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Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows

The Republican’s slim lead is a first in the possible matchup for governor.

Several thousand people protested Russian actions during a rally in the center of the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region on Thursday.

Russia escalates incursion, Ukraine says

Russian soldiers, tanks, and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine Thursday, the Ukrainian government said.

Friendly’s co-founder Prestley Blake, 99, sips on a fribble during an outing to the chain with his wife Helen.

Christine Peterson for The Boston Globe

Shirley Leung

Friendly’s and its founders are aging well

Sales may be finally improving at Friendly’s Ice Cream, but does the chain pass a taste test with cofounder Prestley Blake?

Harvard lab delves into Ebola outbreak

Working with five African colleagues who have died, scientists have analyzed the genes of the virus for new insights.

The Nation

Drugs killed Okla. inmate in troubled execution

An independent autopsy on Clayton Lockett showed the lethal drugs had made it into his system.

By Tim Talley

An Oklahoma death row inmate succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack.

Obama not pushing Syria airstrikes

‘The suggestion has been that we’ll start moving forward imminently and somehow Congress, still out of town, will be left in the dark,” President Obama said. ‘That’s not what’s going to happen.”

By Julie Pace

The president said ”we don’t have a strategy yet” for confronting the Islamic State militant group.

Parents wary of head injuries in youth sports

By Kurt Voigt

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.

The World

Russia escalates incursion, Ukraine says

Several thousand people protested Russian actions during a rally in the center of the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region on Thursday.

By Annie Gowen

Russian soldiers, tanks, and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine Thursday, the Ukrainian government said.

Islamic State accused of killing 150 captives

An Islamic State fighter waved the group’s flag after the capture of Tabqa air base.

By Ben Hubbard

Video images posted online appeared to show the men being marched through the desert in their underwear by the extremists, then lying dead in the sand.

UN sets Sept. 10 date for Afghan election results

By Rebecca Santana

The announcement quashed hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Unfair charges of sexism in the AG’s race

Candidates for attorney general Maura Healey (left) and Warren Tolman.

By Scot Lehigh

The idea that “unbecoming” itself should be off-limits just doesn’t pass muster.

CARLO ROTELLA

Good teachers, memorable lessons

By Carlo Rotella

The familiar back-to-school frenzy tends not to include much appreciation of the craft of teaching.

editorial

Arthur T. Demoulas prevails, but with lessons to learn

Arthur T. Demoulas hugged a worker outside Market Basket’s headquarters in Tewksbury.

Keeping Arthur T.’s allies and private equity investors together over time will require, at the least, greater diplomacy.

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letters | foreign policy in a roiling world

Syria could prove to be Obama’s policy regret

letters | foreign policy in a roiling world

US must take difficult step of aiding Assad against ISIS

letters | foreign policy in a roiling world

Obama golf game: disconnect between zen state, world’s crises

letters | foreign policy in a roiling world

As for Iraq war, Bush still has apologizing to do

Metro

Harvard lab delves into Ebola outbreak

Mr. Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital Lassa fever laboratory, diagnosed the first case of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Working with five African colleagues who have died, scientists have analyzed the genes of the virus for new insights.

Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows

Charlie Baker.

By Stephanie Ebbert

The Republican’s slim lead is a first in the possible matchup for governor.

Pilot from Mass. base died in Va. crash, officials say

Personnel gathered at the search headquarters Thursday morning.

By Bryan Bender

Officials said late Thursday that the pilot’s body was found at the crash site.

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Adrian Walker

Powerless to stop a nightmare

By Adrian Walker

Franklin

Double rollover snarls traffic on I-495

By Kiera Blessing

MILTON

Six injured in crash on Route 28

By Trisha Thadani

Gorham, N.H.

Owner, pit bull involved in fatal dog attack sought

By John R. Ellement

Business

Market Basket employees begin rebuilding

Arthur T. Demoulas (center) thanked workers in the warehouse at Market Basket’s headquarters in Tewksbury on Thursday.

By Casey Ross

The company is struggling with barren shelves, strained vendor relationships, and a mountain of new debt.

Analysis

Market Basket uprising’s success hard to replicate

Cashier Mary Olson (left) and assistant manager Raquel Flores embraced.

