GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill

Senator Rand Paul says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announce their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it’s written.

Health care providers had a news conference about the Republican health care bill outside the US Capitol on Thursday in Washington.

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Meet the Senate health care bill. Like Obamacare, only flimsier

The Senate bill retains the basic structure of former president Obama’s signature health care law, except that all the parts have been whittled down.

// Governor Baker criticizes Senate Republicans’ version of health care bill

Baker argues that any national health care legislation should not shift Medicaid costs to the states.

// Seth Moulton is reportedly helping lead Pelosi ouster

The Mass. congressman is reportedly one of the House Democrats leading the charge to try and force Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position.

Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes of Comey

Why President Trump decided to make this type of announcement is unclear. But what is clear is why he was in a hurry to make it.

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// Trump doesn’t let reality get in the way of a good rally

Unfiltered and unleashed in Iowa, Trump told his story.

Woman killed when struck by train at Orange Line’s Ruggles Station

Shuttle buses are being used to move passengers between Jackson Square and Back Bay stations Thursday.

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Rewriting the Mass. pot law is a bad idea, but legislators are doing it anyway

The wish of the voters as expressed on the ballot deserves a certain respect and deference.

// After a tip from TripAdvisor, FCC proposes its largest fine ever

The FCC is proposing to levy a $120 million fine, which would be the largest penalty in its history, on an alleged robocall scammer.

Kyla Smith in her room at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Girl’s intense medical journey intersected with Mayor Walsh’s

Kyla Smith was a happy, healthy, and active kid — until she wasn’t.

NBA Draft | Thursday, 7 p.m.

// Knicks’ asking price for Kristaps Porzingis is pretty steep

Speculation has swirled ahead of Thursday’s draft regarding the Celtics’ interest in the Latvian center.

// When it comes to the NBA draft, it’s all in the suit

Nationally renowned designers make sure the players are suited for the occasion.

// Watch Tom Brady sumo wrestle in Japan. Yes, you read that right

The video is pretty interesting.

// Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

Coal company Murray Energy said a segment broadcast last Sunday was “false and malicious broadcast” and it is seeking financial damages.

// Ron Howard climbs into cockpit to finish directing Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

Ron Howard is taking over the spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

A crew member onboard the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union.

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Photos: Tall Ships leave Boston Harbor

Following a six-day celebration, more than 50 Tall Ships departed Boston Harbor on Thursday, staggered over the course of the morning.

// Join the ‘It’ crowd: Take a tour of Stephen King’s Bangor

In broad daylight, Bangor can seem downright pleasant — idyllic, even. But King imagined evil creeping out of every sewer grate and shadow.

// Meyers, Poehler bring back ‘SNL’ skit to make point about Shakespeare protest

Poehler and Meyers served as co-hosts of SNL‘s “Weekend Update” from 2006 to 2008.

// Stuffed cow saves Chelsea 2-year-old from two-story fall

The boy was jumping on his bed and bounced out a second-story window while clutching the toy.

Love Letters

// Too soon to move in together?

I just have this nagging feeling in the back of my head that we’re moving too fast.

// Whipped cream dispenser explodes, killing French Instagram fitness model

Rebecca Burger’s death was announced Wednesday by her family, who warned of the potential risks of defective whip cream dispensers.

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// WATCH: Inside a Planned Parenthood clinic where politics don’t matter

As the debate rages in D.C. over funding for abortion providers, STAT ventured far from the capital for a close look at a clinic.