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Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help

At left, a plane dropping Agent Orange over Vietnam. Richard Matte flew such planes on domestic missions and believes he was exposed to the deadly herbicide.

AP/FILE (left); SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF

These veterans didn’t drop Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but they flew contaminated planes on domestic missions.

John Fish of Suffolk Construction says Boston’s bid to get the 2024 Olympics is an effort to add to the city’s legacy.

John Fish went from struggling boy to Olympic bidder

The man who built Suffolk Construction didn’t let a diagnosis of severe dyslexia hold him back as a child.

DEA details path of deadly heroin blend to N.E.

Heroin is shipped through Mexico, where cartels are adding the painkiller fentanyl to some of the drugs, officials say.

The Concord Free Press gives away books for free to readers who will donate to a charity or person in need.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

In Concord, free books for donation to charity, needy

The Concord Free Press is trying to create a way for authors to get their books to readers and to encourage generosity.

The Nation

Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help

At left, a plane dropping Agent Orange over Vietnam. Richard Matte flew such planes on domestic missions and believes he was exposed to the deadly herbicide.

By Bryan Bender

These veterans didn’t drop Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but they flew contaminated planes on domestic missions.

Pattern of errors, sporadic review in military hospitals

By Sharon LaFraniere and Andrew W. Lehren

Internal documents obtained by The New York Times depict a system in which scrutiny is infrequent and avoidable errors are chronic.

Captured Benghazi attack suspect pleads not guilty

By Eric Schmitt and Michael S. Schmidt

Ahmed Abu Khattala was flown to Washington from a warship where he had been held since his capture two weeks ago.

The World

Jordan fears expanding home-grown ISIS could take action

Protesters in Maan, Jordan,displayed black banners in a show of support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

By William Booth

Two rallies held last week were the first public displays of support for ISIS in Jordan.

Iraq forces launch push to regain lost territory

Iraq’s military carried out three airstrikes on the insurgent-held city of Mosul early Saturday. The militants’ surge across much of northern and western Iraq has thrown the country into its deepest crisis since US troops withdrew late in 2011.

By Ryan Lucas and Qassim Abdul-Zahra

Soldiers backed by tanks and helicopter gunships began an offensive Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit.

US aiming to make gay rights a global effort

By Vanessa Gera

President Obama is using American embassies across the world to promote a cause that still divides his own country.

Editorial & Opinion

OPINION | Cathy Young

‘Teach men not to rape’: Turn off the outrage machine

By Cathy Young

The “don’t rape” logic seems almost entirely at odds with how the real world operates.

TOM KEANE

In casino case, SJC delivers a setback to all vested interests

By Tom Keane

The court zeroed in on the hole in the attorney general’s logic and dealt a blow to a worrisome legal theory.

OPINION | HOWARD AXELROD

Spritz: Speed-reading is nice, but what about lingering on meaning?

By Howard Axelrod

Does being a faster reader mean being a better reader? Should being a turbo-bluebird be the goal?

Metro

DEA details path of deadly heroin blend to N.E.

By Brian MacQuarrie

Heroin is shipped through Mexico, where cartels are adding the painkiller fentanyl to some of the drugs, officials say.

Abortion battle spills across line at Boston clinic

Abortion rights supporter Cameron Pond (left) and abortion protester Ruth Schiavone faced off.

By Evan Allen and Claire McNeill

Protesters at Planned Parenthood pushed past the yellow line marking a buffer zone that was ruled unconstitutional.

Saying goodbye to a South End institution

Rose Finke, a customer for 28 years, said goodbye to co-owner Arthur Manjourides.

By Dan Adams

After 87 years, Saturday was the final day in business for Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe.

Money & Careers

John Fish went from struggling boy to Olympic bidder

John Fish of Suffolk Construction says Boston’s bid to get the 2024 Olympics is an effort to add to the city’s legacy.

By Jack Thomas

The man who built Suffolk Construction didn’t let a diagnosis of severe dyslexia hold him back as a child.

Recovery along Route 2

A tale of two cities in Cambridge

A boom, largely centered around Kendall Square, has sharpened the divide between Cambridge’s highly paid professionals and others in the city.

By Jay Fitzgerald

The post-recession resurgence is sharpening the divide between highly paid professionals and others in the city.

Recovery along Route 2

In Concord, business — and life — as usual

The affluence of Concord and its surrounding communities shielded it from the worst of the recession.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Concord’s affluence, and the affluence of the communities around it, shielded it from the worst of the recession.

