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BURLINGTON, MA - 7/18/2018: A rooftop deck has a dining area, grill and outdoor television with a view of the main road below at the office park. Suburban office park...The District Burlington in Burlington is an example of changes that are made to draw workers out of urban areas (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 28coolsuburbs

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Developers are trying to make the suburbs cool. Is that possible?

Employers and developers along America’s Technology Highway are trying compete with Boston and Cambridge for the best companies and talent, by adding urban lifestyle features.

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Years after the Segway wars, Boston and its next door neighbors are grappling with another two-wheeled transportation innovation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/skies-77682c66-938d-11e8-a679-b09212fb69c2.jpg TSA admits ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance snared zero threats

In a briefing with congressional committee staffers, TSA officials provided details on the “Quiet Skies” program, which expanded in March to include monitoring by teams of armed, undercover air marshals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Rex_US_President_Donald_J_Trump_hol_9778128AG.jpg The Russian threat ‘is real,’ Trump officials say

Trump administration officials on Thursday vowed to defend the United States’ elections against threats from Russia and other countries.

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A report on a year-long pilot found that the number of complaints against officers who used the cameras as well as the officers’ reported use of excessive force slightly dropped.

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Smith College to bring in outside investigator after student was racially profiled

By Deirdre Fernandes

Smith College will hire an investigator to review the incident of a black student who was racially profiled while she eating lunch on campus, sparking outrage among the students and alumni at the private women’s college.