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Aid to disabled children now outstrips welfare

The payments have quietly become the biggest source of monthly cash for the nation’s poorest families, data show.

Journalist Steven Sotloff (left), shown in Libya, is being held by Islamic State militants.

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Perils abound for freelance reporters in hot spots

Many of these journalists report from dangerous locations with limited support or field training.

Former US Representative William Delahunt wants state regulators to issue him coveted licenses to run three medical marijuana facilities.

Delahunt sues over marijuana rejection

The former congressman is asking a court to force state regulators to give him coveted licenses to run medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Nation

Aid to disabled children now outstrips welfare

By Patricia Wen

The payments have quietly become the biggest source of monthly cash for the nation’s poorest families, data show.

Perils abound for freelance reporters in hot spots

Journalist Steven Sotloff (left), shown in Libya, is being held by Islamic State militants.

By Bryan Bender

Many of these journalists report from dangerous locations with limited support or field training.

Mom: captured son ‘honorable’ US journalist

By Curt Anderson

Steven Sotloff, 31, was last seen in person in August 2013 in Syria.

The World

Russian troops launch stealth invasion, Ukraine says

By Andrew E. Kramer

Sources said Russia sent armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory.

Candidate’s boycott of audit roils Afghan election process

By Rod Nordland

US diplomats met with Abdullah Abdullah in an effort to persuade him to continue negotiations aimed at forming a national unity government.

Al Qaeda affiliate seizes crossing point with Golan Heights

Smoke revealed fighting near the Quneitra border crossing into Israeli-controlled Golan Heights

By Alan Cowell

The move could bring Islamist forces within 200 yards of territory controlled by Israel.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Unbecoming issue in the AG race

By Joan Vennochi

Using a word like “unbecoming” to describe a woman’s tough questioning still hits a nerve with many of us in Massachusetts.

Alex Beam

My electronic summer by the lake

The Internet arrives at a lakeside vacation cottage.

Editorial

Cease-fire marks start of real work toward peace in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference in Jerusalem Wednesday.

For this cease-fire to have a real impact, it must open the border to food, medicine, and other civilian goods, while keeping weapons out.

Metro

Delahunt sues over marijuana rejection

Former US Representative William Delahunt wants state regulators to issue him coveted licenses to run three medical marijuana facilities.

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy

The former congressman is asking a court to force state regulators to give him coveted licenses to run medical marijuana dispensaries.

After long lull, a rush to restock Market Basket stores

The scene at the Market Basket store at 1900 Main St. in Tewkesbury on Tuesday.

By Taryn Luna and Callum Borchers

Market Basket supermarkets will burst with activity Thursday as employees scramble to return to normal operations.

Tolman apologizes for calling Healey’s questions ‘unbecoming’

Attorney General candidates Maura Healey and Warren Tolman appeared in a debate.

By Akilah Johnson

Attorney general hopeful Warren Tolman apologized for his use of the word during a debate with Maura Healey.

More Stories

Peter Theo Curtis grateful to those who won his release

By David Abel and John R. Ellement

Yvonne Abraham

Lessons learned, lessons lived for Martha Coakley

By Yvonne Abraham

Amtrak, commuter trains in low-speed collision

By Kiera Blessing and Trisha Thadani

Boston

Layoffs of MBTA janitors are delayed

By Andy Metzger

Names

Fort Point talks ‘Silicon Valley’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

Happy ending for Market Basket employees, customers

Tony Khater held an Arthur T. sign as employees celebrated outside Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury.

By Dan Adams and Jack Newsham

The sale of the chain to Arthur T. Demoulas brought a triumphant end to six weeks of organizing, agitating, and waiting.

Market Basket deal ends bitter feud

Market Basket employee Tony Khater (left) celebrates with store director Al Jussaume (right) after learning of the sales agreement.

By Casey Ross

Arthur T. Demoulas reached a deal to buy the company from rival relatives for more than $1.5 billion.

shirley leung

With Market Basket epilogue in sight, what have we learned?

Protesters were outside Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury on Tuesday.

By Shirley Leung

The lessons of Market Basket and the feuding Demoulases might not be as pure and simple as we would like.

Obituaries

Frederick Ruffner Jr., titan of reference books, dies at 88

By Emily Langer

Frederick Ruffner was widely regarded as one of the foremost publishers of his kind.