Sports

At halfway point, Red Sox not where they’d like to be

This season has been filled with moments of frustration for David Ortiz and the Red Sox.

By Peter Abraham

Eight months after they beat the Cardinals for an unexpected championship, the Red Sox are scratching for relevance.

on second thought

Getting hooked on paddleboard fly fishing

Gunnar Johnson demonstrates his balance as well as his fly fishing technique.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The fishing comes with a workout, and it’s the latest craze in the outdoors.

Red Sox 2, Yankees 1

Mike Napoli lifts Red Sox over Yankees

Mike Napoli returned to a happy Red Sox dugout after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Napoli’s home run in the ninth gave the Red Sox and a deserving Jon Lester a 2-1 victory.

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Rubby De La Rosa sent to Pawtucket

By Peter Abraham

Dan Shaughnessy

Ready or not, Mookie Betts called up to Red Sox

By Dan Shaughnessy

Sunday Baseball Notes

Cost will be high to get David Price

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Basketball Notes

More than a few might regret NBA Draft picks

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Hockey Notes

Scott Hartnell trade shows risk with power forwards

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday Football Notes

Top stories of the 2014 NFL offseason

By Ben Volin

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins draft Ted Donato’s son in 2nd round

By Fluto Shinzawa

UNION 3, REVOLUTION 1

Revolution fall to Union in return from break

By Rob Harms

Brazil 1, Chile 1 (Brazil wins shootout)

Julio Cesar makes clutch saves in Brazil’s PK win

By Tales Azzoni

COLOMBIA 2, URUGUAY 0

Colombia moves into World Cup quarterfinals

By Mattias Karen

Ideas

How to paint van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers,’ in 20 steps

Copies of “Sunflowers” by Zhao Xiaoyong, left, and by another painter in Dafen.

A standard-size painting can be completed by a Chinese master copyist in two to three hours.

The Internationalist

The surprising appeal of ISIS

An ISIS fighter in the city of Mosul last week.

By Thanassis Cambanis

It’s murderous, intolerant, and dangerous. But the group offers Sunnis something rare in the Middle East: a chance to feel like a citizen.

Why Americans love to declare independence

By Robert Tsai

The 1776 Declaration was only the first. What we learn from the long history of splinter constitutions, manifestos, and secessions that followed.

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The word

English, loanword champion of the world!

By Britt Peterson

brainiac

The future of camouflage

By Kevin Hartnett

Obituaries

Leslie Manigat, Haiti leader ousted in coup; at 83

Leslie Manigat, who was removed from office in a coup in 1988, also ran for president unsuccessfully in 2006.

By Evens Sanon

Mr. Manigat was a prominent figure in the Haitian political establishment.

Rollin King, 83; helped start Southwest Airlines

By Michael Corkery

A pilot, Mr. King sketched out a plan to create Southwest in 1967.

Rev. William Neenan, 85; called ‘the pastor’ of BC

The Rev. William Neenan was at Boston College for 35 years and said he “fell in love with BC and its students.”

By Bryan Marquard

Rev. Neenan came to Boston College as a visiting professor in 1979, and later served as a dean and vice president.

Sunday Arts

site lines

Clark Museum meshes with rural landscape

Tadao Ando’s Visitor Center at the Clark Institute reflects the architect’s love of concrete and water.

By Robert Campbell

After the Clark Art Institute’s $145 million construction and renovation project, it’s virtually a new set of buildings.

In Concord, free books for donation to charity, needy

The Concord Free Press gives away books for free to readers who will donate to a charity or person in need.

By Kathleen Burge

The Concord Free Press is trying to create a way for authors to get their books to readers and to encourage generosity.

movies

Harvey Weinstein and the saga of ‘Snowpiercer’

A movie-industry struggle is part of the drama behind a new sci-fi film (above).

By Ty Burr

“Snowpiercer,” one of the very best films of 2014, opens in the Boston area Friday, and you almost didn’t get a chance to see it in a movie theater.

