The Trump administration

Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

President Donald Trump arrived to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference in Atlanta.

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President Trump declared to the crowd: ‘‘The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.’’

This quarter’s GDP slump was partly driven by a big drop-off in car purchases.

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Oof, that’s a bad GDP number

US economic growth slowed to 0.7 percent in the first quarter.

// Trump says being president is harder than he expected

President Trump says the demands of the nation’s highest office have caught him by surprise.

// Congress averts a government shutdown, for now

The House and Senate easily approved a one-week spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight.


// Did Paul Ryan take footage from BC for his tax reform video?

House Speaker Paul Ryan may need to put his plans for fixing the tax code aside, and instead brush up on his copyright law.

15 people taken to hospital after possible chemical spill at Malden facility

At least 15 people have been taken to hospitals after experiencing nausea and breathing trouble.

// Can a congressman use campaign funds to give you free T rides?

Most likely. So go ahead and ride the Fairmount Line for free from May 8 to 21.

// Immigrant and refugee students learn about their rights

Attorney Elizabeth Read stood before the classroom full of teenaged immigrants and explained their rights.

Katherine Langford in “13 Reasons Why.”

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Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ has gone viral. So has alarm over its depiction of suicide

School administrators are sending e-mails to parents alerting them to the series and offering talking points for discussing it with students.


// NECN apologizes for racially insensitive graphic

In a statement, the NBC-owned station said language in the graphic “was highly inappropriate and we regret the error.”


// Everything you positively need to know to have fun in Montreal

Here’s Christopher Muther’s semi-complete, and somewhat random list of must-see, must-do, and must-eat suggestions.

// The Fyre Festival in the Caribbean has turned into a disaster

It was billed as a luxury music festival with high-end accommodations and top-notch food on a Caribbean island, but now attendees are scrambling to leave.


Movie Review

// Richard Gere channels Woody Allen as he revels in being ‘Norman’

“Norman” plays a little like a “Veep” episode with a softer middle, but see it for Richard Gere giving one of his finest performances.


Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo watches his three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Cody Reed in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


Alex Speier

What if the Red Sox did not trade Anthony Rizzo?

Rizzo played in the Red Sox organization from 2007-2010 and was part of the Adrian Gonzalez trade.

Alex Speier

// Theo Epstein downplays idea of getting into politics

Epstein is back in Boston for the weekend for the Cubs-Red Sox series and for a charity fund-raising event.

// Six places Bob Kraft has tried — and failed — to build a soccer stadium

This week’s setback at UMass Boston is just the latest in the quest to find a new home for the New England Revolution.


The Weekender

// Spring traditions, ‘Art in Bloom,’ and Samantha Bee

Friday already? How did that happen? Rhetorical question. Don’t care. Here are some picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Trump Today

// The red button on the Oval Office desk

Welcome to Trump Today, a one-stop entry point for the latest news on the 45th president of the United States.

Opinion & Ideas


// The first 100 days of Obama’s third term

Most of Obama’s policies remain firmly entrenched under his successor.

Special reports

Summer of ‘67

// The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn’t immune. But something was happening here.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// To learn to care for the elderly, students move into a retirement home

Students training for careers in gerontology say living in a retirement home is invaluable.