Sam Hunter, curator and museum founder, dies at 91

At Brandeis University, Mr. Hunter was the Rose Art Museum’s founding director. He sat on a sculpture by his friend Larry Rivers at an opening in 1965.

By Roberta Smith

Mr. Hunter was an art historian (an authority on 20th-century art), a museum director, a curator, an art critic and an art adviser to museums, corporations and collectors.

Oglala Sioux leader Gerald One Feather; at 76

Gerald One Feather was a former tribal president and advocate for educational opportunities.

Sports

Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 2

Blue Jays avoid sweep, top Red Sox

Junichi Tazawa was worked over again, giving up a three-run homer to Danny Valencia and the Blue Jays went on to beat the Sox. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

By Peter Abraham

Junichi Tazawa was worked over again, giving up a three-run homer to Danny Valencia and the Blue Jays went on to beat the Sox.

Rusney Castillo begins working out in Fort Myers

Rusney Castillo signed autographs for fans on Wednesday morning.

By Shira Springer

The newly signed Red Sox outfielder hit and threw Wednesday before meeting with an excited group of fans.

ben volin | on football

What to watch for in Patriots preseason finale

It’ll be Jimmy Garoppolo’s show Thursday night against the Giants.

By Ben Volin

Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to start and play a lot, along with many other Patriots’ backups.

G: Style

South End tailor keeps Boston in stitches

Roger Hinds makes patterns, samples, specs, and small productions, and no one can procure fabric or fasteners faster than the 59-year-old man who operates Hinds Lines & Designs in the South End.

By Jill Radsken

Roger Hinds is the man many designers across New England rely on to turn their ideas into something tangible.

Movie Review

Home is where the art is in ‘Exhibition’

Viviane Albertine and Liam Gillick in Joanna Hogg’s “Exhibition.”

By Peter Keough

Joanna Hogg brings a unique style of filmmaking to this allegory about an artist couple who have decided to move.

Book REview

‘Sweetness #9’ by Stephan Eirik Clark

Stephan Eirik Clark’s debut novel centers on David Leveraux, a man with a gift of taste.

By Clea Simon

If the best social satire makes the bitter pill of truth easier to swallow, “Sweetness #9” coats it with something better than sugar.

Globe North

Salem loft makes sails for world’s superyachts

 Doyle stitcher Alden Winder works onasail made of high-tech material.

By Joel Brown

Doyle Sailmakers Inc. is building what it says is the largest sail ever for a $100 million superyacht.

Roche Bros. plans Davis Square store

An artist’s rendering of the Roche Bros. Marketplace that is proposed for Davis Square in Somerville.

By Katherine Landergan

The move to open a small market at Elm and Chester streets in Somerville could bring in jobs and business for local vendors.

Residents oppose Salem State parking garage

A rendering shows the distance from a proposed new garage at Salem State University to other nearby buildings.

By Kathy McCabe

Salem State University neighbors are criticizing a 725-space parking garage amid the college’s multimillion dollar building boom.

Globe South

South suburbs running out of cemetery space

 The only public cemetery in town is down to a handful of available gravesites. Town Meeting authorized $500,000 in the spring to expand the cemetery, which was first used in the 1600s and includes the grave of famed lifesaver Joshua James and opera singer Bernice James De Pasquali.

By Johanna Seltz

From Dedham to Norwell, and Westwood to Plymouth, graveyards grapple with accommodating the needs of the dead.

Grave facts facing some communities

Grave facts facing some communities.

A game change for SouthField’s future control

SouthField, the former air station, will rescind its 2005 master plan.

By Emily Sweeney

Huge changes in governance are underway in the redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

Globe West

Diary offers a glimpse of 1796 Boylston life

Fred Brown, curator of the Boylston Historical Society, works on the transcription of a diary started by Simon Davis in 1796.

By Matt Gunderson

Boylston Historical Society’s curator has been transcribing the historic leather-bound book over the past year.

Residents object to EPA plan for polluted site

By Rachel Lebeaux

Framingham and Ashland residents near a polluted Sudbury River site want a less intrusive solution to sand capping.

Coach and swimmer match up perfectly

Michael O’Neil, 15, right, has been teaching Mimi Clark, 24, how to swim.

By Cindy Cantrell

Michael O’Neil, a former Special Olympics swimmer, now coaches other Special Olympians in the pool.