Obama heralds US embassy in Cuba as ‘new chapter’

“We don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said from White House Rose Garden.


President Obama announced that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington.

The Country Club, in Brookline, is considered one of the premier golf courses in the world.

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Is The Country Club too exclusive even for Brady?

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen reportedly want to join the 133-year-old institution, which prizes privacy and discretion.

R.I. officials say dating apps contributing to rise in STDs

With rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia at a 10-year high, state officials are looking at the new technologies.

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Creditors have fiercely opposed the referendum, and it is unclear what would happen if voters reject the proposals.

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Martin Meehan stepped down as president of UMass Lowell to take the university’s top job.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo surveryed a manhole near the prison in Dannemora, N.Y., with other officials.

Killers practiced escape before breakout from N.Y. prison

David Sweat and Richard Matt apparently conducted a dry run of the breakout the night before they fled.

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The fire occurred as federal authorities also investigate a series of blazes at black churches in several Southern states.

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The judge rejected a defense request that she overturn Aaron Hernandez’s convictions in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.

Danielle Vollmar (far left) with Amanda Guerra at Legal Harborside, where Vollmar asked Guerra to be in her wedding.

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Would you be my bridesmaid?

There are now elaborate gifts and even mini-productions to pamper the person who will, in turn, pamper the bride.

Boston Bruins President Cam Neely speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, regarding the club's decision to fire general manager Peter Chiarelli, days after missing the NHL playoffs for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Cam Neely says Bruins wanted Dougie Hamilton to return

The Bruins made three contract offers to the defenseman before trading him to the Flames, the Bruins president said.

Donald Trump

Macy’s dumps Trump clothing line in response to comments

The fallout from the real estate mogul’s remarks about Mexican immigrants continues.

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The actor and comedian denounced a new law requiring most children be vaccinated on Twitter.

Kouign amann (above) is made in steps.

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Kouign amann, a 150-year-old pastry no one ever heard of

The pastry isn’t as precious as wildly popular French macarons, but it has the most important characteristic of all: unequaled flavor. .

Nicholas Winton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and also honored in the Czech Republic.

Nicholas Winton, man who saved children from Holocaust, dies at 106

The humanitarian who earned the label “Britain’s Schindler” almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children.

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From bars to offices to urban farms, old shipping containers are being customized to take advantage of their “cool” factor.

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Clinton’s Thursday trip to the gay-friendly town for a fund-raiser was planned months ago, but just became extremely well timed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/phone-big-8837--90x90.jpg Heading to N.H. over Fourth of July weekend? Put the phone down

New Hampshire is now the 15th state to bar drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/skirtsteak&pico008.jpg Grilling recipes for Fourth of July weekend

Prepare a charcoal grill or turn a gas grill on for these long-weekend meals.

Ground Game


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/christie--90x90.jpg Conversations with the 2016 presidential hopefuls

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.


Barack Obama

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Congressional leaders should call a vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, President Obama writes in an op-ed for The Boston Globe.

The Big Picture

Tourists snorkel near a turtle as it looks for food amongst the coral in the lagoon at Lady Elliot Island north-east of the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 9.

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The Big Picture

Great Barrier Reef at risk

Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened.