Donald Trump was brash and blunt even in college

Donald Trump with his father, Fred Trump, after graduating from Wharton in 1968.

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Trump stood out early at college: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

City inspectors hit the streets as students move in

About 50 inspectors were engaging with students and residents on Sunday as Boston prepared for the new school year.

Avalena Conway-Coxon died suddenly in foster care in Auburn on a hot Saturday in August.

An Auburn child lost amidst chaos and addiction

Enter Avalena Conway-Coxon’s world, where only in death did the toddler get the full loving focus she deserved.

Jesse Metzler, 19, of Newton, Mass., who goes by the trail name

From Georgia to Maine, Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

When one hiker set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated solitude in wilderness — not a monthslong frat party.

John Moore, 54, with his wife, Cathy, in their home in Apple Valley, Utah. Moore is battling stage IV metastatic melanoma; a precision treatment helped him, but only for a year.


Precision medicine offers hope but remains inexact

Customized treatments based on a patient’s genetic profile are a focus in cancer care, although the approach is not always effective.

Restaurant employee who was stabbed to death is identified

Authorities said the P.F. Chang’s employee who was stabbed in the Peabody restaurant’s kitchen was a 38-year-old Salem man.

Anthony Tieuli

10 of the best juice bars in Boston

From fresh to cold pressed, the drinks they serve are easy on your conscience. Plus a 1960s juicing pioneer.

Michael Cuddyer scored on Noah Syndergaard's second-inning RBI-single.

Mets 5, Red Sox 4

Red Sox fall in back-and-forth battle with Mets

The Red Sox failed to complete the sweep of the Mets and went 4-2 on this road trip.


For parents, always more to worry about

When you were a kid, you probably spent hours outside and unsupervised. It’s not that way anymore.

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq (center with head covering) prayed before the start of his mosque’s monthly food distribution effort.

An imam of fiery words and a fatherly presence

Abdullah Faaruuq is an unapologetic throwback: a man who distrusts the establishment, and bluntly says so.

WESTWOOD,MA - LOCATION - Row boats and kyacks at shore of Noanet Pond at Hale Reservation. This is for the Location, Location, Location - WESTWOOD (globe staff photo :Joanne Rathe section: ADDRESS real estate location reporter: topic: 083015location)

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What is it like to live in Westwood?

The town’s proximity to major highways, coupled with its small-town feel, is a plus.

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died Sunday in New York at 82.

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‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Sacks, who had announced he had terminal cancer, died in New York at 82.

President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

The move comes after Alaskans sought to change the name amid opposition from those from McKinley’s home state of Ohio.

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking to a rally for Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville, Oct. 28, 2014


Elizabeth Warren knows how to wield her power

There’s a lesson for presidential candidates — listening, Hillary? — and also for fellow female politicians in Massachusetts.


Coffee or wine: which is better for you?

A face-off for elixir-of-life bragging rights.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innovation Economy

// Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?



// In Nigeria, a chance for fellowship

The fellowship of suffering in the New Kuchingoro camp illustrates one of the least appreciated aspects of the Boko Haram story.