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A 1939 Kennedy family photo of (from left) Joseph Jr., Joseph Sr., Robert, and John.

John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy letters to be auctioned

The two collections reveal a family in the middle of World War II, just before two members were killed in airplane accidents.

A makeshift memorial was set up in Dorchester at Blue Hill Avenue and Charlotte Street where Dawnn Jaffier was shot.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff

In a flurry of shots, a young life cut short

Less than 24 hours after dancing at the West End House Boys and Girls Club, Dawnn Jaffier would lie bleeding to death on a Boston street.

Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick speaks at the state Democratic Convention in Worcester, Mass. in June.

Donald Berwick pushes single-payer health plan

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate wants to shift from privately financed care to a system funded by the government.

Dartmouth professors’ murderer to get new sentence

Robert Tulloch was 17 when he was  escorted into N.H. court by police in 2001.

AP File

Robert Tulloch, who killed the Zantops in 2001, deserves a new sentence hearing because he was a juvenile, a court ruled.

The office of William F. Galvin, Massachusetts’ secretary of state, filed civil fraud charges in April against TelexFree, which sold long-distance phone plans but relied on a constant flow of new investors for most of its revenue, according to prosecutors.

Authorities in talks to tackle online Ponzi schemes

The discussions follow the indictments of TelexFree Inc.’s local owners, who allegedly conducted a $1 billion global fraud.

Playwright and filmmaker Israel Horovitz sits on the back of his car showing his vanity plate.

Celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz directs first movie

The successful Wakefield-born writer will premiere his film “My Old Lady,” starring Kevin Kline, in Toronto on Sept. 7.

The Nation

John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy letters to be auctioned

A 1939 Kennedy family photo of (from left) Joseph Jr., Joseph Sr., Robert, and John.

By Matt Viser

The two collections reveal a family in the middle of World War II, just before two members were killed in airplane accidents.

Obama weighs immigration order’s delay

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama may wait until after midterm elections to revamp immigration laws through executive action.

La. senator’s residency at issue in campaign

By David S. Joachim

US Senator Mary Landrieu uses her parents’ home address to establish her residency in the state.

The World

Putin toughens stance as rebels seize key port city

Troops identifying themselves as members of the New Russia Militia were encamped Friday in a Ukrainian border town.

By Neil MacFarquhar

The Russian president said the government in Kiev must be compelled to negotiate regional autonomy.

Britain raises terrorism threat level to ‘severe’

By Danica Kirka

Prime Minister David Cameron said the Islamic State group is more dangerous than even Al Qaeda.

Syrian rebels in standoff with UN peacekeepers

By Ben Hubbard

It came a day after an armed group captured 43 peacekeepers in the area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Tough choice in Middlesex DA’s race

Michael Sullivan and Marian Ryan are running for Middlesex DA.

By Lawrence Harmon

Voters must choose between two flawed candidates, incumbent District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Clerk of Courts Michael Sullivan.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Congressional elections: expect more of the same

Campaign operatives are getting ready for the traditional kick off of their fall campaigns. What’s at stake? When it comes to Congress — not much.

By Michael A. Cohen

On the national level, 2014 is merely a warm-up for 2016.

opinion | Philip Niemeyer

100 new jobs for 100 years

A chart tracking jobs that were on the new side for the last century.

Metro

Celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz directs first movie

Playwright and filmmaker Israel Horovitz sits on the back of his car showing his vanity plate.

By Ty Burr

The successful Wakefield-born writer will premiere his film “My Old Lady,” starring Kevin Kline, in Toronto on Sept. 7.

In a flurry of shots, a young life cut short

A makeshift memorial was set up in Dorchester at Blue Hill Avenue and Charlotte Street where Dawnn Jaffier was shot.

By Evan Allen

Less than 24 hours after dancing at the West End House Boys and Girls Club, Dawnn Jaffier would lie bleeding to death on a Boston street.

Donald Berwick pushes single-payer health plan

Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick speaks at the state Democratic Convention in Worcester, Mass. in June.

By David Scharfenberg

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate wants to shift from privately financed care to a system funded by the government.

More Stories

Dartmouth professors’ murderer to get new sentence

By Peter Schworm and John R. Ellement

The Jobs of Summer

For blimp pilot, life is a breeze at 1,000 feet

By Zachary T. Sampson

Thomas Farragher

Easy bet for Conn. casinos

By Thomas Farragher

Arlington

Man arraigned on child pornography charges

By Trisha Thadani

Boston

Tsarnaev attorneys seek delay in trial

By Travis Andersen

Brockton

No one hurt in fire at Burger King

By Trisha Thadani

Business

Authorities in talks to tackle online Ponzi schemes

The office of William F. Galvin, Massachusetts’ secretary of state, filed civil fraud charges in April against TelexFree, which sold long-distance phone plans but relied on a constant flow of new investors for most of its revenue, according to prosecutors.

By Beth Healy

The discussions follow the indictments of TelexFree Inc.’s local owners, who allegedly conducted a $1 billion global fraud.

Market Basket stores looking more flush

A customer looked at the seafood on display at the Market Basket in Burlington.

By Jack Newsham

In stores large and small, directors said a steady stream of trucks were already delivering produce and dairy products.

Retailers luring back-to-school crowd

Analysts predict back-to-school spending will reach $74.9 billion.

By Taryn Luna

Big-box retailers and mom-and-pop stores are aggressively targeting the college back-to-school market.

Obituaries

Werner Franz, 92; survivor of Hindenburg crash

The 804-foot German zeppelin was photographed just before a second and third explosion sent the ship crashing down.

By Frank Jordans

Mr. Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy aboard the doomed German airship on the day it crashed.

David Rosand, art history scholar; at 75

By Holland Cotter

Mr. Rosand taught classes at Columbia University for nearly 50 years.

Sandy Wilson, 90; composer of ‘The Boy Friend’

Mr. Wilson’s tuneful spoof of 1920s musicals made a stage star of Julie Andrews.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Wilson’s musical made a stage star of Julie Andrews and later a movie star of the model Twiggy.

Sports

RED SOX 8, RAYS 4

Mookie Betts’s grand slam powers Red Sox

Mookie Betts lines a grand slam to left field in the second inning of Friday night’s game. It was his third home run of the season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox batted around in each of the first two innings against Rays starter Chris Archer.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

David Ortiz appreciates the lineup presence of Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes, hitting an RBI double Friday night, has 22 RBIs in 25 games with Boston. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

By Nick Cafardo

Cespedes has improved the Sox lineup this year, but it will mean much more come 2015.

Ryan Palmer shoots 63 to lead Deutsche Bank

The sun was shining on Ryan Palmer, who scorched TPC Boston with an 8-under-par 63. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

By Michael Whitmer

Palmer’s round of 8 under was enough to give him a two-shot lead over local favorite Keegan Bradley.

G: Family

Jobs of yesteryear

Jessen Fitzpatrick runs Salmagundi, the full-service hat shop in Jamaica Plain, with his wife.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

These jobs are no longer commonplace. On this Labor Day weekend, we visit some craftsmen and women who are keeping such time-honored skills and traditions alive.

From the Archives

From the Archives: the ‘Bread and Roses’ strike

By Leanne Burden Seidel

In honor of Labor Day, which celebrates American workers and their achievements, we look back at a historic strike in Massachusetts.

Behind the scenes at the royal joust

Knights practice their jousting routine on the grounds of King Richard’s Faire in preparation for opening day.

By John Vitti

Preparations were under way in “Carvershire.”