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Roll call for nomination is underway at DNC

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Delegates stand and cheer during roll call on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Hillary Clinton is set to be the first woman from a major party nominated for president.

// Unmoved by plea to support Clinton, Sanders supporters protest again

Demonstrators chanted “Bernie or bust!” as they moved through Philadelphia.


// With speech Thursday, it’s time for Hillary Clinton to get real

Americans want someone who is genuine, and that’s the Hillary Clinton who needs to speak Thursday.

// Michelle Obama’s next act: Three ideas

What options does Michelle Obama have politically or otherwise, after she and her family leave the White House?

// Meet the Mass. native behind Michelle Obama’s speeches

Sarah Hurwitz has worked with the first lady since the 2008 election.

Michael A. Cohen

// Michelle Obama’s triumph

Mrs. Obama’s speech took on Trump’s vision of the country, embedding the experience of black and female Americans into the nation’s larger story.

7/26/16 - Boston, MA - Boston Public Garden - The Boston Public Garden was full of commuters on foot as well as tourists and area residents out to enjoy the sunshine before high temperatures returned for the day on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016. The heat wave continues to blanket the Boston area with temperatures again in the low-to-middle 90's. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Boston area’s heat wave hits day 6

Once again, temperatures topped 90, and there’s little chance of rain for the next few days.

Chefs participating in weekly poolside pop-ups at the Colonnade Hotel this summer include (from left) Chris Coombs, Evan Hennessey, Nick Calias, Matthew Gaudet, Allen Campbell.

Mike Diskin

The Tip

Up on the roof with some of New England’s top chefs

For $20, get dinner, a dip, and a chance to mingle with a local culinary star at the rooftop pool of the Colonnade Hotel.

Ice cream


// Dr. Dre handcuffed by police in his driveway

A man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.

// The artisanal ice cream scene is booming

Pop-up shops. Small-batch producers. Dairy-free alternatives. It’s a hotbed of frozen desserts.

Boston, MA - 07/26/2016 -People watch as search and rescue crafts patrol along Carson Beach as they search for an 8 year old boy that went missing in Boston, MA, July 26, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Police search for missing child at Carson Beach

The boy, who is about 7 years old, was last seen at 2:05 p.m.

Baker administration raps Healey’s gun crackdown

Governor Charlie Baker’s administration said Attorney General Maura Healey’s crackdown on so-called “copycat” weapons is unclear.

Researchers spotted the shark close to the family’s boat.

Wayne Davis/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

The realization hit: The shark was right there.

A family came unbelievably close to a 14-foot predator on a stretch of secluded Chatham beach.

The T’s fiscal control board in February voted to get rid of weekend late night service, saying the later hours were not “cost-effective.”

Groups allege MBTA violated civil rights over late service

The groups say the MBTA incorrectly analyzed how the cancellation of late-night service would affect minority and low-income riders.

Healey won’t comply with climate change subpoena

A congressional subpoena is seeking records on her investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled the public about climate change.

‘Monks’ at Faneuil Hall may not be real deal

“Monks” in orange robes have been soliticiting donations, but are they who they say they are?

Boston Police

Was that Mark Cuban’s yacht in Boston Harbor?

The Mavericks owner has said — more than once — that it’s not his. Police beg to differ.

Theo Epstein has armed the Cubs with one of the most talented rosters in baseball.

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Can Theo Epstein end another city’s curse?

If Epstein can provide salvation to a second cursed fan base this season, he’s surely bound for Cooperstown.

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Don’t just set and forget your employees’ retirement plans

Most employers assume that once a retirement plan is in place, their job is done. But by keeping it top-of-mind and up-to-date, you can save your business from potential legal hassles.

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Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

A battle against Islamic State fighters

“When everyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire,” Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic says.