Despite GOP pledges, health care in limbo

Republicans vowed, over and over for years and years, that they would repeal Obamacare. It looks like there’s been another setback.

President Trump, who was generally disengaged on the health care legislation, spoke during a meeting Tuesday with Senate Republicans.

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President Trump, who was generally disengaged on the health care legislation, spoke during a meeting Tuesday with Senate Republicans.

// Senators’ lack of support for bill behind delay in vote

Senate leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul, delaying a vote until after the holiday recess.

// McConnell says ‘good progress’ made during meeting with Trump

Said the Senate majority leader: “We’ve got a really good chance of getting there; it’ll just take us a little bit longer [than expected].”

Storm clouds roll over Fenway Park, prior to heavy rain and lightning, prior to baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins in Boston, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The start of the game was delayed due to weather. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Watch videos of the hail that pelted New England

Thunderstorms rumbled through the state Tuesday, dropping quarter-sized hail in some areas.

Dave Epstein

// July 4 is getting close. What will the weather be like?

Friday looks like a day with a lot of clouds and possible thunderstorms. Saturday is looking like a great beach day.

Mike Reddy for STAT


Opioids could kill tens of thousands in the next decade

Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply, and overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else.

// Developers buy Boston Cab properties in Fenway for $50 million

The sale is the first step toward a possible major new residential development in the booming neighborhood.

// A huge installation is coming to City Hall Plaza for the HUBweek festival

The week-long innovation festival in October will feature a new central site and headliners that include authors, journalists, and researchers.

// Not even close: Charlie Baker leads Democratic rivals in new poll

Governor Baker performs well in a new poll against the three Democrats who have declared challenges to him. But, warns the pollster, it’s still early.

// Ferry captain mistook boats, pole for buoys before crash

The accident earlier this month sent 15 people to the hospital.

// Boston drivers are dead last in insurance company safety report

The Allstate insurance company ranked cities for driver safety. Boston isn’t first, or anywhere close to it.

// Boston doesn’t make the cut on Fortune’s best workplaces for millennials

Despite the city’s high percentage of young workers, no Boston-headquartered company made this year’s top 100 list.

The Trump presidency

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// Why it’s time for Trump to stop calling Warren ‘Pocahontas’

“Pocahontas” is a racially tinged insult President Trump has hurled dozens of times at this point.

// How Warren turned into an enthusiastic supporter of single-payer health care

Senator Elizabeth Warren is telling fellow Democrats to endorse a single-payer health insurance system for the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

// March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

A fake magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hung on the walls of at least four of his golf clubs.

Cafe Gita, a robot, followed software engineer Carlos Asmat (above) as he showed what the robot can do at Cafe ArtScience;

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Your robot will serve you now — it might make deliveries, too

Once the Cafe ArtScience robot masters its domain, it might be sent out on the streets as a delivery service. (No word yet on whether it will take tips.)

Red Sox 9, Twins 2

// Thunder (and lightning) as Red Sox pound Twins at Fenway

On a night where they withstood a pair of rain delays (and some wild weather), the Sox moved into sole possession of first in the AL East.


// Deflategate must’ve strained Kraft-Goodell bond

And Goodell has to put it all through the spin cycle one more time.


// Belichick smiles (sort of) in magazine profile pics

The Pats coach and longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday are featured in Nantucket’s N Magazine.


// Jerrod Carmichael went there with the N-word, and it was insulting

An episode of the NBC sitcom that used the word six times did nothing to defuse its ugliness.

// Rick Perry was the star of this White House press briefing

The former Texas governor was so entertaining that reporters actually cried, “Please come back!” after he was finished.


// Gisele is ‘a rock star for a day’

Tom Brady’s better half posted a photo of herself with a guitar on Instagram Tuesday.

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Living every day on a high note

Fourteen-year-old Tom Geraci is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. But none of the challenges he’s faced have dulled his spirit. Rather, they’ve given him something to sing about.

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// STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 in U.S. in next decade

Opioids could also cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions as the crisis of addiction accelerates.