By Callum Borchers

So much had to break the workers’ way that it’s hard to draw a formula for replicating the movement.

Shirley Leung

Friendly’s and its founders are aging well

Friendly’s co-founder Prestley Blake, 99, sips on a fribble during an outing to the chain with his wife Helen.

By Shirley Leung

Sales may be finally improving at Friendly’s Ice Cream, but does the chain pass a taste test with cofounder Prestley Blake?

Obituaries

Jerry Healy, 66; wrote mystery series, mentored writers

Mr. Healy wrote books based on a Boston-based detective, John Francis Cuddy.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Healy wrote the John Francis Cuddy 13-book series of mysteries.

Ahmed Seif, 63; pioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer

By Sarah El Deeb

Mr. Seif was imprisoned in the 1970s and ’80s for his activism against government policies.

Helen Bamber, 89; fierce witness for torture victims

By Adam Bernstein

Ms. Bamber traveled alone to post-World War II Germany to care for former inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Sports

Ben Volin | on football

Jimmy Garoppolo has earned Patriots’ backup job

Jimmy Garoppolo played all of Thursday’s preseason finale.

By Ben Volin

Garoppolo, who played all of Thursday’s game, has played well enough to win the No. 2 job, and Ryan Mallett’s roster spot would be better used elsewhere.

Logan Mankins not shocked by trade to Tampa

Logan Mankins tested out his new colors on Thursday.

By Ben Volin and Peter Abraham

The guard said he and the Patriots had talks about a contract renegotiation, but the sides couldn’t find “common ground.”

Allen Craig happy he ended up with Red Sox

Allen Craig was surprised the Cardinals would trade him but sees a great opportunity in Boston. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

By Peter Abraham

Said Craig: “I realized that while I didn’t want to get traded, it’s a great opportunity to come to a team like the Red Sox.”

Capital

With PACs in Mass., get ready for high-priced attack ads

By David Scharfenberg

Super PACs, free to raise unlimited sums from corporations and unions, have landed in Massachusetts politics.

Meet the GOP’s fund-raising guru

People applauded at the Massachusetts State Republican Convention.

By Stephanie Ebbert

John Cook is one of the Massachusetts Republican Party’s rare success stories: He keeps on winning.

Weekly poll

Mass. voters concerned about the influence of money in politics

By David Scharfenberg

Seven in 10 voters say television advertisements from super PACs are “harmful” to the Bay State’s political debate.

G: Arts & Movies

Artist Roberto Mighty finds stories at Mt. Auburn cemetery

By Kathleen Burge

Mighty, the first artist-in-residence at the 183-year-old cemetery, is creating a multiscreen digital multimedia installation.

STages

In playwright’s view, happiness industry is a bummer

R. Bobby (top) and Felix Teich in Sleeping Weazel’s production of Charlotte Meehan’s “27 Tips for Banishing the Blues.”

By Joel Brown

“27 Tips for Banishing the Blues” looks at depression in America, specifically casting a harsh comic light on charlatans who try to profit from it.

Classical Notes

Wachner issues Boston-born compositions on CD

By David Weininger

Julian Wachner, a prominent conductor and composer with strong ties to Boston, presents a new three-CD set spanning 25 years of his creative output.

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Art Review

Shinique Smith exhibit wild and welcoming

By Cate McQuaid

Movie Review

In ‘Norte,’ a moral compass lost

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

Stamp of genius eludes ‘Letter to Momo’

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

‘Life of Crime’ is no ‘Switch’ hit

By Tom Russo

Scene & Heard

Tre Corda harmonizes classical and jazz

By Jon Garelick

Noisy Neighbors

Grand Fatilla, ‘Global Shuffle’

By Jon Garelick

High Five

Brian Bernhard loves to play The Middle East

By Andrew Bourque

Night Watch

French producer brings electronica to Royale

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta

Book REview

‘F: A Novel’ by Daniel Kehlmann

By Max Winter

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Love Letters

Tips for moving in

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews

Names

Matthew McConaughey is back in Mass.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Backpacks before basketball

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

The president and the pro

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Rivers Cuomo’s Harvard years inspire a TV show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein