chessy Prout said.

Paul LePage hints at resigning — then backtracks

Paul LePage, Maine’s embattled governor, hinted Tuesday that he might resign — only to change course house later.

By Michael Levenson

The uncertainty exasperated leaders of both parties, who said the Maine governor crossed a line with his recent comments.

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Big Papi is a-maze-ing

By Mark Shanahan

Business & Tech

Apple gets hit with $14.5b tax bill

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By James Kanter and Mark Scott

Ireland gave billions in euros worth of illegal tax benefits to the US technology giant, the European Union ruled.

STAT

As Parkinson’s patients wait, Fox Foundation and scientist feud over drug trial

By Charles Piller

As a result, a crucial clinical trial of the most promising treatment for Parkinson’s disease in decades might be delayed.

EMC sale clears last hurdle, Dell to close on purchase next week

When the sale closes, the combined company, Dell Technologies Inc., will keep its enterprise computing division in EMC’s hometown of Hopkinton.

By Curt Woodward

The $65 billion tech takeover, the biggest in that industry’s history, has won approval of Chinese regulators.

Obituaries

Jose Sanchez Marquez, 91, former Middlesex medical examiner

Dr. Sanchez was Middlesex County medical examiner for more than 20 years.

By Felicia Gans

Dr. Sanchez served in the role for more than two decades.

Sports

GLOBE SCHOLASTIC AWARDS

Needham leads the way in Globe Scholastic Awards

It was a banner year for Needham High’s sports teams.

By Bob Holmes

Rockets teams won more than 70 percent of their games, but the success goes beyond the scoreboard.

Rays 4, Red Sox 3

Can anyone handle eighth inning for Red Sox?

Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox’ new set-up man, waited for Evan Longoria to round the bases after his game-winning homer.

By Peter Abraham

Just hours after getting the job, Clay Buchholz allowed a game-winning homer in the eighth on Tuesday.

Lend an ear: David Ortiz depicted in corn maze in Sterling

David Ortiz is depicted in this aerial view of an 8-acre corn maze in Sterling.

By the Associated Press

Add another layer to the latest tribute to the retiring Sox slugger.

Wednesday Food

Plus-size ambitions for James Rhee and the Ashley Stewart brand

James Rhee, chief executive of Ashley Stewart, often refers to the apparel chain as “she.’’

By Janelle Nanos

What does a Korean-American father of three have to do with a fashion label that’s popular with black women? Everything.

The 20 most exciting restaurants opening around Boston this fall

Tomato-leaf gemelli with Benton’s ham, swordfish lardo, and pecorino crumble at Waypoint in Cambridge.

By Kara Baskin

Old favorites rise again! Celebrity chefs shine! Food promises to be hydroponic, wood-fired, truffle-topped, chicken-fried — and above all delicious. Here’s what to expect this season.

Dining Out

Kava makes the South End feel like a Greek isle

The horiatiki salata at Kava.

By Mat Schaffer

The restaurant focuses on great ingredients, minimally prepared and unassumingly presented.