Trump bans transgender individuals from military

President Trump said the military “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

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At least two studies in recent years have found that the cost of medical care for transgender service members would be minimal.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke after the Senate voted to consider the GOP health bill.

After bill fails to clear key hurdle, Obamacare repeal’s future uncertain

After winning a dramatic initial vote, Senate Republicans will see if they can pass a bill, but were met with an early setback Tuesday night.

James Pindell | Ground Game

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Here are three problems the president would have in firing the attorney general.

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Susan Collins of Maine and Jack Reed of R.I. discussed the federal budget — and the president’s lack of familiarity with governing.

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Police arrested Angelo Colon-Ortiz after his DNA allegedly matched with traces found on Marcotte’s hands.

14-year-old boy shot in Worcester

The boy was standing in front of his house when someone drove by and shot him once in his left leg, police said.

Large fish spill snarls morning traffic in Taunton

Fish spilled across Route 24, blocking morning traffic along the Southern Massachusetts freeway.

Footsteps in her attic from man secretly living there, police say

Officers in Virginia say they discovered the intruder, along with a backpack, clothing and bedding.

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The fire in a Dorchester condo building last month started when an improperly installed exhaust pipe, visible in front of the flames in this photo, ignited wood framing in the upper level of the Treadmark building.

Improperly installed exhaust pipe ignited massive Dorchester fire, commissioner says

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said workers saw and smelled smoke for more than an hour before alerting firefighters.

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The 10-alarm fire burned through a luxury apartment complex that was under construction at 20 Cooper Street.

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It was dark, drab, and decrepit, but the new owners went to great lengths to save it.

Alex Speier

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The team’s three-week struggle coincides with a decline in performance by its younger stars.

San Francisco Giants' Eduardo Nunez runs during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Friday, July 14, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Meet Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez

Nunez, a native of the Dominican Republic, was signed as an international free agent in 2004 by the Yankees.

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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will not need hip surgery

Thomas is on course to rejoin the team at the start of training camp in the fall.

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Residents of a Harrison Avenue row house face eviction after its owner accepted a $2 million offer.

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Louis Risoli has been maître d’ and fromager at L’Espalier for 34 years.

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Perry spoke to the pair about the Paris Climate Accord and the possibility of using pig manure as a power source in his 22-minute conversation.

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Court records say Jordan Lamonde targeted the woman to get back at her ex-boyfriend’s brother. The accuser, muttering a barnyard phrase, eluded reporters.

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Curtis Samuel’s mother needed the car “so she’s driving it back,” a Panthers reporter said.

SPOTLIGHT UPDATE

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David Shulkin said he wants a review of care at the Manchester facility to be “comprehensive, transparent and brand-new.”

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Getting around the vicinity of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will be hectic starting this week. The Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement project begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, and will continue through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 14. The existing bridge, which was built around 1965, is in poor condition and the superstructure is […]