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Renée Fleming: Leading lady

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

A labor of ‘Love’ for Joe DiPietro

By Christopher Wallenberg

@Large

Real talk: The rise of context

By Michael Andor Brodeur

THING TANK

From #DOTspeak to #suarezing

By Michael Andor Brodeur

feedback

Boston-area arts letters

By June Wulff

My Instagram: Can Ahtam

By Rachel Raczka

The One Thing

Caitlin McGauley’s stylish domestic views

By Marni Elyse Katz

Lifestyle

Round tables no longer invited

By Beth Teitell

The ticket: Art

By Sebastian Smee

The ticket: Classical music

By Jeremy Eichler

The Ticket: dance picks

By Karen Campbell

The ticket: Pop music

By James Reed

The ticket: Television

By Matthew Gilbert

Names

Wes Welker would like to talk about his new hair

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Fashionable fund-raiser for BMC Cancer Care

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Kaysen and Messud draw a crowd in Newtonville

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

N.H. teen sings with Billy Joel at Fenway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Bobby Brown wants your meal to taste better

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Cover girls

By Eugenia Williamson

Book Review

‘Man on the Run’ by Tom Doyle

By James Rosen

Book review

‘American Catch’ by Paul Greenberg

By Matthew Price

the story behind the book

A graphic novel with a giant tale to tell

By Kate Tuttle

new england literary news

A Modern touch on the Cape

By Jan Gardner

new england writers at work

Chris Bohjalian finds inspiration in mountains of Vermont

By Eugenia Williamson

Local bestsellers

By Alex Stills

Travel

Hawaii stirs sense of wonder, offers of adventure

By Bella English

From Maui to Kauai, how Hawaii can win you over.

If you go to Hawaii

Where to stay and eat and what to do on Maui and Kauai.

Can’t decide where to retire? Try ‘everywhere’

Lynne and Tim Martin, who travel with one duffle bag and a carry-on each, have four children between them and seven grandchildren. One daughter and two granddaughters will visit them in Paris this summer.

By Juliet Pennington

With their house sold, and their affairs in order, the Martins embarked on a home-free journey around the world.

Real Estate

In luxury complexes, all the bells and whistles

By Jaci Conry

High-end apartment complexes are popping up everywhere, and they’ll do anything from dog sit to loan you a car so you’ll sign on the dotted line.

location, location, location

Bridgewater is an amicable town-and-gown community

Bridgewater 06/18/14- The town of Bridgewater. Norm Marsolini from Bridgewater carries some fresh produce to his 1947 Chevy stylemaster at Hanson Farm. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

By Melissa Schorr

This Plymouth County burb of 26,563 set along the Taunton River has evolved from the home of farmlands and factories.

My First Home

Allston rental wasn’t all it was cracked up to be

By Alex Hall

Come fall, our home lived up to its spring potential. It was wonderful. It was bliss. Then winter hit.

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HOME OF THE WEEK

Newton home blends new technology, period touches

By John R. Ellement

ask address...

Should I replace the carpet before selling my home?

By Marjorie Youngren

ask address...

What to do when your house makes cracking sounds

By Peter Hotton

room to love

Drapes inspire design for Dover home office

By Eileen McEleney Woods

location, location, location

The home your money buys in Bridgewater

By Melissa Schorr

Magazine

The Boomers Issue

The complicated sex life of baby boomers

Eighty-five percent of male boomers and 61 percent of female boomers report sexual satisfaction is critical to their relationships and quality of life.

By Alyssa Giacobbe

Fifty- and sixtysomethings sure keep busy with divorce, ailing parents, and boomerang kids. But that’s not about to stop them from getting busy.

The Boomers Issue

Hidden joys of the ‘Sandwich Generation’

In Sutton, the LaRock and Bruno families house four generations under one roof. Clockwise from bottom left: 7-year-old Tony Bruno, his parents Jessica and Tony, Fred LaRock Jr. and Connie, and Fred LaRock Sr. and Grace

By Melissa Schorr

Everyone talks about how tough it must be to squeeze into a home with both children and elderly parents. It can also be incredible.

The Boomers Issue

Downsizing? Senior move managers want to help

Florence Gans’s daughter-in-law Lori and Joan Roover (right) unpack together.

By Alison Lobron

As boomers look to move themselves some look to a special kind of mover.

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Perspective

Teaching Ruby Bridges

By Barbara Henry (As told to Scott Helman)

Examiner

What makes fireworks pop

By Olivia Hall

Style Watch

Designing a preppy, fun living room

By Jaci Conry

Cooking

Recipes for sugar snap peas

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Sugar snap peas at Sarma

By Devra First

Dinner With Cupid

Love’s sweet sounds

Connections

Being single at weddings

By Sara Eckel

Tales from the City

A Boston driver in D.C.

Globe North

Legendary golfer’s win recalled, 60 years later

As a gallery throng watches, Babe Zaharias lines up a putt on the final hole  of the 1954 US Open, held at the Salem Country Club.

