The Trump presidency

Jared Kushner confirms four contacts with Russians

“I had no improper contacts” during the presidential campaign, Jared Kushner said.

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President Trump’s son-in-law also said that his dealings during the campaign with Russians were unmemorable. “I had no improper contacts.”

Ground Game

// Buckle up for a wild week of Trump news

President Trump’s son-in-law, former campaign chairman, and Trump’s son are all expected to testify in front of Congress this week.

// Press secretary’s appearance noted by her new boss

Anthony Scaramucci implied that Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s physical appearance is related to how well she does at her highly public job.

// Spencer police officer shoots, kills man

The suspect pointed a pellet gun at the officer, police said.

// Rainy and cool days ahead for Greater Boston

Conditions today will be unseasonably cold with lots of precipitation.

// Attacker with chainsaw injures five people in Switzerland

Police say that the man wounded several people and is still on the run.

// He offered her a lift. She allegedly tried to take his child

The suspect tried to unbuckle the 1-year-old while the car was moving, police said.

// Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man who went hiking in N.H.

Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire.

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As Waltham fire smolders, building method questioned

Sunday’s blaze came after a new apartment building burned in a major fire in Dorchester — and both projects were built using wood frames.

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// What went down between David Price and Dennis Eckersley

Details emerged about the harsh words the pitcher had for the broadcaster during a Red Sox charter flight.

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Why did Sox call up Rafael Devers? The offense needs a spark

After scouring the trade market for weeks, Dave Dombrowski instead decided to bring the 20-year-old up from Triple A.

// Danny Ainge gets posterized — by his son

Ainge posted a video showing his son Crew throwing down a one-handed jam in Ainge’s face.


// 12 questions about TB12: A Tom Brady trivia quiz

Tom Brady turns 40 on Aug. 3. We all know he’s won five Super Bowls, but can you answer these questions about our QB?

// In 'Game of Thrones,’ uneasy alliances and a royal prophecy

“Stormborn” reminds us early on that every alliance beginning to form this season will have to reckon with all participants' unsavory pasts.

// You can ‘Just Say No’ to Jon Snow, but that can lead to a very lonely Monday

For “Game of Thrones” abstainers, the show’s return means confusing references, absentee friends, and the admonishments of the “Thrones”-loving masses.

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After 2 years, USS Constitution floats on its own

The historic ship, which has undergone a 26-month restoration, began moving toward the harbor at 11 p.m. Sunday.

// Grass for trash: Marijuana business offers free weed on cleanup day

Dennis Meehan, the owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash in Gardiner Saturday some free flower.


// Maria Menounos reflects on brain tumor surgery

In an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, the TV host and Medford native said her initial reaction to the diagnosis was not what she expected.

Miss Conduct

Advice: A wedding invitation from friends who’ve been ignoring us

Plus, what do you do when a sibling is dating someone who hangs a Nazi flag in his home?


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// Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.