Groundwater in Mass. might pose health risk

As much as 90 percent of the state’s groundwater is potentially corrosive, according to a new report.

// Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in Germany, police say

A man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near a music festival in Ansbach.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks at a rally, before the arrival of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential running mate U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. Picture taken July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

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Democratic chair to resign following e-mail hack

After WikiLeaks released e-mails suggesting Democrats favored Clinton in the primary, the party’s chair said she will step down after the convention.

Boston, MA - 7/24/2016 - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks during a new conference with the Massachusetts Democratic Delegation before leaving to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as they prepare to leave from South Station in Boston, MA, July 24, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Mass. Democrats rally for Clinton ahead of convention

Democrats departed South Station in Boston by train for Philadelphia on Sunday morning.

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This local lawyer is setting global legal standards from his Boston law office

Andrew B. Loewenstein argued before a tribunal defending the Philippines’ rights to conduct commerce in the South China Sea.

//'s%20Medical%20Cen-1807481.jpg Steward Health Care stops bleeding money

The operator of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Carney Hospital posted its first-ever profit in 2015.

Pair accused in carjacking of man sleeping in SUV

Two Boston men were arrested after they carjacked a man as he slept in his SUV Sunday morning, Boston Police said.

// Afghanistan bars public assemblies after attack

The country marked a national day of mourning after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people in Kabul.

Man injured by falling hotel awning during Boston storm

Saturday’s storms injured a man when an awning went down, and brought down trees and caused power outages.

Fire crews contain Cape Cod brush fire

The blaze has scorched more than 100 acres of the Joint Base Cape Cod military reservation since Saturday.

Luz Sanchez, right, is the mother of Grisel Sanchez, a 31-year-old mother of three who was gunned down one year ago.

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Family of slain Dorchester woman pleads for help finding her killer

It has been almost a year since Grisel Sanchez, 31, a mother of three, was shot to death.

// Marijuana dispensary licenses to the highest bidder?

Fierce competition for marijuana dispensary licenses is fueling escalating payments to win community support.

// Newly popular Ashmont tests developers’ ability to finance workforce housing

Moderately priced housing in outlying neighborhoods can be a tough sell to investors who can get quick profits on luxury condos in downtown Boston.

// Verizon expected to announce $4.8 billion takeover of Yahoo

Verizon will announce its plans to buy Yahoo! Inc. for about $4.8 billion on Monday, an insider said.

Erika Schickel was asked to leave Buxton School in Williamstown in 1982 after school officials discovered her relationship with a teacher. “The top priority ... was to get rid of me,” she said.

Private schools, painful secrets

The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees.

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IOC stops short of full ban of Russia from Rio Games

The IOC rejected calls to exclude the entire Russian Olympic team.

Red Sox 8, Twins 7

//[1][1].jpg Hanley Ramirez, Rick Porcello power Red Sox

Ramirez hit his fifth homer in the last five games and Porcello improved to 13-2 with the win.

// Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Griffey was selected on a record 99.32 percent of ballots cast while Piazza made it in on his fourth try.

COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: Mike Piazza (L) and Ken Griffey Jr. pose with thier plaques at Clark Sports Center after the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Different paths led Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza to Hall of Fame

Both superstars were emotional, eloquent during their induction speeches.

// ‘Law is suspended’: Turkish lawyers report abuse of coup detainees

Thousands of people taken into custody since the attempted coup are being held in sports facilities and stables, lawyers say.

// Turkish Americans in Boston condemn attempted coup

More than 200 people marched around the park and near the State House.

// Small plane crashes at Cape Cod airport

Four people were transported to a hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

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// Trump and Clinton: A guide for haters

It’s easy to find compelling reasons to dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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.