By Brion O’Connor

‘‘Babe’’ Didrikson Zaharias may have been the greatest female athlete of the 20th century, and her greatest win came 60 years ago at the Salem Country Club.

Babe’s last hurrah

Babe Zaharias mingles with the crowd at the 1954 US Open.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s final round scorecard at the 1954 US Women’s Open at Salem Country Club.

Officials tweak zoning rules to encourage development

Somerville Planning Director George Proakis (from left), real estate developer Marie Sorensen, and Somerville Economic Development director  Ed O’Donnell examine development possibilities in Union Square.

By Kathy McCabe

On a humid morning, 20 private real estate developers walked through Somerville’s Union Square, the future home of a Green Line station.

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Around the Diamond

Lowell Post 87 playing with an air of confidence

By Stephen Sellner

Globe North Best Bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Burlington

Town to update master plan

By John Laidler

Newburyport

Joppa Flats hosting summer activities

By Brenda J. Buote

Everett

City to offer free lunches to children

By John Laidler

Melrose

Housing lottery meeting set for July 15

By Kathy McCabe

Haverhill

Mayor seeks volunteers to serve on city boards

By Brenda J. Buote

Stoneham

New trash, recycling rules in effect June 30

By Brenda J. Buote

Salem

Farmers market in full swing

By John Laidler

West Newbury

Town audit shows good finances

By Taryn Plumb

Globe South

Trees nurture peace and resilience in Avon

Ginko biloba sapplings, second generation survivors of the 1945 Hiroshima blast, are being nurtured at the Arnold Arboretum until they are ready to plant.

By Johanna Seltz

A group founded by an Iranian-American has been nurturing seeds from 170 trees that survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

Casino ruling worries officials in Everett, Revere

A rendering of the Wynn casino proposed in Everett. The city stands to gain more than $100 million over the first four years if Wynn Resorts is granted a casino license.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

A Supreme Judicial Court decision throws into question whether either city could reap the financial benefits of its agreements with Mohegan Sun and Wynn.

Reborn from rubble

By Johanna Seltz

Since 2011, the organization Green Legacy Hiroshima has sent saplings from trees that survived the 1945 atomic blast to more than 20 countries.

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Ruling against Redskins renews debate

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Beverly Beckham

Beach visit turns out to be a little trip of horrors

By Beverly Beckham

Globe South Best Bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Around the Diamond

Quincy Morrisette Post 294 making a strong pitch in District 6

By Andrew MacDougall

Hull

New community garden takes root

By Johanna Seltz

Norwell

Rain barrels available soon

By Juliet Pennington

Scituate

Small beach campfires OK for Fourth

By Johanna Seltz

Weymouth

Ring those bells July 4

By Johanna Seltz

North Andover

Library honors longtime youth services assistant

By Brenda J. Buote

Duxbury

Fees could rise; hearing Monday

By Jean Lang

Holbrook

Finance Committee to discuss proposed school

By Jennette Barnes

Kingston

Board won’t back affordable home bid

By Robert Knox

Milton

Group starts anti-texting campaign

By Jaclyn Reiss

Randolph

New attorney selected by council

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Rockland

Online fund-raiser raises $13k

By Cara Bayles

Plymouth

Plymouth counting down to Fourth

By Emily Sweeney

Avon

New police chief at helm

By Johanna Seltz

Bridgewater

Schools stick with MCAS exam

By Jennette Barnes

Canton

More high schoolers found with fake IDs

By Dave Eisenstadter

Brockton

Youth jobs available at DPW summer program

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Carver

Solar deals approved at Town Meeting

By Robert Knox

Dedham

10 mini libraries coming to Dedham

By Dave Eisenstadter

Foxborough

Board OK’s changes on bullying policy

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Freetown

Veterans tribute planned for VFW fund-raiser

By Juliet Pennington

Hanson

New trash rules in effect Tuesday

By John Laidler

Lakeville

Town boards seek help, fast

By Paul Kandarian

Mansfield

Three Episcopal churches become one

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Middleborough

Deal protects more than 350 acres from development

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Norton

Two appointed as police officers

By John Laidler

Raynham

Walmart given more time to finish job

By John Laidler

Rochester

Facebook expands police reach

By Paul Kandarian

Sharon

Schools will use PARCC tests

By Jennette Barnes

Stoughton

Voters approve school budget

By Rich Fahey

Walpole

Bus firm agrees to cut idling time

By Johanna Seltz

Braintree

Tobacco age limit rises to 21

By Dan Adams

Whitman

Coalition tackles drug abuse

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

East Bridgewater

Middle school music restored

By Rich Fahey

Wareham

Sewage closes Onset Harbor beaches

By Emily Sweeney

Globe West

Challenger Baseball a winning game for all

With “buddy’’ Sophia Duellberg close behind, Olivia Cheney of Northborough races for home during a recent Challenger Baseball game.

By Hattie Bernstein

The special needs division, part of the international Little League program, is made up of three teams and 36 players.

Zervas School plans advance in Newton

By Ellen Ishkanian

Plans for a $40 million, three-story, 24 classroom school are heading into the next phase of a planning process.

Framingham residents press for closer look at cancer patterns

By John Dyer

Activists in South Framingham want more research to determine whether the numerous hazardous waste sites in the area are threatening people’s health.

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Globe West Best Bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Around the Diamond

Ashland Post 77 Legion squad loads up on aces

By Phil Perry

Newton

New bylaws limit access to tobacco

By Ellen Ishkanian

Waltham

Free lunches for low-income children

By Jaclyn Reiss

Needham

Opening on Conservation Commission

By Jaclyn Reiss

Newton

Help boost recycling awareness

By Ellen Ishkanian

Wellesley

Early-bird special for golf outing

By Jaclyn Reiss

Lexington

Lexpress bus routes change Tuesday

By Emily Cataneo

Belmont

Shea is state’s Teacher of the Year

By Emily Cataneo

Arlington

Town to dedicate new veterans center

By Emily Cataneo

Arlington

Legal age to buy tobacco rising to 20

By Emily Cataneo

Arlington

Land trust names new president

By Emily Cataneo

Watertown

New mural in works for Baptist Walk

By Jaclyn Reiss

Berlin

Pipeline company in touch with residents

By Matt Gunderson

Pepperell

Officials line up new override bid

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Pepperell

Local firefighter graduates from academy

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Lincoln

School board faces decision on principal

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Sudbury

Sessions will help with tax exemption

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Concord

Community groups receive state grants

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Westborough

Register for children’s theater camp

By Hattie Bernstein

Littleton

Library gets $40,000 for planning

By Nancy Shohet West

Boylston

Town issues report on water supply

By Rachel Lebeaux

Southborough

Free concerts on Neary School field

By Hattie Bernstein

Marlborough

Broadway tunes on common Thursday

By Hattie Bernstein

Northborough

Recreation Department offers Block Island trip

By Hattie Bernstein

Carlisle

Openings on transportation task force

By Nancy Shohet West

Shirley

Farmers market begins July 10 on common

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bedford

Apply to serve on a town committee

By Nancy Shohet West

Maynard

Openings on new development committee

By Jarret Bencks

Harvard

Opening on the Board of Selectmen

By Davis Bushnell

Ayer

Clerk adds notary public services

By Davis Bushnell

Stow

Meet with mosquito-control crews

By Matt Gunderson

Bolton

Library pokes fun at bad cinema

By Matt Gunderson

Shrewsbury

Summer reading carnival Tuesday

By Abby Jordan

Acton

Young readers can practice on Molly

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Hudson

More details on property values online

By Jarret Bencks

Wayland

Town offering beach memberships

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Ashland

Town cites progress on solar challenge

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bellingham

Expanded weeknight hours at library

By Rachel Lebeaux

Franklin

Tuesday is deadline for dog licenses

By Rachel Lebeaux

Holliston

Whom to bug about mosquitoes

By Mary MacDonald

Hopkinton

Teens to review ‘Fault in Our Stars’

By Mary MacDonald

Medfield

Streets in line for summer repairs

By Abby Jordan

Medway

Free music, movies, theater in park

By Rachel Lebeaux

Milford

Board clashes over superintendent

By Mary MacDonald

Millis

Sign up for e-reader tips at library

By Jarret Bencks

Norfolk

Community band performs Thursday

By Abby Jordan

Plainville

Summer fiction sale at library

By Rachel Lebeaux

Sherborn

Adults, read books and win prizes

By Mary MacDonald

Wrentham

Bike parade at library Thursday

By Abby Jordan

Milford

Hospital launches revamped website

By Mary MacDonald

Framingham

Center offers free meditation classes

By Megan McKee

Upton

Selectmen seeking volunteers

By Rachel Lebeaux

Natick

Busy week leading up to the Fourth

By Megan McKee